BOSTON (AP) - Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. Closing arguments are expected Monday in Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme's trial. Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are charged with killing Steven DiSarro. Prosecutors say Salemme worried DiSarro would cooperate with authorities investigating the mobster.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is planning to announce a new, multimillion dollar award for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The Rhode Island Democrat said the award will help fund a consortium that will allow for the testing of prototypes and ultimately enhance the capabilities of the nation's undersea operations. Reed plans to offer more details on the award at an 11 a.m. event Monday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say the state's new "Fun-Sized" tourism campaign is working to the tune of $1.9 million in hotel bookings. The Providence Journal reports the state's Commerce Corporation says the campaign has led to more than 6,000 hotel bookings since it launched in November, as well as more than 4,000 flights to the state. An official says the campaign could have added $11 million to the state economy based on visitor's spending.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Providence. WPRI-TV reports that the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Garnet Street. The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and later died from his injuries. Investigators said the man was shot multiple times. They believe the man was targeted.
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