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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots lost to New Orleans on Sunday, while the Red Sox were swept by the Yankees this weekend.  A Providence City Council member, Nirva LaFortune, is running for mayor.  An Olympian has completed a swim from mainland Rhode Island to Block Island.

>>Patriots Lose To Saints

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost to the New Orleans Saints at home on Sunday, 28-to-13.  Pats quarterback Mac Jones passed for 270 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.  Running back James White was carted off the field with a hip injury in the first half.  New England is 1-and-2 on the season.  The Patriots welcome back Tom Brady to Gillette Stadium when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday night.

>>Yankees Sweep Red Sox

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox were swept by the New York Yankees at Fenway Park this weekend.  The Yankees won on Sunday night, 6-to-3 to complete the three-game sweep.  It's still the Sox and Yanks holding the two American League wild card positions.  Monday is an off-day for Boston.

>>Fatal Shooting At Providence Restaurant

(Providence, RI)  --  A deadly shooting took place in Providence on Saturday.  Police were called to Roque's Café and Restaurant on Broad Street at around 9 a.m. and found a man inside suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victim's name was not released, but authorities said he was 38 years old.  Providence is up to 19 homicides this year.  There were a half-dozen shootings reported in the capital city this weekend.

>>Police: Mushroom Forager Killed By Tree Limb In Hopkinton

(Hopkinton, RI)  --  A man was killed by a falling tree limb in South County on Friday.  The Rhode Island State Police says the unidentified 78-year-old was foraging for wild mushrooms in Hopkinton when the large limb fell on top of him.  His body was found in the woods off Kenney Hill Road.

>>COVID Booster Shots Available In RI

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Health is announcing that COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available in the state after they received federal approval.  The Pfizer vaccine booster is recommended for people 65 and older, those with underlying medical conditions who are 50 to 64, and residents in long-term care settings.  The boosters should be administered at least six months after the initial vaccinations.  Rhode Island's population is 67-percent fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

>>Providence City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Running For Mayor

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence City Councilor Nirva LaFortune is running for mayor.  LaFortune emphasized the need for a community police model and affordable housing during her campaign announcement on Sunday.  LaFortune was the first Haitian-American to be elected to office in Rhode Island.

>>Swim From Rhode Island To Block Island A Success

(New Shoreham, RI)  --  Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel [[ BYE-zull ]] became the first woman to swim from the mainland part of Rhode Island to Block Island on Saturday.  The nonprofit Swim Across America says the charity effort has raised over 135-thousand dollars.  The Rhode Island native Beisel swam in honor of her father, who died from pancreatic cancer this summer.  The ten-mile swim began at Matunuck Beach in South Kingstown.

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