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3:48 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

RI observes Memorial Day

Tony Calise and Mike Masi of the Disabled American Veterans
by Megan Hall

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Cities and towns across Rhode Island observed Memorial Day on Monday. WRNI's Megan Hall took a visit to the festivities in North Providence.

Flat bed trucks decorated with balloons and banners, roaring motor cycles, and a fleet of brightly colored convertibles crowded the parking lot at North Providence High school as the town prepared for its Memorial Day parade.

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Local Features
12:55 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Salute the RI National Guard

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Islanders will greet Memorial Day will celebration, softball and solemnity. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay reminds us that some Rhode Island soldiers deserve more respect than they often receive.

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RIPR News
7:49 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Civil War observance on Memorial Day

PROVIDENCE, RI – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. So it was only appropriate that at least one of this year's Memorial Day observances be held at a Civil War grave.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War took care of that in Woonsocket.

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7:04 am
Mon May 30, 2011

The Call of Taps.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Most of us spend one - perhaps two days - a year honoring the men and women who have served the armed forces. But for one Narragansett man paying homage to veterans is a full time job.

If you hear the soulful sound of "taps" at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter there's a very good chance 65-year-old Michael Jackson of Narragansett is producing the sound on his trumpet.

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RIPR News
1:36 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Foreman family relieved by Woodmansee's planned civil commitment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's Corrections director announced yesterday Friday that child-killer Michael Woodmansee will remain in state custody.

Due to so-called "good time," Woodmansee had been scheduled for release 12 years early after having killed five-year-old Jason Foreman in 1975. Corrections director A.T. Wall says Woodmansee has instead agree to remain confined at a mental health facility under a civil commitment.

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RIPR News
12:25 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

High-speed rail money

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee and members of the Congressional Delegation are meeting at Kingston Station to discuss the future improvements of high-speed rail.

The Federal department of transportation recently awarded a $28-million dollar grant to Rhode Island.

The extra money is thanks to, of all people, the Governor of Florida, who turned down a $2-billion dollar federal grant for high speed rail, opening up the funds to 15 states including, us.

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RIPR News
12:17 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Caritas emerges as Landmark bidder

Providence, RI – Landmark Medical center is on the verge of naming a buyer. And it's not one of the three recent bidders. The hospital chain once known as Caritas Christi has made an offer on Landmark.

After a long negotiating process that eventually ended in November, Caritas- now known as Steward Health Care System- is once again interested in buying Landmark Medical Center.

Steward has signed a purchase agreement, negotiated with the union, and made a million dollar deposit on the hospital.

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Morning News Podcast
9:36 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Friday, May 27, 2011.

Political Roundtable
8:54 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Political Roundtable- May 27th, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – This week's guest on Political Roundtable: Provide Mayor Angel Taveras.

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7:59 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Defense bill funds submarines

PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin says he's pleased that funding for two Virginia-class submarines is part of a National Defense bill passed in the U-S House.

Components of those submarines are made in Rhode Island.

"Obviously that's very important for our national security, but also it's important in terms of jobs for Rhode Islanders," he says.

Langevin says the bill also includes funding for designs of the Ohio-class subs that would replace the Virginia-class.

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