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R.I. journalist Mukpo to be released Wednesday after recovering from Ebola — Rhode Island freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo will be released Wednesday morning from the Nebraska Medical Center Biocontainment Unit, where he has been treated for the Ebola virus, the medical center said Tuesday. Mukpo's father, Dr. Mitchell Levy, has said Mukpo would be returning to Providence after his release.
Oct 21, 2014

Father says "We're Thrilled" - #RI journalist Mukpo leaving hospital Weds. after recovering from #Ebola via @projo

Oct 21, 2014

#RI freelance journalist Mukpo to leave Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday after recovering from Ebola via @projo

Nearly 5,000 customers without power in downtown Providence; being restored in stages — PROVIDENCE R.I. - Downtown workers are standing outside Tuesday morning as electrical outages throughout the area keep buildings without generators dark. Alarms first began to sound around 10 a.m. National Grid says the number of outages downtown is 30 and customers affected are 4,687.

State to 'stress test' hospitals' Ebola response to see if there are gaps — PROVIDENCE, RI -- Rhode Island hospitals, the state health department, the Rhode Island Medical Society and others announced plans to "stress test" the state's ability to respond to Ebola. The Health Department, the hospitals and the medical society issued a joint statement Tuesday on Ebola preparedness in Rhode Island, after a meeting between hospital leadership and state health director Dr. Michael Fine on Monday.
Oct 21, 2014

State to 'stress test' hospitals' #Ebola response to see if there are gaps via @projo

Giovanni Feroce bringing new hoops team to Providence — PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will have its first professional basketball team in nearly three decades this winter when the Providence Sky Chiefs open play in the American Basketball Association. The Sky Chiefs are being billed as a player development team in the American Basketball Association.

R.I. unemployment rate remains third-worst in U.S. for September — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island's 7.6 percent unemployment rate for September remained third-highest among states, behind Georgia and Mississippi, for the third month in a row, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia has the worst rate in the nation, at 7.9 percent.

R.I. ethics panel to probe cases against GOP attorney general candidate, mayor — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has found that ethics complaints against Republican attorney general candidate Dawson T. Hodgson and Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt are worthy of investigation. At a meeting in its downtown offices Tuesday, the commission unanimously concluded that the complaints "allege facts that, if true, are sufficient to constitute a knowing and willful violation" of the state Code of Ethics.
Oct 21, 2014

#RI ethics panel to probe cases against GOP attorney general candidate, mayor via @projo

Providence school department says no schools were affected by power outage — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A spokeswoman for the Providence schools said no public schools were without power during the outage that darkened downtown. Spokeswoman Christina O'Reilly said said none of the city's schools, most of which are located in the South and West ends of the city, were affected by the blown transformer at the Manchester Power Station.

Downtown Providence office workers on standby with power failure — ROVIDENCE R.I. - Downtown office workers spent much of late Tuesday morning waiting for word it was safe to go inside as the electrical outages throughout the city keep buildings without generators dark. Les Sheeley, investment manager at Navigator Investments at 100 Westminster St., was standing outside the building where he works on the 12th floor.