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PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has referred a complaint involving possible employee criminal conduct to the state police for investigation. more
A federal court jury on Thursday convicted a 34-year-old Providence man in connection with a counterfeit check scheme that defrauded local banks of at least $800,000. more
(Updated 3:54 p.m.) State Rep. Joseph S. Almeida, 57, of Providence was arrested by State Police Tuesday on a felony charge relating to unlawful appropriation of campaign contributions, the state agency announced. more
Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by payments from tobacco companies that agreed in 1998 to reimburse states for expenses associated with smoking-related illnesses. more
An HIV-positive man has filed a lawsuit in federal court because he said HealthSource RI forces him to pay for women’s abortions as a condition to obtain health insurance through the state exchange. more
A group of Rhode Island motor vehicle companies has filed a court complaint seeking to block a state requirement that all vehicles for hire charge customers at least $40 a trip. more
Preliminary data indicates both property and violent crimes dropped in 2014 in Providence, according to a news release. Reported incidents dropped 15 percent, according to Mayor Angel Taveras, Commissioner Steven M. Pare and Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements Jr. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said that the state of Rhode Island will receive $198,000 through a settlement with T-Mobile over “mobile cramming,” in which charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer are included. more
Fourteen people will face federal charges Wednesday morning for allegedly sending toxic prescriptions across the nation that killed dozens of people, the Boston Globe reported. more
As part of a settlement with the city in connection with a lawsuit that had been filed over discriminatory lending practices, Santander Bank N.A. has launched the Santander-Providence Home Loan Program to promote home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income borrowers in the city. more
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