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Reports Say Sox Trade Lester to Oakland for Cespedes

Reports say the Red Sox have traded ace Jon Lester to the Oakland A's for outfielder Yeonis Cespedes. Alex Speier of WEEI was the first to report the deal which also sends Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes to the A's.Cespedes is a free agent after the 2015 season.

Market Basket CEO's ask workers to return by Monday Video included

As the 13th day of the Market Basket stand-off comes to a close, the company's CEO’s are giving employees an ultimatum. In a statement released Wednesday the CEO’s urged employees to return to work by Monday. They said if workers return there will be no penalties, but if they do not, their positions will be advertised.

Dee from the Desk: Putting RI Out of Business

You know the state is struggling economically when small business is becoming a charity. Rhode Island has consistently ranked last or next to last in the nation when it comes to business and economic matters and the story of Wilson’s of Wickford showcases Rhode Island’s economic issues.

Teachers' union official cleared of cyberstalking

By The Associated Press/WLNEnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Rhode Island teachers' union official has been cleared of cyberstalking a former state lawmaker during the 2010 elections.Superior Court Judge Susan McGuirl ruled John Leidecker's emails were protected political speech under the First Amendment. Leidecker is the deputy executive director at the National Education Association of Rhode Island. He was accused of cyberstalking former lawmaker Douglas Gablinske by sending him ha...

East Providence man arrested for possession of child pornography

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comEAST PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island State Police arrested one man for the possession and transfer of child pornography.Bryan R. Lafreniere, 32, of 10 Bullocks Point Ave., East Providence, was arrested Wednesday after R.I. State Police conducted an undercover investigation of people trading images and videos of child porn via the internet.Lafreniere was arraigned on charges of possessing and transferring child pornography in Sixth Division District Court Wednesday.L...

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More Fallout from Rhode Island's Latest Political Scandal Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com David Caprio may be out as state Democratic Party Chairman but the fallout is far from over.Rhode Island State Police now confirm they are investigating beach concession contacts that were granted to Caprio, but managed by current State Rep. Peter Palumbo.The state's Republican Party says Palumbo must resign, too."We think that Peter Palumbo, in the best interests of his constituents, should step aside and step away from the race for 2014, unti...

Gubernatorial candidate says RI's 9-1-1 system is wasteful Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comRhode Island is wasting tens of millions of dollars on its 9–1–1 dispatch system, that according to one candidate for governor. Republican Ken Block says the ocean state has been doing it all wrong, and he has a plan to save you, the taxpayer a lot of money.Ken Block stood in front of Rhode Island state police headquarters to make his pitch on improving the state's 9–1–1 dispatch system.Block says, "In 48 other states emergency dispatch occurs from the same...

Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comTOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.Police say the car's pas...

3 Dollar Bar to remain closed Video included

By Nicole Brazier Owners of Federal Hill showing their support for the closing of the 3 dollar bar after marching down to City Hall Wednesday afternoon. "The quality of the people that are brought up here, public safety issue that opposes to our customers and the customers of the surrounding restaurants, made it very difficult to operate,” says Michael Costantino, Manager at Venda. However, according to 3 Dollar Bar owner Gianfranco Marrocco, the issue runs much deeper than his venue. “Yes I'...

Market Basket CEOs: workers must return by Monday

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ The chief executives of the Market Basket supermarkets say employees who have stayed off the job to demand the return of fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas must return to work by Monday.The statement Wednesday said the workers can return without penalty. It also says the company will begin seeking replacements for those who don't. Managers and assistant managers of 68 of the 71 New England stores signed petitions saying they would resign if Demo...

Swimming OK'd at 3 Middletown beaches

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials say the water is safe again for swimming at three beaches in Middletown and one in Newport. The Rhode Island Department of Health said Wednesday it recommends reopening Atlantic Beach Club, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach, all in Middletown, as well as Easton's Beach in Newport. The department said water tests showed bacteria levels have returned to within normal limits. The town beach in Warren remains c...

