PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A federal judge in Providence has sentenced the last person convicted in a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million to nine months home confinement. The judge said Mary O'Rourke deserved to go to prison. She got a break because she pleaded guilty and saved taxpayers the cost of a trial.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Federal prosecutors call a man who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in an investment fraud a "talented liar." They want Raymour Radhakrishnan (RAY'-mohr rad-ah-KRISH'-nan) sentenced to eight years in prison. The Providence Journal reports the 29-year-old wants to serve one day behind bars, a year of home confinement and 2,000 hours of community service.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's first medical marijuana facility hopes to have final state approval by the end of the month. The Providence Journal reports B&B consulting in Warwick has received initial state approval to establish an ambulatory care facility focusing on medical marijuana. Two doctors would recommend patients to enter the program.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and state Sen. Marc Cote honored a World War II veteran from Woonsocket today. They presented medals to George Bourque that he earned serving on a landing ship more than 65 years ago, but never received.
NEW YORK (AP) - An absentee bidder today paid $965,000 for the Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The defining moment marked Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock 'n' roll.
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