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5:26 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

New England cottontail vanishing from RI

A New England cottontail rabbit
Photo credit: URI

PROVIDENCE, RI – Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Department of Environmental Management say the New England cottontail has nearly disappeared from Rhode Island.

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4:52 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Medical marijuana advocates prepared to sue Chafee

JoAnne Leppanen with the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition
Photo by Megan Hall

PROVIDENCE, RI – Medical marijuana patients and advocates are growing impatient with Governor Chafee's hold on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries. They are now preparing to take legal action against the governor.

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RIPR News
2:38 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Mixed results for NECAP science scores

PROVIDENCE, RI – New test results out of the Rhode Island Department of Education show 1 in 3 students reached proficiency in science, that's up by 3 percentage points over last year.

Back in May, students in the 4th, 8th and 11th grades took the New England Common Assessment Program known as NECAP. 4th graders did the best with 43 percent of them achieving proficiency, while about a quarter of 8th graders and 11th graders achieved proficiency.

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Morning News Podcast
8:41 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

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8:13 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Mob members testify in strip club extortion case

PROVIDENCE, RI – Federal prosecutors say New England mob members have agreed to testify against their alleged counterparts accused of extorting Rhode Island strip clubs. Detention motions filed in U.S. District Court show several members of the New England mob cooperated in the case against Edward Lato and Alfred Scivola. The two men are charged with continuing the extortion operation ran by former alleged mob boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio. Their detention hearings are scheduled for Thursday. Both men have pleaded not guilty.

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RIPR News
8:10 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Federal immigration official wants Wyatt case dismissed

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RIPR News
3:08 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Pharmacist pleads guilty to pilfering morphine

PROVIDENCE, RI – A former Miriam Hospital pharmacist has pled guilty to tampering with the hospital's morphine inventory earlier this year. Daniel Hamm of Providence admitted to one count of tampering with consumer products. He faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $250 thousand fine.

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Morning News Podcast
8:37 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Monday, September 26, 2011.

RIPR News
8:24 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Pressure increases on Dan Gordon to resign

PROVIDENCE, RI – State Senator Christopher Ottiano of Portsmouth says there's a growing tide of sentiment that Representative Dan Gordon of Portsmouth should resign. In the past week, it has been revealed that Gordon has a long criminal and traffic infraction history and may have lied about serving in the first Iraq war.

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RIPR News
8:14 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Loughlin continues campaign from Iraq

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