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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A court hearing was held in Massachusetts for the Rise of the Moors on Wednesday.  A state rep wants his signature to be taken off a letter sent to the Rhode Island governor asking to give healthcare workers a break on a COVID vaccine mandate.  A casting company is looking for extras to film the sequel to "Hocus Pocus" in the Providence area.

>>Supporter Vehicles Towed During Rise Of Moors Court Hearing

(Medford, MA)  --  The Providence Journal reports the Massachusetts State Police towed several vehicles outside a courthouse where a hearing was being held for the Rise of the Moors on Wednesday.  The vehicles apparently belonged to supporters of the Rhode Island-based militia group which was arrested after a police standoff on Interstate 95 in Massachusetts on the Fourth of July weekend.  Police said all of the cars that were towed yesterday had fake license plates and one woman was detained after a gun was allegedly discovered during a search.  A Middlesex County Superior Court grand jury indicted eight defendants on numerous weapons charges on September 1st.  The standoff was triggered by the discovery of a large cache of guns in the Moors caravan which was pulled over on the side of the highway.

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>>Cranston Father Sentenced For Death Of Infant Son

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man is being sentenced to 27 years in state prison for the murder of his infant son.  The RI Attorney General's Office says Elias Romero of Cranston pleaded no-contest to second-degree murder in connection to the 2016 death of three-year-old Giovanni Romero.  The state alleged Romero caused the infant child's death by shaking him and said he admitted to doing so because he was frustrated the boy was crying.

>>Fatal Crash In Scituate

(Scituate, RI)  --  WJAR-TV reports a driver was killed in a crash in Scituate on Wednesday.  The crash involving a truck from the town of Coventry and an SUV happened on Route 116 at around 10 a.m.  The victim was the SUV driver.  The truck driver was reportedly uninjured.  Authorities say no charges will be filed.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,782

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported four new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-782.  Rhode Island reported about four-hundred new virus cases yesterday.

>>Stat Rep Retracts Endorsement Of Vaccine Mandate Letter

(Providence, RI)  --  One of the Rhode Island lawmakers who signed a letter to Governor Dan McKee urging him to adjust a COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers is now asking for his signature to be removed.  A letter from about thirty state representatives on Tuesday asked McKee to back off from an October 1st deadline which includes a caveat that unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to report back to work.  State rep Raymond Hull says he was initially acting on a request from constituents, but said as the chair of the RI House COVID-19 Task Force, he has seen data which proves the vaccines are safe and effective.

>>Extras Sought For Hocus Pocus Sequel In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A casting company is seeking extras for the filming of "Hocus Pocus 2" in the Providence area.  This is set to take place from October to December.  Applications can be submitted through the Kendall Cooper casting agency website.  They are especially looking for people with dance experience, men with shoulder-length hair or longer, and people ages 18 to 22.

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