PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It's been a busy 2010 in Rhode Island and WRNI's counting down the top ten news stories.
Number 10: Corruption in North Providence If the headline was about "corruption" the words "North Providence" probably preceded it in 2010.
In August three North Providence city councilman were indicted on charges of conspiracy, extortion and bribery. Prosecutors say they shook down a supermarket developer for $25,000 for a zoning permit. All three later stepped down and are awaiting trial.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Basketball in America back in 1957 was just taking form. And Providence Journal sports columnist Bill Reynolds takes a look at the 1957 Boston Celtics in his book "Rise of a Dynasty: The 1957 Celtics. The First Banner and the Dawn of a New America." WRNI's Scott MacKay talked with Reynolds about the coach, players and town that shaped the Boston Celtics half a century ago.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Fashion hauling is a hot new trend in marketing and it's turning ordinary shoppers into celebrities. Elisabeth Harrison met a mom from Warwick who is using the trend to launch a new career as a professional blogger and fashionista.
"I hope these are on sale. Let me see," says Audrey McClelland. She's in her element hunting for a bargain at Old Navy in the Providence Place Mall. She selects a pair of fleece pants with blue and green stripes, on sale for eight dollars.
Providence, RI – Rhode Island is still in the running to host the 2013 America's Cup sailing race, but race organizers aren't completely satisfied with the Ocean State's plan.
A representative from BMW Oracle- the winner of the last America's Cup and the team charged with choosing the event's next location- says Newport is still a serious contender. But race organizers need more proof that proposed renovations at Fort Adams will be completed in time for the race.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Landmark Medical Center of Woonsocket has suspended the acquisition process with Caritas Christi Health Care, and is making itself available to talks with other health care providers.
A court appointed special master has been running the financially troubled Landmark Medical Center for more than two years, and Landmark had been exclusively negotiating with Caritas for nearly half that time.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island lieutenant governor Elizabeth Roberts has been in political Siberia for much of the past four years. Now, a new governor is bringing her intro the State House fold.
The profile of Democrat Roberts that emerged in her first term was one of a female Rodney Dangerfield : she didn't get much respect from Republican Governor Don Carcieri or the mostly male cast that prevailed in the Democratic Party until the November election.
Providence, RI – The Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Keith Stokes, will provide updates today about the progress of talks involving the location of the American's Cup sailing regatta.
BMW Oracle Racing, winner of last year's America's Cup, will decide the venue of the next race. A representative of the team will be present at today's meeting in North Smithfield.