Providence, R.I. – State Sen. John Tassoni could be known as Senator Humane. He's gotten legislation passed that requires the spaying and neutering of shelter pets and has abolished the use of gas in euthanizing pets. But he's having a tough time with another issue: the tethering of dogs outdoors.
Hartford, Conn. – The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado watch for much of New England and says the storm is over.
The tornado watch had been in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday for all of Connecticut and Massachusetts except Cape Cod and the islands, all of Rhode Island except Block Island, southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire.
The National Weather Service says there had been reports of funnel clouds in the region but no confirmed sightings of a tornado.
Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island's gubernatorial candidates are facing off this week in their first live televised debate.The candidates will meet Thursday evening at the University of Rhode Island in a debate airing on WPRI-TV.
They're vying to replace Republican Gov. Don Carcieri who is barred by term limits from seeking another four-year term.
Providence, R.I. – When Eleanor Dove Harris wants to get away she doesn't go far from her Charlestown home. She and her husband camp out at Burlingame State Park, just 20 minutes away.
"My husband and I came to a place not too long ago where we realized we lived in this vacation destination Mecca and as often as we want to go elsewhere we've learned we have beautiful oceans and parks right here," she said.
Providence, R.I. – The House budget reduces the state's car-tax exemption from $6,000 to the first $500 of a car's value. The budget also gives cities and towns the ability to tax the cars of their residents after that initial $500 in value. Rep. Roberto DaSilva of East Providence says it's unfair to target cars worth a few thousand dollars when there's no similar tax on yachts.