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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Police identify the victim of an armed robbery in Providence.  Several murals depicting children at a Providence school that was previously an all-white school have been removed.  The remains of a Rhode Island soldier who went MIA in the Korean War have returned to the U.S.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,857

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-857.  The number of new virus cases reported in Rhode Island yesterday was two-hundred-61.

>>Police ID Providence Laundromat Robbery Victim

(Providence, RI)  --  Police have identified the victim of a fatal armed robbery at a laundry facility in Providence.  Authorities say someone walked into the Laundromax at Broad and Fisk streets Tuesday night and demanded jewelry being worn by 38-year-old Melvin Reyes.  The suspect reportedly fired gunshots when Reyes fought back.  The incident remains under investigation.

>>Murals Removed Over Racial Concerns At Providence School

(Providence, RI)  --  Several murals at a Providence elementary school were removed over concerns about racist portrayals of children.  The Providence Journal reports the murals were painted over at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School before classes resumed this fall.  Providence City Councilor David Salvatore told the newspaper he consulted with the city's art, culture and tourism department after hearing complaints from residents about the murals.  The building was previously known as Nelson Street School, an all-white school.  It's not clear when the murals were painted.

>>Remains Of Soldier Who Went MIA In Korean War Returned

(Johnston, RI)  --  A Johnston soldier who went missing in action in the Korean War has returned home.  WPRI-TV reports the remains of Army Lieutenant Anthony Mazzulla arrived on Tuesday, with funeral services planned for this upcoming weekend.  Mazzulla went missing in 1950.  He was positively identified after North Korea agreed to return the remains of numerous soldiers in 2018 following the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

>>Work Stoppage Ordered For Large Greenhouse Project In Exeter

(Exeter, RI)  --  A cease-and-desist order has been issued for a massive greenhouse project in Exeter.  The Providence Journal reports the town's zoning inspector issued the order against Tim Schartner, who is building the one-million-square foot greenhouse on his family's farm off Route 2.  The apparent issue is that Schartner missed a deadline to make a presentation to the town on why he was exempt from a zoning review.  The plan is for the greenhouse to produce 42-thousand pounds of tomatoes daily.

>>Bald Eagle Rescued In Smithfield Has Been Put Down

(Saunderstown, RI)  --  A bald eagle that was rescued in Smithfield earlier this month has been euthanized.  The Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island says the adult eagle had severe head trauma and was completely blind.  Officials said they didn't get the outcome they hoped for, but that they would not have been able to release the bird or give it any quality of life in captivity.    

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