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The fiance of former NFL star turned killer Aaron Hernandez wants to take on his last name.  Shayanna Jenkins is looking to change her last name to Jenkins-Hernandez to match her daughter's last name.  She made the filing in Rhode Island, as she now lives in North Providence.  A judge says she needs more time to review the request before making a decision.

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President Obama's Clean Power Plan is earning a thumbs up from top Rhode Island elected officials. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says cutting carbon emissions is important to Rhode Island because it faces multiple climate change threats.  Senator Jack Reed says the state is well positioned to meet the targets laid out by the Clean Power Plan. 

 

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Rhode Island remains West Nile virus free for the moment.  The state is moving into the height of mosquito season, but all tests conducted for West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been negative.  Despite the lack of a positive test, state health officials are urging people to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.  They say personal protection is the best defense against West Nile virus and Triple-E.

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A judge is refusing to issue a restraining order to stop Providence from imposing a new fire department work schedule.  The judge hearing the case says there is no emergency reason to stop the city from imposing the new work rules.  However, the judge also says the union will likely win the argument that the financial benefits of the changes should be reviewed by an arbitrator.  City officials say eliminating one of the four fire platoons will save five-million-dollars a year in overtime costs.

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The State Police report into Cranston police blames political interference and poor leadership for problems at the department.  The report indicates that Cranston Mayor Allan Fung was aware of problems with police but took no action.  Fung requested the report be conducted by State Police and received a copy over a week ago.  However, he refused to release it until the state attorney general issued an opinion on whether it's a public record.

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A line of powerful thunderstorms with strong winds has moved through portions of southern New England and utilities are reporting tens of thousands of power outages.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday morning for Rhode Island and for Barnstable, Plymouth and Bristol Counties in southeastern Massachusetts.

The weather service warned of severe lightning and the potential of destructive wind gusts in excess of 70 mph.

At 7:30 a.m., National Grid was reporting nearly 68,000 customers without power in Rhode Island and more than 10,000 in Bristol and Plymouth Counties in Massachusetts.

The storms were expected to move offshore later Tuesday morning.

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Narragansett is receiving close to 400-thousand dollars in federal grants for improving maritime security.  The money comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's program designed to keep the nation's ports safer.  Much of the grant will be used to purchase a fire and rescue boat with specialized equipment that allows it to respond to chemical, biological and nuclear incidents.  The town is also receiving a 24-thousand-dollar boating training grant.

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Three suspects are being held on bail in connection with an elder exploitation case in East Providence.  The suspects are identified as Sally Davis, Anthony Williams ans David Johnson of Providence.  The three are accused of charging an elderly East Providence resident over 30-thousand dollars for minor home repairs.  All three were arraigned yesterday and ordered held on surety bail.

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Cranston State Senator Frank Lombardi is calling for the immediate release of a State Police assessment of city police.  Cranston Mayor Allen Fung has withheld the release of the report until the attorney general can decide what information can be released.  Fung ordered the review after a scandal where city councilors who voted against a new police contract saw their districts blanketed with parking tickets.

 

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Consultant William Holland is now at the helm of the struggling Warwick public school district.  Holland is earning 600-dollars a day under the temporary superintendent deal, which is expected to last until at least January.  He takes over for Richard D'Agostino, who retired amid controversy over a teacher's behavior.  A key item on Holland's early agenda is to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the teachers union.

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Providence firefighters are officially working a longer work week.  Mayor Jorge Elorza's restructuring of the fire department began yesterday, with the city reporting no problems.  The new system was created to reduce firefighter overtime, and comes outside of a negotiated agreement with the firefighters union.  Firefighters say the changes increase their work week by 33-percent.

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The six New England states are joining in a coordinated crackdown on speeding drivers.  The coordinated and simultaneous enforcement mobilization was to be announced today.  The goal is to reduce speed-related crashes, injuries and deaths on both state and local roads.

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is pushing the firefighters union to accept the three platoon system in the fire department.  Elorza says shifting from a four platoon system to three platoons could save the city five-million-dollars in overtime and callback pay.  The new system takes effect on Sunday, and Elorza is hoping to reach a negotiated agreement on the change.  Union officials say the new system will generate its own overtime that will reduce the savings city officials hope to realize.

