PROVIDENCE, RI – The popular car-sharing service Zipcar is expanding into Providence. Zipcar has held partnerships with city universities for over five years. But Thursday's announcement will focus the service more centrally downtown.
Brown's Executive Vice President for Planning Dick Spies says though the school's program started with just two cars, it now records about 30,000 miles per month.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Firefighters Union says firefighters aren't thrilled with the concessions the city is asking them to make. The union held two meetings Thursday to update members on the status of contract negotiations.
Union president Paul Doughty says the city is threatening to lay off 58 firefighters if they don't give up a three percent raise scheduled to take effect June 30th.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin says he's "shocked" by how long it took Citibank to inform the public of a massive security breach. And Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has fired off a stern letter to Citibank demanding to know how this will impact Rhode Island customers.
PROVIDENCE, RI – More powerful thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon through the evening. The biggest danger, according to the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, is for damaging winds and large hail. Heavy downpours could also cause flooding.
The National Weather Service says the time frame of greatest risk appears to be between 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm, but there could also be severe thunderstorms earlier.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island is experiencing a spike in the number of gay and bi-sexual men with syphilis or HIV and the federal government is trying to figure out why.
The state department of health called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help when it noticed that the number of syphilis cases among men who have sex with men jumped from 20 to 54 in just two years.