Fall River man accused of choking pregnant woman

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By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comFALL RIVER, Mass. - Police arrested 36-year-old Damien Brooks after a pregnant woman accused him of assaulting her.According to the woman, Brooks approached her and tried to sell her drugs.Afterward, Brooks put the woman in a choke hold and demanded money. He proceeded to punch and kick the woman in the face.Brooks is currently being held on bail.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Man shot, dog killed in Providence shooting

By News Staff news@abc6.com A dog was killed and a man rushed to the hospital after a shooting in Providence Wednesday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. a home on Plainfield Street. According to police, someone broke into the home and shot an 18–year–old man twice in the groin, before shooting and killing the families’ pit-bull. Police say this may have been a targeted shooting, they found a small amount of drugs inside the home. No suspects have been arrested.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Two arrested in connection with Swansea housebreak

By Tanner Jubenville news@abc6.com SWANSEA, Mass. – Police have arrested two men in connection with a housebreak in Swansea. Peter M. Costa and William Lajoie, both 33 years old from Fall River, M.A., were arrested Monday after being stopped by Barrington Police. During the stop, police saw what they suspected were stolen items from a housebreak that occurred two hours prior. Both Costa and Lajoie are said to have extensive criminal records in Massachusetts. They are being charged with Rece...

Block calls for consolidation of emergency dispatch services

By: Dee DeQuattroTwitter: @deedequattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comGubernatorial Candidate Ken Block took aim at Rhode Island’s emergency dispatch service on Wednesday saying the state could save millions by consolidating services.

Brett Smiley outlines plan for "Good Government"

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroProvidence Mayoral candidate Brett Smiley outlined what he calls his “Good Government Plan” calling for more transparency and an end to pay to play politics. “At its core this plan is about access it is about preventing disproportionate access by those with financial means and political connections and it’s about ensuring equal access by all,” said Smiley. Smiley’s 7-point plan called for contribution limits for individuals seek...

Business community marches to $3 bar license hearing

Business community marches to $3 bar license hearing Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Several dozen Federal Hill business owners, workers, and residents stepped off from DePasquale Square in Providence Wednesday afternoon on a march that would take them to the board of licenses hearing down town. The group says the recent violent incidents happening near the establishment are putting their livelihood in jeopardy and the neighborhood’s reputation on the line. Last week a man was beaten to death with a 2 x 4 in the parking lot behind the...

Car fire under investigation

Car fire under investigation Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com An early morning car fire in Providence is under investigation. It happened around 5 o’clock Wednesday on Orms St. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen pouring out if the silver SUV parked in front of a house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. The SUV was towed away about an hour later. No one was inside at the time, and there were no injuries. © WLNE-TV 2014 Follow me on Twitter @MelissaARandall

$3 bar to learn its fate Wednesday

$3 bar to learn its fate Wednesday Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The Federal Hill bar that temporarily lost its license after several violent incidents last week will learn its fate today. The $3 dollar bar is scheduled to go before the licensing board Wednesday afternoon. The newly opened bar had its license suspended Sunday evening following two violent incidents that occurred near by. Last week a Glocester man was beaten to death with a 2 x 4 piece of wood in the parking lot behind the business. Then this past we...

RI Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio resigns Video included

The Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party David Caprio  abruptly resigned on Tuesday.

Police in Dartmouth and Norton warn of scams

By News Staff news@abc6.com Police in Dartmouth and Norton are warning people in their towns of a new scam involving a call to residents saying they owe back taxes. The scammers say that the IRS will take legal action unless they receive an immediate payment. The callers then demand payment by credit or debit cards, which would never happen, according to police. Police say that several people have already fallen for it. They ask if you believe you have fallen victim to such crimes that you c...

Governor hopefuls meet in black business forum

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's gubernatorial hopefuls have met at a forum sponsored by an association of minority-owned businesses that touched on issues including immigration, racial disparities in employment and the state's new voter identification law. The Rhode Island Black Business Association sponsored the two-hour event Tuesday evening. On the Democratic side, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras noted the city has taken steps to fight discrim...

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Big Boost for Downtown Attleboro Redevelopment Project Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comTurning over these spades of dirt, is symbolic of the turnover taking place in downtown Attleboro.The latest phase of the city's redevelopment project is underwayThe four–million dollar expansion of Riverfront Drive."The Commonwealth has the goal of creating so many thousand new housing units per month, per year, and so we're part of that in making that happen right in downtown Attleboro," said Mayor Kevin Dumas of Attleboro.Construction is unde...

