Spot The Spoof: Officials Say Scam Artists Get Savvier With Technology

If you have a cellphone, you’ve probably received a call from a scam artist. And Rhode Island Officials say it’s not just the elderly falling victim.

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Warwick Sewer Authority

Warwick Sewer Authority Finishes Repairs On Collapsed Sewer Line

The Warwick Sewer Authority has finished repairing a collapsed sewer pipe that spilled about 300,000 gallons of sewage into Buckeye Brook last month.

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A New England-based environmental advocacy group says the region is making progress improving air quality, but more work needs to done. 

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung and other campaigns condemned Tuesday the use of a noose to display a Fung campaign side in Chepachet.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been improperly denying claims for mental health and addiction treatment, according to the results of an examination by the state Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC).

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North Smithfield's Town Council will revisit a previously approved nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products because of public backlash.

Town Council President John Beauregard said Wednesday he has called a special meeting for Monday to make a motion to recall the vote, which passed by a 3-2 vote earlier this week.

The resolution brought immediate criticism from the state's NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union,  whose director called it "a disdain for both freedom and equality."

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This year's large number of squirrels are not just frustrating drivers around the region, but also farmers as the harvest season continues.

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For more than a decade, Central Falls has had the highest teen pregnancy rate in Rhode Island. The rate has declined significantly in recent years, but one thing hasn’t changed: Teens who have babies are far less likely to graduate from high school or earn a college degree. 


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Florence is no longer a hurricane, but forecasters say it’s still packing a punch. 

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Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is a key vote in the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As she continues to weigh her position on whether to support him, Collins is under close scrutiny, and has been subject to a lot of outside pressure — some of which she says have gone too far.

Most of the media coverage of last week’s Rhode Island primaries focused on the statewide contests for governor and lieutenant governor. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says if you are seeking clues to change, look at General Assembly and city council contests.

Now that we political junkies have spent a year or so obsessing about the Rhode Island primary, there's just a bit more than seven weeks until Rhode Island's general election on November 6. 

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