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Last Week in RI: Cranston Police 'Intimidation'; Missing Woman Found

Miss anything that happened last week? Here are some of the top stories from around the state. Click the headlines for the full articles.

Cranston Police officers handed out parking tickets in two specific neighborhoods represented by councilmen who had voted against the police contract. The State Police is investigating the charges of police intimidation.
Cranston Police officers handed out parking tickets in two specific neighborhoods represented by councilmen who had voted against the police contract. The State Police is investigating the charges of police intimidation.
Monday, Jan. 6

ACLU Says Review of Ticket Blitz Investigation Doesn't go Far Enough

The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling upon Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung to launch a broader investigation into the parking ticket controversy that is under internal review by the Police Department.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Judge Rules Against Town In NK Firefighter Case

North Kingstown firefighters got just about everything they could want from Superior Court Judge Brian Stern’s ruling Monday over the Town of North Kingstown’s imposition of a 24-hour shift schedule in 2011.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

EGFD Puts Out Small Fire At PC Coach's House

East Greenwich firefighters put out a small fire at the house owned by Providence College Men's Basketball coach Ed Cooley Tuesday night, acting Fire Chief Russell McGillvray said.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Missing Tiverton Native Found Safe in Providence

Tiverton native and Providence resident Heather Oliveira has safely returned to her family. 

State Police will Investigate Ticket Allegations

As pressure mounts, Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung said he called Rhode State Police Superintendent Col. Steven O'Donnell today and asked state police to review allegations that two City Councilmen's neighborhoods were blanketed by overnight parking tickets the night after they voted against a new police contract.

Friday, Jan. 10

Driver Hands Cop Pot Instead of License; Carrying Crack

Carrying an ounce or less of pot is no longer a criminal offense, but there is no amount of it that will pass for a valid driver's license, as one Woonsocket man learned. 

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