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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Red Sox are on the brink of elimination after a Game 5 ALCS loss to Houston.  Two new COVID deaths reported in Rhode Island on Wednesday.  A homeless camp in Providence has again been ordered to leave.

>>Red Sox Lose To Astros In Game 5

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Red Sox are facing playoff elimination.  They lost 9-to-1 to the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Wednesday evening.  Houston leads the best-of-seven series 3-to-2.  Game 6 is Friday night.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,869

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported two new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-869.  The state reported about two-hundred new virus cases yesterday.

>>Rhode Island Recreational Marijuana Legalization Update

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island legislative leaders are progressing towards an agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a report from WPRI-TV.  Lawmakers are still working out regulatory details for a proposed bill.  There is still a possibility that a special fall session could be held at the State House for a vote.

>>Man Sentenced For Fatal Attack In Fall River

(Fall River, MA)  --  A man has been sentenced to 15-years-to-life in prison for a fatal beating in Fall River.  The Herald News reports Scott Rodrigues of Somerset, Massachusetts was sentenced in Bristol County Superior Court on Tuesday on a second-degree murder conviction for the beating of Dennis Cousineau.  No motive was given for the incident in October of 2017, which also led to a lesser prison sentence for Rodrigues' girlfriend on an involuntary manslaughter charge.  Cousineau was reportedly found lying on the ground at the intersection of Bedford and Albion streets with severe injuries.  He died days after the assault at Rhode Island Hospital.

>>Providence Again Orders Homeless Camp To Clear Out

(Providence, RI)  --  The city of Providence is once-again ordering a homeless encampment to clear out.  The people living in an empty lot on Wilson Street are being given until November 1st to leave.  A previous eviction order was stayed earlier this year by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza until a housing solution was found.  On Wednesday, Elorza said the city is working with service providers to help the group.

>>School Bus Involved In Crash In South County

(South Kingstown, RI)  --  A car and school bus were involved in a crash in South Kingstown on Wednesday afternoon.  The crash happened on Route 1 south between Spartina Cove and McGrath's Corner.  No students were on-board the bus, and no injuries were reported.

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