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  1. Final defendant in tax refund scheme sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    A fifth person who participated in a scheme to defraud the IRS of nearly $600,000 has been sentenced in federal court. The Rhode Island U.S. attorney's office says Casimiro Santos got two years and a day in prison on charges of theft of government property and aggravated identity theft.

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  2. This Year's Overdose Death Toll in Rhode Island Reaches 212Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Patch.com

    There have been 212 apparent accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island since the first of the year, according to the most-recent numbers released by the state Department of Health. Ten people died in the first 14 days of December alone, which shows that despite the rollout of Narcan to first responders, rampant opiate addiction persists in the Ocean State.

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  3. Police identify man fatally shot outside marketRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... Rodriguez Meat Market and Grocery on Hartford Avenue with another man around 2 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died. He was said to be a regular visitor to the store.

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  4. GoLocalProv | News | NEW: Mollis Confirms Maximum Fine in Zaccagnino Lobbying CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Go Local

    ... we acted and continue to act in the best interests of the responsibilities of our office and the people of Rhode Island. We look forward to continuing our work over these next few weeks and bring the remainder of our 38 Studios investigation to a ...

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  5. Students assist those in need of heat in winter, help the environmentRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Iobserve

    ... are able to help? "It is our moral duty to help our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate," he told the Rhode Island Catholic , newspaper of the Diocese of Providence. Temel, a junior at Bishop Hendricken High School, along with his fellow WIN ...

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  6. Police Have Killed 18 Rhode Islanders Since 2000Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

    Police have killed 18 Rhode Islanders between 2000 and 2014, more than the total number of homicides in Providence last year, according to data compiled by a national independent watchdog site.

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  7. Rhode Island foreclosures down in third quarterRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    Foreclosures in Rhode Island dropped in the third quarter by about 5 percent from the same period a year ago. A report released being released Thursday by the nonprofit coalition HousingWorks RI shows there were 364 foreclosure deeds in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 368 in the third quarter of 2013.

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  8. Navy drops plans for wind turbines in NewportRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    Lisa Rama, a spokeswoman for Naval Station Newport, tells the Providence Journal that opposition from neighbors, engineering issues and others led to the decision. Rhode Island's Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission had opposed the plan, saying the large turbines would have harmed views of historic resources and could have had a negative impact on tourism.

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  9. GoLocalProv | News | Police Have Killed 18 Rhode Islanders Since 2000Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Go Local

    Police have killed 18 Rhode Islanders between 2000 and 2014, more than the total number of homicides in Providence in the final year of the period, according to data compiled by a national independent watchdog site. The data includes all killings by local and state law enforcement in Rhode Island.

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  10. Local Company Supports East Bay Coalition for the Homeless with Toy DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... Action Program, is a non-profit program that provides housing, education and emergency rental assistance to Rhode Island's east bay area. The program assists families in regaining financial stability and helps make sure their basic needs are met. ...

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  11. New police chief schedules meet-and-greetRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

    ... stions about area policing. Colonel Winquist comes to the Cranston Police Department after a long career at the Rhode Island State Police.

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  12. After-School EducatorRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | EcoRI.org

    ... be flexible. The start date is Jan. 5. Responsibilities: Teach weekly youth programs primarily after school in Rhode Island's urban schools; teach periodic youth programs during the day at Apeiron's Sustainability Education Center in Coventry, R.I.; ...

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  13. New Fire Board Acts: Labbadia Suspended Without PayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    The new members of the Coventry Fire District board voted Tuesday night to suspend Chief Paul Labbadia without pay -- making good on a promise to voters who slashed the fire district's budget and voted out all but one member of the board last week. Labbadia, the subject of a Target 12 investigation that showed him allegedly drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel of his work-issued SUV, smoking marijuana and playing golf repeatedly while on the clock, is also being investigated by the Rhode Island General Treasurer's office and the state police for alleged discrepancies in his pension records.

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  14. Have a Coffee with the Cranston Police Chief on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    Col. Michael J. Winquist, Cranston's relatively new chief of police, has indicated that he wants to connect with residents, bridge divides and enhance the department's philosophy of community policing. On Thursday morning , Winquist, the former second-in-command of the Rhode Island State Police, will be sitting down at Little Falls Cafe at 2166 Broad Street in Pawtuxet Village to meet with residents for the first of several planned "Coffee with the Chief" events.

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  15. Performance Physical Therapy Awarded with Jayne L. Snyder Private...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    Performance Physical Therapy, based in Rhode Island, has been nationally honored with the 2014 Jayne L. Snyder Practice of the Year Award From left to right; Dr. David Pavao DPT, OCS, Dr. Lisa DeCoste MSPT, DPT, OCS, Dr. Michelle Collie PT, MS, DPT, OCS, Yvonne Swanson MSPT, OCS and Christopher Hughes Every day we ask ourselves what more can we do for our patients and our community? And sometimes we do fail but we learn from our mistakes, we keep moving and we innovate, constantly looking at our values and striving to simply provide the best care This prestigious award is given annually to nationally recognize private practices that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the physical therapy profession and in support and progression of private practice physical therapy by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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  16. 3rd grade teachers to receive 'Sparks Grants'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    More than 150 teachers in five cities in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $148,000 grants to encourage innovation in urban school districts. The foundation launched the Sparks Grants program last year with a $75,000 pilot program in Providence.

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  17. GoLocalProv | News | Raimondo Calls Transition Policy Summit “Beginning of Conversation” for RIRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Rhode Island Governor-elect Gina Raimondo's transition policy summit Tuesday night at the University of Rhode Island auditorium on Washington Street in Providence brought in 'thought leaders' from throughout the state -- and workforce development was a common theme among attendees. The names of the 80 Rhode Islanders scheduled to attend were previously not released by the Raimondo camp, but become known on Tuesday evening.

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  18. GoLocalProv | News | Leading RI African American Men and the Police - the ExperienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    With America and Rhode Island debating the issues of race and policing, GoLocalProv interviewed eight prominent Rhode Island African-American men about their experience with police. See them and learn about their experiences.

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  19. GoLocalProv | News | Rhode Island Chosen for $20 Million Healthcare Payment by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    Governor Lincoln Chafee, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Steven Costantino and Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts announced that Rhode Island has been selected for a $20 million Model Test Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on December 16. "Through this grant, Rhode Island will be able to grow, strengthen and bring positive change to our health care system," says Chafee.

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  20. GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | It’s All About Education: The High Cost of Higher EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Go Local

    ... New York Times Magazine profiled the Kalamazoo Promise program as a model for other cities. A businessman in Rhode Island wants to start a similar program for Providence Public School students. Richard Lappin, co-owner of Regency Plaza, LLC and ...

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