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RI clemency recipient speaks out for first time about his past and future

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — John Barnes never gave up on his claim that a 20-year federal prison sentence he received 10 years ago was unfair, but it took several letters “from the heart” to gain his freedom as one of 72 inmates who… 670 more words


Surviving a century of everything you can imagine, and the Red Sox

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — In Mary Latowski’s century of life, there have been wars, hurricanes and drastic changes, punctuated by years of rooting for a team that usually let her down. 428 more words


Disabled veterans discover powerful option to rejoin workforce

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Pat Golden served 20 years in the Navy, getting rocked and rolled on a number of ships that served around the world. 405 more words


The Truman show is much more than an amazing pet trick

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — When you watch Truman, a pit bull-Labrador mix, wiggle his way into what appears to be a high chair for a dog, you might think it’s an adorable stunt. 430 more words


PROFILE: The events that provoked the activist behind the bullhorn

PAWTUCKET, RI (WPRI) Long before Gary Dantzler led a group of protesters onto Interstate-95, his life had taken a series of tragic turns that led him to his current stint as an activist. 570 more words

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A hot plate of dignity with a side order of kindness

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) —  It’s easy to take dining out for granted with the number of choices there are in the area, but for some, going out to eat is neither affordable nor possible. 349 more words


Historic dining car off the skids and on the road to the future

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — It didn’t look like much as it sat covered in a vacant lot, but observers remembered the old dining car after the tarp was pulled off for the first time in a decade. 372 more words