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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island dodges snow from the latest storm moving up the East Coast.  The man convicted of triggering the Rhode Island banking crisis is denied a request to pay less restitution.  The trial of an off-duty police officer accused of firing his gun during a confrontation in the Ocean State is in the hands of a jury.

>>No Snow Observations In Rhode Island

(Undated)  --  The latest winter storm hitting New England did not generate any snowfall reports out of Rhode Island on Wednesday.  Heavy rain and howling winds were hitting the Providence area overnight Thursday.  The National Weather Service expects more rain this morning before conditions dry out for the weekend.

>>RI Banking Crisis Embezzler Requests Restitution Cutback

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Journal reports the embezzlement convict who triggered the 1990s Rhode Island banking crisis asked for his restitution payments to be reduced this week.  Seventy-nine-year-old Joseph Mollicone Jr. currently pays two-hundred-seventy dollars to the state every month.  Mollicone's lawyer says the former Heritage Loan and Investment Company president, who was released from prison in 2002, has been experiencing personal budget issues.  So far, he has only paid about fifty-thousand dollars and still owes more than twelve-million.  A judge denied the request on Tuesday.

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>>Police Officer Assault Trial Goes To Jury

(Warwick, RI)  --  Pawtucket police officer Daniel Dolan's assault trial is in the hands of a jury.  Dolan was off-duty when he made a stop in a personal vehicle in West Greenwich in June of 2021.  He shot the teen driver, Dominic Vincent, in the arm.  Dolan's defense attorney stated in closing arguments in Kent County Superior Court on Wednesday that Vincent revved his engine and threatened to run Dolan down in a pizzeria parking lot.  Assistant Attorney General John Corrigan said Dolan had no authority to make the stop.  The jury will continue deliberations on Thursday morning.

>>Woman Sentenced For Internet Scams

(Providence, RI)  --  A woman has been sentenced in federal court in Providence for Internet scam activity.  The Justice Department says Dominique Golden of Houston, Texas was ordered to serve six-and-a-half years in prison.  Golden admitted to orchestrating "romance scams" and banking over a million dollars.

>>Airline Hiring At T.F. Green

(Warwick, RI)  --  Breeze Airways is hiring.  The company which announced it was establishing a base at T.F. Green Airport last summer says it is looking to hire up to two-hundred-fifty people at the Warwick terminal.  Positions include flight attendants, aircraft mechanics, pilots and ground personnel.  You can apply at jobs-dot-fly-Breeze-dot-com.

>>Friars, Rams Win Over Butler, Dayton

(Undated)  --  Providence College and University of Rhode Island men's basketball both earned wins Wednesday night.  The Friars beat the Butler Bulldogs 79-to-58 at the AMP.  Next up for PC is a road game versus Villanova on Sunday.  The Rams at home last night beat Dayton 75-to-70.  URI hosts La Salle on Saturday.

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