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 2020-07-10 09:33 

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Weather Alert: Tracking Fay Scattered Showers, T'Storms Likely...

Good morning! We're continuing to track Tropical Storm Fay, with has strengthened some overnight. New data in overnight continues with a track near or over eastern NJ/NYC and far western New ......

 2020-07-10 09:11 

WPRI

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Police investigsting late night crash in Smithfield...

Smithfield police are investigating a late night crash near the 295 overpass....

 2020-07-10 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Today's Workout column: Improvise to work out hips, glutes, thighs...

When the words normal, regular or routine simply don't quite fit the narrative for a season or two - or three - we continue to improvise and apply...

 2020-07-10 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Looking Up column: See where we are headed in the night sky...

Where are we headed? There are a lot of ways to look at that. How about the constellation Hercules?We're on the ride of our lifetimes, whether you...

 2020-07-10 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Fleur de Lolly column: Turn to France to stock your cheese boards...

Did you know there are more than 1,300 different varieties of cheese in France?I recently received a tempting tasting basket from Cheeses of Europe. The...

 2020-07-10 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Streams to check out: Classic concerts...

While live music concerts and music festivals are still on hiatus amid the coronavirus pandemic, lovers of live music can still get their fix with the...

 2020-07-10 04:00 

Newport Daily News

Podcasts to Listen To: About the Cards and the best sports card podcasts to listen to...

People of a certain age remember when buying, selling or trading sports cards was as much a national pastime as the actual professional sports being...

 2020-07-10 02:26 

WPRI

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Tracking the Tropics: What is wind shear and how does it affect hurricanes?...

Wind shear is a term that comes up often when tracking tropical storms and hurricanes but it's not a readily-understood term....

 2020-07-10 02:20 

TheWesterlySun.com

Olean Center receives grant from Rhode Island Foundation COVID-19 Fund...

WESTERLY — The Frank Olean Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from The Rhode Island Foundation's COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund to purchase of Kindles for the Children's Services Program. The...

 2020-07-10 02:08 

TheWesterlySun.com

Lamont promises to address digital divide in schools...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials say that addressing the problems many poor and urban districts have had in getting students access to online learning...

 2020-07-10 02:07 

TheWesterlySun.com

Windsor to move John Mason statue that was once expelled from Mystic...

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town plans to remove a statue of its founder and leader of a massacre against the Pequot tribe, Major John Mason, from a public...

 2020-07-10 02:02 

TheWesterlySun.com

Coventry bar is first in Rhode Island to get shut down for violating coronavirus regulations...

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Rhode Island restaurant was ordered closed over the July 4 weekend for failing to follow the state's coronavirus safety regulations....

 2020-07-10 01:52 

WPRI

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Dream job: Company offering $1,000 to play Animal Crossing...

They will pay someone a $1,000 to test their internet connection while playing 50-hours of Animal Crossing....

 2020-07-10 01:52 

TheWesterlySun.com

Federal EPA highlights Charlestown wastewater initiative...

CHARLESTOWN — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has praised Charlestown's wastewater management initiative as a success story in the effort to improve the resilience of coastal properties in the face...

 2020-07-10 01:49 

TheWesterlySun.com

Estate of victim of Westerly Tum-A-Lum fire suing son's estate...

WAKEFIELD — The estate of a Westerly woman whose body was found in the rubble after a fire at her house in October on Columbus Day is suing the estate...

 2020-07-10 01:40 

TheWesterlySun.com

PHOTOS: Work starts on installation of new marquee at the United...

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 2020-07-10 01:36 

WPRI

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RI voters unlikely to get mail ballot applications again for September primary...

Voting-rights advocates argue the decision could stifle turnout and favor incumbents....

 2020-07-10 01:24 

WPRI

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Woman hit by car while walking her dog in Cranston...

Both women were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, which police described as "possible broken bones."...

 2020-07-10 00:55 

TheWesterlySun.com

Garvey, Anderson quit Stonington Board of Education; Rajab named new chairman...

STONINGTON — Chairwoman Alexa Garvey and Secretary Candace Anderson have resigned from the Board of Education, both citing personal reasons and the...

 2020-07-09 23:44 

WPRI

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Nation's top military leaders put on hot seat about their role in Trump's church photo op...

The nation's top military leaders were in the hot seat on Capitol Hill....

 2020-07-09 23:31 

WPRI

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Trump executive order touts Hispanic prosperity...

President Trump announced an executive order to created the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative which he said will benefit Hispanics by improving access to education and jobs....

 2020-07-09 23:17 

WPRI

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Pentagon officials: Investigation into removal of protesters near White House almost done...

Top officials from the Pentagon faced questioning from Congress on Thursday about what happened in front of the White House last month when crowds protesting police brutality were moved out of the ......

 2020-07-09 23:17 

WPRI

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Despite COVID-19 setbacks, WaterFire hopes to return to Providence this summer...

The organizers of a popular summertime event in Rhode Island are brainstorming ways it can safely be held this year amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-09 23:15 

WPRI

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RI man says he had to 'jump through hoops' to get COVID-19 test results...

Stephen Crawford said his life was on pause because he needed a negative result for a planned vacation in Maine, as well as surgery....

 2020-07-09 23:12 

WPRI

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Leckey makes six-figure TV ad buy in race for Kennedy seat...

The Democratic hopeful's first commercial casts her as the true progressive in the 4th District primary....

 2020-07-09 23:01 

WPRI

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Prov. police oversight board frustrated by lack of access to video in sergeant's assault case...

Sgt. Joseph Hanley was charged with assault in May and has been suspended with pay....

