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BOSTON (AP) - A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme. Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Huneeus' family owns vineyards in California's Napa Valley and in Oregon. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty in the case.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating what's being described as an officer-involved shooting. Chicopee police tell westernmassnews.com they responded to an address in the city at about 1 a.m. for a well-being check. Police said on the department Facebook page that one person was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. No officers were injured.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence coach Ed Cooley has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to remain with the Friars and withdrawn his name from consideration for the top job at Michigan. Providence President Rev. Brian Shanley announced the extension in an emailed statement Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. In eight seasons at Providence, Cooley has a 162-110 record, and five consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee has been fined $250 by the state Ethics Commission for failing to disclose a trip he took to Taiwan. The commission requires state officials to report out-of-state trips valued at more than $250 and paid for by a foreign government. McKee, who met privately with the commission Tuesday, said he was "happy with the outcome." He previously called the omissions an honest mistake.
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