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 April 4, 2005
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Vatican says popeÔŅĹs funeral will be Friday; burial in St. PeterÔŅĹs Basilica grotto
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul IIÔŅĹs funeral will be held Friday morning, and his remains will be interred in the grotto of St. PeterÔŅĹs Basilica where pontiffs throughout the ages have been laid to rest, the Vatican said Monday.
National Weather Service issues flood warning for Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A flood warning remains in effect in Providence County. The National Weather Service says the storm that has dropped between two and three inches of rain since Saturday morning is likely to cause some small streams to flood today.
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Panel to review applications for state fire marshal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. A panel that will pick the state's new fire marshal will begin reviewing applications next week.

Twenty-nine people have applied for the job, including the...

World War II veteran receives Distinguished Flying Cross
CRANSTON, R.I. Senator Jack Reed is awarding a World War Two veteran from Coventry today with an award for his service.

Edouard Jacques will receive the Distinguished Flying...

Next rotation of Air National Guard return to Iraq
CRANSTON, R.I. More than two dozen National Guard troops are leaving for Iraq this morning.

The 25 members of the 143rd Airlift Wing are departing from Quonset Air...

Rhode Island Kids Count releases annual report on state's children
WARWICK, R.I. Rhode Island Kids Count is releasing its annual report on the well-being of young Rhode Islanders today.

The statistics cover 59 aspects of children's...

Former attorney general to announce decision on Senate candidacy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Former Rhode Island Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse plans to make an announcement about the 2006 Senate race this morning.

Whitehouse has been...

Congressman announces funding for Providence College arts center
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Congressman Patrick Kennedy is set to visit Providence College today to formally announce a 700-thousand dollar Congressional appropriation for the school.
Rapper charged in shooting that paralyzed basketball star
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- The leader of a local rap group is charged in the shooting that paralyzed a Lawrence High School basketball star. Police say a witness identified twenty-six-year-old Luis Ramos,
Special forces company prepares for overseas deployment
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Fifty members of a Rhode Island National Guard special forces group deploy for duty overseas today. The group leaves this morning from the National GuardÔŅĹs Middletown Armory.
Doctors say expanding emergency departments needed, but worrying
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- This week, Rhode Island Hospital opens its expanded emergency department, joining hospitals around the state that have increased their E-RÔŅĹs capacities. Doctors say the space is needed, but that the need indicates a troubling trend.
Doctor set for resentencing due to Supreme Court ruling on guidelines
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A New York dermatologist will be resentenced on charges of health care fraud and drug trafficking, following a Supreme Court decision that struck down parts of the federal sentencing guidelines.
Central Falls police find children living in squalor
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) -- Police in Central Falls say they found children living in squalor when they raided the apartment of a suspected drug dealer. Detectives went to the apartment armed with a search warrant after an undercover police officer allegedly bought drugs from a tenant.
Baby harmed by someone other than his mother
BOSTON (AP) -- The state Department of Social Services says a nine-month-old boy who died Thursday was harmed by someone other than his mother. The boy was pronounced dead Thursday after being rushed to a Boston hospital from an M-B-T-A bus. He had bruises on his body.
No smoking: Health sends notices to previously exempted businesses
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The state Health Department has sent notices to businesses previously exempted from the new smoking ban informing them that they now must go smoke-free. The mailings follow a recent ruling by a Newport Superior Court judge.
Officials have permits, money to knock down old Jamestown Bridge
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- The old Jamestown Bridge should be gone by fall of next year. ThatÔŅĹs according to local and state officials, who gathered yesterday to speak about the demolition project.
Son calls Joan Kennedy's public fall a "wake-up call"
BOSTON One of Joan Kennedy's sons says he hopes his mother will see her fall this week on a Boston street as a "wake-up call."

Patrick Kennedy says it might help her...

Fox Found on School Grounds in Barrington
Judge temporarily extends statewide smoking ban
Pope appoints new bishop in Providence
Pope accepts resignation of Providence bishop

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