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Morgan Renews Call For Fung To Participate In More Debates

Patricia Morgan appeared outside Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to urge Mayor Allan Fung to take part in more than just the one radio debate he has agreed to participate in.

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Multiple Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

There has been a rash of suspected drug overdoses on the New Haven Green Wednesday, with at least 46 people taken to area hospitals. One person has been arrested in connection with the case.

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New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Political Roundtable to discuss the spread of wind power in southeastern New England, his opposition to expanding charter schools, and the race for governor in Massachusetts.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues affecting the city, including marijuana legalization, relations with the Baker administration, and much more.

It appears that the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox top minor league farm team, is getting closer to announcing a proposed deal to leave the Rhode Island city that has been the team’s home since the 1970s for a new stadium to be built in Worcester.

A source close to the team who communicated with Rhode Island Public Radio on the condition of anonymity said an announcement of a financial offer for a new stadium in Worcester would be made Friday.

Former State Sen. Jamie Doyle, a Pawtucket Democrat, has been charged by the U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island with 31 counts of bank fraud and tax evasion, the federal Justice Department announced this afternoon.

RIP Aretha Franklin

18 hours ago

The death of the great Aretha Franklin jogged this memory:

The afternoon before the start of the 1996 Democratic National Convention was a usual Chicago summer steamer. Hundreds of photographers, reporters and technicians crammed into the United Center for the air conditioning and the usual pre-convention tasks – plugging in laptops, testing the electrical hookups, checking out seating and sight lines.

MA DAs Won't Present Breathalyzer Evidence In Thousands Of Cases

Aug 15, 2018
Minot Air Force Base

District Attorneys in Massachusetts will not present evidence from breath tests in what attorneys estimate is more than 35,000 drunk driving cases.

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Major waterways in Rhode Island and the surrounding areas are not in danger of flooding, despite several days of heavy rainfall.

This I Believe New England: Border Crossings

Aug 14, 2018
Scott Indermaur

Many of us have had the opportunity and privilege to travel internationally.  Crossing borders – where we come face to face with unfamiliar languages, foods, and time-honored customs – can be both wonderfully exciting and intensely unnerving.  The joy of discovery can be tempered by some fear of the unknown.  What are the right words to use to communicate basic messages?  What if I say the wrong thing?  How will I handle it if I become lost?  What does it mean in this country when I shake my head sideways?  Under the best of circumstances, border crossings can be a real challenge.

Rhode Island has one of the lowest rates of fatal drunk driving accidents in the nation, according to a new study based on date from the National Highway Safety Administration.

The survey, done by Safewise.com, a research group that studies community safety issues, shows that Rhode Island has the fourth lowest DWI fatality rate among the 50 states. Just three states –New Jersey, Utah and New York –had lower rates of DWI fatal accidents based on impaired deaths per capita.

Care New England Reports Finances Improving

Aug 14, 2018
Lynn Arditi / RIPR file

Care New England reported Tuesday that its financial operations continue to improve.  

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