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24/7 News Source 11/23/2021 03:14:17
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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Coronavirus numbers are going up in Rhode Island.  A high school in Warwick has a new acting principal after a COVID outbreak connected to a school dance.  A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Fall River Mass.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 2,913

(Providence, RI)  --  The state of Rhode Island reported seven new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend in its report on Monday.  The coronavirus death toll in the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-913.  Over 11-hundred new virus cases were added.  There have been approximately 187-thousand total cases diagnosed in Rhode Island since the pandemic began.

>>Acting Principal At Pilgrim High School Following COVID Outbreak 

(Warwick, RI)  --  Pilgrim High School in Warwick has a new acting principal after a coronavirus outbreak.  Officials say the cases are linked to a November 6th homecoming dance.  The Providence Journal reports Pilgrim principal Gerald Habershaw and a large percentage of students were seen on video attending the dance without masks.  Students and staff in Rhode Island public school buildings are currently required to wear masks.  Media inquiries about Habershaw's status have not been answered.  The acting principal is Pamela Bernardi, a longtime Warwick School District employee. 

>>Police-Involved Fatal Shooting In Fall River 

(Fall River, MA)  --  A man was reportedly killed in a police-involved shooting in Fall River on Monday.  The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says officers responded to Lowell Street at around 6 p.m. for a report of a past domestic incident. Officers spoke with Anthony Harden, and officials say there was gunfire after an altercation.  Harden reportedly died at St. Anne's Hospital.  The incident is under investigation. 

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>>Swansea Man Sentenced For Filming Girls Behind Two-Way Mirror

(New Bedford, MA)  --  A Southeast Massachusetts man is being sentenced on a child pornography possession charge.  The Bristol County D.A.'s Office says 66-year-old Gerald Caron of Swansea received the maximum sentence of two-and-a-half years in jail.  Prosecutors say Caron invited two teenage girls he had known to live with him and used a two-way mirror between their bathroom and his bedroom to record them with a video camera.  Police last year also reportedly found a two-way mirror in the girls' bedroom.

>>Oil Leak In Well Cleaned Up In Burrillville 

(Burrillville, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is inspecting the local ecosystem after an oil leak into a water well in Burrillville.  Two-hundred-fifty gallons reportedly seeped into a private well on Waterfront Circle over the weekend.  The DEM says this was caused by the home's oil filter failure, according to a report from WLNE-TV.  A hazmat crew was brought in to pump out the well.

>>Friars Beat Northwestern, Rhody At FGCU

(Undated)  --  Men's college basketball: Providence College beat Northwestern on Monday 77-to-72 in the Legends Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  PC takes on Virginia in the championship game of the tournament Tuesday night with a 7:30 tipoff.  URI is at Florida Gulf Coast tonight at 7:00.

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