PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the milk they sent. WPRI-TV reports a judge this week approved a judgment against MommyMilk Creations, whose customers complained they'd sent the company bags of their breast milk but had been waiting up to two years for it to send their promised creations. The company must refund $15,000 to 114 customers but promises on its website, "All remaining orders are being completed."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A staffer at the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office has been fired after her arrest on charges of unlawfully accessing state computers and removing data. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said 41-year-old Shanice In, of Providence, had been employed at the office's Bureau of Criminal Identification for about eight months before being terminated. WPRI-TV reports In cleared the criminal records for two men, including one she was apparently dating.
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - A tuition-free college proposal that attracted national attention to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and raised the hopes of college-bound high school seniors has survived, but will help fewer students after it was gutted by fellow Democrats in the state legislature. The first-term governor counts the scaled-back pilot as a success, saying she had to compromise to close an unexpected budget shortfall. It will cover tuition at the state's community college, but not at 4-year institutions.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Environmental officials have removed the carcass of a humpback whale that beached on the rocks at a Rhode Island state park. The state Department of Environmental Management said the 32-foot carcass found at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown last Friday has been transferred to an undisclosed location for examination and burial. Staff at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut will be performing a necropsy. State officials said retrieval of the carcass was slowed by adverse weather conditions.
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