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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A man was arrested after an armed standoff in Providence last night.  Two police officers in Seekonk, Massachusetts have been cleared of wrongdoing in connection to a fatal shooting last month.  A data breach at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is being investigated.

>>Man Arrested After Armed Standoff In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A man was taken into custody after an armed standoff with police in Providence that lasted nearly three hours Wednesday evening.  Negotiators convinced Elliot Britto to surrender from a residence on Ledge Street at around 6 p.m.  No injuries were reported.  Britto was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for an evaluation.  Charges are pending.

>>Seekonk Officers Cleared In Fatal Shooting 

(Seekonk, MA)  --  The Bristol County Massachusetts District Attorney's Office is clearing two police officers in Seekonk of wrongdoing for a fatal shooting.  Reports indicate Jeffrey Groulx of New Hampshire was caught in a breaking-and-entering at the New England Tire Care store on Route 6 on November 28th.  Groulx crashed a stolen vehicle while trying to flee police and shot at the unnamed officers with an assault rifle as they attempted to render aid.  They returned fire, resulting in his death.  The D.A.'s office says Groulx had a long history of using deadly weapons for violent crimes.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,062

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported sixteen new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-62.  There were over three-thousand new virus cases.

>>Warwick Mayor Reveals COVID Diagnosis 

(Warwick, RI)  --  Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi has COVID-19.  Picozzi says he is experiencing symptoms of the virus.  He says he is fully-vaccinated and has gotten a booster shot.  Picozzi says he will perform his mayoral duties while working from home.

>>Glocester Town Council President Has Died 

(Glocester, RI)  --  The president of the Glocester Town Council has died.  The Providence Journal reports Julian Forgue passed away on Monday.  The council's vice president told the newspaper he had gone to the hospital with an apparent heart attack a few weeks ago.  Forgue was in his third year on the board.

>>RIPTA Data Breach Under Investigation 

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is investigating a data breach at the RI Public Transit Authority.  Thousands of Rhode Islanders, including current and former state employees who say they never worked for the agency or took public transit, have been receiving letters that said their personal information was compromised.  The breach reportedly happened over the summer, but the victims were not notified until this month.

>>Friars Win Over Seton Hall

(Providence, RI)  --  In men's college basketball, Providence College beat Seton Hall University at home Wednesday night, 70-to-65.  The Friars are off to a 12-and-1 start this season.  PC next plays at DePaul on New Year's Day.

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