PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Back in the day, Mark Morris was called the "Bad Boy of Dance." Nowadays, however, he's in his 50s and the title many would give him is America's foremost choreographer. Tonight, his latest work, "Petrichor," (an all-female dance), will have its world premiere in Boston. Bill Gale talked with Morris last week at his New York headquarters and filed this story.
Providence, RI – Woonsocket based pharmacy giant CVS has agreed to pay more than $77 million dollars in fines for selling a key meth ingredient to drug makers. Federal prosecutors say CVS allowed customers to buy pseudoephedrine multiple times a day and at multiple stores, despite a law that limits the amount of the drug an individual can buy.
Assistant US attorney Shana Mintz says drug enforcement officials in LA saw the influence of CVS's policies when they broke up meth labs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Eleventh graders across Rhode Island are wrapping up state testing in math this week, and for the first time the test will have an impact on graduation.
This year's juniors need a score of partially proficient or better in Math, English and writing to qualify for a High School diploma. As WRNI's Elisabeth Harrison reports, many students are feeling nervous about the test.
Providence, RI – Independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee is criticizing Democratic rival Frank Caprio for helping direct a $25,000 legislative grant to a private school attended by his son.
Caprio was a state senator in 2000, when he helped steer the grant to the private French-American School of Rhode Island on Providence's East Side. Chafee's campaign says it was inappropriate for Caprio to help steer public funding to a private institution with what it calls "close personal ties to his family."
Providence, R.I. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Representative Jim Langevin are in Cranston Wednesday celebrating $4 million in federal grants for Rhode Island community health centers.
Comprehensive Community Action in Cranston will receive more than a million dollars to renovate its building, and East Bay Community Action will use its nearly $3 million to build a new facility in Newport.