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Ten arrested in CF sting

May 21, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Three female police officers posing as prostitutes were solicited for sex, according to police, resulting in the arrest of 10 men from cities and towns across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The undercover sting on Wednesday, in high-traffic areas of the city, netted the alleged Johns Central Falls said.

The following men were arrested:

- Jose Barragan, 72, of Lincoln, Soliciting from a Motor Vehicle for Indecent Purposes

- Robert Bowman, 26, of Pawtucket, Soliciting from a Motor Vehicle for Indecent Purposes

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Celebrate Memorial Day!

May 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, were among those who marked the observance of Memorial Day by participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring war veterans from Rhode Island.
The event on Wednesday was held at the Garden of Heroes on the southwest lawn at the State House.
The garden is dedicated to Rhode Island service members who died supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Funeral for Skeffington set for Saturday

May 20, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A spokeswoman for the Providence ballpark project said that the group this week will “honor, remember, and grieve” for Pawtucket Red Sox President James J. Skeffington, who died Sunday, adding that there will be “time enough in the future” to focus on discussions that would keep the PawSox in Rhode Island.
Skeffington’s funeral will be held Saturday.
Negotiations on a proposal that would move the franchise to a new riverfront ballpark in downtown Providence have been temporarily halted in the wake of Skeffington's passing.

Cumberland blaze leaves eight homeless

May 18, 2015

CUMBERLAND – A stubborn fire making its way up into the eaves and attic of a three-story apartment building at 35 Titus St. Sunday afternoon left eight residents uninjured but homeless, according to fire officials.

Cumberland Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay reported the 2:27 p.m. fire was initially spotted by neighboring residents when an outdoor light bulb on the rear of the building popped and flames were observed coming from the fixture.

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