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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The assistant fire chief of Warren was killed in a shooting on Thursday.  Rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused a major road washout in Portsmouth.  The Rhode Island health insurance commissioner is approving less than the full amount on requested rate increases.

>>Warren Assistant Fire Chief Killed In Shooting

(Warren, RI)  --  Two people are dead after a pair of shooting incidents in Warren on Thursday afternoon.  Police were called to the Italian-American Club and found one victim who was pronounced dead at the scene, Brian Remy, the town's assistant fire chief.  Another victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.  The suspect, Michael Ouellette, who was said to be the club president, reportedly left the scene and fired shots at a responding Bristol Police officer who returned fire.  Officers then found Ouellette deceased in an alleyway.

>>Driver Left Precariously Perched On Collapsed Portsmouth Road

(Portsmouth, RI)  --  A road in Portsmouth collapsed from the heavy rains produced by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Thursday.  This happened on Fairview Lane.  Debbie Furtado told WHDH-TV in Boston she was on her way to work when the pavement buckled underneath her car, leaving it dangling.  She said she was shaken up.  The National Weather Service says Portsmouth got about eight inches of rain from the storm.

>>Amtrak Resuming Northeast Corridor Service

(Undated)  --  Amtrak says its Northeast Corridor service is resuming on Friday.  Thursday's rain caused Amtrak to cancel service between Boston and Washington, DC.  Passengers are encouraged to subscribe for delay alerts on

>>State Health Insurance Commissioner Acts On Rate Increase Requests

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner is ruling on several requested rate increases.  The office did not approve a three-percent increase in the individual market that was requested by Blue Cross Blue Shield RI.  Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island requested an eight-point-five-percent increase in the individual market, but only got approved for three-and-a-half-percent.  Health insurance commissioner Patrick Tigue cited concerns about affordability for customers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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>>Judge Dismisses Priest Sex Abuse Suit

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island judge is dismissing a Catholic priest sex abuse lawsuit.  The Providence Journal reports Superior Court Judge Robert Krause took the action in a case brought on by Christopher Gray, a former altar boy, against the Catholic Diocese of Providence for the alleged actions of Michael LaMountain, a priest at St. Kevin Church in Warwick.  LaMountain died in 2010.  Judge Krause said the case was hindered by procedural issues.

>>Man Arrested For Alleged Unlawful Import Of Silencer

(Providence, RI)  --  A Pawtucket man was arrested this week for allegedly importing a gun silencer.  The Justice Department says David Worster, a felon who was previously convicted of unlawful firearm possession, ordered the silencer from China.  The Department of Homeland Security, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Pawtucket Police arrested Worster on Wednesday and reportedly found materials for constructing firearms.

Jim McCabe/djc           RI)
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09-03-2021 02:21:01



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