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  1. DMV Officials: No smiles on new RI driver licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 21 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENDCE, R.I. Changes are coming to the Rhode Island DMV that won't leave you smiling, and we aren't talking about longer lines. Work stations at DMV and AAA offices around the State will be installing new cameras that will be introduced with the new cards.

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  2. ABC6 Honors: Director of Veteran Affairs Kasim YarnRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 20 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Being out with Director of Veteran Affairs for Rhode Island Kasim Yarn is like being out with a celebrity, with people stopping him to say hello and shake his hand, and many times, thank him for his help. What may seem like a simple hello is actually much more for Director Yarn.

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  3. Medical marijuana discrimination case now in hands of judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 11 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. The fate of the URI graduate student who claims she was denied a job because she uses medical marijuana is now in the hands of a superior court judge. She claims that as a URI grad student in 2014, she was denied a paid internship at Darlington Fabrics in Westerly after revealing she had a medical marijuana card.

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  4. Summer algae bloom blamed for 450,000 oyster deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 11 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Westerly Sun reports the algae bloom known as rust tide cut into the state's largest aquaculture crop. Rust tide appears in Rhode Island waters every summer, but last year's bloom was particularly widespread.

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  5. Widow: $300 fine not enough for captain in deadly boat crashRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 11 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The widow of a Connecticut man says $300 in fines is not harsh enough punishment for the captain convicted in the boat crash that killed her husband. The Westerly Sun reports that Peggy Krupinski wants the Coast Guard or the Justice Department to levy more severe penalties against New Jersey yacht captain Cooper Bacon.

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  6. Rhode Island Sea Grant program jeopardized by proposed cutsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 31 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Officials say a proposal from President Trump's administration to slash $30 million from the national Sea Grant program could mean the end of Rhode Island Sea Grant as soon as April. The Westerly Sun reports Sea Grant officials have urged Rhode Islanders to contact their representatives in Washington and ask them to guarantee that the organization's $2 million in federal funding will continue.

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  7. Police: Man stole men, women restroom signs from storeRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 30 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Police say a Westerly man was caught on video stealing restroom signs from the doors of the men's and women's bathrooms at a Rhode Island convenience store. The Westerly Sun reports that 19-year-old Christopher Patrick Banks pleaded no-contest to a charge of larceny under $1,500 on Monday.

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  8. Yacht captain found guilty in fatal boat crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 28 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The New Jersey captain of a 60-foot yacht that was involved in a fatal boat crash off the coast of Rhode Island has been found guilty of violating three Coast Guard navigation rules. The Westerly Sun reports 76-year-old Cooper Bacon, of Cape May Court House, was found guilty Monday of charges brought against him by the state Department of Environmental Management.

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  9. Police officer in discrimination suit resigns after raidRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 28 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A bodybuilding Charlestown police officer who is suing the town and its police department in federal court has resigned following a raid at his Westerly home. The U.S. Attorney's office says there was court-authorized activity at his home as part of an ongoing investigation.

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  10. Lawmakers: Use emergency services fee only for 911 servicesRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Two Republican lawmakers want Rhode Island's emergency services telephone surcharge to strictly fund emergency services, as it did before 2000. Rhode Island imposes a $1 emergency services surcharge on every land line telephone bill and $1.26 on every cellphone bill.

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  11. Pearl Harbor mural canceled amid concerns about headlineRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island group's plan to put up a mural depicting a historic newspaper front page announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor has been canceled amid concerns that the headline used an offensive word. The Westerly Sun reports that Bricks and Murals voted to cancel plans for a mural showing the newspaper's front page from Dec. 7, 1941, which used an offensive term for describing the Japanese in announcing the attack.

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  12. Billy Gilman to be honored by Rhode Island HouseRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A runner up on the NBC TV show "The Voice" will be honored by Rhode Island's House of Representatives. Richmond native Billy Gilman is scheduled to open Thursday's session by singing the national anthem.

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  13. Charlestown house fire leaves 3 children, 2 parents hurtRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Fire Chief Don Rathbone tells The Westerly Sun the blaze began toward the front of the home on Thursday morning. An off-duty police sergeant saw the blaze, pulled over and called dispatchers to send help.

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  14. Drug overdose deaths continue rising in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    Health officials say drug overdose deaths continue rising in Rhode Island, with a spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year. The state health department said Wednesday that there were at least 326 drug overdose deaths in 2016 and 57 percent of those were fentanyl-related.

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  15. Man sentenced for operating butane hash oil lab out of homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. A Westerly man who operated a butane hash oil lab [BHO] out of his home has been sentenced to three years of probation on Friday. 41-year-old Scott Slagel, who had previously plead guilty on May 13th, 2016 was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court.

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  16. Case against man charged in beating death headed to trialRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The case against a former Rhode Island man accused of beating another man to death in West Greenwich and assaulting responding police officers will head to trial. The Westerly Sun reports that a Warwick judge last month approved a motion sending the case against 35-year-old Christian Lepore, formerly of Richmond, to full trial before a jury.

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  17. Man charged in fatal boat crash remains silentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A New Jersey man charged in a September 2015 fatal boat collision in waters off Rhode Island invoked his constitutional right to remain silent during his trial at the state Traffic Tribunal. Cooper Bacon of Cape May Court House previously denied violating three Coast Guard navigation rules after he was charged by the state Department of Environmental Management.

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  18. RIDOT gets welcome center location after negotiationsRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation decided to build the proposed center in Hopkinton after agreeing to leave out a fueling station from construction plans. Hopkinton officials blocked earlier proposals because of pollution concerns.

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  19. Rhode Island town books protest bus to oppose Amtrak routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island town government opposed to federal plans for a new Amtrak route has taken its concerns to the State House by busing in protesters. The Wednesday rally opposed a high-speed rail bypass route that could be built from Old Lyme, Connecticut, into southwest Rhode Island.

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  20. Rhode Island town books protest buses to oppose Amtrak routeRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | WLNE-TV Providence

    A Rhode Island town government that's opposed to federal plans for a new Amtrak route is paying for buses that will carry protesters to the State House. The Wednesday afternoon rally has been scheduled to oppose a high-speed rail bypass route that could be built from Old Lyme, Connecticut, into rural southwest Rhode Island.

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