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RIPTA’s not the only public agency feeling effects of labor shortage

Like many companies in the private sector, some state agencies and municipalities are struggling to fill positions amid a severe labor shortage. The R.I. Public...

UnitedHealth closes roughly $8B deal for Change Healthcare 

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) – UnitedHealth Group said Monday that it completed its acquisition of Change Healthcare, closing the roughly $8 billion deal a couple...

West Warwick man pleads guilty to running $14M Ponzi scheme

PROVIDENCE – A West Warwick man admitted to conducting a decadelong Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of roughly $6 million, the U.S. Department of...

After investigation, Wyatt Detention Facility agrees to provide opioid treatment to...

PROVIDENCE – The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls has agreed to provide opioid treatment to detainees in recovery after an investigation...

State settles dispute with DOJ over community-based services for disabled children

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services will change policies to ensure children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE will be one of 12 police departments across the state to benefit from a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Justice grant for body-worn cameras.

R.I. gets $1.5M federal grant for police body cameras

PROVIDENCE – The state has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help equip police departments with body-worn cameras. The...
ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY for the District of Rhode Island Richard B. Myrus announced Monday that a second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging a scheme to steal $700,000 in construction equipment, sport vehicles and boats. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

5 R.I. communities share $750K for community policing

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island communities will get a combined $750,000 in federal funding to boost their community-policing programs. The funding announced Thursday comes from...
WAIT AND SEE: Attorney John L. Calcagni III says there are some gray legal areas when it comes to a new Rhode Island law that creates a pilot program for safe injection sites, or “harm reduction centers,” to counteract the opioid overdose crisis. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Legal questions loom for R.I.’s injection center law

Combating the opioid overdose crisis is a cause with broad support. But a new Rhode Island law establishing a two-year pilot program for safe injection...

Homeless individuals in Providence recruited to cash counterfeit checks

PROVIDENCE – Four Georgia men were charged in federal court for allegedly running a scheme in which homeless and transient individuals found in and...
U.S. ATTORNEY for the District of Rhode Island Aaron L. Weisman has submitted a letter of resignation to the Biden administration. / COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. U.S. Attorney Weisman submits resignation to Biden

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island Aaron L. Weisman has submitted a letter of resignation to President Joe Biden, the...
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