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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man charged with the murder of a couple in Lincoln has died while in custody.  A hearing date is set for Gina Raimondo to be considered for U.S. Commerce Secretary, as the Rhode Island governor faces calls to set a stepdown date for her current job.  Congressman Jim Langevin has invited a guest to attend Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.

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>>More Snow In Forecast Wednesday

(Undated)  --  More scattered snow showers are in the forecast for Southern New England on Wednesday.  The National Weather Service is highlighting some locally-heavy snow showers that will be possible this morning across Connecticut and towards the south coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts which may result in slippery travel.  Very cold temperatures will follow tonight.

>>Man Charged With Murdering Lincoln Couple Found Dead At ACI

(Cranston, RI)  --  A Lincoln man charged in a double-murder case has died.  The Rhode Island Department of Corrections says Timothy McQuesten was found unresponsive in his cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions intake center on Monday night.  He later died at Rhode Island Hospital.  McQuesten was accused of beating a couple inside their Lincoln apartment, identified as Kimberly and Mark Dupre.  The state Department of Corrections says no foul play is suspected in McQuesten's death.

>>Rhode Island Residents Die In Crashes In Massachusetts, Connecticut

(Undated)  --  Two Rhode Islanders are dead after being involved in out-of-state car accidents.  The Massachusetts State Police says Pawtucket resident Emerizialina Moreira died after a single-vehicle crash on Route 195 in Rehoboth last weekend.  And in Connecticut, authorities reported a two-vehicle crash in North Stonington on Monday afternoon which claimed the life of Ryan Poland of North Providence.  Both crashes are under investigation.

>>Hearing Date Set For Raimondo Commerce Secretary Nomination

(Providence, RI)  --  The U.S. Senate is scheduling a January 26th hearing for Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo's nomination as U.S. Secretary of Commerce.  Republicans in the Rhode Island House of Representatives are calling for Raimondo to set a specific date for stepping down and allow for the transference of power to Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee.  The GOP House members said in an open letter to Raimondo that it is "unmanageable" for her to deal with several state-level crises while also preparing for the Commerce Secretary position.  Raimondo plans on remaining in office to deliver a final State of the State speech on February 3rd, according to her office.

>>Doctor Invited To Biden Inauguration As Guest Of Congressman Langevin

(Washington, DC)  --  A Rhode Island doctor who has been on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 is being invited to attend Joe Biden's presidential inauguration today.  Congressman Jim Langevin says Dr. Megan Ranney, the director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, is a renowned emergency physician and researcher who has been instrumental in Rhode Island's response and recovery operations during the pandemic.  Ranney said she's confident that with Biden in the White House, we will continue on a path to crush the virus and reinvigorate the nation.

>>RI Saint Patrick's Parades Could Still Be Held In 2021

(Undated)  --  Organizers of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Boston have announced it won't happen again this year, but some Rhode Island versions are not ready to pull the plug.  The Boston parade is off due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to twenty-five people.  According to a report from WJAR-TV, the Providence parade has been postponed until September, and the city of Newport is possibly considering doing the same.  Channel 10 reports the city of Pawtucket is planning a modified parade to meet COVID safety standards.

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