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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Nearly twenty-thousand National Grid customers in Rhode Island are still in the dark.  A jury has awarded a settlement to a couple of workers at T.F. Green Airport who suffered injuries from a carbon-monoxide poisoning.  Rhode Island is set to receive its first evacuees from Afghanistan.

>>Overnight RI Power Outage Total Whittled Down To 19K

(Undated)  --  National Grid is continuing to restore power to Rhode Islanders who lost it in a nor'easter that struck Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  National Grid reported nearly 19-thousand power outages in Rhode Island as of 2 a.m. Thursday.  A spokesperson for the power company tells The Providence Journal the effort to fully-restore electricity will take days.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,877

(Providence, RI)  --  One new coronavirus death was reported in Rhode Island on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-877.  The number of new virus cases reported in RI yesterday was two-hundred-41.

>>Settlement Awarded To Airport Workers Who Suffered CO Poisoning 

(Warwick, RI)  --  A jury has awarded a 26-million-dollar verdict to a pair of TSA workers who alleged they suffered permanent brain damage from a carbon monoxide-poisoning incident at T.F. Green Airport.  The jury's action on Wednesday followed a month-long trial in Kent County Superior Court.  The two workers, identified in a Providence Journal report as Carolyn Scire of Coventry and Daniel Traficante of South Kingstown, fell ill from the gas in 2015.  They had previously complained to the airport commission about fumes entering their office.

>>Providence Bar Where Shooting Happened Given OK To Reopen 

(Providence, RI)  --  A bar in Providence is being allowed to re-open after a shooting.  The city licensing board determined at a meeting on Wednesday that the Sports Tap on Harris Avenue was not at fault for a shooting that took place outside the bar over the weekend.  The victim, a 43-year-old man, is expected to recover.  Reports indicate the bar has decided to stay closed for an additional period of time.

>>Afghan Family Expected In Rhode Island Next Week 

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island is getting its first Afghanistan evacuees next week, according to the Dorcas International Institute, one of the organizations helping with the resettlement effort.  Thirty-one-year-old Amin Faquiry [[ fick-EER-ee ]], who worked as an interpreter for the U.S. military, is moving to the Ocean State along with his pregnant wife and their four children.  The estimated number of Afghan refugees coming to the Ocean State in total is two-hundred-fifty.

>>New England Revolution Set MLS Points Record 

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Revolution have made history in Major League Soccer.  The Revs defeated the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night 1-to-0 to set the league record for most points by a team in a single season.  New England has a record of 22 wins, seven ties and four losses, which equals 73 points.  They have one regular-season game remaining before the MLS playoffs start next month.

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