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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: One person reportedly died trying to save a girl from the water in Warwick on Sunday.  A new reparations effort for African-Americans is being made by a number of U.S. cities including Providence.  The director of a Rhode Island agency is resigning soon amid controversy.

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>>One Dead After Water Incident Off Warwick's Conimicut Point Park

(Warwick, RI)  --  The body of a man was recovered from the water off Conimicut Point Park in Warwick on Sunday.  The United States Coast Guard said the victim was 30 years old.  Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi says he was trying to save a child.  The Coast Guard and the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force are searching for an eleven-year-old girl.

>>Pool Drowning In Wrentham

(Wrentham, MA)  --  A one-year-old child drowned in a pool in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Saturday night.  Police reports indicate the name of the toddler who fell into the pool and was later pronounced dead at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket is Angelo Nicoloro.  Authorities say the drowning appeared to have resulted from a momentary lapse of supervision.

>>Vehicle Goes From Route 3 to 95 In Fatal Rollover

(Richmond, RI)  --  A fatal rollover crash in South County overnight Saturday started on Rhode Island Route 3 and concluded on I-95.  The Rhode Island State Police says Kyle Lamphere of Ashaway was the victim of the crash in Richmond.  RISP says Lamphere was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

>>Two Dead In Providence Shooting; Arrest Made In North Prov Shooting

(Undated)  --  Two people died in a shooting overnight Sunday in Providence.  The Providence Police Department says it happened outside a house on Cheshire Street near Providence College after a fight had broken out.  Meanwhile, an arrest has been made in connection to a shooting in North Providence last week.  Michael Monteiro faces charges including felony assault.  Two men reportedly kicked in a door at a residence on Winona Street on Thursday and shot a 48-year-old man in the chest, but the victim is expected to survive.

>>Providence Part Of New National Reparations Effort

(Providence, RI)  --  The mayors of eleven U.S. cities, including Providence, are forming a national committee to push for reparations for African-Americans.  The announcement came this weekend as Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in America, was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has taken steps towards reparations over the last two years.  City leaders unveiled the findings of a study that detailed the slave history of Rhode Island as part of the truth-telling phase.

>>PPP Loan Taxation Threshold Raised

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island legislative leaders are agreeing to raise the threshold of taxation on Paycheck Protection Program loans.  It's being increased from 150-thousand to 250-thousand dollars.  Rhode Island House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi said this will make it so that only the few businesses which profited from the pandemic-era loans will be taxed.

>>Rhode Island Agency Director Stepping Down Amid Controversy

(Providence, RI)  --  The director of the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging is leaving the position as she faces a whistleblower lawsuit.  Rose Amoros Jones has informed the governor her final day will be July 2nd.  Jones is accused of firing an administrator because she refused to make alleged improper personnel decisions.  Jones said in a statement about her resignation that she wants to spend more time with her family.

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