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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Remnants of Hurricane Ida bring heavy rain to Rhode Island.  A mask mandate has been approved on Block Island.  A federal agency is investigating an incident at the RI state hospital.

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>>Ida Remnants Bring Heavy Rains To RI

(Undated)  --  Heavy rain fell late-night Wednesday and overnight Thursday in the Greater Providence area from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.  The National Weather Service has all of mainland Rhode Island under a Flash Flood Warning until Thursday morning.  The entire state is also under a Tornado Watch.

>>Mask Mandate Approved On Block Island

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  A mask mandate is being approved on Block Island.  WJAR-TV reports the New Shoreham Town Council voted 3-to-2 on Wednesday night to implement the indoor mandate, effective on Friday.  The town council had discussed such a requirement in August, but backed off at the request of Island business owners.  Councilors who voted in favor of the mandate last night cited the increase of coronavirus cases.

>>Brown University Info Cited In Biden Afghanistan Speech

(Providence, RI)  --  President Biden on Tuesday cited a Brown University report in his speech about Afghanistan.  The report estimates the U.S. has spent five-point-eight-trillion dollars on the war in that country and other terrorist conflicts since the September 11th attacks.  Biden defended his decision to end the longest American war in history and said it was designed to save American lives.

>>Two Arrested After Police Standoff Allegedly Involved In Crime Spree

(Cranston, RI)  --  Police say two men who were arrested at a Warwick motel after a standoff with police on Tuesday had been involved in a violent crime spree.  George Santana and Noel Rodriguez of Providence are facing charges including robbery and assault.  The Cranston Police Department says it was alerted by its new license plate recognition surveillance system about a stolen vehicle that was wanted in a violent armed carjacking.  The suspects were accused of two pistol-whipping incidents in Cranston overnight Tuesday and allegedly stole another vehicle during one of them.  The suspects and the stolen vehicles were found later that morning at the motel.

>>Incident At Eleanor Slater Hospital Under Investigation

(Cranston, RI)  --  The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is investigating an incident at the Rhode Island state hospital.  A patient caused an eye injury to themself with an eating utensil at the Eleanor Slater Benton facility in Cranston last month.  Several staff members were disciplined for the patient having possession of the item.

>>Patriots Bringing Back QB Hoyer

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are bringing back quarterback Brian Hoyer.  He was among a dozen players signed to the practice squad this week.  Hoyer has played in six seasons for New England, including starting one game in 2020 when Cam Newton had to sit out because of a positive COVID test.  Newton was released by New England this week and it's expected that rookie Mac Jones will start in Week 1.  

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09-02-2021 01:17:09



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