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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island was impacted by Tropical Storm Henri [[ awn-REE ]] on Sunday.  National Grid is working to restore power to Rhode Islanders who lost it during yesterday's storm.  A Rhode Island police-officer involved shooting is under investigation.

>>Tropical Storm Henri Recap

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island just missed its first direct impact from a hurricane in 30 years on Sunday.  The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Henri [[ awn-REE ]] made landfall near Westerly yesterday afternoon, causing significant flooding on Main Street and Atlantic Avenue.  The weather service also reported flooding in Narragansett, Newport and North Kingstown.  The top-measured wind gust was 70 miles per hour at Point Judith.  Governor Dan McKee asked Rhode Islanders to shelter in place during yesterday's storm.  The Newport, Jamestown and Mount Hope bridges were all closed for several hours.

>>National Grid Working On Restoring Henri-Caused Outages

(Undated)  --  National Grid is racing to get electricity restored for tens of thousands of Rhode Island customers who experienced a power outage due to Tropical Storm Henri.  High temperatures of around 90 degrees are in the forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, so there will be a big need for the air conditioners.  Overnight Monday, National Grid was still reporting 45-thousand outages.  Governor Dan McKee said on Sunday it will take several days to fully assess the damage from yesterday's storm caused by downed trees.  Rhode Island is one of three states that has been approved for federal emergency funding.

>>Officer-Involved Shooting Investigated In Burrillville

(Burrillville, RI)  --  A police officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Burrillville.  Reports indicate officers responded to a domestic disturbance Friday night and encountered a man who had locked himself in a backyard shed. The suspect identified as Kyle Gaudet allegedly pointed a firearm that was later determined to be a pellet gun at Officer Ryan Turner.  The officer returned fire, but did not hit Gaudet, who was then hospitalized from a self-inflicted injury apparently caused by the weapon.  Turner has been placed on leave, and Gaudet faces an assault charge.

>>Pawtucket Man Gets Federal Prison For Gun Possession

(Providence, RI)  --  A Pawtucket man is being sentenced to five years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The Justice Department said Jonathan Reyes was stopped by Pawtucket police in October 2020 and was found to be in possession of a gun with an obliterated serial number.  Reyes was convicted in state court twice in the 2000s on drug-trafficking charges.

>>Patriots Team Plane Used To Help Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

(Boston, MA)  --  The New England Patriots team airplane has once-again been used for a humanitarian effort.  The plane was loaded with supplies at Logan Airport in Boston on Saturday to fly to Haiti to help that country following the recent devastating earthquake.  The mission was organized by a non-profit group in Massachusetts.  The Pats plane has also been used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador and to transport personal protective equipment from China to Massachusetts frontline workers in the early days of the pandemic.

>>Infamous Elusive Johnston Steer Has Been Placed In Forever Home

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  A steer which escaped the slaughterhouse in Johnston and remained on the loose for over a month has found a "forever home".  WJAR-TV reports the steer was taken in by an animal shelter farm in North Kingstown, which gave him the name "Mojo".  The animal escaped in February and remained on the lam in Johnston before its original owner recaptured it in March.

Jim McCabe/jb         RI) 
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08-23-2021 01:16:06



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