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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island reported nearly thirty new COVID deaths over the holiday weekend.  A white Rhode Island legislator is being criticized for a tweet about her black friend.  The New England Patriots are placing several players on the COVID-reserve list.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,046

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported 28 new coronavirus deaths over the Christmas weekend.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State as of Tuesday's update Was three-thousand-46.  Nearly seven-thousand virus cases were added this past weekend.

>>Route 95 Crash Victim ID'd

(Undated)  --  The Massachusetts State Police is identifying the victim of a fatal crash on I-95 in Mansfield.  The crash last Thursday killed Manny Roman of Attleboro.  Authorities are continuing to investigate.

>>State Rep Criticized For Tweet About Black Friend

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island state Representative Patricia Morgan is under fire for a racially-charged tweet.  Morgan, who is white, said she had a black friend who became hostile towards her, and she blamed the teaching of critical race theory.  The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Political Action Committee called the tweet offensive and said the Republican Morgan should be removed from her House committee assignments.

>>New Rule Aims To Keep Wandering Police Officers In Check

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island police officers are working under a new regulation this year.  The Providence Journal reports the state Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training adopted a policy which requires police to be re-certified if they jump from one department to another.  The commission says this is meant to address a nationwide trend of quote-unquote "rogue" officers from landing at a new department without a review.  Previously, a Rhode Island police officer's certification remained intact for three years after they left an agency.

>>Patriots Go On COVID List 

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots have a number of players on the COVID-injury list.  It currently includes backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and linebacker Matt Judon.  The players might be able to return in time for Sunday's game versus Jacksonville.

>>Men's Basketball: Providence College Hosts Seton Hall

(Providence, RI)  --  Providence College men's basketball returns to action Wednesday night.  The Friars have been off since December 18th.  It will be a pair of top-25 teams as PC hosts Seton Hall at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 7 p.m.

Jim McCabe/nf    MA) RI) BN) 
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