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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots beat the Panthers on Sunday.  Brown University and other Ivy League schools are impacted by bomb threats.  President Biden's pick for Rhode Island's top federal prosecutor advances pasts a U.S. Senate committee.

>>Patriots Beat Panthers 

(Charlotte, NC)  --  The New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday, 24-to-6.  J.C. Jackson had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown at Bank of America Stadium.  Mac Jones threw for one touchdown and one interception.  The Patriots improved to 5-and-4 and are a half-game behind Buffalo for first place in the AFC East Division.  New England hosts Cleveland next weekend.

>>Brown Buildings Evacuated For Bomb Threat 

(Providence, RI)  --  Several buildings at Brown University were evacuated on Sunday afternoon because of a bomb threat.  Campus and Providence police investigated after the threat was made through a phone call.  No evidence of a bomb was found.  Similar threats were also reportedly received by several other Ivy League schools over the weekend, including Columbia, Cornell and Yale.

>>U.S. Attorney For RI Nomination Advances 

(Providence, RI)  --  President Biden's pick for U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island has been approved by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  Zachary Cunha [[ CUNE-yuh ]] joined the office in 2014 and has served as the civil division chief.  The nomination now heads to the full Senate.

>>One Dead In Providence House Fire 

(Providence, RI)  --  One person is dead after a house fire in Providence on Friday afternoon.  The Providence Fire Department responded to the blaze on Young Avenue in Smith Hill.  Hoarding conditions reportedly hindered crews fighting the two-alarm fire, but none were injured.

>>Former WJAR Anchor Dick Wood Has Died 

(Cranston, RI)  --  Former Channel 10 anchor Dick Wood has died.  Wood was 91 years old. He was the evening anchor for a decade at WJAR-TV before he joined WTEN in Albany, New York and worked there for nearly twenty years. 

>>Rhode Island Diner Put On National Register Of Historic Places 

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  A Pawtucket diner is being added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission says the National Park Service has added the Miss Loraine Diner on Mineral Spring Avenue.  The diner is a restored "semi-streamliner" model which influenced the design of fast-food restaurants in the U.S.  It was manufactured by the Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company in 1941 and was originally in Connecticut.  The current owner purchased it in 2011 and moved it to Pawtucket. 

Jim McCabe/jb          RI) NY) NYC) CT) MA)
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