Commissioner Pare talks about proposed nightclub redistricting Video included

By Nicole Brazier It's a plan more than two years in the making but recent violence in Federal Hill, including a beating death using a two by four outside the 3 Dollar Bar, is the last straw. “We've been working for the past two years to change an ordinance, change zoning, so we stop nightclubs from going in to our neighborhoods,” says Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. Providence Public Safety commissioner Steven Pare is proposing a safety plan that would require any new nightclub, or b...

Plant mystery in Rocky Point neighborhood Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comResidents in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Warwick are trying to figure out what killed some of their plants.Some are even wondering if it's more than just a coincidence that the plants died, not long after demolition started at the old amusement park. More than a handful of residents tell ABC 6 News the area was engulfed with a strong smell of bleach just before their gardens wilted, some turned black.Warwick resident Judy Azar says something happened at...

Coventry’s oldest resident needs new roof Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin COVENTRY, RI- Mary Thompson is 101-years-old. She's lived in Coventry all her life and in her home, on Prince Street, since the 70’s. Councilman, Greg Laboissonniere, said, "She may be Coventry’s oldest resident so if we can’t take care of our own people, who can we take care of?" The town wants to help Mary because her roof is in bad shape. Mary’s friend, Tamara Goff said, "The roof is really bad. It's leaking in her living room when it rains a...

Health department recommends 5 beach closings

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The state health department has recommended the closure to swimming of five Rhode Island beaches, including three in Middletown.The Department of Health said high bacteria levels were found in water tests at Atlantic Beach Club Beach, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach in Middletown; Easton's Beach in Newport; and Warren Town Beach.Officials say they will recommend re-opening the areas when bacteria counts have fallen to within acceptab...

New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year. The girl vanished after leaving her high school in October and returned home last week.Nathaniel Kibby was arrested Monday without incident at his Gorham home, about 30 miles north of where Abigail Hernandez lives. He's charged with felony kidnapping, a charge that carries up to seven years in jail if convicted.He was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held...

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100 Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Sitting in her living room Mary Moniz is taking it all in. Yesterday, on her 100th birthday, she finally accomplished something she set out to do in the early 1930's. The East Providence woman got her high school diploma. “I feel honored,” she said. Her children knew how important filling that void was, so they contacted the Education Commissioner in Massachusetts where Moniz had been a student to see what they could do. “They were able to get the ho...

State offers credit for home buyers Video included

By: Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comGovernor Lincoln D. Chafee has joined with Rhode Island Housing and their real estate and lending partners across the state presenting a new consumer tax credit program today. The FirstHomes tax credit program provides qualified first-time Rhode Island home buyers and those purchasing in select areas of Woonsocket, Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket, with a mortgage credit certificate. This certificate can be used as a tax credit for up to $2,000 against th...

Off duty firefighter falls from roof

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAn off-duty Taunton firefighter was rushed to the hospital after falling off a roof. Taunton police say the 43-year-old man was working on a roof on a three story home when he fell. He suffered from injuries to his head, neck, and back. The firefighter who has not been identified was transported via life flight to Rhode Island Hospital. (C) WLNE-TV 2014

Man charged with murder in 2x4 beating death

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA man accused of beating another man with a 2x4 on Federal Hill has now been charged with murder. 42-year-old Daniel Lastarza is accused of beating 34-year-old Jonathan Stack with a 2x4 board behind The $3 Bar on Federal Hill last Wednesday. Stack died over the weekend from his injuries. Lastarza was initially charged with felony assault but the charge has now been upgraded to murder. Police say the altercation began over a ju...

Four remains found in Providence funeral home identified Video included

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com On Friday, July 25th, Providence Police were notified by the State Medical Examiners Office to respond to Pennine Funeral Home on 28 Grove Street in Providence. It was reported that remains had been found in the Morgue. Police met with the Medical Examiners Office, members of the Providence Police Detective Bureau, and Members of the BCI Unit to investigate. The Medical Examiner’s Office had found a total of 8 unidentified remains, two of which were cremate...

