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Lamont signs order creating 250th anniversary commission

Lamont signs order creating 250th anniversary commission

Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an executive order creating a new commission that’s charged with planning the state’s multi-year celebration and commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence signing. MORE

Police warn against impaired holiday driving

Police warn against impaired holiday driving

Police from across Rhode Island brought their “BAT Mobile” to the Wickford Town Beach Friday to demonstrate their preparedness to go after impaired drivers over the July Fourth holiday weekend.MORE

Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal

Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal

A former Georgetown University tennis coach who once coached former President Barack Obama’s family was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids’ way into the school.MORE

Retiring Congressman Langevin endorses Magaziner

Retiring Congressman Langevin endorses Magaziner

Congressman Jim Langevin, who is retiring from Congress after 22 years, is endorsing a Democrat to succeed him, backing Seth Magaziner, who won the party’s endorsement in a convention last weekend.MORE

Rhode Island man sentenced in insider trading scheme

Rhode Island man sentenced in insider trading scheme

A Rhode Island man who authorities say made a more than $50,000 profit by trading shares of a Massachusetts semiconductor company based on insider information has been sentenced to a month of home detention and two years of probation.MORE

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

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