22, May 2013 - Doherty tapped to lead Wyatt board
A former Rhode Island state police superintendent has been picked to lead the board at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility. Mayor James Diossa, a Democrat, picked Republican Brendan Doherty for the post Monday.
21, May 2013 - Former police official tapped to head jail's board
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island state police superintendent has been picked to lead the board at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.
19, May 2013 - Deputies bust suspected Adelanto drug dealers
ADELANTO Three people were arraigned on felony drug charges Wednesday after authorities busted a suspected drug dealing operation in the 18500 block of Rhode Island Street. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Roosevelt Dutra served a search warrant Sunday morning at an Adelanto home after...
08, May 2013 - RI Bill: Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants is Dead
by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org Advocates for illegal immigrants rallied at the State House months ago, demanding that undocumented workers be allowed to get Rhode island driver's
04, May 2013 - Students get a lesson in the law
WOONSOCKET – Jailin Alarcon, a seventh-grader at Woonsocket Middle School, didn’t know what to expect when Judge Janette A. Bertness suddenly walked over to her, grabbed a folder off her desk and started sifting through the contents. Bertness, an associate judge of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court, and Providence attorney Jeffrey M. Biolchini, were visiting social studies teacher ...
21, Apr 2013 - Traffic stop of Yucaipa man leads to exposure of phony SEAL
After years of pretending to be a Navy SEAL and a member of law enforcement, a Rhode Island felon is facing multiple years in California and Rhode Island prisons after finally slipping up because of expired vehicle tags.
10, Apr 2013 - Advocates: R.I. marijuana law is a first step
A law passed in 2012 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Rhode Island went into effect April 1. A first-time offense for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana now carries a $150 civil fine, and no jail time. Advocates of the new law have said marijuana prohibition has failed so far.
08, Apr 2013 - RI man gets 20 years in jail for attempted murder
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the attempted murder of a co-worker, who survived being stabbed 20 times outside her Cranston home.
08, Apr 2013 - Rhode Island court tailors justice to the special needs of veterans
A state pilot program offers an alternative to jail in non-felony cases.
08, Apr 2013 - Police: RI man stole $400K from elderly victims
NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — State police say a Rhode Island man is in jail on charges that he stole nearly $400,000 from two elderly victims whose finances he was managing.
08, Apr 2013 - Lesser pot penalties start in RI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island on Monday became the latest state to roll back criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession, replacing the threat of jail time for those caught with pot with something more like a traffic citation.
08, Apr 2013 - EDITORIAL: Pot law now fits severity of crime
Apr 5, 2013: Rhode Island recently became the 14th state to decriminalize marijuana.
08, Apr 2013 - Decriminalization of Marijuana goes into effect
Andrea Medeirosamedeiros@abc6.comA local mother is worried about Rhode Island's new marijuana law that kicks in Monday. Under the new law, you'll no longer face any jail time if you're caught with small
08, Apr 2013 - RI to get new pot rules, medical pot dispensaries
Starting Monday people caught with small amounts of marijuana in Rhode Island will no longer face the threat of jail time or steep criminal fines.