Providence Schools announce new school times

By News Staffnews@abc6.comProvidence School administrators have announced the proposal of new school times for the high schools and two elementary schools. The proposals are being announced before they are passed to ensure a smooth opening for schools. The new times will be voted upon as part of the new teacher contract which is currently being negotiated. At the end of this past school year, Providence School Board passed a change to its transportation policy. The changes provide free RIPTA...

Wilson's of Wickford meets fundraising goal

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comNORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Wilson’s of Wickford has met their goal in the hopes of keeping the 70-year-old family run business open. As of 7:45 p.m. Monday, Wilson’s raised more than $149,000, which exceeds their goal of $148,000. Wilson’s started their campaign after falling short of being able to pay for merchandise with the upcoming fall season. The store has been on Brown Street in North Kingstown since 1944. Donations are being accepted until 9:55 p.m.(C) WL...

UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close Video included

Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...

Foster patrolman delivers baby girl Video included

When Foster Patrolman Michael Kitson showed up to work on Saturday, he never guessed he'd have to deliver a baby. But, sometime after 11 p.m. he got a call about a woman in labor and rushed to deliver a baby girl in a local family’s bathroom.

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Call for Gang Members to be Prosecuted Like Mobsters Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comThe recent increase in suspected or confirmed gang violence in Providence, is prompting a new call for a crackdown.Republican State Senator Dawson Hodgson - who is running for Attorney General - wants the state's racketeering law - used for busting up organized crime, to now be used against gangs, too.As with the mob, a judge could declare a gang a criminal enterprise."Order the gang dissolved. Once the gang is dissolved, further affiliation wit...

Rhode Islanders save hundreds with home upgrades Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comYou could be wasting hundreds of dollars on your electric and gas bills, but National Grid is hoping to change that. It has a plan for Rhode Islanders to save money and go green, all while creating local jobs. In their 1950's Rumford home, the Winter and Summer months can be a bit of a struggle for the Lyon's family. "We have to turn the heat on like an hour, two hours before we go upstairs so it's warm enough," said daughter Scout Lyons. The girls bedrooms...

Chafee holding ceremony on breast density bill

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ceremonially signing legislation aimed at raising awareness of a potential risk factor for breast cancer. The legislation passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of dense breast tissue and a suggestion that additional screening may be beneficial to some. Research shows that dense breast tissue may increase a woman's risk of gett...

Man charged with 4 counts of arson in Fairhaven

By News Staff news@abc6.com A New Bedford man is accused of going on an arson spree across Fairhaven. Jason Majocka, 44, has been charged with four counts of arson for allegedly lighting 4 separate fires during the night of July 21st. According to police, he set fire to a trash can on Adams Street just before 5:30, then about an hour later; he set another fire to a dumpster behind a local restaurant. Majocka is accused of setting a third fire to a garden shed near the Hasting Middle School l...

No West Nile, encephalitis found in mosquitoes

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island for West Nile virus has found no sign of the disease.The state Department of Environmental Management reported Monday that test results from all 67 mosquito samples taken from over two dozen traps set statewide during the week of July 14 came back negative for both West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.Results are pending on tests of 187 mosquito samples collected from traps set ...

Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

By News Staffnews@abc6.comNORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon. He is charged with felony kidnapping. Police say Kibby knowingly confined Abigail ``Abby'' Hernandez on Oct. 9, sometime after she left Conway High School. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday at Conway D...

Police search for breaking and entering suspect in Tiverton

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Tiverton and Little Compton Police Departments are investigating two breaking and entering complaints this afternoon. Police responded to two reports and were about to track the suspect’s location to the wooded area of Main Road and Windmill Hill Drive. Officers from Tiverton, Little Compton, Fall River, and Westport are searching the area. Anyone who observes any disturbance in their yard or views suspicious people or activity is asked to contact Tivert...

Lizzie Borden featured on "Deadly Women"

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFall River’s own Lizzie Borden will be the subject of an episode of “Deadly Women” on the Discovery Channel.

Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com Detectives say murder-suicide is one of the scenarios being investigated following the discovery of the bodies Sunday afternoon. The official determination will be made by the state medical examiner's office, which is conducting autopsies Monday in Augusta. Investigators say it appears no one outside the family was responsible for the shootings. Neighbors identified the family as Joel Smith, a maintenance worker in the apartment complex, along with his...

