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3:05 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Seven rescued after pleasure boat capsizes

Providence, R.I. – A pleasure boat overturned this morning near the Sakonnet Lighthouse, but all seven people on board were rescued without injury. It happened around 10 a.m.

A good Samaritan in a kayak pulled two of the victims out of the water before radioing the Coast Guard for help. The Coast Guard boat couldn't get close enough to the capsized vessel so a crew from the Middletown Fire and Rescue Unit rescued three people from the rocks and two from the water.

All were taken to Little Compton.

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RIPR News
1:20 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

RI gas costs down a penny from last week

Providence, R.I. – The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen a penny to $2.73 in Rhode Island.

AAA Southern New England says on Monday that the price fell for the second straight week in the Ocean State.

The price is still two cents higher than the national average and about 10 cents higher than at the same time last year.

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RIPR News
10:18 am
Mon July 12, 2010

New regulations for recreational fishermen

Providence, R.I. – New state and federal laws require that non-exempt recreational fishermen either purchase a Rhode Island fishing license or register with a national registry before they can cast their lines in saltwater this year.

The registration and licensure are part of a program to get more information on ocean wildlife in the state, says Bob Ballou of the Division of Fish and Wildlife for the Department of Environmental Management.

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Morning News Podcast
9:29 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Local Features
9:01 am
Mon July 12, 2010

RI art installation aims to "remember" sounds

Providence, R.I. – Imagine what it would be like if a place could "remember" sounds. That's the inspiration behind "Audio Winds," an installation by audio artist Marc Levitt now at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Audio Winds presents a rich collage of sounds that might have been heard in one particular place over the course of several centuries.

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Local Features
8:45 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Scott MacKay examines RI's primary calendar

Providence, R.I. – As the political season in Rhode Island heats up a bit, there's lots of talk about the need for change and reform. But one reform that few politicians talk about is changing the state's election calendar. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay argues that moving the primary from September to the spring would be fairer for challengers and for voters.

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RIPR News
6:56 am
Mon July 12, 2010

RI regulators hear arguments on National Grid, Deepwater Wind deal

Providence, R.I. – The Public Utilities Commission will hear arguments this Thursday on a motion to postpone review of a proposed power purchase agreement between National Grid and Deepwater Wind -- the company that wants to build an eight-turbine wind farm off Block Island.

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RIPR News
6:53 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Funeral to be held for Fall River soldier

Providence, R.I. – A funeral with full military honors will be held tomorrow for Marine Corporal Paul Fagundes of Fall River.

The 29-year-old Marine died on July 4 while trying to rescue fellow Marines at a beach off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to the Marine Corps. All three men, who were members of an anti-terrorism unit based in Norfolk, Virginia, drowned in the incident.

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RIPR News
6:52 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Cape Verde Independence celebrated in RI

Providence, R.I. – It's been 35 years since Cape Verde won its independence from Portugal following a protracted guerilla war. Yesterday, Rhode Islanders of Cape Verdean heritage celebrated with traditional music, food and nostalgia for a homeland some like Elsa Tavares have only visited.

"I feel like culture is something we can't lose," Tavares says. "The United States is a huge melting pot. The whole world is immigrating everywhere around the world and we don't want to lose our culture."

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Local Features
11:27 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Scientists discuss fate of Gulf marine life in Providence

Providence, R.I. – By now we've all seen the pictures of how the Gulf Oil spill is threatenting wildlife: an oil-soaked pelican being cleaned by volunteers, a crab covered in oil; a turtle floating dead in the water, among many, many more.

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