Friday Jul 11
State Corrections Security Specialist Arrested for Buying Personal Ammo with Prison Funds
Gerald J. Masso, 53, a security specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has been charged with two felony counts of fraudulent conversion after he allegedly bought more than $4,600 worth of ammunition for himself using a corrections department line of credit.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
2 Warwick beaches reopen to swimming
The state health department has recommended the reopening of two Warwick beaches that had high levels of bacteria in the water.
Chafee nominates new director of administration
The Democrat's office said Thursday he's nominating Steven Hartford to replace Richard Licht.
Raimondo proposes office of economic empowerment
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gina Raimondo has proposed creating a special office to "reimagine" the way state government addresses problems like poverty, homelessness and access to higher education.
State Police investigating serious accident on Rt 99
By: Melissa Randall email@example.com Rhode Island State Police are investigating a rollover crash on Route 99 in Lincoln that reportedly sent two people to the hospital.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Higher Education Leader
Purcell will receive $15,000 in the annuity, not $390,000. The director of administration still must approve the salary, it was not approved by a state hearing board.
Locals join fight to end a bogus blood ban
On Friday, July 11, gay men and their friends will head to the Rhode Island Blood Center for the National Gay Blood Drive, an event taking place in more than 60 cities around the country.
ABC6 hosts free skin cancer screenings at local beaches
By Alana Cerrone firstname.lastname@example.org ABC6 and HealthSourceRI are teaming up with local organizations to offer free skin cancer screenings at beaches this summer.
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Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House
A bill to reauthorize federal funding for newborn DNA collection passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote-meaning without a vote record-on June 26. Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Rhode Island lead law effective, but often ignored
Only one in five properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket that are covered by Rhode Island's lead hazard mitigation law were in compliance with the statute more than four years after it took effect, according to a study by a local team of academic, government, and nonprofit researchers.
RIPTA temporarily moving bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority said Monday that it will temporarily move all bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza beginning Saturday.
Submarine Maker Plans R.I. Expansion
Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program, welcome news in the state with the nation's highest unemployment rate.
Rhode Island to get Superstorm Sandy relief grants
Rhode Island is slated to receive more than $2.5 million in federal funding to repair historic properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy and conduct archaeological surveys.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Senate's 'Rhode to Work' plan sees mixed success
Nine of the 21 pieces of legislation in the original "Rhode to Work" package passed the General Assembly and were sent to Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters Announce Coming Together
For over 60 years, Big Brothers of Rhode Island and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, both local affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, have worked separately by coming to the aid of hundreds of boys and girls statewide by providing them with life-changing mentors.
Which Rhode Island Community Got the Most Rain on the Fourth of July?
The heavy rains that fell on the Fourth of July are now a memory and Hurricane Arthur has moved on.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
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Submarine maker plans expansion in Rhode Island
In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photo, a welder works on a "compressed air flask" that will eventually be installed in a Virginia class nuclear powered submarine at the Electric Boat company's Quonset Point facility, in North Kingstown, R.I. Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Chafee vetoes bill on serving arrest warrants
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed a bill that would expand who is authorized to serve arrest warrants, saying it raises separation-of-power concerns.
Beachgoers warned of rip currents, high surf
State officials say strong surf is expected along the Rhode Island shoreline because of Hurricane Arthur and they are urging beachgoers to take caution.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Candidate files complaint about Fox lobbyist loan
A candidate for secretary of state on Wednesday asked current Secretary of State Ralph Mollis to investigate whether a registered lobbyist broke disclosure laws, after a story by The Associated Press revealed he loaned money to former House Speaker Gordon Fox.