News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say a Florida man stole the identities of people, and used the information to apply for ATM cards, which he then used to fraudulently withdraw money from their bank accounts. The U.S. attorney's office in Rhode Island says 47-year-old Stacy Moore, of Miami Beach, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday of 18 counts including bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and mail theft.
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) - A Massachusetts police officer has shot and injured a man who may have been suicidal and refused to drop a large knife he was holding. A spokesman for the Hampden district attorney says Chicopee police shot the man twice at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after a stun gun failed to subdue him. The man, 55-year-old Dauda Handan, was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
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R.I. (AP) - Providence coach Ed Cooley has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to remain with the Friars and withdrawn his name from consideration for the top job at Michigan.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.
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