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 2021-04-18 14:30 

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Word of the Day: Compassionate...

Word of the Day: Compassionate...

 2021-04-18 14:28 

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Red Cross helping 58 people after 4-alarm fire in Providence...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Red Cross is assisting 22 families, including 34 adults and 24 children, after a a four alarm fire in Providence on Saturday. Firefighters were called to an apar......

 2021-04-18 13:33 

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Elderly woman involved in Woonsocket car accident dies...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Woonsocket police say an elderly woman who involved in a serious car accident on Friday evening has died. Deputy Police Chief Michael Lemoine identified the woman as......

 2021-04-18 13:00 

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Quick Bites: Maria's Cucina...

Our TV Maitre d' visits a popular Providence restaurant that has finally reopened, much to the delight of its many loyal customers....

 2021-04-17 22:43 

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April 17 HS football roundup: NK, EG, Central, Cranston West pick up wins...

(WPRI) Many Friday night football games were pushed back to Saturday due to the inclement weather while some were already scheduled for the weekend. In both cases, that meant there were hig......

 2021-04-17 20:32 

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After child dies, consumer product safety commission warns about Peloton treadmill...

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Pro......

 2021-04-17 19:51 

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Crews respond to massive fire in Providence...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters are battling a massive fire in Providence right now. Around 2:30 p.m., crews were called to an apartment complex on Chatham Street for a report of a fir......

 2021-04-17 15:13 

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Woman injured after car strikes utility pole in East Greenwich...

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman was injured Saturday morning after crashing her car into a utility pole. The East Greenwich Fire Department said they received a call just before 9 a.m.,......

 2021-04-17 12:17 

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Prince Philip's funeral live updates: Coffin in Inner Hall ahead of ceremony...

Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of "courage, fortitude and faith" on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over thr......

 2021-04-17 08:00 

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Nesi's Notes: April 17...

Your weekend briefing on local politics and more....

 2021-04-17 03:34 

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Band of the Week: Attleboro High School...

We'll feature a different marching band each week on the Friday Night Blitz....

 2021-04-17 03:34 

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Mic'd Up: Rogers Head Coach Frank Newsome...

Go inside the huddle as the Rogers Vikings take on the Barrington Eagles....

 2021-04-17 03:34 

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Game of the Week: Barrington blanks Rogers 24-0...

The Barrington Eagles shut out the Rogers Vikings 24-0....

 2021-04-17 03:18 

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Northampton firefighters rescue young girl's pet fish from house fire...

Firefighters were able to rescue a pet fish "for one very nervous young resident."...

 2021-04-17 01:33 

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Alaska to offer tourists COVID-19 vaccines starting June 1...

The state's governor said the vaccine offering is "probably another good reason to come to the state of Alaska in the summer."...

 2021-04-17 01:23 

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Elderly couple seriously injured in Woonsocket crash...

The crash occurred on Harris Avenue at Gaskill Street around 4:30 p.m....

 2021-04-17 01:00 

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Fleet of Saildrones will depart Newport, head for Gulf Stream...

Weather forecasting is expected to further improve when six Saildrones begin to explore the Gulf Stream waters off the East Coast....

 2021-04-17 00:34 

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'This violence must end': Calls for action on Capitol Hill after latest mass shooting...

Reactions were swift in Washington on Friday after a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indiana left several people dead and several others injured....

 2021-04-16 23:57 

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RMV to resume vehicle inspections at most stations starting Saturday...

Vehicle inspections are expected to resume Saturday morning in Massachusetts....

 2021-04-16 23:06 

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White House COVID-19 Response Team announces additional funding to fight COVID-19 variants...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With COVID-19 variants posing a threat to the U.S., the White House's coronavirus response team is advising Americans to stay vigilant and funding new efforts to ......

 2021-04-16 22:52 

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque recalled for possible undeclared egg allergen...

The soups are not sold at any Panera Bread locations and are only available for purchase in the deli department of grocery stores....

 2021-04-16 22:00 

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Woonsocket man plans to run 'double marathon' for cause close to his heart...

Steven Blais is attempting to combine his love of exercising with a chance to raise money to wipe out a disease that has affected his family in so many ways....

 2021-04-16 21:46 

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RI State House remains closed to public despite state reopening...

As the rest of the state reopens, the Rhode Island State House is still closed to the general public, that is, unless you receive special permission....

 2021-04-16 21:38 

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Group seeks to build trust in health care among vaccine-hesitant...

Dana Dornsife, the founder and CEO of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, said people of color often don't have access to the highest quality of care. Dornsife said the foundation is trying to bui......

 2021-04-16 21:32 

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Former Brown University President Vartan Gregorian dies...

