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A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on Jan. 14, 2014 in Concord, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed RI Health Department Plan Would Require Annual Flu Vaccines For Children Up To Age 5

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is opposing a proposed state health department regulation that would require annual flu immunizations for children up to age 5 and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks.

01/30/2014

Buddy Cianci, 2001 (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cianci Undergoes Cancer Treatment

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci is being treated for what he says is curable cancer.

01/28/2014

File photo of an ambulance. (Photo by Philippe Desmazes./AFP/Getty Images)

Distraught Man Dies During Seizure After Thief Stole His Dog Carrier

A disabled Rhode Island man suffered a seizure and died after becoming distraught when a thief stole his dog carrier.

01/23/2014

Daniel Britt, Andria Britt (Courtesy AmberAlert.com)

Amber Alert For Rhode Island 6-Year-Old

Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 6-year-old from Woonsocket who may have been taken out of Rhode Island in violation of a family court order.

01/15/2014

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2nd Conn. Man Charged In RI Fatal Shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A second New Haven, Conn., man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting during an alleged botched drug deal in Rhode Island. Twenty-year-old Lloyd Streater Jr. was arraigned […]

01/15/2014

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EB To Talk Company Issues

GROTON, Conn. (AP) – The president of Electric Boat is holding a meeting with officials from southeastern Connecticut to discuss key issues facing the defense contractor. The Groton-based company designs and builds submarines for the […]

01/14/2014

File photo of a crime scene.  (credit: Lasse Kristensen/Getty Images)

RI Gov. Candidate Discloses Crash 25 Years Ago

A leading candidate for governor disclosed on Monday that he was responsible for a crash that killed a man 25 years ago.

01/13/2014

A patient receives a flu shot.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

RI Health Chief Declares That Flu Is Widespread

Rhode Island’s health director says the flu is now widespread in the state, a declaration that triggers a requirement that unvaccinated health workers must wear masks when having contact with patients.

01/08/2014

Curt Schilling (Christian Petersen/Getty Images News)

Rhode Island Gov: Schilling Game ‘Junk’

The flagship video game that had been under development by Curt Schilling’s company when it went under is now just “a lot of junk,” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday, and he wasn’t surprised that it failed to sell at auction.

12/19/2013

A snow owl perched on a metal post taken in Stratford in 2013. (Photo Courtesy Paul Fusco/DEEP)

Snowy Owls Making Connecticut Their Home

Officials at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say Connecticut is being frequented early and often this year by a majestic winged arctic visitor. DEEP Wildlife Biologist Jennie Dixon says, “It’s called the […]

12/14/2013

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