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Pawtucket's Got Talent!

September 3, 2011

The Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket hosted a Talent Show last week for local seniors. Tony Pandolfo is pictured singing "You Belong to My Heart" by Bing Crosby.

Cops: Accused RI rep said he paid bills with funds

September 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A state legislator charged with misappropriating funds from a life insurance policy on his friend's dead daughter told investigators he used some of the money to pay his business' bills, according to court papers.
State Rep. Leo Medina, a freshman Democrat from Providence, is accused of pocketing $28,000 from a life insurance policy that he was helping his friend cash in. Medina told investigators he paid Alejandro Nico $6,200 to $6,400 but used some of the money to pay bills for his struggling business, according to an affidavit written by a state police detective.

Whiting out on bail; suspended without pay

September 3, 2011

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Col. John J. Whiting, the town's police chief and a former Pawtucket Police major, was released on bail but remains suspended without pay following his arraignment on Thursday on felony charges that he stole $714 out of a vehicle involved in a police chase and then asked Pawtucket Police to cover it up.


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