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The FBI just released a public service announcement to warn computer users about the latest in cybercrime. Checking for “https” and the lock icon...
URI WOMEN'S TENNIS Coach Gordon Ernst was among those charged in a federal case related to criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities during Ernst's time as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI coach among parents, school officials charged in vast college-entrance scheme

NEW YORK – Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants...

URI to end partnership with Confucius Institute

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island is ending its partnership with the Chinese-funded Confucius Institute after the FBI expressed concerns the international...

Former Neurology Foundation employee admits to extortion following termination

PROVIDENCE - Randy Lutz, a former employee of the Neurology Foundation, a nonprofit physicians group associated with Brown Medical School, has admitted to attempted...
FALL RIVER Mayor Jasiel F. Correia has been arrested on charges that he defrauded investors and used funds to pay for a lavish lifestyle and political campaign. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Fall River mayor arrested in FBI investigation

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II has been arrested on charges that he defrauded investors and used funds to pay for a...
JAMES E. DOYLE II has pleaded guilty to 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each of filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return for a check-kiting scheme that lasted from 2013 to 2016. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Doyle pleads guilty to bank fraud, tax crimes

PROVIDENCE – Little more than a month after being charged by the federal government with 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each...
THE FBI said that the violent crime rate in Rhode Island per 100,000 was 232.2, a 2.9 percent decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

FBI: R.I. violent crime rate declines 2.9% Y/Y in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The violent crime rate in Rhode Island declined 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 239.1 per 100,000 people to 232.2 per...
VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
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Body donors aid research, medical training in private, public sector

Donating one’s body to science can be arranged through learning institutions for some, but is much more accessible through private, for-profit “body brokers,” each...
BANKS HAVE INCREASED SECURITY following a Federal Bureau of Investigation warning to U.S. lenders last week about a a potential threat. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Banks beef up security after FBI warning on ATM ‘jackpotting’

NEW YORK - Banks are on alert for new attacks targeting cash in ATMs after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. lenders last...
A NATIONAL SALES executive for Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., a subsidiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion in U.S. District Court. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Dr. Pepper sales executive pleads guilty to charges of fraud, tax...

PROVIDENCE - A national sales executive for Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc., a subsidiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., pleaded guilty to charges of fraud...
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