PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Woonsocket man facing a murder charge stemming from the death of his girlfriend has been held without bail. Emmanuel Algaria was in court today. Authorities say the 21-year-old Algaria severely beat Catherine Salvi in their apartment December 13th. The 24-year-old Salvi spent about three weeks in a coma before dying at the hospital on January 5th.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says black students were suspended last year from public schools at the highest rates in nine years. White students were suspended at record low rates. The group's report is based on a review of state data from the 2012-2013 school year.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo has released a plan she says would increase manufacturing jobs in a state with one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation. The Democratic general treasurer's plan released today includes fostering innovation by partnering with universities and businesses to create "innovation institutes" where schools can develop new ideas for products and bring them to market.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have climbed 2 cents in the last week. The weekly price survey released Monday by AAA Southern New England found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve is $3.57. Rhode Island prices are up 11 cents from a month ago. The current local price is 8 cents higher than the national per-gallon average of $3.49.
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