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Two Cranston men are facing long prison terms after pleading guilty to operating a methamphetamine lab in a Cranston housing complex.  Nicholas Selser and Michael Fortes have both pleaded guilty to a long list of federal drug charges.  Police stormed an apartment at D'Evan Manor in February and determined that the two men had been making meth there.  Selser and Fortes have been held without bail since their arrest.

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Over the next two weeks, the state of Rhode Island is taking aim at people who would drive their boats under the influence of alcohol.  Department of Environmental Management marine units will join state police in the enforcement effort.  There were 43 boat crashes investigated by the state last year, with three of those involving deaths.  Convictions for boating under the influence can bring fines up to 500-dollars and a six-month watercraft license suspension.

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Providence City Council candidate Franchesco Franco and his campaign manager are accused of election fraud.  Franco and Migdalia Rivera are accused of tampering with mailed ballots that were submitted during the 2014 primary election.  Franco and Rivera are charged with violating state election laws, and both are due in court to answer the charges in September.  He finished third in a three-way primary for the City Council.

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Governor Gina Raimondo says a complete overhaul is coming to the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families.  Raimondo says the agency is in crisis, and operates under an extremely dysfunctional system.  The governor says this will not be a tinkering, it will be a major overhaul and fundamental restructuring and turnaround of the agency.  Raimondo says the agency is also failing financially, wasting tens of millions of dollars on service contracts with no performance management.

 

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Providence public schools are planning a series of public forums to introduce parents to interim Superintendent of Schools Chris Maher.  Forums are being held in several locations across the city over the next three weeks.  The first one takes place next Tuesday night at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex on Thurbers Avenue.  Parents are encouraged to attend the forum closest to their home and share their thoughts on the present and future of city schools.

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A Glocester man is being accused of operating a mobile methamphetamine lab out of a car.  Police say the vehicle driven by 40-year-old Kevin Lewis was pulled over by a Glocester police officer on a family court warrant on Tuesday.  During the stop, the officer smelled a strong odor associated with meth making and discovered a one-pot meth cooking apparatus in the trunk.  Lewis is being held without bail on federal drug charges. 

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Environmental officials are growing concerned about a large fish kill in the Providence and Seekonk rivers.  Officials say the fish kill began July 17th in the upper Seekonk River, and is being caused by low alcohol levels in the water.  It's estimated that thousands of fish have died because of the low oxygen event.  The cause is believed to be a combination of warm temperatures, low rainfall amounts and decomposing algae.

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The driver of a tractor trailer is injured after his rig was struck by a freight train in Woonsocket.  Police say the crash occurred at around ten p.m. yesterday near the intersection of River and Fairmount streets.  The train apparently clipped the back of the tractor trailer, causing it to flip over.  The unidentified male driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life threatening.

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There was no special meeting of the Cranston City Council to discuss a report on the police department critical of Mayor Allen Fung.  The mayor called the meeting last night to discuss the report, but it was cancelled when council members decided not to participate.  The report has not been released to the public, and some council members are concerned about attending a closed door meeting that they cannot speak about publicly.  Fung is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on whether the report can be released.

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Providence police investigating a murder say a reputed gang member impersonated a street worker.   An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of man earlier this month, but the search continues for accomplices.  WPRI-TV reports the impostor accompanied a 16-year-old boy who was questioned by detectives.  The executive director of the organization that runs the street workers program calls the incident disappointing.

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The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Cranston's mayor to release a state police report.  Among other things, the report cites political interference in the Cranston Police Department by Mayor Allan Fung and his staff.  The ACLU says Fung's plan to consult with the attorney general about what can be released under the Access to Public Records Act is unnecessary.  It says the city shouldn't use the open records law as a shield to withhold information from the public.

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Providence College has generated an all time high in athletic ticket revenue.  The Friars are reporting just under three-million-dollars in ticket sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30th.  The strong sales are the result of the school's first ever men's hockey national championship and an appearance in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.  Athletic fund raising is growing as well, with donations reaching six-million-dollars a year.

