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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing on a RIPTA bus in Providence.  A Brown University scientist died during a New England bike race.  A Congressional redistricting panel has been formed in the Rhode Island legislature.
>>Heat Wave Continues
(Undated)  --  A mid-August heat wave is continuing in Rhode Island Thursday.  The northern part of the state is under an Excessive Heat Warning from the National Weather Service.  The heat index could reach 109 degrees today.
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>>Police Searching For Suspect In Stabbing On RIPTA Bus
(Providence, RI)  --  Providence police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing on a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority bus.  Reports indicate the stabbing happened after two passengers got into a fight on the bus that was near Fountain and Empire Streets on Wednesday afternoon.  The suspect reportedly fled the scene.  The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with a serious arm injury, but was listed in stable condition.
>>North Attleboro Man Arrested For Jewelry Store Robbery
(Franklin, MA)  --  A North Attleboro man is under arrest for a jewelry store robbery in Franklin, Massachusetts.  Patrick Maranda allegedly smashed into the Vallee's Fine Jewelers business on July 31st and fled with ten-thousand dollars' worth of items.  The Franklin Police Department says the suspect caught on surveillance was wearing a hoodie featuring the logo of a landscaping business in Plainville, Mass, and says their cooperation was a tremendous help in the investigation.
>>Fatal Crash On Route 295
(Smithfield, RI)  --  There was a fatal crash on I-295 in Smithfield Tuesday night.  The Rhode Island State Police identified the victim as 48-year-old Donald Houde Jr. of Smithfield.  An SUV reportedly left the northbound interstate and struck a large rock in the median.
>>Brown University Scientist Dies During Bike Race
(Concord, NH)  --  A scientist at Brown University died during a regional New England bicycle race last weekend.  Thirty-three-year-old Evan Barr-Beare was competing in a race in Concord, New Hampshire.  He was leading the pack when he suffered a medical issue and crashed, according to race organizers.  Barr-Beare had gone on the record about living in Providence without a car in favor of commuting via bike.  At Brown, he was on the staff of the Mouse Transgenic and Gene Targeting Facility.
>>Appointments Required For COVID Testing Because Of Increased Demand
(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is requiring appointments for most state-run coronavirus testing sites.  The RI public health department says the move comes in response to a recent increase in demand for testing.  The state is advising unvaccinated individuals to get tested for COVID-19 weekly.  Appointments can be made at or by calling 401-222-8022.
>>Congressional Redistricting Panel Formed
(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island legislative leaders are announcing a General Assembly panel to tackle the topic of congressional re-districting.  The action routinely takes place following the release of the once-a-decade U.S. Census.  It was feared that Rhode Island would go down to a single representative after the 2020 Census came out, but the Ocean State learned earlier this year it would keep the two seats in the U.S. House.
Jim McCabe/djc           RI) MA)
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