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White extremism is on the rise in New England. Here's what's happening in Rhode Island.

From protesters displaying a swastika in Providence to anti-Semitic messages dropped on the lawns of Warwick homes, hate has made its way into Rhode Island. In a call with The Providence Journal on Tuesday, Peggy Shukur, interim regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, described "an uptick particularly in extremist activity – which is often a mix of anti-Semitic, racist, anti-LGBTQ" sentiments – connected to hate groups such as Patriot Front, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and the Nationalist...
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Janis Hunter Gaye, Wife of Marvin Gaye, Dies At 66

Janis Hunter Gaye, the second wife of the late Motown legend Marvin Gaye, has died. She was 66. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hunter Gaye died on Saturday (Dec. 2) of an undisclosed cause at her home in Rhode Island. “From the time she met my father, she was exposed...
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Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife Janis Hunter Gaye dead at 66

Janis Hunter Gaye, the second wife of late singer Marvin Gaye, has died at the age of 66. The crooner’s ex died in her Rhode Island home on Saturday, her daughter, Nona, confirmed. No cause of death was given. “From the time she met my father, she was exposed to the way he saw this world was aching, and she did her best to preserve his legacy as he was taken from us far too early,” Nona wrote in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday. “She took every moment to speak about every word and every note of his music, and she...
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Discover the Deepest Lake in Rhode Island

Rhode Island may not be the most prominent state (okay, it is the smallest), but when it comes to ponds, lakes, rivers and bays, Rhode Island has it all! The southern and southeastern borders are along the Block Islands Sound, Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay. Just north of the Bay, near the capitol of Providence, is the Providence River. Salt marshes are scattered along the coast, creating a buffer between the coast and the land. Then there are all the beautiful reservoirs and smaller natural lakes found throughout the state.

NEW: Tent Encampment at RI State House Given 48 Hours to Disband

The tent encampment at the Rhode Island State House is being removed by Capitol Police. Governor Dan McKee's office issued the following statement Wednesday morning. "As we’ve shared previously, street outreach teams from local homelessness providers contracted by the State’s Department of Housing have routinely checked on the individuals outside the State House over the last several months to connect individuals to available services and shelter.

People living in tents outside State House handed eviction notice

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police on Wednesday handed an eviction notice to the people living in tents outside the State House. According to a notice obtained by ABC 6 News, they have to vacate the State House by 9 a.m. Friday. “With this notice, you are...

Homeless in RI: Cranston Street Armory to open “after December 7”. Status today.

This morning it is 52 degrees in Providence – it will rain throughout the day – it is December 7th. When the Cranston Street Armory was proposed to be activated as an emergency shelter in response to the state’s growing homeless crisis, on November 30th, the Governor’s office began the process of seeking approval from the various groups necessary to open the doors “starting after December 7” for a maximum of 50 people to be located in the “ballroom” room. Portable toilets and shower facilities need to be brought in. Cooking will not be allowed.

Rhode Islanders compete on Jeopardy!

Matthew Harvey and Meghan Mello, both from Rhode Island, share their experiences competing on Jeopardy!. Rhode Show Content Disclaimer: The information, advice, and answers displayed in The Rhode Show section of are those of individual sponsors and guests and not WPRI-TV/Nexstar Media Group, Inc. presents this content on behalf of each participating Rhode Show sponsor. Sponsored content is copyrighted to its respective sponsor unless otherwise indicated.

Direct Flights to LAX Are on From RI International Airport

Breeze Airways has announced new and resuming service between Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD), including non-stop routes to Columbus (CMH), Cincinnati (CVG), and Los Angeles (LAX) in 2023. “We are thrilled that Breeze has continued to enhance its service to Rhode Island, now offering a total of...

My Favorite Airbnb: A Beachy Rhode Island Bungalow

As many of my spontaneous weekend trips do these days, it all started with a text message: “Out of curiosity, whatcha up to the weekend of October 21…” Two days later, my friend and I had booked an Airbnb. Even though we planned this trip on the...

Medicare Advantage plans for 2023

Still, considering your options for a Medicare plan? All Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) Medicare Advantage plans were once again awarded 5 stars for 2023, which is the highest rating available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Today, December 7, is the last day of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), and Melissa Cummings, BCBSRI Chief Customer Officer, explains that there is still plenty of help available.

Unhoused people camping at the State House ordered to vacate grounds in 48 hours

(WJAR) — The State of Rhode Island has ordered unhoused people camping at the State House to vacate the grounds within 48 hours, a spokesperson for Governor Dan McKee’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Unhoused individuals who have been camping on the Smith Street side of the State House...

Cranston Street Armory heating center gets big approval while challenges lie ahead

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island’s State Properties Committee approved the plan Tuesday morning to open a temporary heating shelter at The Cranston Street Armory. The 4-story building will use its ballroom area as a space for 50 individual beds to open as soon as Dec. 7th and stay open till mid-April.

PPL Corporation: Pricey Safety, It's A 'Hold' Here

PPL is a utility - which is a sector I'm fairly fond of investing in. In this case, we're looking at a PA, KY and Rhode-Island based utility. The company has an appealing rate base, a good size and market cap, and provides service to 3.5M customers across its 20,600 square mile service area.