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Rhode Island man gets 12 years on child molestation charge

Sep. 16, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison after pleading no contest to a first-degree child molestation charge, prosecutors say. David Devlin, 37, of Pawtucket molested the girl, who was under the age of 14, between 2016 and 2019, according to a statement...

Motorcycle operator dies in hit-and-run crash with car

Sep. 12, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A man died when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a car that then left the scene of the accident, Pawtucket police said. The motorcycle and the car crashed at the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue and Harrison Street at around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Pawtucket police said in a...

Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run that injured 2nd person

Sep. 2, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A man from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run that killed one person and injured another in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Thomas Roy, 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and...

Police: Pawtucket man financially exploited 4 older people

Aug. 27, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man stole a total of about $600,000 from four aging people whose finances he was supposed to be overseeing and used some of the money to gamble, state police say. Mark Harmon, 62, of Pawtucket, was arraigned this week on charges of exploitation of an elder; unlawful...

No bail for man charged with running down, killing woman

Aug. 24, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with running down and killing his on-and-off girlfriend with his car was held without bail at his arraignment on Monday. James Grilli, 37, of Pawtucket, did not enter a plea to murder and other charges in the death Saturday night of Erika Belcourt. He was...

Police: Man fatally struck woman with car following argument

Aug. 23, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

A Rhode Island man has been charged with murder and domestic assault with a deadly weapon after police say he fatally struck his girlfriend with his vehicle in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Police Department said officers arrested 37-year-old James Grilli of Pawtucket several hours after Saturday night's incident....

Police: Man shot, killed at Providence smoke shop

Aug. 19, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man was shot to death at a Providence smoke shop early Wednesday morning, police said, the city's fourth homicide in less than two weeks. The 33-year-old victim from Pawtucket was one of three men and two women at the smoke shop at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Veazie...

Trolls doll pulled after complaints it promotes child abuse

Aug. 5, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Trolls doll is being pulled off store shelves amid complaints it promotes child abuse. Toymaker Hasbro said Wednesday that it’s in the process of removing the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” from the market and will be offering customers a...

Providence to offer more students remote learning option

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday. Originally, remote learning was only being made available to students with special needs and health issues, but parents of other students...

Pawtucket, Central Falls share $230,000 development grant

Aug. 2, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have received a $230,000 federal grant to create a joint economic development action plan. The funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be used to develop a detailed economic development plan to guide growth in the two...