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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State health officials say they have tentatively identified four of the bodies found improperly stored at a Providence funeral home. Arthur Pennine, owner of the Pennine Funeral Home, died last week. The Department of Health says it then received a report that the remains of eight people weren't in proper storage.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Issues important to minority voters are expected to take the focus this evening as six candidates for governor meet in a campaign forum at a Providence church. A state black business group is sponsoring the two-hour forum involving four Democrats and two Republicans with the format including questions from the audience.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - A struggling family-owned clothing store in North Kingstown will be able to stay in business, after raising more than $150,000 through an online crowdfunding site. Wilson's of Wickford exceeded its $148,000 goal on the site crowdtilt.com. The store's owners say the bad economy made it tough to stay open.

BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea about 15 miles off Massachusetts. The vessel docked in Boston shortly before 8 a.m. today, more than 17 hours after leaving on what was supposed to be a three-hour voyage.

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