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Twenty one mopeds impounded on Block Island

NEW SHOREHAM – Twenty one mopeds were impounded on Block Island on Sunday for what Police Chief Matthew C. Moynihan characterized as erratic and...

Not nice: Baron Cohen sues Massachusetts cannabis dispensary

BOSTON (AP) – Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has sued a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary he says used an image of his character Borat on a...

McKee signs two bills on gun laws

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed two bills into law Monday pertaining to guns in Rhode Island. The first, a bill banning “straw purchases”...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states,...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15...
GREGORY W. BOWMAN, dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, says a new required course for students on race and the law will give students some grounding in the historical perspective of the structures of the law and systemic inequities that exist within the law. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RWU School of Law introduces required course on race and the...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University School of Law announced Monday that it will introduce a new required course for students that will focus on...

Senate OKs immigrant driving privileges but vote not expected in House

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would allow the state's Division of Motor Vehicles to issue driving privileges to undocumented residents. The...

Rhode Island leaders back statewide body camera program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's state leaders are aiming to equip about 1,700 police officers across the state with body-worn cameras over the next 12...
WELCOMING ALUMNI: Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP recently hosted a reception for its Providence-based litigation group’s alumni. / COURTESY HINCKLEY ALLEN & SNYDER LLP

Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Midsize Companies #6. Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP Employees in R.I.: 97 Managing Partner David Rubin Questions answered by Human Resources...

Unemployment fraud claims continue to put RIers’ identities at risk

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic restrictions may be ending, but fraudsters masquerading as unemployed Rhode Islanders seeking government benefits are alive and well. The R.I. Department of...

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his...
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