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Last Week in RI: Murder, Bank Robbery, Parking Tickets

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

Credit: Coventry Police Department
Credit: Coventry Police Department
Monday, Dec. 23 

Electricity Rates to Jump 12%

Rhode Islanders will be getting an unwelcome present in the mail this holiday season: A bigger power bill.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Fung Taps Independent Investigator to Review Police Ticket Blitz

Cranston Mayor Fung announced that he has hired a private investigator to review the police department's own internal review of "allegations of improper use of police authority," according to a release.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Accident Closes Newport Bridge on Christmas Eve

Two people were hospitalized on Christmas Eve after they were involved in a head-on collision on the Newport Pell Bridge.

Thursday, Dec. 26

Coventry Police Seek Citizens Bank Robbery Suspect

At approximately 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, Coventry Police responded to the Citizens Bank branch located at 738 Tiogue Avenue to investigate a reported bank robbery.

Friday, Dec. 27

Warren Man Charged in Swansea Murder

Police arrested a Warren man, 54, on Christmas Eve for allegedly murdering a Swansea woman last year.

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