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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots lose their season opener.  We're learning more about what happened in the aftermath of a shooting that killed a Rhode Island assistant fire chief earlier this month.  President Biden's new vaccine requirement could have an impact on hundreds of RI businesses.

>>Patriots Drop First Game Of 2021 Season To Miami

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost their 2021 season opener to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, 17-to-16.  Rookie Pats quarterback Mac Jones passed for one touchdown and nearly three-hundred yards.  New England had the ball deep in Miami territory late in the fourth quarter, but a fumble by running back Damien Harris sealed the win for the Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.  The Patriots are at the New York Jets next week.

>>VFW Post Renamed For Late RI Iraq/Afghanistan War Vet

(Warwick, RI)  --  A VFW post was rededicated on Saturday for a Rhode Islander who was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack.  Adam DeCiccio [[ duh-SISS-ee-oh ]], a Cranston native who served as an Army sergeant, died last December at age 37.  His family says his passing was due to the effects of the wars.  Governor Dan McKee and Rhode Island's congressional delegation were among those in attendance at the dedication ceremony at the VFW Post 272 in Warwick.  DeCiccio was celebrated for his work with veterans who had PTSD after his military career ended.

>>State Rules Warren Shooting Suspect Took His Own Life

(Warren, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says the death of the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Warren assistant fire chief was a suicide.  Michael Ouellette allegedly shot Brian Remy at the Italian-American Club on September 2nd.  Afterward, reports indicate Ouellette was walking home when he was confronted by Bristol Police Chief Kevin Lynch and Major Scott McNally.  They exchanged gunfire and Ouellette reportedly retreated before shooting himself.  The Bristol Police Department credited McNally for engaging the suspect while at the same time instructing bystanders to flee to safety.  The Warren Town Council is planning to discuss whether to revoke the Italo-American Club's liquor license this week.

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>>South Kingstown Rape Case Dismissed

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  The state is dropping a controversial rape case in South County.  The Providence Journal reports prosecutors informed the attorneys for 18-year-old Trent Scuncio and 19-year-olds Montrell Wilson and Jah-Qwin Sekator on Friday after the alleged victim indicated she no-longer wished to pursue charges.  The trio of cousins who are linked to the Narragansett Indian Tribe was arrested in March after the encounter that reportedly happened during a party in South Kingstown.  The case divided the community and drew Black Lives Matter protests.  Scuncio, Wilson and Sekator will be under a restraining order barring contact with the woman for three years.

>>Pond Closed For Shellfishing After Illnesses Reported

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island is closing Potters Pond in South Kingstown for shellfish harvesting until further notice.  Officials say more than a half-dozen human illnesses have been linked to shellfish taken from the area.  According to the RI Department of Health, commercial harvesters have been contacted to ensure that no further product from August 11th to the 19th is sold to restaurants or markets.

>>Biden Vax Requirement Impacts Hundreds Of Rhode Island Businesses

(Providence, RI)  --  President Biden has unveiled a plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations for companies with over one-hundred employees, or alternatively get tested once per week.  There are over five-hundred companies in Rhode Island which fit that category.  Those who  are already mandating the shot include CVS Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Neighborhood Health Plan.  Governor Dan McKee is also requiring COVID vaccines for healthcare workers.

>>Prov Homicide Suspect Arrested

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence homicide suspect has been arrested.  Andrew Mangru of Providence was picked up on Friday.  Mangru was wanted for the fatal shooting of Andrei Bonilla near a Cumberland Farms store on Branch Avenue on August 28th.

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>>Former Navy Man Sentenced On Child Porn Charges

(Providence, RI)  --  A former Navy commander who lived in Middletown is being sentenced to life in prison on federal child pornography and coercion charges.  The Justice Department says 45-year-old Ronald Zenga admitted to the acts while actively serving in the Navy and following his retirement.  The DOJ says Zenga bragged to a United Kingdom police agent on a Russian file-sharing website about his ongoing sexual encounters with a young child, which led to his arrest.

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