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City youth arrested in crack case

July 11, 2012

LINCOLN — Police arrested a 17-year-old Pawtucket youth on a charge of possession of crack cocaine after locating contraband in a stolen vehicle following a seatbelt law violation.
Patrolman Kevin J. Murphy had been maintaining a traffic post on Higginson Avenue when a black Nissan pick-up truck passed the location at about 12:45 p.m. on Friday, according to police.

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Think tank says RI should scrap health care exchange

July 11, 2012

Two weeks after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Obamacare health reforms, a conservative think tank says Rhode Island should scrap the heath care exchange it is building to implement the new law and opt out of the Medicaid expansion program that the law calls for but that the high court ruled is voluntary for states.

Police make arrest in fatal shooting

July 11, 2012

PAWTUCKET (AP) — Pawtucket police have made one arrest and are looking for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside a local elementary school.
Eighteen-year-old Givanni Lima was arraigned Monday on a conspiracy charge. Police say the Tolman High School senior drove 19-year-old Darrell Johnson away from the scene after Johnson shot Joshua Burgo in the chest Friday.
Burgo was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.

 

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