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State lab error forces 52 cocaine cases to be retested

PROVIDENCE – Accidental cross-contamination during a quality control test at a state laboratory is calling into question hundreds of criminal cases involving cocaine. The R.I....

Fraudulent contractor ordered to pay $15K in restitution

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island man has been ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution after portraying himself as a contractor despite not having the...

West Warwick couple charged in firearms straw purchasing scheme

PROVIDENCE – A West Warwick couple are facing felony charges stemming from a joint investigation into alleged firearms trafficking and ghost gun manufacturing, Attorney...

2 Mass. men sentenced on ghost gun, drug, firearms charges

PROVIDENCE – Two Massachusetts men were sentenced to serve three years each after pleading guilty to possessing a ghost gun and drug and firearms...

5 R.I. landlords sued for lead poisoning violations

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Monday filed lawsuits against five Rhode Island landlords for failing to properly respond to lead poisoning...
A FORMER PRIEST within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Kevin Fisette, 66, has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault for allegedly abusing a male juvenile between 1981 and 1982. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Former R.I. priest charged with sexual abuse against minor in early...

PROVIDENCE – A former Roman Catholic priest was indicted by a state grand jury on May 25 for allegedly sexually assaulting a male juvenile...

Bill to place moratorium on for-profit hospital ownership transactions clears R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Thursday approved legislation that would amend the Hospital Conversion Act to impose a one-year moratorium on hospital ownership transactions...
ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. NERONHA filed a lawsuit Wednesday against two out-of-state companies and a Florida businessman who Neronha says tried to deceive newly formed companies in Rhode Island into paying a high fee for certificates of good standing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. AG challenges federal ruling on behavioral health coverage

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is one of three states challenging a federal ruling that R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says conflicts with state...
PUTTING CO-CEOS IN CHARGE of a proposed hospital merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health Systems could lead to conflict and the arrangement should be short-term, according to health care administration experts and local stakeholders. Care New England has been led by president and CEO James E. Fanale since 2018, while Lifespan has been headed by its president and CEO Tim Babineau since 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTOS DAVE HANSEN MICHAEL SALERNO

Are you concerned about new leadership coming to the state’s two...

In the past month, the leaders of Rhode Island’s two largest health care systems both announced plans to step down, following their latest failed...
THE R.I. OFFICE of Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has filed lawsuits against three Rhode Island landlords for noncompliance with lead poisoning prevention laws. / COURTESY PETER F. NERONHA

3 R.I. landlords facing lawsuits for lead poisoning violations

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has filed lawsuits against three Rhode Island landlords for noncompliance with laws intended to prevent lead poisoning...
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