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5:41 am
Wed July 7, 2010

ACLU sues Pawtucket over drug test

Providence, R.I. – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city of Pawtucket, alleging it imposed random drug testing on an employee in violation of state law.

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RIPR News
5:37 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Temperature hits 102, sets new daily record

Providence, R.I. – Coming off a record setting day, forecasters say Rhode Islanders can expect somewhat cooler temperatures today.

A 102 degree reading was recorded yesterday at T.F. Green Airport, breaking the daily record of 97 degrees set 11 years ago. But National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Eckster says he does not expect triple-digit temperatures today.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:11 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Balance

Providence, RI – Life is full of trials and tribulations. That we know. We also know that when life gets us down, the most fortunate among us are able to climb out of the depths and, indeed, thrive in ways that once may have seemed unimaginable. Such has been the case for Amelia Allard.

Allard is a Providence native, a graduate of Smith College, and a former WRNI employee. A writer, artist, teacher, she recently relocated to Boston.


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RIPR News
2:40 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Most of state under heat advisory, cooling locations open in Providence

Providence, R.I. – The National Weather Service is placing nearly the entire state under a heat advisory today.

Meteorologists say the heat and humidity will combine to produce a heat index ranging from 100 to 104. Newport County and Block Island are the only section of the state that are not under the heat advisory.

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RIPR News
1:02 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

Amtrak prepares for potential effects of heat wave

Washington – Amtrak says it is prepared to take care of passengers if their trains break down and lose air conditioning amid an intense heat wave along the northeast corridor.

Amtrak announced the plans Tuesday as steamy temperatures were forecast along the nation's busiest passenger rail line.

Extra water is being stored on trains and rescue locomotives are positioned every 30 to 50 miles along the corridor. Mechanical technicians also will ride trains to troubleshoot problems and restart locomotives.

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RIPR News
10:25 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Bristol marks 225th Fourth of July Parade

Providence, R.I. – Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Bristol Monday to celebrate the town's 225th Fourth of July parade.

The massive celebration lasted over three hours as marching bands, floats, and members of the armed forces streamed passed the crowds.

Although the parade is usually on the fourth of July, town tradition places it on the fifth when the holiday lands on a Sunday.

To hear an audio postcard from the parade, click play above.

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RIPR News
9:50 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Mass. man catches 325 lb. shark

Scituate, Mass. – Just a few days after the Coast Guard issued a shark advisory for northeast waters, a Rockland, Mass. man hauled in a 325-pound thresher shark over the holiday weekend.

Dave Vetelino caught the eight-foot predator while fishing Monday about 30 miles off the coast. He tells The Patriot Ledger it took more than 30 minutes to reel in the beast.

His catch came one week after a Gloucester fisherman caught a great white shark about 20 miles from shore.

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Local Features
9:24 am
Tue July 6, 2010

A look ahead to the Bristol Fourth of July Parade

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Local Features
9:20 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Has Carcieri finally learned the State House game?

Providence, R.I. – WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay explores the eleventh-hour outbreak of cooperation between Republican Carcieri and the Democrats who control the General Assembly.

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WRNI VIDEO
6:25 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Photo Slideshow: Heat sets in

Providence, R.I. – The following gallery was taken midday Tuesday, July 6, 2010, in Kennedy Plaza by James Wyman.The temperature on this day hit 102 degrees, setting a new daily record.

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