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Death called more than a dozen times, but this soldier didn't answer

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — Even the author of “A Few Good Angels” didn’t initially believe the luck connected to how he survived more than a dozen brushes with death. 369 more words


City Life

​Look at the streets.


Past the restlessness of the mid morning traffic,

Past the anxious and already tired faces of office goers hanging from the open doors of buses… 216 more words


Meat-eating plants are not just science fiction

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — When you hear the term “carnivorous plant,” your first thought might be the movie “Little Shop of Horrors.”

John Twomey, Secretary for the… 318 more words


Firefighter keeps this life-saving task in the family

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Pawtucket firefighter kept his life-saving efforts within his own family this week and his brothers and sisters at the firehouse pitched in to help. 313 more words


Local ghost hunters to climb Kilimanjaro for a cure

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Two journeymen in the world of the paranormal are preparing to embark on the normal, for a leopard.

Dustin Pari, of Ghost Hunters, and Jeff Belanger, of New England Legends, are training to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro, noted as the tallest volcano in the world. 317 more words


A mother's fight inspired by her son's fatal battle

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — Matthew Patton was only a few months from coming home, but he didn’t make it.

His mother Lynn perceived the end was coming, but couldn’t stop it. 523 more words

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A little brother builds a film festival to help Big Brothers

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — It’s fitting that the only feature length film in the 401 Film Fest is about pint-sized super heroes.

“It’s called Return of Brute Force,” festival creator Adam Theroux said. 323 more words