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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rhode Island’

Eliza Dushku Robbed In Rhode Island At Comic Con

Eliza Dushku was robbed over the weekend in Rhode Island. The actress, best known for playing Faith Lehane on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was checking into the Omni hotel in Providence, Rhode Island when two men dressed in costumes stole her Louis Vuitton duffel bag. Dushky, obviously upset, live tweeted the entire incident, begging for help from the hotel in …

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Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

The U.S. Navy is set to send the decommissioned supercarrier USS Saratoga from Newport, Rhode Island to Texas to be dismantled, but a family of peregrine falcons nesting on board has caused a delay. The Navy isn’t moving the ship until the fledglings are ready to take flight. Naval Station Newport contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the …

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Circus Accident Leaves Nine Performers Injured

Nine performers were injured in a horrifying circus accident at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ Legends show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday. The accident happened during the show’s hair-hanging act; several acrobats were suspended up to 35 feet in the air when a platform collapsed, causing them to fall to the ground. According to WPRI, the …

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Potato Arrest: Police Put An End To Crime Spree

Police authorities from Providence, Rhode Island, put an end to a robbery suspect’s potato crime spree Friday afternoon. No, this man did not try to steal potatoes; instead, he used the starchy vegetable as a weapon in two separate robbery attempts. Gary Deming, who hails from Cranston, first headed to a convenience store in the city’s Charles neighborhood, wherein he …

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Rhode Island Settles Mental Disability Segregation Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the state of Rhode Island has agreed to the terms of a settlement meant to tackle the issue of discrimination in the state. The U.S. had claimed that Rhode Island was violating the rights of the mentally disabled in the state. According to the terms of the agreement, 2,000 Rhode Islanders with …

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Gordon Fox Resigns As Rhode Island’s Speaker Of The House

Rhode Island Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox, announced his resignation on Saturday following the raid of his home and office on Friday. Law enforcement officials were reportedly looking for evidence in a criminal investigation regarding an undisclosed issue. Fox, 52, is Rhode Island’s first openly gay Speaker of the House. A spokesperson for Fox said that he will no longer …

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Game Industry Rallies Together To Find Jobs For Laid Off 38 Studios Employees

I’ve been hesitant to cover the recent news regarding Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, developers of the excellent Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and the state of Rhode Island. The hesitation wasn’t out of any feeling that the story wasn’t news, it definitely is. The mishandling of the company and the flippant arrogance of Curt Schilling created an …

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Gun Parts in Stuffed Animals Found in Rhode Island Airport

Gun parts in stuffed animals: No, it’s not the plot of the latest “Die Hard” sequel, though, as I’ve said countless times before, this sort of “odd news” item would certainly make for a great summer blockbuster starring Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and/or Liam Neeson. I’m sure you’ll see this gimmick used before too long, if hasn’t been utilized already. …

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Teenager Loses His License For Life!

A Rhode Island teenager loses his license for life. Seventeen-year-old Lyle Topa returned to court yesterday after an October 23rd car crash that injured himself and three other Chariho High School students. One of the students remained in a coma for weeks after the accident. Apparently, Topa was driving on a suspended license when he lost control of the vehicle …

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