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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man was arrested after an armed standoff in Providence on Thursday.  A former Rhode Island high school basketball coach is being investigated by the state attorney general.  The Patriots host the Browns on Sunday.

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>>Rain And Wind In Forecast For Rhode Island Friday 

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service says a strong frontal system will bring a period of heavy rain, gusty winds and a few embedded thunderstorms to Southern New England on Friday.  Southern Rhode Island could see gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.  The timing from the weather service for the rain to hit the Ocean State is early afternoon.

>>Arrest Made Following Armed Standoff In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A man was arrested without incident after an armed standoff with police in Providence on Thursday.  Timothy Desjardins was allegedly spotted carrying a gun by patrol officers and ran into a barbershop he owned on Atwells Avenue at around 2 p.m.  Neighboring buildings were evacuated, and Desjardins surrendered after about two hours.  He was out on bail for a shooting that happened nearby on Atwells in September. 

>>Prov Man Accused Of Firing Taser At MA Cops 

(West Bridgewater, MA)  --  A Rhode Island man is accused of leading police on a pursuit that ended with the suspect grabbing an officer's Taser in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Jesse Marinaro of Providence was allegedly driving a stolen car when police tried to stop him on Thursday.  Marinaro allegedly sped up and drove the wrong way into traffic in an effort to elude police, but crashed minutes later.  Police say Marinaro grabbed an officer's Taser and used it on a K-9 before his arrest, with the dog, suspect and two officers all left injured. 

>>Worker Severely Injured In Fire At Manufacturing Facility In Attleboro

(Attleboro, MA)  --  An employee at a manufacturing facility in Attleboro was reportedly hospitalized with life-threatening burns after a fire on Thursday.  This happened at the Composite Modules building on Union Street at around 3 p.m.  Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux tells WJAR-TV the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. 

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>>Former North Kingstown Basketball Coach Under Investigation 

(North Kingstown, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is investigating former North Kingstown High School boys' basketball coach Aaron Thomas.  The Boston Globe reports the investigation comes after former student-athletes complained about quote-unquote "fat tests" performed on them while naked and alone with him in his office.  Thomas resigned in June.  He took a new teaching job at Monsignor Clarke School in South Kingstown, but was fired after the allegations came to light.

>>Patriots Versus Browns Sunday 

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots take on the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  Kickoff is at 1 p.m.  The Pats did not add free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham to the team, as Beckham instead went to the Los Angeles Rams after parting ways with the Browns this past Monday. 

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11-12-2021 02:42:09



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