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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The Patriots lost to Buffalo on Sunday and lost the division lead as a result.  Two twin brothers from Rhode Island are killed in a highway crash in Massachusetts.  Gas prices in the Ocean State have dropped seven cents in the last month.

>>Patriots Lose To Bills

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots no-longer have the division lead following a 33-to-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.  Mac Jones completed just 14 of 23 passes for 145 yards and registered two interceptions.  Damien Harris had 103 yards rushing for the Pats and scored the team's three touchdowns.  New England fell to 9-and-6, but the Patriots are still in the playoff bubble.  They host Jacksonville next Sunday.

>>Twins From RI Killed In MA Crash 

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  Two twin brothers from Rhode Island were killed in a motor vehicle crash in Massachusetts on Friday morning.  According to state police, the single-car wreck happened on Interstate 195 in Mattapoisett.  WPRI-TV reports authorities have identified the victims as Alberto and Ruddy Morales of Pawtucket.  The crash is under investigation.

>>North Providence Police Issue Missing Teen Alert 

(North Providence, RI)  --  The North Providence Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing 15-year-old boy.  Jules Lopes was reportedly last seen on December 16th.  Lopes is known to frequent the area of the Providence Place Mall, according to the police department, which has description details of the missing teen on its Facebook page.

>>Longtime Warren Pizzeria Owner Dies After Catching COVID

(Warren, RI)  --  A popular pizza shop owner in the East Bay has lost a battle with COVID-19.  Steve Balasco, who was 61, owned Balasco's Pizzeria in Warren for over three decades.  Balasco was reportedly stricken with COVID-related pneumonia.  His family released a statement calling Balasco a giant in the community who always put others first.

>>Providence Apartment Temporarily Evacuated 

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence apartment complex was briefly evacuated on Sunday.  WJAR-TV reports firefighters responded to a residence on Chestnut Street for a boiler overheating yesterday afternoon.  Some smoke was found throughout the building, but not fire.  There were no injuries reported.

>>Rhode Island Gas Prices Down Slightly 

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island gas prices are inching downward.  The current average price for a gallon is three dollars and 35 cents, according to RhodeIslandGasPrices.com.  One month ago, the average in the Ocean State was three-42.

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Jim McCabe/nf      RI) MA) 
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12-27-2021 01:21:09

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