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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...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE announced that a local business owner was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Providence on charges of submitting false export information and smuggling automobiles to Lebanon. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. DAVID AKE

Local businessman charged with smuggling cars out of U.S., pleads not...

PROVIDENCE – A local business owner was indicted on charges that he filed false export information to the U.S. Department of Commerce to smuggle...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice announced Tuesday that a local man, a former federal air marshal, has admitted to collecting fraudulent disability benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID AKE

Ex-federal employee admits to collecting fraudulent disability benefits

PROVIDENCE – A former federal air marshal has admitted in federal court that he concealed his self-employment and his role in a Middletown-based martial...
A MIDDLETOWN man admitted to fraudulently filing for $4.7 million in forgivable PPP loans. / COURTESY U.S. DISTRICT COURT

Middletown resident pleads guilty to bank fraud, admits seeking $4.7M in...

PROVIDENCE – A Middletown resident has admitted in federal court that he fraudulently sought $4.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans, the U.S....

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