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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Snow is in the forecast in Rhode Island Thursday to Friday.  A vigil is held for a Rhode Island teen who was killed in a crash on I-95 last weekend.  State lawmakers have returned to Providence for the 2022 legislative session.

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>>Up To Half-Foot Of Snow Forecast For RI

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is calling for snow in Rhode Island late Thursday into Friday.  As of last night's forecast, the weather service was predicting four-to-six inches across mainland RI, and two-to-three inches for Block Island.  Ahead of that storm, northern Rhode Island is under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Wednesday for mixed precipitation.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,096

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported four new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.  The pandemic death toll in the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-96.  There were over four-thousand new virus cases reported. 

>>Vigil Held For Teen Crash Victim 

(East Greenwich, RI)  --  A vigil was held Tuesday night for the Rhode Island teen who was killed in a car crash on New Year's Day.  Police say 17-year-old Olivia Passaretti's car was hit on I-95 in Warwick.  The other driver, Aramis Segura of Charlestown, allegedly bragged about drinking and driving on Facebook before authorities say he caused the crash and then fled the scene.  Passaretti was a softball player at East Greenwich High School.  Hundreds of people gathered at the softball field last night to remember her.

>>Uber Driver Arrested For DUI On NYE

(Tiverton, RI)  --  A Rhode Island Uber driver is accused of driving drunk while on the job on New Year's Eve.  Carlos Cordova of Warwick was pulled over for a missing headlight in Tiverton while he had two passengers in tow.  The Tiverton Police Department says Cordova's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

>>Rhode Island Lawmakers Return For 2022 Session 

(Providence, RI)  --  The 2022 Rhode Island legislative session is underway.  Lawmakers returned to the State House for their first day of the session on Tuesday.  A 119-million-dollar chunk of American Rescue Plan Act money was approved for earmarking.  The General Assembly overrode two vetoes from Governor Dan McKee, including legislation that requires auto-insurers in the Ocean State to pay the cost of auto-body shop markups and another bill that creates a registry for short-term house rentals.  Several Republican state representatives did not wear masks yesterday in defiance of a policy set by the Democratic House speaker.

>>Men's Basketball: Providence College Loses To Marquette 

(Undated)  --  In men's college basketball, Providence lost to Marquette on the road Tuesday, 88-to-56.  It was just the second loss of the season for the Friars, who fell to 3-and-1 in Big East conference play.  PC's next game is Saturday versus St. John's at the Dunk.  Meanwhile, the University of Rhode Island's Atlantic 10 opener versus George Mason on Wednesday has been postponed because of COVID issues. 

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