 2020-07-09 22:46 

WPRI

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Man sent 2 toll violations from New Jersey, but says he hasn't left Rhode Island...

Paul Grimaldi, a spokesperson for the Rhode Island DMV, told Target 12 in an email that "inadvertent toll bills are a not infrequent occurrence."...

 2020-07-09 22:40 

WPRI

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John Baldwin wins the RIGA Jr. Amateur...

St. George's graduate John Baldwin edged out Moses Brown's Harry Dessel 4 and 3 to win the 99th Rhode Island Golf Association Junior Amateur tournament at Alpine Country Club....

 2020-07-09 22:37 

WPRI

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Red Sox hold intrasquad scrimmage...

The Red Sox held their first intrasquad scrimmage Thursday at Fenway Park with Nathan Eovadli shining on the mound. The players and manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged it was a different setup as the......

 2020-07-09 22:36 

WPRI

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DC judge asks for full appeal review of Flynn dismissal...

The U.S. District Court judge who oversaw the criminal case of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has requested a full appeals court review after a three-......

 2020-07-09 22:08 

WPRI

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Mass. reports another 25 COVID-19 deaths; contact tracing effort scaled back...

There were 295 newly confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, reported Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable cases in the state to ne......

 2020-07-09 22:05 

WPRI

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Over 8,000 U.S. hotels may be forced to close in September without help...

Chip Rogers with the American Hotel and Lodging Association says more than 8,000 U.S. hotels could be forced to close in September....

 2020-07-09 22:01 

WPRI

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Sur La Table closing stores, seeking bankruptcy protection...

Cookware and kitchen chain Sur La Table is closing 56 of its 121 stores as it seeks bankruptcy protection, the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-09 22:01 

WPRI

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House panel pushes for equal access to PPP funds for minority-owned small businesses...

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority communities not only in healthcare but also the economy....

 2020-07-09 21:56 

WPRI

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COVID-19 made it easier to vote by mail, but is fraud easier too?...

COVID-19 prompted an executive order that waived certain mail ballot requirements to reduce polling place crowds during the presidential primary, but critics claim those changes could also open the......

 2020-07-09 21:40 

WPRI

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After SCOTUS ruling, RI lawmakers seek to protect birth control coverage...

The sponsors of the bill, Democrats Sen. Dawn Euer and Rep. Katherine Kazarian, tell Eyewitness News the SCOTUS ruling opens the door for Rhode Island employers to interfere with women's......

 2020-07-09 21:32 

WPRI

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Dr. Birx addresses how schools can open safely, mixed messages from White House...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Schools districts continue to work on how to get kids back in the classroom safely, as cases of COVID-19 soar across the U.S. Dr. Deborah Birx spoke Thursday abou......

 2020-07-09 21:27 

WPRI

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Trump: Efforts to obtain financial records 'a political prosecution'...

The United States Supreme Court has given President Donald Trump a mixed bag with two rulings regarding efforts to obtain his financial records....

 2020-07-09 21:15 

WPRI

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After 9 shootings in 5 weeks, Fall River officials seek to get gun violence under control...

"All residents of any neighborhood should at a minimum be able to live free of violence," Mayor Paul Coogan said Thursday....

 2020-07-09 21:08 

WPRI

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WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible...

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so....

 2020-07-09 21:00 

WPRI

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West Nile Virus detected in two Massachusetts mosquito samples...

Less than a week after reporting that two mosquito samples tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday that an additional......

 2020-07-09 20:56 

Providence Journal

Cumberland Farms employee in Johnston tests positive for coronavirus...

A Cumberland Farms store in Johnston, is temporarily closed after an employee there tested positive for the coronavirus.The store, at 663 Killingly St., was closed at 1 p.m. Thursday and will reopen in a few days, after cleaning and sanitizing by an indus...

 2020-07-09 20:49 

Providence Journal

Legendary R.I. counterfeiter Louis The Coin' Colavecchio dies at 78...

CRANSTON — Just weeks after being granted compassionate release from federal prison, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest counterfeiter," Louis "The Coin" Colavecchio, died Monday at age 78.He was in hospice care after strugglin...

 2020-07-09 20:47 

Providence Journal

Meet Fay: Tropical storm warning issued for Watch Hill...

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed off the North Carolina coast on Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England....

 2020-07-09 20:43 

WPRI

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison...

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison Thursday, weeks after his early release to serve the remainder of his sentence at home becau......

 2020-07-09 20:23 

WPRI

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Sunscreen dispensers at RI state beaches, parks now touch free...

Sunscreen dispensers have returned to all Rhode Island state beaches and parks for the summer, but this year they're touch-free in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-07-09 20:20 

Providence Journal

Audiobooks: High-profile subject, high-profile author...

In this month's reviews: "Rodham: A Novel," by Curtis Sittenfeld; and "Sex and Vanity," by Kevin Kwan....

 2020-07-09 20:06 

WPRI

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Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone...

Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone because the main target of the narcotics investigation was elsewhere, according......

 2020-07-09 20:04 

WPRI

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New Bedford's cultural industry marks reopening; mayor hopes it will boost business...

The reopening of several businesses across New Bedford is welcome news to many as the city tries to address a significant increase in its unemployment rate....

 2020-07-09 20:03 

Providence Journal

R.I. faces daunting challenge meeting Raimondo's 100% renewable energy goal...

PROVIDENCE -- Even if Rhode Island is able to reach Gov. Gina Raimondo's goal of meeting all of its electric demand with renewable energy by the end of the decade, it won't mean the end of the state's work to develop more solar, offshore wind ...

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