Rhode Island

Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

SALEM, Mass.  — The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as “Willy Wonka” or the “Chocolate Man” has pleaded guilty to 60 charges. The Salem News reports that 47-year-old William “Willy Wonka” Rodriguez pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in crimes in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut that netted … Continue reading Man nicknamed ‘Willy Wonka’ pleads guilty to multiple crimes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — Researchers say they’ve identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

Pennsylvania News: Rhode Island Man, Doherty Kushimo Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Identity Theft Scheme

ERIE, Pa. – A resident of Providence, Rhode Island, has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months in jail and ordered to make $335,725 in restitution on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David S. Cercone … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Rhode Island Man, Doherty Kushimo Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Identity Theft Scheme

Li Na, Ivanisevic, Martinez on Tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Li Na could become the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The two-time major champion from China is one of eight Grand Slam title winners who are candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, a list that includes Goran Ivanisevic, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Conchita Martinez. … Continue reading Li Na, Ivanisevic, Martinez on Tennis Hall of Fame ballot

RHODE ISLAND | ‘Bioluminescence Night’ At Beavertail State Park Rescheduled To August 21

Event to feature an outdoor movie at dusk PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, August 14th’s ‘Bioluminescence Night’ at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21.  The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, … Continue reading RHODE ISLAND | ‘Bioluminescence Night’ At Beavertail State Park Rescheduled To August 21