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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Warwick woman charged in connection to the death of her adopted daughter is set for sentencing later this year after entering a plea.  Providence returns to high temperatures in the 90s one more time this summer.  Rhode Island student-athletes are being told they don't need to wear masks for their upcoming games in the fall.

>>Woman Enters Plea In Case Of Warwick Child's Death

(Providence, RI)  --  A woman is facing prison time for the death of a girl she was supposed to be taking care of at her Warwick home.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says Michelle Rothgeb has pleaded no contest to charges including manslaughter and child cruelty and neglect.  A sentencing hearing is set for November.  Rothgeb was the caretaker for eight adopted children, nearly all with special needs.  Nine-year-old Zhanae Rothgeb was found unresponsive in the home on January 3rd, 2019 and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

>>Former West Warwick State Rep Has Died

(West Warwick, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of a former state representative who died.  William "Bud" Alves passed away last week at the age of 85.  Alves was a West Warwick native who represented his home town.

>>High Temps In 90s Next Two Days

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence won't officially hit a heat wave this week, but the area is receiving one more shot of hot weather before the end of August.  The recorded high temperature at T.F. Green Airport Tuesday and Wednesday was 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.  The forecast calls for highs in the lower 90s Thursday and Friday before a cool-down for the weekend.

>>Dump Truck Debris Spill On I-495 Causes Flat Tires, Delays

(Plainville, MA)  --  A dump truck accident caused big delays for morning commuters on Route 495 on Wednesday.  The rollover happened on I-495 north in Plainville, Massachusetts at around 6 a.m.  The truck reportedly spilled debris, causing several other drivers to get flat tires.  No injuries were reported.

>>RI Performance Venues Requiring Vaccination Or Negative Test

(Providence, RI)  --  A group of Rhode Island performance venues are now requiring audience members to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.  The list includes the Providence Performing Arts Center, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Trinity Repertory Company.  Negative COVID tests are required for unvaccinated patrons.  The theatre groups are also mandating that everyone mask up.

>>No Mask Requirement For Student-Athletes During Games This Fall

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Interscholastic League is not requiring high school student-athletes to wear face masks in the upcoming fall sports season.  That's according to a report from WPRI-TV.  The allowance is being made despite the state now mandating masks in schools.  Players and coaches will have to comply with the mandate when they are inside school buildings.

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08-26-2021 00:57:05



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