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RI Cops Probed For Making Teens Do Pushups As Punishment  [VIDEO]

RI Cops Probed For Making Teens Do Pushups As Punishment [VIDEO]

Four police officers in Rhode Island are being investigated for making five boys do pushups on the side of a street as punishment for damaging a mailbox. Acting North Providence Police Chief Paul Martellini says a woman called police Friday to report her mailbox was damaged. Officers then pulled over a car... Read More »

Nation's Oldest General Store Closing After 224 Years

Nation's Oldest General Store Closing After 224 Years

A general store in Rhode Island that state officials once proclaimed the oldest in the country is closing its doors after 224 years. Gray's store in the Adamsville village in Little Compton opened in 1788 and has been in continuous operation ever since. It's set to close on Sunday. Read More »

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Read More »

'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline

'Skills Gap' Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline

By Erika Niedowski PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- John Russo's chemical lab in North Kingstown has been growing in recent years, even despite a deflated economy, and he expects to add another 15 to 20 positions to his 49 employees over the next year. But the president of Ultra Scientific Analytical Solutions has... Read More »

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