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Five part time Westerly police officers are suing the town, police chief and the police union.  The four current cops and one former officer say their rights were violated by being forced to pay union dues of 13-percent of their salary.  The lawsuit seeks to stop Westerly from seizing forced union fees and declare the collective bargaining agreement provision unconstitutional.  The lawsuit was filed this week in Providence federal court.

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The union representing care givers for the elderly and the disabled want to see those workers making a minimum of 15-dollars an hour.  The union representing around four-thousand health care workers in Rhode Island says a recent effort in Massachusetts has spurred on their movement.  They say front line workers serving vulnerable people should not have to live in poverty.  A rally for the higher wage is being held tomorrow in Pawtucket's Slater Park.

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There will be no parking garage in the plans for a minor league baseball stadium in Providence.  Senate President Teresa Pavia-Weed is confirming that the current plans no longer include the garage.  Negotiations are continuing between the Pawtucket Red Sox, the city and the state over plans to build a new ballpark on former Interstate-195 land on the Providence waterfront.  Pavia-Weed says it's unclear whether a special session will be called later this year to address the stadium issue.

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Rhode Island health officials are issuing a warning about today's air quality.  The state Department of Environmental Management says air quality is expected to reach unhealthy levels this afternoon and evening in parts of Rhode Island.  People with underlying health issues and respiratory problems are encouraged to remain in air conditioning   until conditions improve.  People are also encouraged to carpool and take other steps to reduce emissions during high ozone periods.

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The band whose indoor pyrotechnics started the Station nightclub fire is returning to New England for the first time since then.  "The Providence Journal" reports Great White is playing on August 15th in Mechanic Falls, Maine.  With a death toll of 100, the Station fire in West Warwick on February 20th, 2003, is the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. 

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There's no evidence of West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Rhode Island.  The July 13th test results of 124 mosquito pools from traps statewide are negative.  Test results from the State Health Laboratories are pending from 145 pools collected on July 20th.  Despite the negative findings thus far, health experts urge the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.    

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A man is under arrest accused of a series of burglaries.  Police arrested James Stanzione at an East Providence apartment complex and say he is responsible for breaking into a pair of homes on Thursday morning and two additional ones on Sunday.  Police accuse Stanzione of slipping into the windows of the homes and burglarizing them of wallets, cell phones and cameras.  Police say surveillance video from a convenience store led them to Stanzione.  They say Stanzione was purchasing something while using a stolen debit card.

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A Tiverton home shook after a tree on its property was struck not once but twice by lightning.  Tiverton fire says the house on Main Road was hit by back to back lightning strikes early Monday morning.  Fire officials say the home is also a daycare and there were children playing inside at the time of the strikes.  No one was injured during the strikes.  The home did suffer a loss of power.

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A woman is in custody after police say she hired a hitman to kill one of her neighbors.  Michelle Larracuente is charged with soliciting another to commit murder and soliciting another to commit first-degree arson.  Providence police say Larracuente approached an undercover officer about wanting to murder another police officer's mother.  Larracuente is said to have asked the undercover officer to injure the woman, burn down her house and vandalize another home for money.  Larracuente is currently on home confinement after she was released on 100-thousand-dollars bail.

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A man who was bitten by a poisonous snake is back home.  John Hunter was bitten by a copperhead snake on Thursday while he and his wife were working in their yard.  Hunter was bitten while trying to remove the snake from his yard.  After five days of treatment he was finally allowed to return home.  The snake is currently being held by the Department of Environmental Management which is investigating how the snake ended up in the Hunter's yard.

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Police are looking for suspects after finding a man with a stab wound.  James Hazard told police he was stabbed by a Jamaican man with dreads and facial hair when they found him in Providence yesterday.  He had one stab wound in his stomach and is in the hospital.  It's not known what led up to the stabbing. 

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No one is injured in a Bristol apartment fire.  Investigators say the blaze broke out Saturday afternoon at a unit on Wood Street.  All five family members living in the apartment were able to escape the flames.  Investigators didn't say how much damage was caused by the blaze and they're investigating the cause. 

