News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Providence Emergency Management Agency is planning to conduct tests of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System. The tests are scheduled to take place Monday at noon. Officials say the goal of the test is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens. The sirens may be head in surrounding communities.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college. The Rhode Island Democrat says the free workshop is designed to help students navigate federal and state financial aid programs, learn about their options and get advice from experts. The workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Community College of Rhode Island's Knight Campus in Warwick.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police have seized at least $1 million worth of heroin in one of the largest drug busts in city history. Authorities say they found nearly 51 pounds (23 kilograms) of pure heroin hidden in school bus seats in a city apartment Friday morning. Officials say the heroin could be worth at least $4 million when diluted with other substances and sold on the street. Police arrested 45-year-old Jose Figueroa Rosales on drug charges after they say he allowed authorities to search the apartment.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Residents across Rhode Island have gathered to celebrate the placement of 23 children with new families as part of National Adoption Day. More than 250 people attended Saturday's event at the Kent County Courthouse in Warwick. The adoptions of 23 children with 19 families were finalized by state Family Court officials, who called the celebration one of the happiest days in the Rhode Island court system. National Adoption Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
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