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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Red Sox beat the Yankees in the 2021 American League Wild Card Game.  A winner comes out of a Democratic primary race for a state Senate seat in Providence.  Lane closures are being announced on the Pell-Newport Bridge as part of the transition to all-electronic tolling.

>>Red Sox Beat Yankees In American League Wild Card Game

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball's Wild Card Game Tuesday night.  The final from Fenway Park was 6-to-2.  Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs for the Sox, who will face the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series.  Game 1 at Tampa Bay is Thursday night.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,845

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-845.  The number of new virus cases reported in RI yesterday was 238.

>>Three People Killed In Fiery Crash On I-95

(West Warwick, RI)  --  Three people are dead after a violent one-car crash on I-95 in West Warwick overnight Tuesday.  The Rhode Island State Police says a car going over 100 miles per hour on a wet roadway crashed into a tree and caught fire on 95 south at around 2 a.m.  There were three occupants who were all in their 20s.  Their identifies are still being determined.

>>Sam Zurier Wins Democratic Primary For State Senate Seat

(Providence, RI)  --  A special election was held Tuesday in Providence for a vacant Rhode Island Senate seat.  Sam Zurier [[ ZIR-ee-ur ]] won over a field of four other Democrats in the race for the District 3 seat.  That district covers the East Side and Fox Point.  Zurier will face Republican candidate Alex Cannon in the November general election.  They are running to replace Gayle Goldin, who stepped down over the summer to take a post in the Biden administration.

>>Report: Promenade Apartments Sold

(Providence, RI)  --  The Promenade Apartments at the Foundry complex in Providence is being sold, according to a report from the Providence Business News.  The expected final price tag is 105-million dollars.  The buyer's mailing address was The DSF Group, a real-estate developer headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.  The two converted mill buildings across I-95 from Providence Place feature over 400 luxury apartments.

>>RIBTA Announces Closure Of Open-Road Tolling Lanes On Pell Bridge

(Jamestown, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is announcing that the open-road tolling lanes on the Pell Bridge will mostly be closed from October 14th to the 28th.  This is being done to allow the agency to transition the bridge to all-electronic tolling.  The outer lanes in each direction will be open during rush hours: 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

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