Last Week in RI: Fung Opens Up, Meth Operation in Newport

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Written by Patrick Luce

Monday, Jan. 13

Fung: Fatal Crash "Is a Part of Me, it's Who I am."

"God knows why my life was spared that day and someone else's was taken."

Those were the words of Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung to a group of reporters invited to a meeting room in the Chapel Grille restaurant Monday afternoon to address his announcement that he caused a fatal car accident on Route 95 in 1989 when he was a college freshman.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

WPD Seeking Missing Boy Last Seen With Mother Jan. 8

The boy was found safe in Washington State after his mother surrendered to authorities.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

EP Police Search for Missing Passenger After Car Wreck

East Providence Police were dispatched to 4 Newman Ave. Saturday at 2 a.m. for a single car crash, arresting the driver and searching Lakeside Cemetery for a passenger.

When officers arrived at the address, they found two men standing to the side of a demolished vehicle in the middle of the road.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Daniel Britt Found Safe in Washington State

"He's safe. That's all that matters to me," said a relieved and haggard Sean Britt of his son, Daniel, 6, found in Washington State this evening. 

Friday, Jan. 17

Man Accused of Cooking Meth In Newport Hotel

Sean Costigan, 51, of Pawtucket, was ordered detained in federal custody Friday by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan  on federal drug trafficking charges after federal agents broke up an alleged methamphetamine operation at the Pineapple Inn in Newport.


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