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Morning News Podcast
3:24 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, December 16, 2010.

RIPR News
6:55 am
Thu December 16, 2010

'Tis the season for settling

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hundreds of lawyers and their clients have taken over the 4th floor of the Frank Licht Judicial Complex this week, looking to make deals and wrap up cases. They're taking part in what's known as Settlement Week, the state Superior Court's attempt to clear civil cases from the docket.

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RIPR News
6:52 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Bill Gale reviews "A Child's Christmas" at The Gamm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Yes, Virginia, there was a poet - a glorious poet - called Dylan before the one who re-named himself Bob Dylan came along. The elder Dylan exists as surely as great writing and a rollicking, drinking man's lifestyle carries on.


We speak of that Welsh man of letters and roistering, love and infidelity, Dylan Thomas, who exemplified the idea of living fast and dying young.

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Economy
6:43 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Council of Churches rallies RI to support homeless

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Faith leaders in the state are calling on the religious community, businesses and philanthropists to help address what they say is a shortfall in the number of beds available at emergency shelters.


Rev. Don Anderson, of the State Council of Churches, says people of faith should make donation at their local place of worship or to the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless.

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Politics
6:36 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Chafee plans Waterfire inaugural reception

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Incoming Gov. Lincoln Chafee is planning what his office says is a frugal inauguration on Jan. 4, featuring Rhode Island's favorite free public arts event, Waterfire.


Chafee's office says Wednesday it recognizes the difficult economic climate and to cut costs, there won't be an inaugural ball. Instead, the five general officers will hold five evening receptions in Providence in restaurants overlooking Waterfire.

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RIPR News
6:19 am
Thu December 16, 2010

Receiver calls for dramatic action in Central Falls

Pfeiffer says he found no evidence at city hall of financial forecasting.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Central Falls receiver Mark Pfeiffer recommends merging Central Falls and Pawtucket.

Pfeiffer says for at least a decade the city created pension obligations but failed to plan on how to pay for them.

He says dramatic pension reform alone won't save Central Falls, and recommends either merging with Pawtucket or creating a regional partnership for fire, police and public services.

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RIPR News
6:11 am
Thu December 16, 2010

RI's medical examiner has ethics violations, misdemeanors in past

Providence, RI – Rhode Island's acting chief medical examiner has a criminal record. According to a newspaper report Thursday, Dr. William Cox pleaded guilty more than a decade ago to personally profiting from autopsies.

The details about Cox's background came to light when he applied for a job as Oklahoma's medical examiner. The Oklahoman newspaper says he pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanors while he was a coroner in Ohio.

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Morning News Podcast
5:05 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

RIPR News
2:11 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Central Falls receiver report to shed light on financial woes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state-appointed receiver of Central Falls has finished his report on the city's finances and how he plans to improve the bottom line. Those findings will be officially released Thursday.

Receiver Mark Pfeiffer's report will cover what caused the financial problems, what he's done to stem the red ink, and what he plans to do to secure the city's financial future.

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RIPR News
12:07 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Health Department sanctions two doctors

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

The Rhode Island Department of Health is disciplining two local doctors for unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Anthony Rocha, a primary care doctor in East Providence, received a reprimand for lying when a patient tested positive for cocaine during pre-employment drug screen. Rocha excused the result, saying it was caused by a topical solution containing the drug.

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