PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says Richard Baribault was sentenced Friday to life plus ten years. Troy Gunderway received a 55-year term, with 35 years to serve. Baribault was convicted this summer of murder and other offenses in the 2015 death of 70-year-old Fernando Silva, also known as "Captain Fredy." Gunderway pleaded guilty to similar charges in March.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Police say the substance found near the Community College of Rhode Island that sent six people to the hospital included the potent painkiller fentanyl. Police said Friday the results of a toxicology test done by the state Department of Health show that the piece of foil handled by the Warwick officer Nov. 2 tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. Police say the area presents no danger to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Family Court is finalizing 23 adoptions with 17 families for its 14th annual National Adoption Day. Rhode Island's celebration is being held Saturday to coincide with events across the nation to raise awareness about the adoption process and the large number of children available for adoption.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Care packages are being assembled for Rhode Island troops for the holiday season. Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee says he's gathering with volunteers from across the state Saturday morning to collect and sort donations from the public at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory on Airport Road in Warwick, Rhode Island. This is the 15th annual "Operation Holiday Cheer."
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