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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots lose to the Cowboys in overtime, while the Red Sox look to take the lead in the American League Championship Series.  Another shooting has happened at one nightclub in Providence.  Rhode Islanders are being asked to weigh in on a guiding document for the state over the next decade.

>>Patriots Lose To Cowboys At Home In OT

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots lost to the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, 35-to-29 in overtime.  Mac Jones was 15-of-21 passing for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception which was returned for a score.  The loss puts New England at a record of 2-and-4.  They welcome in the New York Jets to Foxboro next Sunday afternoon.

>>ALCS Shifts To Boston For Game 3

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series Monday night.  The Red Sox and Astros are tied at one in the best-of-seven series.  The Sox won Game 2 in Houston Saturday night by a 9-to-5 score and became the first team in Major League Baseball history to hit two grand slams in one postseason match.  The first pitch from Fenway Park tonight is at 8:08.

>>Shooting At Providence Club

(Providence, RI)  --  Three people were injured at a shooting in a nightclub in Providence early Sunday morning.  This is the second shooting that has happened this year at the Revel Lounge and Bistro on O'Connell Street.  There was a fatal one on August 28th.  WPRI-TV reports the Providence Board of Licenses has voted to temporarily shut down the lounge again following the latest shooting.  Police say the three victims are in stable hospital condition.

>>Taunton Boy Hurt After Being Hit By Vehicle

(Taunton, MA)  --  A twelve-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in Taunton, Massachusetts on Friday night.  Reports indicate the boy was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.  According to an initial investigation by the Taunton Police Department, the boy was crossing Plain Street with a family member when he slipped and fell backward into the path of an oncoming vehicle.  No charges have been filed against the driver.

>>City Of Providence Workers Let Go For Vax Mandate Noncompliance

(Providence, RI)  --  A dozen part-time workers for the city of Providence were let go for non-compliance with a mandate to either get vaccinated against COVID or submit to regular testing.  That's according to a report from the Providence Business News, citing a spokesperson for Mayor Jorge Elorza's office.  The number of people let go represents less than one-percent of the city's workforce.  Elorza announced in August that workers would have until early October to comply with the requirement.

>>Public Input Sought For 'RI 2030' Plan

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is seeking public input for a guiding document for the state over the next decade.  McKee says the goal of RI 2030 is to address issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and also issues that existed before.  McKee's administration has contributed its initial thoughts on goals and objectives, which can be viewed online at RI2030.com.

>>RI Foundation Purchasing Narcan Kits For Organizations

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Foundation is purchasing thousands of Narcan opioid overdose prevention kits for community-based recovery and harm reduction organizations in the state.  Right now, the RI Foundation says naloxone supplies are seriously depleted and more people than ever are at risk for an opioid overdose.  The Rhode Island Department of Health says a record number of overdose deaths, 384, were counted last year.  

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