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Man convicted of possessing gun that injured juvenile

Man convicted of possessing gun that injured juvenile

A Rhode Island resident previously convicted of bank robbery pleaded guilty Wednesday to being in possession of a gun that a juvenile used to accidentally shoot himself in the knee, federal prosecutors said.MORE

Man who hid drugs in child’s backpack gets 7-year sentence

Man who hid drugs in child’s backpack gets 7-year sentence

A man who stored more than 1,000 counterfeit Adderall pills containing methamphetamine or fentanyl in a child’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack in the Rhode Island apartment he shared with his three children has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.MORE

Off-duty Providence police officer charged with assault at abortion protest

Officer suspended for off-duty actions at abortion protest

A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty was suspended from his job with pay Saturday while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions.MORE

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