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1:36 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Foreman family relieved by Woodmansee's planned civil commitment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's Corrections director announced yesterday Friday that child-killer Michael Woodmansee will remain in state custody.

Due to so-called "good time," Woodmansee had been scheduled for release 12 years early after having killed five-year-old Jason Foreman in 1975. Corrections director A.T. Wall says Woodmansee has instead agree to remain confined at a mental health facility under a civil commitment.

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RIPR News
12:25 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

High-speed rail money

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Lincoln Chafee and members of the Congressional Delegation are meeting at Kingston Station to discuss the future improvements of high-speed rail.

The Federal department of transportation recently awarded a $28-million dollar grant to Rhode Island.

The extra money is thanks to, of all people, the Governor of Florida, who turned down a $2-billion dollar federal grant for high speed rail, opening up the funds to 15 states including, us.

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RIPR News
12:17 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Caritas emerges as Landmark bidder

Providence, RI – Landmark Medical center is on the verge of naming a buyer. And it's not one of the three recent bidders. The hospital chain once known as Caritas Christi has made an offer on Landmark.

After a long negotiating process that eventually ended in November, Caritas- now known as Steward Health Care System- is once again interested in buying Landmark Medical Center.

Steward has signed a purchase agreement, negotiated with the union, and made a million dollar deposit on the hospital.

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Morning News Podcast
9:36 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Friday, May 27, 2011.

Political Roundtable
8:54 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Political Roundtable- May 27th, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – This week's guest on Political Roundtable: Provide Mayor Angel Taveras.

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Top Stories
7:59 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Defense bill funds submarines

PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin says he's pleased that funding for two Virginia-class submarines is part of a National Defense bill passed in the U-S House.

Components of those submarines are made in Rhode Island.

"Obviously that's very important for our national security, but also it's important in terms of jobs for Rhode Islanders," he says.

Langevin says the bill also includes funding for designs of the Ohio-class subs that would replace the Virginia-class.

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RIPR News
7:30 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Woonsocket family planning

PROVIDENCE, RI – Woonsocket high school will soon offer contraception services in its health clinic.

The city's school committee has voted 3 to 2 to allow Thundermist health center to offer everything from reproductive exams to birth control pills, as long as students have parental permission.

Maria Montanero, the CEO of Thundermist says in an ideal world, students would wait until they're older to have sex.

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RIPR News
2:46 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Fire destroys polo pavilion

PROVIDENCE, RI – A polo pavilion used for the Newport International Polo Series has burned to the ground. Portsmouth fire officials say the Pavilion fire broke out sometime around 5 am Thursday.

By the time firefighters reached the polo grounds, flames had already swallowed-up the structure. Soon enough, questions came to Agnes Keating, General Manager of the Newport International Polo Club, if the fire would disrupt the opening games scheduled for this weekend.

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Top Stories
10:41 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Mob musical

Arlene Violet, the first female attorney general in the US. And also the writer of the new musical, \"The Family.\"

PROVIDENCE, RI – On a recent weeknight, a cast of about 20 performers rehearses in the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in downtown Providence. But as some of the actors explain their roles, you can tell this isn't just any musical.

"My name is Mark Calozzi, and I play the role of Joe Barros, the number one hit man."

"My name is Talia Triangolo. I'm playing the lead cumatta and the prosecutor in the courtroom scene."

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Morning News Podcast
8:48 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26th, 2011.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Listen to the Morning News Podcast for Thursday, May 26, 2011.

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