News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST
(AP) - At least a dozen people say they saw a bright fireball blazing across the night sky in New England. The American Meteor Society says it has so far received reports from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence adult entertainment club has been shut down after police say three employees were arrested on prostitution charges. Police on Wednesday asked the city's Board of Licenses to shut down the Foxy Lady until the board holds a show-cause hearing Thursday. The board will then have 10 days to make a final decision Police say three women who worked at the club offered to perform sexual acts with customers in exchange for $300 and club management was aware.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Providence city councilman who was charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a youth track program he founded has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Kevin Jackson was also ordered Wednesday to pay back the money and fined $1,000. The 60-year-old Jackson previously pleaded no contest to embezzlement and misusing campaign funds. Prosecutors say the Democratic former councilman embezzled the money from the Providence Cobras, a track program he founded for underprivileged youths.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit against Google over a recent privacy flaw that exposed the personal information of 52.5 million Google Plus users. State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner tells WPRI-TV the class-action lawsuit filed Monday accuses Google executives of misleading investors and regulators by hiding the security vulnerabilities in the little-used social network. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Rhode Island pension fund.
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