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PROVIDENCE – A judge has allowed the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls to enter into receivership after officials said the facility is facing serious fiscal problems, WPRI-TV Channel 12 reported on its website last week. more
Bank of America Corp. failed to win dismissal of two government lawsuits in which it’s accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
A federal grand jury in Providence last week returned a 24-count indictment alleging that a Portsmouth-based compay, its owner and his wife marketed and sold in excess of $2 million worth of products not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. more
Two Massachusetts-based companies that allegedly misled consumers about the quality of their public water supply must refrain from using deceptive advertisements to promote the sale of expensive home water-filter systems, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
University of Rhode Island campus police will soon carry guns under a new policy announced last week, The Associated Press reported. The school was the only public university in the country where campus police do not carry firearms. more
BOSTON – The owner of an Attleboro-based industrial-wastewater-treatment facility has agreed to pay up to $200,000 and make major modifications to its treatment system to resolve allegations that the company failed to properly process and treat nonhazardous industrial wastewater, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a statement. more
It doesn’t get much publicity compared with other home-mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave. more
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