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10:23 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Political Roundtable - September 5, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Hurricane Irene and the inside view from Central Falls. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Our usual panel of Scott Mackay and Maureen Moakley is away this week. Joining us is Morning Edition Host Elisabeth Harrison and WPRI.com reporter Ted Nesi. Our special guest is Central Falls receiver Robert Flanders.

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Morning News Podcast
8:38 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Monday, September 5, 2011.

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1:01 pm
Sun September 4, 2011

Library of Congress in Newport

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11:55 am
Sun September 4, 2011

Warwick teens to be buried

PROVIDENCE, RI – Funerals will be held Monday and Tuesday, respectively, for Elanna Zuller and Gabriella DiPalma, Warwick teens who lost their lives August 31st in a rollover crash in Exeter.

State police say neither girl was buckled up when the car they were passengers in rolled over on Purgatory Road. Two other passengers who were buckled up survived without serious injury. Both girls were members of the Pilgrim High School soccer team.

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12:09 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Power restored for more than 90% of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – About thirty thousand Rhode Islanders are still without power today following Tropical Storm Irene. National Grid is hoping to reach most of them by the end of the day.

National Grid says more than 90% of Rhode Islanders who lost their electricity during the storm now have power. The ones who remain include large groups of people in Gloucester and Warwick. Spokesman Peter Flynn says most residents won't have to wait much longer.

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RIPR News
10:27 am
Fri September 2, 2011

North Providence Police Chief charged with stealing

PROVIDENCE, RI – State Police arrested North Providence police chief John Whiting. Whiting is accused of stealing 714 dollars from a motorist and then trying to cover it up.

State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnell says the allegations against Whiting involve a car chase that ended in Pawtucket last Sunday. O'Donnell alleges Whiting took the money from a purse after the occupants of the car being chased Whiting left the vehicle.

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Morning News Podcast
8:28 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Friday, September 2, 2011.

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5:24 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Residents going five and six days without power

John Sousa accepts a hot meal from Sharon Panuska with the Red Cross
Photo by Megan Hall

PROVIDENCE, RI – Tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders are still without power following Tropical Storm Irene, and some residents are getting desperate. In Providence, 65 seniors at Olmstead Gardens have resorted to eating free hot meals from the Red Cross since they threw out all the spoiled food from their refrigerators.

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RIPR News
11:26 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Warwick sending relief to residents needing to flush

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Warwick Sewage Authority has received enough calls from desperate residents that it's sending temporary power crews to people needing to pump out toilet water.

Most of the homes in the Apponaug neighborhood have these grinder pumps that help with wastewater disposal. Grinder pumps store enough water for three to four days of flushing and they run on electricity.

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Morning News Podcast
8:09 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Thursday, September 1, 2011.

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