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Dead Humpback Whale Carcass Removed From Shoreline

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:17:02 GMT

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.

Police say they found gator during search of Rhode Island smoke shop

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:40 GMT

Police in Rhode Island say they discovered an alligator in a makeshift tank during a raid of a smoke shop. Richmond Police charged Edward Hauser, 43, for possessing the roughly 4-foot-long alligator named Gucci, during a search of his Pass the Glass smoke shop in South Kingstown, ABC 6 reported .

Elimination of life without parole would return RI to days before Craig Price

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:51:52 GMT

Craig Price. The name alone conjures up visions of a monster, a boogeyman, a serial killer 30 years later.

Live Videos | "I Did Not Expect This From AAA" -...

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:09 GMT

Rhode Islander and URI student Aria Mia Loberti spoke with GoLocal's Kate Nagle on LIVE about her experience being recently turned away by AAA for having her guide dog for the blind, before finally convincing them that they had to comply take her under federal law. "I did not expect this to happen from AAA -- but I always expected something would happen," said Loberti.

Lifestyle | Ri Dem Announces the Start of Mosquito Testing Across the State

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:08 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced the first batch of mosquitoes trapped and tested this season for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are negative. Starting in June every year and as part of disease monitor efforts in Rhode Island, DEM traps mosquitoes for testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The Latest: Angry Email Interrupts Paid Sick Leave Debate

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:38:46 GMT

Rhode Island State Police have investigated a threatening email sent to a state senator about her legislation that would guarantee paid sick days for private sector workers, but police don't plan on pressing charges. State Police Lt.

Business | Burrillville Says $1 Million Needed to Fight Invenergy,...

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:20:48 GMT

The Town of Burrillville says that $1 million is needed to fight the Invenergy power plant and that they will use Invenergy's own money to fight it. "We knew that Invenergy with its deep pockets was going to unleash a political and public propaganda campaign designed to win EFSB approval.

News | Save the Bay Criticizes Raimondo and Mattiello for Budget Cuts to Environment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:16:47 GMT

Save the Bay is strongly criticizing this year's budget and laying clear aim at Governor Gina Raimondo and Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello for the cuts. Save the Bay is the State's largest environmental advocacy organization in Rhode Island.

R.I. Hospital marks opening of opioid addiction recovery center

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:17:37 GMT

Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership were joined Monady by federal and state officials to mark the opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center.

Positive No More: Rhode Island Employers Need to Think Twice Before...

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:41:08 GMT

In a recently issued trial court decision, Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Corp .

Live Videos | Sasse Calls on General Assembly to Audit RI Commerce Corp

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:53:18 GMT

Gary Sasse "The Money Man" says that RI Commerce Corporation should receive tighter legislative oversight by the Rhode Island General Assembly and called on Speaker Nick Mattiello to review the quasi-public agency. Sasse made the call during his weekly appearance on Business Monday on GoLocal LIVE.


Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:44:48 GMT

Sen. Stephen Archambault, a Smithfield Democrat, tells WPRO-AM he "overreacted" during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. The angry exchange happened during testimony by Terry Gorman, executive director of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement.

Rhode Island Considering Legislation to Streamline Process of Developing Renewable Energy Projects

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:34:25 GMT

The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering several bills designed to streamline the local permitting process statewide and make it easier and cheaper for developers of renewable energy projects to do business in the state. This legislation would support the governor's stated goal of increasing the use of solar and other renewable energy in the state, and conveys an overall message that Rhode Island's legislature is interested in streamlining the process of building renewable energy projects.

Chic-a-Peas Recalls Baked Country Chickpeas

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:24:18 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Chic-a-Peas is recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas in two-ounce packages because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This product was sold to distributors in New York and New Jersey and through online sales.

New opioid addiction treatment center opens in Rhode Island

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:43:50 GMT

The Lifespan Recovery Center opening Monday will provide medication-assisted treatment coordinated with the patient's primary care doctor. The program includes peer recovery coaching and psychotherapy and case management services.

Health | Weiss: AARP Scorecard - Taking a Closer Look at...

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:12:42 GMT

With America's baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, DC-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its dollars on long-term services and supports to assist older adults and adults with disabilities. The report findings revealed a need for state legislatures to quicken the pace of improving LTSS for their older residents.

Politics | Where is Regunberg on RI Progressive Democrats' Opposition to Budget?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:56:05 GMT

Despite emails, texts, messages, and phone calls to State Representative Aaron Regunberg by GoLocalProv to find out the East Side Representative's view on the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America blistering opposition to the House Finance budget approved last week, he has refused comment. Regunberg, who was endorsed by RIPDA during the 2016 election cycle , was non-responsive on RIPDA blasting the House Finance budget that was released after 10 p.m. last Thursday - and voted on after midnight.