Vartan Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87....

 2021-04-16 21:30 

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Rhode Island Hotel Week hopes to drive business after difficult year...

Rhode Island's beauty typically draws people from near and far, but the tourism and hospitality industry has been among the hardest hit over the past year....

 2021-04-16 21:30 

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'It's really painful': Family of man found burning in Cranston cemetery begs for justice...

"My family is hurting," the victim's brother said. "To help our hearts, please do something, because it's really painful."...

 2021-04-16 21:16 

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Paycheck Fairness Act passes in House, faces uphill battle in Senate...

House Democrats are celebrating the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill designed to close the gender wage gap....

 2021-04-16 20:47 

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Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end...

Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to ......

 2021-04-16 20:42 

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Friday Night Blitz: Several games on tap, others canceled due to weather...

Several games will still be played, however, and if you don't want to break out your umbrella, 12 Sports has you covered....

 2021-04-16 20:17 

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Mystic Aquarium releases partially-blind seal after successful eye surgery, rehab...

After having his right eye remoed and several months of rehabilitation, the aquarium said the seal learned how to track and catch fish with one eye....

 2021-04-16 19:52 

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Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba...

Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution....

 2021-04-16 19:31 

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East Providence man caught on camera vandalizing city's police HQ...

Police arrested a 23-year-old East Providence man after he was seen on surveillance footage vandalizing the city's police department early Friday morning....

 2021-04-16 19:02 

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Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot...

A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S......

 2021-04-16 18:53 

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Rhode Island Veterans Home gets federal virus relief funds...

The Rhode Island Veterans Home is getting an infusion of $840,000 in federal coronavirus relief funding, and more money is on the way....

 2021-04-16 18:38 

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RI unemployment drops, though still higher than national rate...

The Rhode Island labor department says the unemployment rate dropped to 7.1% in March....

 2021-04-16 18:30 

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Police investigating homicide in Providence...

It took place around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Harris Avenue....

 2021-04-16 18:24 

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RI mob associate arrested, accused of being 'silent partner' in marijuana business...

Ray Jenkins, identified by law enforcement as a mob associate of the Patriarca crime family, was arrested Thursday as part of an investigation into a marijuana business....

 2021-04-16 17:35 

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Dream Team: Olympic shot put hopeful coached by wife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) Joe Kovacs is the reigning Olympic silver medalist in the shot put. He's also a favorite for another medal in Tokyo. From the weight room to the throwing circle ......

 2021-04-16 17:29 

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Police: Murder victim's girlfriend was on phone with 911 when son fired fatal shot...

Prosecutors say Adam Castonguay's girlfriend was hiding in a bedroom and overheard the entire ordeal....

 2021-04-16 15:58 

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Central Falls native Viola Davis named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year...

Viola Davis has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals....

 2021-04-16 15:24 

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Newsfeed Now: At least 9 people dead after shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility; Pfizer CEO says 3rd COVID-19 shot possible...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see ......

 2021-04-16 15:09 

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Coast Guard divers hope to reach 12 missing in capsized ship...

The hope is that they have found air pockets to survive inside the Seacor Power, most of which is submerged in 50-foot seas about 8 miles off the Louisiana coast....

 2021-04-16 14:49 

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After four months, here are the RI cities and towns with the highest vaccination rates...

Eighteen of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns have at least partially vaccinated more than half of its residents....

 2021-04-16 14:25 

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Rhode Show Rewind: Dog-gone fun...

We had a great week on The Rhode Show. Just watch the Rhode Show Rewind to see for yourself!...

 2021-04-16 14:21 

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The Rhody Roundup: The Future of High Heels Looks Wobbly...

It's Friday and time for our Virtual Rhody Roundup. This morning we welcomed Bekah Berger from HOT 106, Kristen Adamo from GoProvidence along with Phil Ayoub owner of Beau Tyler in Newport. T......

 2021-04-16 14:08 

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Biden welcomes Japan's prime minister as China watches...

President Joe Biden is welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Shuga to the White House for his first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader Friday. It comes after Chinese officials are thr......

 2021-04-16 13:50 

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Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled...

The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japa......

 2021-04-16 13:31 

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Snow causes messy road conditions in parts of RI...

The morning commute has seen snow falling as far south as North Kingstown and Westerly, with 3 of slushy snow on the grass and car tops in Greene....

 2021-04-16 13:18 

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In the Kitchen: Acai Bowl & Lotta Colada Bowl...

In the kitchen today, we welcome Priscilla Edwards from Vital Glow Juice Co. making an Acai Bowl and a Lotta Colada Bowl. Ingredients for the Acai Bowl: BananaStrawberriesBlueberriesAlmond MilkGran......

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