PROVIDENCE, RI – The ragtag army that is the Occupy Wall Street movement has been ridiculed by politicians, talk show nation and many in the media. But with a Congressional Budget Office report showing the top 1 percent nearly tripled their wealth in the last 30 years, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says this protest seems to be resonating with the remaining 99 percent.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Coastal Resource Management Council is asking residents who live in areas that flood to take pictures of their property during this week's extremely high tides. The photos will give researchers a glimpse into the future.
The sun, moon and Earth are aligned in such a way that the gravitational pull is creating extremely high tides this week. The highest tides are during the day this month, so researchers are asking residents to snap a photo and send it to them.
Providence, RI – Investigators are ruling out murder as the cause of death for a Tiverton woman and a man from New Hampshire who died on a cruise ship docked in Boston. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says it's likely medical conditions contributed to the deaths of the unnamed 67 year old woman from Tiverton and the 23 year old man from New Hampshire.
Spokesman Jake Wark says an initial autopsy and investigation of the deceased's rooms showed no indication of foul play.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The University of Rhode Island says a student athlete has died following a workout.
The school reports that Joseph Paul Ciancola of Orange, Connecticut, died Thursday. He suffered an unspecified medical emergency during a baseball team preseason workout on Monday. The 20-year-old student passed away at Rhode Island Hospital.
The school says the workout was supervised by a coach certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Ever wonder why things happen? Why the simplest, most mundane, even boring conversation, can suddenly blast into a Vesuvian eruption? Playwright Bruce Norris sure seems to think about things like that.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine is appealing to lawmakers to pass the pension overhaul bill proposed by Governor Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimundo. Fontaine says it's critical to the fiscal health of his city.
PROVIDENCE,RI – The Rhode Island Department of Health says it has successfully contained an outbreak of mumps at a Providence school. Officials say two staff members at an unnamed school came down with the infectious virus around October 17th.
Around 32 staff members were exposed to the infected employees and all were offered mumps booster shots. Records showed that all children at the school were up to date on their mumps vaccines.