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  1. Study provides rare health assessment among state's West African immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Akosua Boadiwaa Adu-Boahene has found inspiration to study the health needs of her fellow West African immigrants through her involvement in the Empowerment Temple of the International Central Gospel Church in Pawtucket, R.I. Credit: Nicholas Dentamaro In 2011, with an urge to pursue a deeper education in health care, medical research assistant and phlebotomist Akosua Adu-Boahene moved to Rhode Island from Kentucky to earn a master's degree in public health at Brown University. The move brought the young Ghana native into Providence County's community of more than 13,000 fellow immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

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  2. Size matters?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | Warwickonline.com

    ... and that the district is ready to face the future. Schieldrop said the numbers will be clearer soon, as Providence County, which Cranston is a part of, will be one of the counties participating in a test Census in 2018, so they'll have a full count ...

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  3. News | NEW: Carnevale Charged with Perjury, Filing False DocumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Go Local

    ... misdemeanor false document charge is related to his filing of a homestead exemption for the property. The Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret and sealed indictment yesterday charging John Carnevale with three counts of perjury and one ...

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  4. Man shot in mid-day in downtown Providence; 2 in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | WLNE-TV Providence

    ... Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin tells The Providence Journal that it began as a dispute Monday inside Providence County Superior Court and spilled outside. A police spokeswoman says he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was being ...

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  5. Jury finds man guilty in fatal 2-by-4 beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    A jury has found a Rhode Island man guilty of beating a junk car dealer to death with a two-by-four about a deal gone wrong. The Providence County Superior Court jury on Thursday found Daniel Lastarza, 50, guilty of second-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation following a six-day trial.

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  6. Jury finds man guilty in fatal 2-by-4 beatingRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2016 | The Madison Press

    A jury has found a Rhode Island man guilty of beating a junk car dealer to death with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong. The Providence County Superior Court jury on Thursday found 50-year-old Daniel Lastarza guilty of second-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation that followed a six-day trial.

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  7. State v. Erwin Grantley.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | FindLaw

    On May 3, 2012, a Providence County Superior Court jury found the defendant, Erwin Grantley guilty of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling house , in violation of G.L. 1956 A a 11-5-4 and G.L. 1956 A a 12-29-2 ; a 1 not guilty of one count of driving a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner, in violation of G.L. 1956 A a 31-9-1; a On September 6, 2013, the trial justice sentenced Grantley. With respect to the assault with a dangerous weapon conviction, defendant was sentenced to thirty-two years, with sixteen years to serve and sixteen years suspended with probation.

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  8. Judge says security not adequate in Providence County courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney says security remains inadequate in Providence County courthouses and will affect the scheduling of civil trials and other court proceedings. Gibney on Monday called the sheriffs' department "woefully understaffed" and said until the situation is rectified, "all dates certain, trials or hearings should be considered in limbo and not etched in stone."

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  9. Judge says security not adequate in Providence County courtsRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney says security remains inadequate in Providence County courthouses and will affect the scheduling of civil trials and other court proceedings.

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  10. Computer Revamp Sends Rhode Island to CourtRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Courthouse News Service

    ... Saber in 2009. Abbreviated as HPE, the Illinois company is the only named defendant to the lawsuit in Providence County Superior Court. Rhode Island says RIMS was supposed to roll out in 2010, but that there have been significant delays and ...

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  11. Census readies tests ahead of 2020 headcountRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Government Computer News

    ... systems and field infrastructure for the 2020 Census will be conducted in Pierce County, Wash.; Providence County, R.I.; and Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va., the agency confirmed . The tests will produce a prototype for geographic and spatial data ...

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  12. Census announces test plans for 2017, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Federal Computer Week

    ... housing units. For the 2018 end-to-end test, Census confirmed the sites will be Pierce County, Wash.; Providence County, R.I.; and Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va. The first step in the 2018 tests will be to open regional census centers on Jan. 3, ...

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  13. Greenberg Traurig's Angel Taveras, Former Providence Mayor, to...Read the original story

    Oct 14, 2016 | PRWeb

    ... Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements and the recent rulings of the Superior Court for Providence County in the City of Woonsocket health benefits case, the City of Cranston pension benefit case, and the impending ruling in the ...

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  14. Low blood lead levels can have negative impact on academic performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Medical News

    ... predates that ruling. According to the study, U.S. Census data reveals that 81 percent of the homes in Providence County were built prior to 1978 and 49 percent before World War II. Minority and low-income children were disproportionately exposed to ...

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  15. Even low lead levels in children negatively affect test scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... predates that ruling. According to the study, U.S. Census data reveals that 81 percent of the homes in Providence County were built prior to 1978 and 49 percent before World War II. Minority and low-income children were disproportionately exposed to ...

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  16. Peterson Grinder and Chipper Support Land Clearing Operation at JR Vinagro CorporationRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2016 | Timberline

    ... region. The company is based out of Johnston, Rhode Island, a town of approximately 28,000. It is part of Providence County and is just five miles southwest of the city of Providence. Brian joined JR Vinagro 10 years ago. "I had known others who ...

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  17. New telephone scam asks for payment to avoid arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    According to Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, a telephone call is threatening people with arrest if a financial payment is not made. State Police say a male caller identifies himself as Lieutenant Frank Rodgers, Lieutenant Frank Williams, Judge J.J. McConley, or Captain Mike Davis of the Providence County Sheriff's Office.

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  18. Drought-stricken parts of New England OK'd for federal aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2016 | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE - Federal agriculture officials have declared that farmers and ranchers in certain parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts are now eligible for aid due to a drought affecting the region. The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week declared Providence County in Rhode Island a primary natural disaster area because of the drought.

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  19. Drought-stricken parts of New England are eligible federal aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week declared Providence County in Rhode Island a primary natural disaster area because of the drought. Farmers and ranchers in surrounding counties also qualify for assistance, including Rhode Island's Bristol and Kent counties, Bristol, Norfolk and Worcester counties in Massachusetts and Windham County in Connecticut.

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  20. Authorities: Man robbed 3 at gunpoint, set fire to carRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2016 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island man is facing charges after authorities say he committed several crimes in May including robbing three people at gunpoint, assaulting three more and setting fire to a car. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Tuesday that a Providence County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Miguel Dejesus on multiple charges including three counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of assault with intent to rob, one count of fourth degree arson and more offenses.

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