Providence, R.I. – Fire officials in Attleboro say a woman was stung more than 500 times after disturbing a yellow jackets' nest on her property.
Capt. Tim Birch says firefighters responding to the woman's home on Sunday used a carbon dioxide chemical fire extinguisher in an attempt to blast the swarm of insects away, but it wasn't enough, and three firefighters were treated for stings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week WRNI will run a series of profiles of the five candidates running for mayor of Providence. Democrat John Lombardi once briefly held that job, and he's pursuing it again.
The 58-year-old Lombardi lives on Federal Hill. He's a lawyer and 26-year city councilor who calls for reducing the city's high dropout rate through expanded early childhood education. He also backs more efforts to help small business, in part through a revised city loan program.
Providence, R.I. – Democrat Frank Caprio has a strong likelihood of winning the governor's office, according to one political analyst.
A forecast done by analyst Nate Silver and published by the New York Times finds that as of Sept. 3 Caprio has a 61 percent chance of winning. That's based on a matchup with independent candidate Cincoln Chafee -- who is said to have a 34 percent chance of victory -- and republican john robitaille -- who is given a five percent chance.
Providence, R.I. – The 43-year-old Jonathan Scott lives on the east side. He's a self-employed public relations consultant who says Providence can add jobs by building on its existing strengths of universities and hospitals.
"You partner with Brown, you partner with Lifespan. I think they take a lot of hits for having tax-free properties in Providence," Scott says. " And I think we need to start to actually ask them to get into public-private partnership with the city on different projects."
Providence, R.I. – More fallout from the state's controversial deal with 38 Studios. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.