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GERARD CATALA, former Providence City Council candidate and the president of the Providence NAACP, was arraigned Thursday on two charges of failing to file campaign finance reports during election season last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO

NAACP Providence president charged with campaign finance violations

PROVIDENCE – A former Providence City Council candidate and newly elected president of the city’s chapter of the NAACP has been charged with violating...

House speaker’s aide reportedly linked to mafia pot startup resigns

PROVIDENCE – A top aide to House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi resigned Thursday amid claims he was linked to an illegal marijuana startup with...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha and other state officials announced late Wednesday that 42 local and state police departments received $16 million in funds to equip officers with body-worn cameras. / COURTESY PETER F. NERONHA

R.I. police departments receive $16M in grants for body cameras

PROVIDENCE – As part of the state’s body-worn camera program for police officers across Rhode Island, the state announced late Wednesday that $16 million...

Ballard’s Beach bar ordered to remove ‘unauthorized’ structures

NEW SHOREHAM – The problems continue for Ballard’s Beach Resort on Block Island.  This time the ire comes from the Coastal Resources Management Council. That...

DBR issues stay of Ballard’s liquor license suspension

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Business Regulation sided with Ballard's Beach Resort Wednesday, issuing a stay of New Shoreham Board of License Commissioners'...

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...
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...
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS in Rhode Island can each be eligible for up to $500,000 in emergency state funds to make security upgrades to their local school facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

School districts eligible for up to $500K in emergency state funds...

PROVIDENCE – School districts across Rhode Island will be eligible for substantial emergency state funds in order to make necessary upgrades to improve school...

Weaver picked as new R.I. State Police leader

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday selected Lt. Col. Darnell S. Weaver of the R.I. State Police as the first person of...

R.I. State Police Col. James Manni hired as South Kingstown town...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – R.I. State Police Col. James M. Manni is returning to municipal government as a town manager once again. After serving for three...
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