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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Another grand slam propels the Red Sox over the Astros in the ALCS.  The University of Rhode Island is investigating an alleged racist social media post from a student sent to an NFL player.  A Rhode Islander has been sentenced in a federal fentanyl-trafficking case.

>>Red Sox Beat Astros To Take ALCS Lead

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox have taken a two-games-to-one lead in the American League Championship Series over the Houston Astros following a 12-to-3 win at Fenway Park on Monday night.  Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam home run for the Red Sox, making them the first MLB team to hit three grand slams in a single playoff series.  Game 4 is at Fenway tonight with a first pitch at 8:08 p.m.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,861

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death over the weekend.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-861.  More than six-hundred new virus cases were reported.

>>NFL Player Shares Alleged Hateful Post From URI Student, School Investigating

(Kingston, RI)  --  A student from the University of Rhode Island allegedly sent a racist social media post to an NFL player after a game this past weekend.  Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah posted a screenshot of the message on his Twitter account before eventually deleting it.  The university president says the matter has been referred to the student conduct process for review.

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>>Subway Worker Fired After Videos Show Food Stunts

(Providence, RI)  --  A worker at Subway restaurant in Providence has been fired after a viral social media stunt.  According to WJAR-TV, Jumanne Clary worked at the Subway on Waterman Street.  He was seen in videos stepping on food in containers and arranging deli meats on a toilet seat.  Clary told the news station he accepts the consequences of his actions.  He said he was the store's closer and that none of the food was served to customers.  Channel 10 said the store owners notified the Providence Police Department, but it's unclear if authorities have taken any action.

>>Pawtucket Man Sentenced In Fentanyl-Trafficking case

(Fargo, ND)  --  A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to over three decades in federal prison for his role in a fentanyl-trafficking operation.  The Justice Department in North Dakota announced the sentence last week against 40-year-old Steven Pinto of Pawtucket after a jury conviction.  Federal prosecutors said Pinto was part of a Rhode Island organization that was receiving the drugs from Canada and China.

>>Fall River Police Notify Public About Missing Teen

(Fall River, MA)  --  The Fall River Police Department is looking for a missing teen girl.  Jazzlyn Champagne, age 15, did not return home from school on Friday and did not return to class on Monday, according to the police department.  She was reportedly last seen wearing an Argosy Collegiate Charter School shirt, jeans and sneakers.  Anyone who knows where Champagne is should call police.  

Jim McCabe/jb         RI) FL) 

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