PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation to break ground on a multimillion-dollar development planned for the area formerly occupied by Interstate 195. Raimondo, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline_ all Democrats _and others are expected to gather at the site of the Wexford Innovation Complex on Monday morning. Officials first announced a multi-use complex for the area in May 2015.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say two Providence residents have been charged in a social media scheme that bilked victims out of more than $22,000. State police allege Zaria Harrell solicited money from people on social media and said she'd send back 10 times the amount sent to her. Police say Harrell and Isaiah Pinkerton would pick up money wired to them at sites in North Providence and Providence. Court records don't list an attorney for either defendant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Legislation aimed at enabling Rhode Island to adopt fifth-generation wireless technology, known as 5G, is heading to Gov. Gina Raimondo for approval. The General Assembly last week passed the legislation that sponsors say will facilitate the installation of technology for the network in the state. The legislation would allow wireless service providers to install the small equipment necessary to establish the network in Rhode Island alongside existing infrastructure such as poles or buildings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are investigating an overnight stabbing at a Providence bar. Officers responded to La Base Sports Bar just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Police say a victim was found outside the bathroom with a laceration to his neck. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries not considered life-threatening. No arrests have been made.
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