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Police are looking for a hit and run driver.  Authorities say the driver rear ended a taxi on Saturday in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and injured seven people riding inside.  Investigators say none of the injuries the passengers in the taxi sustained were life threatening.  Police did not immediately release a description of the suspect vehicle. 

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State police are looking into a deadly motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 in Providence.  Investigators say Kerlence Pierre was changing lanes Saturday night when he lost control of his bike and slammed into the back of an S-U-V.  State police say no charges will be filed against any of the drivers on the road with Pierre.  It's still not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor. 

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A Coventry officer is injured responding to a street fight.  Police say the officer was called to the scene early Saturday morning on Magnolia Lane about three men fighting.  Police say the officer was hit with a car mirror as a van fled the scene.  Police caught up to the men later in the morning.  Only one of the men, Matthew LaRoche, was charged with assaulting an officer.  All three are facing simple assault and disorderly conduct charges. 

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Health officials want you to stay out of Blackamore Pond in Cranston.  State health and environmental officials announced yesterday they found blue-green algae blooms in the pond.  Swimming, boating and fishing in the lake are now banned until the toxic algae subsides.  The health department says pets and children are at the biggest risk for adverse effects from going in the water. 

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A man accused of stealing items from a Pawtucket car is arrested.  Police say Andrew McIlmail had gone through at least a couple other cars on Central Avenue late Wednesday night.  Police reportedly found a back pack belonging to the 20-year old with things he'd taken from a car.  McIlmail is facing four charges, including tampering with an automobile, according to WPRI-TV. 

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Eight men are behind bars for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor and indecent solicitation of a child.  The men were all arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year old girl who investigators say they found in New Jersey in April.  All eight men were arrested this week and police say their investigation is ongoing.  One man is facing federal charges in the case. 

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A man is back in Rhode Island facing assault and reckless driving charges.  WPRI-TV reports Jonathan Torres was extradited yesterday after being held in Massachusetts for nearly three months.  He reportedly assaulted his sister and took her car from a Pawtucket home in April, leading police on a high speed chase that ended in North Attleboro.  He's facing five assault charges in addition to five other counts, including reckless driving.  He'll be behind bars until his next court appearance in October.

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Starting next February, students at the University of Rhode Island can spend a semester in Cuba.  The university is partnering with the Institute of Philosophy in the capital city of Havana.  Students will stay in an apartment complex and learn about economic development in Latin America.  The three-month program will also feature a short internship.  Students can start applying for the program in a week. 

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The U.S. Geological Survey is confirming that a small earthquake shook Rhode Island early yesterday morning.  The earthquake was 2.3 magnitude, and it struck the Providence area before 4 a.m. yesterday.  No injuries or damage is being reported from the quake.  Around 90 people reported the earthquake to the National Earthquake Center after it occurred.

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A 33-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to carry a loaded handgun onto a plane at TF Green Airport.  TSA agents made the discovery as David Allen of Providence tried to enter the gated area.  The incident occurred Tuesday morning as Allen tried to board a plane to Baltimore Washington International Airport.  Allen faces up to ten-years in prison if he's convicted.

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A Woonsocket man is facing a formal indictment for allegedly molesting a girl under the age of 14-years-old.  A Providence County grand jury has indicted 52-year-old Michael Powell on three counts of child molestation and one count of indecent exposure.  Powell is being held without bail.  He's scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court August 12th.

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today will sign an ordinance establishing a tax break program for large projects on former Interstate-195 land.  The ordinance establishes that projects between ten and 50-million-dollars or more on the land will receive a 15-year tax break package.  The owner would pay no property taxes in the first year under the plan, then would only pay taxes on the land itself in the second through fourth years.  The rate would then begin rising incrementally until full taxation is achieved in year 15.

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Rhode Island's chief medical examiner is being placed on administrative leave.  The move by the state health director comes as Christina Stanley's office deals with accreditation issues and a large case backlog.  The office was recently downgraded by the National Association of Medical Examiners because of the case backlog.  It has also suffered because of understaffing and leadership turnover.

