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August 6, 2022
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‘Be optimistic’: RI cyclist is living proof of successful cancer research
The 62-year-old estimates that he’s biked approximately 120,000 miles since he first …
Libby the lifesaver: How a compassion dog helped one woman overcome trauma
There’s a new four-legged member of the North Smithfield Police Department.
South Kingstown police seeks names for new compassion dog
The South Kingstown Police Department is preparing to welcome a furry new member to …
Gel’s Kitchen honors late teens with breakfast specials
A popular breakfast joint is honoring the legacy of four local teenagers in a special …
Man swimming 25 miles from Providence to Jamestown for charity
No one has ever swam the length of the Narragansett Bay, until now.
Tiny pageant queens helping survivors of domestic violence
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — “A small local drive has become something huge,” …
Dighton police welcome department’s first comfort K-9
A police force in Massachusetts is enlisting the services of a support dog.
Stolen fork statue recovered by Westport police
Westport police say the giant fork statue taken from the intersection of River and …
Big weekend for Big Papi in Cooperstown
BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – On Thursday afternoon, David “Big Papi” …
USPS to unveil Pete Seeger stamp in Newport
He helped establish the Newport Folk Festival, which has since become a major cultural …
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Weather Alert: Warm & Muggy Today; Heat Advisory Through Sunday Night
It looks to be another day of oppressive heat and humidity in southern New England. The combination of highs in the upper 80s and low 90s and …
Nesi’s Notes: Aug. 6
Your weekend briefing on local politics and more.
Family, friends mourn loss of drowning victim
Dozens of family and friends gathered Friday night to remember one of the two men who drowned in a West Greenwich pond last week.
Musk countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud over ‘bot’ count
The countersuit by the billionaire and Tesla CEO alleges that Twitter committed fraud, breach of contract and violation of a securities law in …
Storms ground US travelers as airlines cancel flights
Tens of thousands of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights for a second straight day because …
Twitter breach exposed anonymous account owners
Twitter said it did not know how many users may have been affected, and stressed that no passwords were exposed.
Alex Jones ordered to pay $49.3M total over Sandy Hook lies
A Texas jury on Friday ordered Infowars’ Alex Jones to pay $49.3 million in total damages to the parents of a first-grader killed in the 2012 …
Elorza vetoes creating partly elected school board
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has vetoed a proposal by the City Council that would make changes to the city charter.
Contractor barred from taking on new clients, seeking payment
A local contractor accused of “engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices” has once again been ordered not to take on any new customers …
Drought conditions affecting mosquito, tick populations
Most of Southern New England continues to feel the impacts of a severe drought, but not all of them are bad.
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