Providence, RI – The first lawsuit over tainted Italian pastries at DeFusco's bakery in Johnston has been filed by a Massachusetts woman.
Erin Carrera of Rehoboth is suing DeFusco's Bakery on behalf of her son, who is only identified in the lawsuit as J.C.
Carrera says she bought Zeppoles from the bakery on March 18th. Her son experienced abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and fever after eating two of the pastries. He eventually received medical treatment and is still recovering from his symptoms.
Providence, RI – The salmonella outbreak traced to tainted pastries from a Johnston bakery may ultimately result in enhanced public safety. Spurred by the case, the state health department is asking the legislature for more food inspectors.
Rhode Island businesses that prepare food for public consumption don't have to worry too much about surprise inspections from the state health department. The state has only 7 people to investigate 8,000 restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and bakeries.
Providence, RI – Today is the deadline for Rhode Island to apply for a share of 2.4-billion dollars in federal rail money. The state Department of Transportation is expected to submit three separate proposals for projects worth a combined 31 million dollars. The largest of the projects would include constructing a third rail at the Kingston Station in South Kingstown. Charles St. Martin of the Department of Transportation said the third rail would create an easier flow of rail traffic.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Throughout the past week, WRNI has brought you a series of in depth reports on last Spring's devastating floods. This morning, we conclude the series with a discussion of the primary culprit in the story: the Pawtuxet River.
Contributing factors, state response, and areas of improvement are just some of the topics that a Brown University professor and his students looked into for a special report.