Man found guilty for Providence triple homicide

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man accused in a triple homicide in Providence has been found guilty on all counts. 18-year-old Quandell Husband was found guilty of three counts of felony murder for his role in the shooting death of three individuals during a 2012 botched robbery.

Man sought in RI sex crimes arrested in Ala

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com OZARK, Ala. (AP) _ Police say a man wanted on child sex charges in Rhode Island is in custody in Alabama. Authorities say 34-year-old Bruce Lee Kenyon of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was jailed in Dale County on Monday awaiting extradition. Police in Ozark say authorities in Rhode Island told them Kenyon might be in the area. Kenyon was arrested during a tactical operation at a motel in Ozark. The man is charged with five counts of child molestation. Cour...

Spice product recalled for salmonella

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com TJX Companies is forced to recall one of their spice products because it may be contaminated with salmonella. Framingham based TJZ Companies, which owns TJ Maxx, Marhsalls, and Homegoods, is recalling the “ecoato” brand Sweet Paprika Powder. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested some samples of the powder and found traces of salmonella. The Company immediately alerted its stores to remove the product from store shelves. The affected powder has an ex...

Apparent human remains found in Duxbury

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) _ Authorities are seeking help from the public as they investigate the discovery of a box containing apparent human remains in Duxbury. Police say they responded to a report Sunday morning of a suspicious box at the intersection of Alexander Way and Walker Road in the South Shore town. A state police bomb unit x-rayed the partially-opened package and determined that it contained what appeared to be human remains. The remains were ...

Police arrest Fall River carjacking suspect

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Fall River Police Department arrested a man involved in a carjacking that took place on July 24th. Paul A. Gagne, 37, of Fall River, was arrested for stealing a 66-year-old woman’s 2012 Kia Soul and then running over her arm as she tried to stop him. The victim was treated at a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries and has since been released. On July 26th around 9 AM, Officer Derek Amaral spotted the stolen Kia parked in the 400 block of Hope...

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  • Man shot, dog killed in Providence shooting

    Man shot, dog killed in Providence shooting

    By News Staff news@abc6.com A dog was killed and a man rushed to the hospital after a shooting in Providence Wednesday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. a home on Plainfield Street. According to police, someone broke into the home and shot an 18–year–old man twice in the groin, before shooting and killing the families’ pit-bull. Police say this may have been a targeted shooting, they found a small amount of drugs inside the home. No suspects have been arrested.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com A dog was killed and a man rushed to the hospital after a shooting in Providence Wednesday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. a home on Plainfield Street. According to police, someone broke into the home and shot an 18–year–old man twice in the groin, before shooting and killing the families’ pit-bull. Police say this may have been a targeted shooting, they found a small amount of drugs inside the home. No suspects have been arrested.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
  • East Providence man arrested for possession of child pornography

    East Providence man arrested for possession of child pornography

    By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comEAST PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island State Police arrested one man for the possession and transfer of child pornography.Bryan R. Lafreniere, 32, of 10 Bullocks Point Ave., East Providence, was arrested Wednesday after R.I. State Police conducted an undercover investigation of people trading images and videos of child porn via the internet.Lafreniere was arraigned on charges of possessing and transferring child pornography in Sixth Division District Court Wednesday.L...More >>
    By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comEAST PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island State Police arrested one man for the possession and transfer of child pornography.Bryan R. Lafreniere, 32, of 10 Bullocks Point Ave., East Providence, was arrested Wednesday after R.I. State Police conducted an undercover investigation of people trading images and videos of child porn via the internet.Lafreniere was arraigned on charges of possessing and transferring child pornography in Sixth Division District Court Wednesday.L...More >>
  • Dee from the Desk: Putting RI Out of Business

    Dee from the Desk: Putting RI Out of Business

    You know the state is struggling economically when small business is becoming a charity. Rhode Island has consistently ranked last or next to last in the nation when it comes to business and economic matters and the story of Wilson’s of Wickford showcases Rhode Island’s economic issues.More >>
    You know the state is struggling economically when small business is becoming a charity. Rhode Island has consistently ranked last or next to last in the nation when it comes to business and economic matters and the story of Wilson’s of Wickford showcases Rhode Island’s economic issues.More >>
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