Massachusetts

Environment
9:24 am
Wed August 7, 2013

UPDATE: West Nile Virus Found In Rhode Island

Mosquitoes in Seekonk have tested positive for West Nile Virus, none in Rhode Island have so far.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced the first finding of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in the state this year.

The department routinely checks mosquitoes for both West Nile Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis starting in the late spring.

Alan Getman of the DEM said West Nile Virus has been in Rhode Island for twelve years, and today’s reappearance was not unexpected.

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Transportation
12:06 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

After Steady Climb, Gas Prices Dip Slightly in RI & MA

Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will find gas prices a bit lower. The slight dip comes after a steady climb for the last month at the pumps.

A gallon for regular unleaded is down three cents this week, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.

The average gallon in Rhode Island is at $3.77, that’s much higher than the national average. And it’s almost a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying. Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.69 a gallon for regular unleaded. That’s down two cents from last week.

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Weather
9:06 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Snowfall Varies Widely in Small Area

Providence, RI
Credit Aaron Read / RIPR

The National Weather Service predicts Rhode Island will get another one to two inches of snow Friday.  This is much less than the eight to ten inches which had been initially projected for Thursday and Friday.

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Economy
8:21 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Gas Prices Still Going Up in Rhode Island

Cars at Gas Station Pumps
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Gas prices continue their upward spiral in Rhode Island.  The cost per gallon rose three cents this week, according to AAA of southern New England.  Prices are now 28 cents higher per gallon than a month ago.

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Business
8:11 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Charges of alleged corruption at Logan cab stands

Cab stand workers at Boston’s Logan Airport are accused of corruption.  Five men are being arraigned Wednesday on charges of taking bribes.

Cabs operating legally at Logan report to a taxi pool where they are dispatched to terminal cab stands in order.  Prosecutors claim the cab stand workers collected between $20 and $40  from any cab driver who wanted to cut in line.  Longer-distance fares would also be steered to some of the cabbies.

Some of the drivers told investigators this system nearly doubled their daily earnings.

Morning News Podcast
10:22 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Warwick man was working at the 2013 Super Bowl game. Tensions are flaring between the teachers unions and the Education Commissioner.   These stories and more on the RIPR Morning Podcast. 


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