crab en Tuesday, February 5, 2013 <p>House lawmakers consider an e-verify bill for employers.&nbsp; The General Assembly begins hearings this week on the state's budget for next year. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href=""></a><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:31:45 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9811 at Flame Box Crab found around Block Island <p>The flame box crab, or <em>Calappa Flammea</em>, has recently been caught twice in the waters off Block Island.&nbsp;</p><p>The crab, distinct for the red flame-like pattern on its shell, is generally found in the Gulf Coast, though it has been found as far north as Massachussetts.</p><p>Chair of the Block Island Shellfish Commission, Hermann Gempp, told the&nbsp; Block Island Times that the crabs most likely migrated north in a storm, or traveled up the Gulf Stream.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 John Bender 9769 at