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4:41 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Firefighters battle Pawtucket blaze

Providence, R.I. – Pawtucket firefighters are still on the scene of a seven alarm blaze that has destroyed at least half of a block-long mill complex.

The blaze was reported at 11:20 pm Wednesday at an old brick mill complex on Goff Avenue in Pawtucket. The old Union Wadding mill had been partially converted to apartments. Pawtucket Fire Chief William Sisson says everyone got out safely.

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RIPR News
3:45 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Chafee campaign manager steps down

Providence, R.I. – Lincoln Chafee's campaign manager, J.R. Pagliarini, has resigned because of accusations that he received unemployment compensation while working on Chafee's campaign.

The accusation is based on information the Chafee campaign says was illegally leaked to Channel 10 by the state department of labor and training.

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Morning News Podcast
1:32 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Region
11:51 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Counter tenor to perform in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Counter tenor Terry Barber is performing Thursday night at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John in Providence in a program of sacred music. WRNI's Catherine Welch sat down with Barber to talk about his music.

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Top Stories
7:08 am
Thu October 14, 2010

URI investigates intoxication cases

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of Rhode Island is investigating dozens of cases of intoxication Tuesday night.

University spokesman Dave Lavalle says paramedics had to treat 34 people for inebriation. Eleven of them had to be hospitalized. Eighteen of the calls for help came from the Ryan Center during a hip hop concert where alcohol was banned.

Lavalle says students who were drinking illegally will be referred to the school's judicial process.

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Local Features
7:08 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Rob Rainville makes his pitch for attorney general

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – All this week, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay is talking with the candidates in Rhode Island's attorney general race. We continue today with independent Rob Rainville.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 am
Thu October 14, 2010

This I Believe: Skepticism

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Doctor Stanley Aronson is dean of medicine emeritus at Brown University. He warns us against un-due devotion to our beliefs.

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RIPR News
6:32 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Mark Morris debuts new show in Boston

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.

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Top Stories
6:29 am
Thu October 14, 2010

CVS fined for selling meth ingredient

Photo by Alex Nunes

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.

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RIPR News
6:24 am
Thu October 14, 2010

Students wrap up NECAP testing

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.

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