RIPR News
8:52 am
Fri October 28, 2011

URI athlete dies following a workout

PROVIDENCE, RI – The University of Rhode Island says a student athlete has died following a workout.

The school reports that Joseph Paul Ciancola of Orange, Connecticut, died Thursday. He suffered an unspecified medical emergency during a baseball team preseason workout on Monday. The 20-year-old student passed away at Rhode Island Hospital.

The school says the workout was supervised by a coach certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

The cause of death has not been determined.

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Morning News Podcast
8:43 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

PROVIDENCE, RI – The special session continues on overhauling the state pension system... hear more on RIPR's Morning Edition podcast.

Local Features
8:11 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Clybourne Park touches a nerve at Trinity Rep

Left to Right: Brown/Trinity Rep MFA student Mia Ellis, and resident acting company members Joe Wilson, Jr. and Rachael Warren in Clybourne Park.
Photo by: Mark Turek

PROVIDENCE, RI – Ever wonder why things happen? Why the simplest, most mundane, even boring conversation, can suddenly blast into a Vesuvian eruption? Playwright Bruce Norris sure seems to think about things like that.

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RIPR News
7:12 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Woonsocket mayor says pension overhaul critical

Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine says the state must pass Treasurer Gina Raimondo's pension overhaul plan.
Photo by Bradley Campbell.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine is appealing to lawmakers to pass the pension overhaul bill proposed by Governor Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimundo. Fontaine says it's critical to the fiscal health of his city.

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Political Roundtable
7:00 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Political Roundtable: AFL-CIO President defends union position on penions

AFL-CIO President George Nee want parts of the pension overhaul to change.
Photo by Ian Donnis

PROVIDENCE, RI – Public hearings on the pension overhaul, and an inside view from the unions, it's all on Political Roundtable. Our special guest this week: AFL-CIO President George Nee.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
5:36 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

DOH contains mumps outbreak at Providence school

PROVIDENCE,RI – The Rhode Island Department of Health says it has successfully contained an outbreak of mumps at a Providence school. Officials say two staff members at an unnamed school came down with the infectious virus around October 17th.

Around 32 staff members were exposed to the infected employees and all were offered mumps booster shots. Records showed that all children at the school were up to date on their mumps vaccines.

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RIPR News
4:45 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Providence gives Occupy Providence eviction letter

Occupy Providence members have set up camp in downtown's Burnside Park.
File photo

PROVIDENCE, RI – PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The public safety chief in Providence has delivered letters to local Occupy Wall Street protesters notifying them they are violating multiple ordinances by camping overnight at a downtown park and asking them to leave within 72 hours.


Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare dropped the letters off at protesters' tents in Burnside Park Thursday. Mayor Angel Taveras has said the city is planning to take legal action to force the protesters out.

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RIPR News
4:32 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

URI student exposed to radiation at nuclear reactor

PROVIDENCE, RI – Workers at Rhode Island's nuclear reactor will undergo extra safety training after one of the facility's student interns was exposed to radiation earlier this week.

An undergraduate engineering student from the University of Rhode Island was accidentally exposed to radiation on Tuesday as part of an experiment at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, according to Terry Tehan, the center's director. He says the student's exposure was minimal and less than the amount of radiation one receives from a chest X-ray.

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RIPR News
10:48 am
Thu October 27, 2011

The Pench What's Next: Pension hearing focused on municipal workers

PROVIDENCE, RI – Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine is appealing to lawmakers to pass the pension overhaul bill proposed by Governor Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.

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