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Rhode Island News as of 08/31/20 of 4:40am

(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Several people injured in weekend shootings in Providence.  Rhode Islanders must continue to quarantine when visiting Massachusetts.  There are several virus-related education updates, including two new school districts announcing they'll start the year remotely.

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>>One Arrest Made During Racial Justice Protest In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  One person was arrested at a Providence protest related to racial justice and the shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday night.  The protest started at Central High School at around 8 p.m. and finished at the Providence Public Safety Complex, where there were police in riot gear.  Demonstrators reportedly dispersed at around 10:30.

>>Multiple Weekend Shootings In Providence, Several Injured

(Providence, RI)  --  A busy weekend of shootings in Providence included three victims reportedly going to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  One shooting overnight Saturday stemmed from a fight at a gas station in Federal Hill, according to authorities.  Another during the same time period reportedly involved a victim who was driving in the Elmwood section.  The Providence Board of Licenses acted to close the Fuego Lounge, a club where the victim had been before the shooting, while police investigate.  According to a Providence Journal story, a witness reported seeing a gun being fired out of a sunroof of an SUV towards a car near the I-95 off-ramp onto Providence Place Saturday night.  And gunfire damage was apparently done to vehicles and homes overnight Sunday in Upper South Providence.

>>Rhode Island Still On Massachusetts Quarantine List

(Undated)  --  Massachusetts has removed four states from its coronavirus quarantine travel list, but Rhode Island remains on it.  Colorado, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are those four states.  According to a report from WPRI-TV, Rhode Island currently meets one requirement for Massachusetts -- a low positivity rate -- but the Ocean State is exceeding the number of daily coronavirus cases per one-hundred-thousand people on a seven-day rolling average.  That limit is six; data indicates RI has been at eight-to-ten this month.

>>Rhode Island Higher Ed And Public Schools Coronavirus Updates

(Undated)  --  In headlines about education and the coronavirus in Rhode Island, Providence College says 17 students have been suspended for violating a COVID-19 conduct code.  South Kingstown has amended an executive order on social gatherings so that it no-longer singles out University of Rhode Island students.  The town determined the original order was "broader than necessary".  And in public school news, Pawtucket and Cumberland have decided to start the school year with remote learning, ahead of a final decision from the state on re-opening schools which is expected today.

>>Rolling Trump Rally In Rhode Island Sunday

(Smithfield, RI)  --  Another August rally in support of President Trump's re-election took place in Rhode Island this weekend.  Unlike the last one, which was conducted via boat, the rally on Sunday was on land.  The "Trump train", organized by the Facebook group Rhode Islanders for Trump 2020, mapped out a route from Smithfield to Newport.

>>Allie's Donuts Changes Stance On Donuts For Law Enforcement

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  Allie's Donuts is now offering free donuts to local police departments.  The popular South County donut business created controversy in June when it said it would no-longer offer discounted donuts to police or military in response to a story of alleged racial discrimination against a black Providence firefighter.  In a Facebook post on Sunday asking customers to deliver the free donuts, Allie's promoted a message of unity between Rhode Island residents and the police forces that populate the state.

>>Bruins On Elimination Brink, Celtics Win Second Round Series Opener

(Undated)  --  Playoff action for the Boston Bruins and Celtics resumed this weekend.  NBA players boycotted games last week over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, resulting in the league suspending its schedule for several days; the NHL followed suit.  The Bruins are on the brink of elimination after a 3-to-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday in their second-round series; Game 5 from the bubble in Toronto is tonight at 7:00.  The Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors in Disney World on Sunday, 112-to-94, in Game 1 of the second round.   

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