PROVIDENCE, RI – A South Kingstown man whose son was killed by Michael Woodmansee is taking issue with a bill recently approved by the State Senate.
John Foreman IV is asking the state House of Representatives to reject changes in the so-called "good time" law recently approved by the state senate. The bill would prohibit murderers, child kidnappers and molesters from earning time off their sentences for good behavior.
PROVIDENCE, RI – A second company has withdrawn its bid for the financially troubled Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. This leaves Regional Care Hospital Partners as the last remaining bidder. Regional Care has been unable to reach an agreement with Landmark nurses.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The House Judiciary Committee has approved a civil union bill on a nine-to-three vote.
Committee member Doreen Costa, a North Kingstown Republican, briefly argued against the civil union bill. She pointed to how the main same-sex marriage advocacy group is among the organizations opposing civil unions.
PROVIDENCE, RI – US Attorney Peter Neronha says the stiff sentences handed out in the North Providence extortion case could help reduce corruption in Rhode Island.
Neronha spoke after the last of three former North Providence councilmen, John Zambarano, was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Neronha says the sentences imposed by US District Court Judge Mary Lisi are tougher than in previous corruption cases.