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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man has been found guilty for a murder in Warwick from a decade ago.  A South County resident will be sentenced for storming the U.S. Capitol.  A transgender woman has been picked to lead the Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus.

>>Man Convicted For Rhode Island Murder

(Warwick, RI)  --  A Pawtucket man is being found guilty of first-degree murder in Warwick.  Michael Soares was charged for the killing of Jack Fay, a jogger in City Park, in 2013.  Two psychiatrists who testified during the trial in Kent County Superior Court backed up a claim of insanity, but the judge overseeing the case rejected that defense on Friday.  Soares is scheduled to be sentenced on March 3rd.

>>State Nuclear Worker Charged In Capitol Riot Changes Plea

(Washington, DC)  --  A North Kingstown man has changed his plea in connection to the January 6th, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.  Bernard Sirr pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington on Friday to a felony charge of interfering with police officers during a civil disorder, and is set for sentencing on May 12th.  Authorities say he was one of hundreds of rioters who broke into the Capitol.  Sirr was subsequently placed on leave from his job as a nuclear facilities engineer for the Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission.

>>New Illicit Drug Detection Prompts Overdose Warning

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning about an overdose hazard that has entered the local drug supply.  The Providence Journal reports xylazine, a powerful animal tranquilizer, has been discovered in combination with fentanyl.  Xylazine is not an opioid and does not respond to the anti-overdose medication naloxone.

>>Sausage Product Recall

(Burrillville, RI)  --  A Rhode Island food producer has issued a recall.  Daniele International out of Mapleville says the affected sausage products may contain listeria.  They were shipped to nationwide retail locations from December 23rd through January 17th.  The full list of items can be found online at

>>Transgender Woman Elected RI Democratic Women's Caucus Chair

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Democratic Women's Caucus is electing a transgender woman as its chair for the first time.  The position has gone to Donnie Anderson, the former executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches and currently serving at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford.  The caucus being led by Anderson was previously known as the Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus before it split from the state party in 2019.

>>Bruins Lose To Wolf Pack, Crunch, Win Over Comets

(Providence, RI)  --  The Providence Bruins picked up three points this weekend.  The Bruins lost to the Hartford Wolf Pack in overtime, 2-to-1 on Friday at Amica Mutual Pavilion.  The Bruins were on the road Saturday, beating the Utica Comets 5-to-1.  Providence was shut out at the AMP Sunday versus the Syracuse Crunch, 4-to-0.  The B's play their next game against the Wolf Pack in Hartford on Wednesday.

Jim McCabe/arm  MA)


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