Rhode Island

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Two Rhode Island Men Face Bank Robbery Charges

Defendants allegedly stole vehicle, robbed two banks, and led police on vehicle and foot chases BOSTON, Ms. – Two Rhode Island men appeared in federal court in Boston yesterday to face charges in connection with two bank robberies, one in Brockton and one in Abington, that resulted in high-speed chases. Dong Lee, 48, and Charles … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Two Rhode Island Men Face Bank Robbery Charges

PAWTUCKET, R.I | Hasbro, trying to find footing, posts weak 3Q

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro continues to wrestle with the demise of Toys R Us and shifting consumer trends, and it’s falling well short of third-quarter expectations. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island, toymaker said Monday that it will absorb charges of as much as $60 million next quarter as it cuts jobs. Third-quarter earnings slipped to $263.9 … Continue reading PAWTUCKET, R.I | Hasbro, trying to find footing, posts weak 3Q

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