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People in Tiverton have succeeded in stopping a 100-million-dollar development from taking place.  Amid fierce resident opposition, the Town Council this week rejected the Tiverton Glen commercial development on Main Road.  The project was first proposed as Tiverton Crossing in 2013, but was later scaled back into the plan that is now rejected.  A previous shopping center development for the same tract of land was also shot down by the town in 2006.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is hosting an open government summit on Friday in Bristol.  The at the Roger Williams School of Law summit will feature a presentation explaining  Rhode Island's open meetings and records laws.  The summit will also feature a question and answer session with members of the open government unit.  The summit is free and open to the public, but people planning to attend should register with the state attorney general's office.

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Former Providence Public Works Director Paul Thomas is suing the city and former Mayor Angel Tavaras over his firing in 2012.  Thomas alleges that he was fired because he refused orders to hire unqualified people made by the Tavaras administration.  The suit alleges that he was ordered to hire the unqualified candidates because of their ethnic background.  The suit seeks damages and reinstatement as public works director.

 

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Governor Raimondo is bringing the dormant state Children's Cabinet back to life.  The cabinet was created by a state law passed in 1991, but cabinet members had not met since 2007.  That all changed yesterday, when Raimondo reconvened the ten member committee.  The governor says it's unacceptable that the panel did not meet for so long, saying the state must do better for its children.

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State legislative leaders are on board with raises Governor Raimondo is giving some members of her cabinet.  Senate President Teresa Pavia-Weed and House Speaker Nick Mattiello both say the requests are reasonable.  Raimondo's plan to increase the salaries of the six lowest paid members of her cabinet to 135-thousand dollars a year.  State Republican Chairman Brandon Bell says the raise proposal is absurd.

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Testing for West Nile Virus and Triple-E continue across Rhode Island.  The Department of Environmental Management says test results from over 100 pools of mosquitoes all are negative for both viruses.  Despite the negative tests, people are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to eliminate breeding grounds around their homes.  Mosquitoes breed in standing water, and a single cup of water can produce hundreds of mosquitoes.

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An 18-year-old Westerly man injured in a boating mishap in Narragansett Bay is recovering from serious injuries.  Harrison Gatch was initially in serious condition in the hospital after suffering a severe arm injury.  Gatch apparently fell from the boat after it began having mechanical issues, and his arm was cut by a propeller.  Gatch has been upgraded to good condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

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A new report indicates that Rhode Island ranks in the bottom half of the nation in overall child well being.  The Kids Count Data Book rates Rhode Island 31st in the nation, down five spots from last year.  The report takes into account economic, health, education, family and community factors in ranking the states.  Rhode Island ranks well behind the five other New England states in the report.

 

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Governor Gina Raimondo is forming a working group charged with finding ways to cap health care spending.  Raimondo yesterday signed an executive order creating the Working Group for Healthcare Innovation.  The panel is composed of health care professionals, patient advocates, members of the business community and policy makers.  Raimondo says they are continuing to take bold actions like this to keep people healthier.

 

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A bicyclist who was struck and killed Friday night in Warwick was a former aide to Senators John and Lincoln Chafee.  Police say 64-year-old Charles Hawkins was walking his bicycle across Bald Hill Road when he was struck by a car.  The North Providence resident was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.  He was struck by a 1976 Datsun 280Z driven by a 23-year-old Cranston man, who is not charged with any offenses at this time.

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Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed is upset with the large number of questionable unaccredited educational institutions that have received GI Bill benefits.  Reed is one of several senators who have written to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on the issue.  They say the VA is charged with protecting veterans from unscrupulous entities by only allowing accredited institutions with strong instruction practices.  They say 260-million-dollars in GI Bill money went to unaccredited institutions between 2009 and 2014.

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Two Cranston councilors are unhappy with a settlement with a police captain at the center of a ticket writing scandal.  Captain Stephen Antonucci allegedly ordered a flurry of parking ticket writing in the wards of council Majority Leader Paul Archetto and councilman Steven Stycos.  He was charged with numerous violations of department rules but is being allowed to retire in April of next year with full benefits.  In exchange, Antonucci cannot sue the city or the department.

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The Providence City Council's Finance Committee will gather this week to consider a proposal to place a new hotel where the vacant Fogarty Building stands.  A developer is seeking to pay no property taxes in the first three years.  The developer will pay eleven-percent in the fourth year, with eleven-percent increases until year 13 when full taxation would begin.  The building was built in 1968 and closed in 2003, and has been the subject of several redevelopment proposals since then.

