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Cameraman infected with Ebola now tweeting from hospital
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:28:30 -0700

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment.

Kent State issues statement about employees, relatives of Ebola patient
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:12:55 -0700

Amber Joy Vinson is the nurse who helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan. She was diagnosed Wednesday night with Ebola. Dr. Beverly Warren, president of Kent State, said that it was important to know that the patient was not on campus during her time in Ohio.

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:37:24 -0700

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:26:38 -0700

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment.

Ebola survivor donates blood to sick journalist
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:05:23 -0700

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease, the Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday. The hospital said it called Dr. Kent Brantly ...

Saturday's local interest college football roundup: Maryland, Air Force, Virginia State prevail
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:45:09 -0700

Marshall's Cato breaks a Russell Wilson record; Spiders shut out Rhode Island but lose Barnette to injury FBS:

45 lbs of marijuana, 49 plants seized in drug bust
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:38:54 -0700

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police arrested three individuals for drug distribution charges on Thursday. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force executed four court authorized search and arrest warrants in residences located in Warwick and Narragansett. The searches resulted in the seizure of about 45 pounds of marijuana, 49 marijuana plants, 2.5 ...

Street Beat: Double yellow lines could soon be a little less impermeable
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:26:46 -0700

QUESTION: (Paraphrased from a phone conversation) If I’m driving along on the interstate and suddenly see an object in my lane (either because it just landed there or traffic had been masking it) and

Nashua’s Martineau-Nelson trial: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:30:54 -0700

For a couple of months now, every time he starts talking about one of Nashua’s most sensational murder trials, prosecutor-turned-Nashua-defense-attorney Kent Barker keeps saying things like “you can’t write a script this good.” But he can – because, along with a bunch of other litigants from both sides of the courtroom, he did. The other thing Barker often says is “you can’t make this stuff up ...

Prince George’s County crime report
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:39:31 -0700

Among incidents reported by police in Prince George?s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.