PROVIDENCE, RI – People accused of domestic violence in Rhode Island are frequently allowed to keep their firearms, according to a report released Tuesday by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The report shows that 13 percent of police departments have no clear policy for removing firearms in domestic violence situations. A third of departments seize the weapon only if an arrest is made. A quarter of the departments rely on the responding officer's individual judgment.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has given a solar panel enterprise a $120,000 grant. The grant will go toward building the prototype for an eight-car parking lot solar canopy.
The Providence-based Solar Canopy says its prototype will feature car charging capabilities and a rain water capturing system. CEO Donald Richardson says it should be built in three months.
WRNI – You know that expression, "You never know what you have til it's gone"? This is far more than an overused cliche'. It's an aphorism that comes to mind so often when something precious in our lives disappears, especially when we had a tendency to take that special something for granted. And isn't it inspiring that 12-year-old, Joceyln Mora, has already figured this out?
Jocelyn Mora is in the 7th grade at the Community Preparatory School in Providence. She lives with her family in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee plans to travel to Baltimore this Friday to learn about how healthcare has bolstered that city's economic development efforts.
Chafee says the trip was suggested by Rhode Island Hospital president Timothy Babineau, who used to work at the Maryland Medical Center. Chafee says healthcare firms are suited for a central role in the land opened up by the relocation of Interstate 195.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island nursing homes have higher satisfaction rates than their counterparts around the country according to a survey of patients and their relatives conducted by the state Health Department.
The survey shows 92 percent of Rhode Islanders rate their nursing homes as "good" or "excellent." The compares to an 89 percent satisfaction rate among nursing home patients nationwide.