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5:46 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

New report on Providence cites poor financial management

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new financial report cites for Providence Mayor David Cicilline for poor financial management.


The review authored by city Internal Auditor Matthew Clarkin and government finance expert Gary Sasse says Cicilline failed to present the Providence City Council with a ``corrective action plan'' that could have ``minimized the city's financial meltdown.''

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5:10 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

State hires outside firm to bolster bond disclosure

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state has hired a Washington, D.C., law firm to help update its bond disclosure statements in response to a federal probe.

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo announced on Tuesday the hiring of the firm of Hawkins Delafield Wood. Raimondo calls the firm's advice critical as the state tries to present a complete picture of its finances to potential bond investors.

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2:33 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

RI woman who led marathon to get MRI

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

The Providence woman who led the Boston Marathon for more than 15 miles is recuperating in Rhode Island today.

Kim Smith had to step out of the race after severe calf pain kept her from moving forward. She says she's going to have an MRI this afternoon.

"To see if I tore anything badly, or had a stress fracture in one of my bones or my legs," she says.

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8:19 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Bakery workers being tested for salmonella

Providence, RI – Employees at a local bakery linked with a salmonella outbreak are being tested for the illness. DeFusco's bakery has been under investigation by the State Department of Health since last month's outbreak made nearly 70 people sick, and killed two.

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Morning News Podcast
7:38 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

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5:10 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Six doctors disciplined

Providence, RI – Six doctors have received reprimands from the Rhode Island Board of medical discipline and licensure. Among them, a doctor who charged Rhode Islanders to recommend them for the state's medical marijuana program.

According to the Department of Health, Dr. Yogesh Pancholi advertised his services in a local magazine, offering to evaluate patients for a medical marijuana card in exchange for around 350 dollars in cash.

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3:28 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow president to plead guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The founder of a Middletown technology company accused in a more than $9 million kickback scheme has agreed to plead guilty.

Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow president Anjan Dutta-Gupta was arrested in February. Federal prosecutors say he is scheduled to plead guilty April 28th to paying bribes to a civilian manager with the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command and others.

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2:42 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Volunteers clean up before Earth Day

Providence, RI – This coming Friday marks Earth Day - a time to promote conservation and heighten awareness about our fragile environment. A number of cleanups have been held already.

While many Rhode Islanders were at church, a few dozen volunteers were tramping through muddy water to clean up the banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick. Tammy Kenyon of Scituate said it was her third environmental cleanup of the year.

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2:37 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Thundermist CEO resigns

Providence, RI – The CEO of Thundermist Health Center is quitting her job to move to Iowa. The head of the group of health care centers for low income Rhode Islanders is joining her husband in Des Moines.

Maria Montanero has been the leader of Thundermist for 14 years. When her husband got a dream job working in the Mid-west, she decided it was time to leave the Ocean State. Montanaro isn't sure what she'll be doing in Iowa.

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2:34 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Newport mansions offer visitors gas rebate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering a $5 rebate as a way to lure tourists to the city's historic mansions.


The Newport Preservation Society says it hopes to attract visitors from around New England by offering a rebate to help offset rising gas prices.

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