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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news:  A nursing home in Providence is closing.  A Warwick man is sentenced for a deadly pedestrian accident.  A MA man jumps from a steep ledge in Tiverton.

>>A Nursing Home In Providence Is Closing

(Providence, RI)  --  A nursing home on the East Side of Providence is going to shut down by the end of August.  A spokesperson for the Hallworth House cites the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the facility which was already struggling financially.  A dozen of the 19 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  Administrators are working with families and the state Department of Health to relocate the 23 current residents. 

>>Driver Sentenced For Deadly Pedestrian Accident

(Undated)  --  A Warwick man is sentenced for his role in a deadly pedestrian accident three years ago.  WJAR-TV reports Marshall Howard faces a three year suspended sentence, three years probation and he's ordered to get substance abuse and mental health counseling.  He was convicted in February of drug possession but a DUI death resulting charge was dismissed by a judge.  David Bustin was fatally injured as he walked on Main Avenue in May of 2017. 

>>Man Jumps From Steep Ledge In Tiverton

(Tiverton, RI)  --  An 18-year-old Fall River Massachusetts is being treated for serious injuries after police say he jumped from a 50-to-60 foot ledge along Route 24 in Tiverton.  The Newport Daily News reports he was with friends atop Blueberry Hill early Tuesday night when he reportedly made suicidal comments.  The man was listed in stable condition yesterday at Rhode Island Hospital. 

>>East Providence Is Opening A Dog Park

(East Providence, RI)  --  East Providence is going to open its first dog park.   It will be located near Hunts Mills in the city's Rumford neighborhood.  The park is only for East Providence residents who will need to get a dog park permit.  An official opening date has not yet been announced. 

>>Red Sox Player Tested Positive For COVID-19

(Boston, MA)  --  The Red Sox say an unnamed player has tested positive for the coronavirus.  A club spokesman says he was exposed in his hometown and he's recovering. A shortened major league baseball season is expected to start in late July.

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