 

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A newly enacted law seeks to provide a buffer between school children and Rhode Island's most dangerous sex offenders.  The law extends the current distance a level three sex offender must live from a school from 300 feet to one-thousand feet.  Level three sex offenders are considered to be the highest risk of reoffending.  The new law impacts more than 200 level three offenders registered with the state.

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A Connecticut man is dead following a scuba diving incident off the coast of Jamestown.  The unidentified 40-year-old man was found unresponsive in the water near Fort Wetherill yesterday morning.  The man was diving with a group of people when he began having difficulty.  State environmental management police are investigating.

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Officials are confirming that a 14-year-old girl who was pulled from the water off Narragansett has died.  Maia Stanton of Southfield, Massachusetts was snorkeling with her father when she disappeared Wednesday afternoon.  Stanton was pulled from the water after being missing for around two hours, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Major changes are coming to the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital.  Governor Gina Raimondo says changes in management and the day to day operation of the hospital are coming in the next few months.  Studies have shown that inefficient operation and poor leadership have hurt the hospital, which has a main campus in Cranston.  Raimondo says the state wants better care for the vulnerable patients at the hospital, and for tax dollars to be spent wisely. 

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A 35-year-old woman is dead after she apparently jumped from a Providence Place parking garage.  Police say the 35-year-old woman was running from Nordstrom security when she ran into the garage and jumped from the first floor ledge.  She suffered severe injuries in the fall, and was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

 

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A man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico is in custody in Providence.  Pedro Torres was arrested when members of a federal violent fugitive task force saw him enter a home on Goddard Street in Providence.  Torres is wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred last August.  Police searched the Goddard Street home after his arrest and say an illegal handgun and crack cocaine were located.

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Rhode Island's unemployment rate is down slightly.  State labor officials say the unemployment rate in June was five-point-nine percent, which is down slightly from May's adjusted rate of six-percent.  Just over nine-thousand people collected unemployment benefits in the state in June.  That's 16-hundred people fewer than June of last year. 

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Three workers were injured after they fell 25 feet when the porch they were working on in New Bedford collapsed.

Fire officials say the second- and third-floor porches collapsed on Wednesday morning as work was being done on the three-story home.

The men told police they were on the third floor making arrangements to remove the porch and install windows.

Police say 39-year-old Polin Andrade and 42-year-old Concepcion Andrade suffered neck and back injuries and were taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Another worker, 34-year-old Carlos Moreno-Ochoa, sustained a leg injury and told police he planned to take himself to St. Luke's Hospital.

City inspectors and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at the scene.

 

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Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is demanding a federal crackdown on abuses in the campaign finance system.  Whitehouse says some organizations take advantage of loopholes to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on elections in secret.  He says the problem is especially bad with 501-C-Four social welfare organizations.


 

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A teenager who went missing while snorkeling off the shore of Narragansett was pulled unresponsive from the water.  A large scale search was ordered at around two p.m. yesterday when the teenage girl was reported missing.  After around two hours of searching, the girl was found and taken to the hospital.  The girl's name, age and condition were not being released as of early this morning.

 

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Charges are being dropped against a man and a woman accused of having sex in the parking lot of a Woonsocket Family Dollar store.  Prosecutors say they have no eyewitnesses who saw Danny Domenic Folco and Jennifer Bonsante having sex against a wall at the Clinton Street store.  The couple denied having sex when police arrived, but they were arrested days later when someone posted a video of their act on the Internet.  However, police say they cannot proceed without a witness and dropped the charges.

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National Grid is planning a 100-million-dollar refrigeration system in Providence to help meet the demand for liquefied natural gas.  The utility plans to capture natural gas from an existing pipeline and cool it into a liquefied form.  Currently National Grid receives liquefied natural gas by truck, and it takes over 23-hundred truck deliveries to fill its storage tank at Fields Point in Providence.  Demand for liquefied natural gas is growing worldwide, but National Grid says none from the new system would be sold overseas.

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