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Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A North Providence man is charged with murder after a deadly stabbing at a convenience store.  U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, former Rhode Island governor, is visiting her home state this week along with the vice president.  The RI Attorney General provides an update about the ownership situation at two local hospitals.

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>>Arrest Made After Fatal Stabbing At North Providence Store

(North Providence, RI)  --  A person died following a stabbing at a Cumberland Farms store in North Providence on Saturday afternoon.  The victim of the stabbing reported at the store on Smith Street was identified as Bruce Cervini of North Providence.  Authorities reportedly arrested another resident of the town, Christopher Carbajal, for the stabbing and credited several witnesses who followed him from the store.  Carbajal is expected to appear in Warwick District Court on charges including murder today.

>>Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Coventry

(Coventry, RI)  --  Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident in Coventry.  The single-vehicle wreck happened at around 6 a.m. Sunday on Route 117.  It was in the same area where a deadly two-vehicle accident occurred last month.  The victim's name has not been released.

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>>Teens Accused In Sex Assault Case Released On Bail

(Wakefield, RI)  --  Three Rhode Island teens accused of sexually assaulting another who was incapacitated and recording it on video have been released on bail.  A weeks-long hearing took place in South County Superior Court for 18-year-olds Trent Scuncio and Jah-Qwin Sekator, as well as 19-year-old Montrell Wilson.  They had been at the ACI since their arrests in March for the alleged incident in South Kingstown.  The judge who made the ruling to free the teens on Friday cited insufficient evidence.  The case has developed racial undertones as the Providence Journal reports supporters of the trio waved a Black Lives Matter Flag and a sign saying "Protect Indigenous Youth" outside the courthouse.

>>Kamala Harris, Gina Raimondo Visiting RI This Week

(Undated)  --  Vice President Kamala [[ COMMA-luh ]] Harris and former Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, now U.S. Secretary of Commerce, are paying a visit to the Ocean State.  The White House says this is set to happen Wednesday.  Raimondo tweeted the visit will include promotion of President Biden's proposed two-trillion-dollar infrastructure investment plan.

>>Public Swearing-In Ceremony Held For Lieutenant Governor Matos

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos [[ suh-bEE-nuh MATT-ohs ]] was formally sworn in to the position on Sunday.  The public ceremony at the State House followed a private swearing-in last month.  The former president of the Providence City Council became the first person of color to serve as lieutenant governor and the second woman to hold the position.

>>Attorney General Releases Statement About Roger Williams/Fatima Hospital Situation

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says a request for approval of an ownership change at Roger Williams and Fatima Hospitals in Greater Providence is being withdrawn.  Prospect Medical Holdings cried foul last week after announcing that the A.G.'s office was requiring a 150-million-dollar escrow if the sale went through.  Attorney General Peter Neronha [[ nair-OH-nuh ]] says the ownership group has requested more time to try to convince his office they are prepared to provide financial security guarantees, notwithstanding what he called an "irresponsible" threat to close the hospitals in response to the conditions being imposed.

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