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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man is under arrest for allegedly threatening a priest and parishioners at a church in Providence on Monday night.  A half-dozen indictments are issued by the state for a mass shooting in Providence from earlier this year.  A state Senate race in the capital city headlines Tuesday's Election Day slate.

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>>Man Arrested For Alleged Gun Threat At Providence Church 

(Providence, RI)  --  A man is under arrest for allegedly threatening a priest and parishioners at a church in Providence on Monday night.  This was at St. Mary's Church on Broadway, the Catholic church whose pastor, James Jackson, was just arrested for alleged child pornography crimes.  Multiple media reports indicate last night's incident was connected to the arrest of Father Jackson, who has been banned from the ministry.  Police are still actively investigating.

>>Six Indicted For Providence Mass Shooting 

(Providence, RI)  --  Six people are facing charges in connection to a shooting in Providence earlier this year that officials believe was the worst mass shooting in the city's history.  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office says there was a shootout between two gangs at a home on Carolina Avenue in May.  No one was killed.  Attorney General Peter Neronha says the half-dozen charged individuals turned a peaceful Providence neighborhood into their own personal shooting range.

>>Election Day: Providence State Senate Race, Portsmouth School Spending Request 

(Undated)  --  There is scattered Election Day activity happening in Rhode Island on Tuesday.  The East Side of Providence is electing a new state senator to replace Gayle Goldin, who stepped down for a post in the Biden administration.  Democrat Sam Zurier [[ ZUR-ee-ur ]], a former Providence city councilman, faces Republican Alex Cannon.  Meanwhile, Portsmouth voters are being asked to approve 21-million dollars to pay for renovations at several buildings in the school district.

>>Fall River Mayor's Wife Recovering After Vehicle-Versus-Bike Crash 

(Fall River, MA)  --  Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan says his wife is recovering after she was reportedly hit by a car during a bike ride on the Massachusetts South Coast over the weekend.  Judi St. Hilaire is still in the ICU at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, but she is in stable condition, according to Coogan.  Police are investigating the incident in Mattapoisett.  Coogan is up for re-election on Tuesday.

>>Elderly Woman Killed In Hopkinton Crash ID'd

(Hopkinton, RI)  --  Authorities have released the name of a Westerly woman killed in a South County crash.  Eighty-eight-year-old Elisabeth Thayer was a passenger in a two-vehicle collision on State Route 138 in Hopkinton on Sunday.  Hopkinton police are investigating the crash and are asking for anyone who witnessed it to give them a call.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,879

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death over the Halloween weekend.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-879.  Rhode Island reported 41 virus deaths in the month of October.  Over five-hundred new virus cases were reported in RI this past weekend.

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