JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) - A Johnston mother faces felony child abuse charges after police say she accidentally fed her baby daughter earlier this month from a bottle she'd been using to store her prescription methadone. Carissa Manning's daughter was unresponsive when she was taken to a hospital July 10th but has since recovered. The infant is now with another relative.
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - A middle school teacher in North Smithfield faces allegations he stole nearly $7,000 from the school department. The Woonsocket Call reports police have charged Brian Chuey with larceny. There's no word on whether he remains with the school system.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The mother of former state House Speaker Gordon Fox has died. Area media report Mary Fox had lived with her son for a number of years. She was 92 years old. Funeral arrangements are pending.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - This weekend's WaterFire will feature free hepatitis screenings in an effort to raise awareness of hepatitis C. The confidential screenings will be available during Saturday night's lighting. The Statehouse also will be lit up in yellow to mark Saturday as World Hepatitis Day.
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