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Dog tags come home to Warwick thanks to stranger from down under

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Kevin Belanger left for war about 50 years ago. Now, something he left behind has come home.

In the spring of 1967, as the Vietnam War was raging, the 19-year old tank operator from Rhode Island began a year-long tour. 306 more words


The giants peering at you in Providence are more than just pretty faces

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The three-story faces that add color to the Providence skyline are only the beginning of the story, and of their story. 387 more words


Mystery Flights are bringing an important message around the world

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — When Matt Oliveira was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and his parents were told his life expectancy would be about 25. 323 more words


Houston's historic Kirby Mansion in jeopardy of being demolished

HOUSTON– Houston Historian R.W. McKinney takes us on a rare tour of the historical 17,000 square foot Kirby Mansion.

The home dates back to 1892 and was renovated in 1925 by lumber magnate and one of Texas’ first millionaires John Henry Kirby. 111 more words

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Collection from around the globe is a tribute to those who protect and serve

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — You’d never know it was there unless the friendly owner of a unique collection gave you a tour, which he probably would. 384 more words


Young aspiring performer won't let trouble silence her voice or spirit

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Hannah Wertens has been singing and dancing since she could talk.

“I put on fashion shows and performed,”  the Portsmouth teen said, peaking out from under her pink wool cap on crisp day in her front yard. 417 more words


Collector hopes his machines will transport you back in time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — New technology usually pushes something else out of the way, but one local engineer is trying to preserve the future of an activity that might bring you back in time. 265 more words