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Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence. The official says Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. The official…MORE

State Senate GOP announces leaders

State Senate GOP announces leaders

By WPRO News State Senator Dennis Algiere will continue leading Rhode Island’s tiny Senate Republican caucus. This will mark the 11th term the Westerly Republican has led the GOP in the Senate. They’ve been badly outnumbered throughout that tenure dating back to 1997, and the caucus currently has only 5 members. Algiere says he looks…MORE

Women’s caucus considers vote opposing Mattiello as speaker

Women’s caucus considers vote opposing Mattiello as speaker

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus has delayed a vote to block Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s reappointment to his leadership post. WPRI-TV reports that group members decided Tuesday to publish the resolution introduced by Sen. Jeanine Calkin online for a digital vote. Calkin and others say Mattiello failed to…MORE

Dentist avoids prison in tax evasion case

Dentist avoids prison in tax evasion case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison. Federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Lawrence Stephenson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, ordered to perform 280 hours of community service, including providing free dental services, and…MORE

Newport Pell Bridge at 50: Looking back, and looking ahead

Newport Pell Bridge at 50: Looking back, and looking ahead

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority plans a year-long celebration as the Newport Pell Bridge turns 50 years old in 2019, and the agency will also look ahead to potential new services, including pedestrian and bike paths on all of its bridges, as well as efforts to “monetize” the bridges. MORE

Police share video of turkey intently chasing police cruiser

Police share video of turkey intently chasing police cruiser

CHESHIRE, Mass. (AP) – Police in two Massachusetts communities say they’ve launched a joint investigation into the turkey who tried to chase down a police cruiser this week. Cheshire Police Officer Dylan Vandoloski took video of the feathered suspect trotting behind his police car while he was on patrol. The Boston Globe reports Pittsfield Police…MORE

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business (CNN) — CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service…MORE

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