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Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

The voice that introduced the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for nearly four decades has gone silent. NBC officials confimred that legendary announcer Don Pardo passed away Monday at the age of 96. The cause of death was not immediately available

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Bertha Becomes Seasons Second Hurricane

Riptides Possible In Mass., RI From Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about possible riptide currents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as Tropical Storm Bertha passes within a few hundred miles of southern New England

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Rendition from Cape Wind
Rendition from Cape Wind

Cape Wind Seeks Lease Option For Staging In Rhode Island

The developer of a planned wind farm off Cape Cod is seeking a lease option in Rhode Island for a staging and assembly area.

The Quonset Development Corp. on Wednesday announced Cape Wind is looking at a 1-year lease option at the Quonset Business Park, with two 1-year extensions

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New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Rhode Island Health Officials Investigate Mosquito Virus

 

Rhode Island health officials are reporting the first confirmed cases of a nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.

Officials say the two confirmed cases of chikungunya involve travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29. Aut

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Rhode Island Aims To Share Mental Health Records

Rhode Island House members are passing along a bill to the State Senate and Governor that would require the state to submit health records of severely mentally ill people to the NICS, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Cape Authorities Ask For Help In Identifying Mutilated Body

Authorities on Cape Cod are appealing for public help to identify a decapitated, mutilated body found wrapped in a tarp on a Sandwich beach Wednesday night.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said at a news conference Friday the legless, armless body appears to be a black man around 6 feet tall, weighing 220 to 230 pounds

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Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sears Manager Pleads Guilty To Fraud

The former operator of a Sears Outlet Store in Middletown, Rhode Island has pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to defrauding the company of more than $150,000.  Fifty-three year old Joseph Kilty of Wakefield, Rhode Island entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Providence

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A Medical First For Southcoast Health Systems

Southcoast Health Systems has announced a medical-first in our area.  Southcoast says Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River has become the first hospital in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to successfully implant a mini I-C-D or tiny defibrilator

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Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Conditions Of Circus Acrobats Improving

A second acrobat injured in an accident at a Rhode Island performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been upgraded to fair condition.

Rhode Island Hospital says that Stefany Neves was upgraded to fair condition Thursday. Tw

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