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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Rhode Island man whose death was reported a couple of years ago has been found alive overseas.  The former coach of the Mount Saint Charles hockey team has passed.  The Providence City Council is meeting on Friday to consider an ordinance that would fight the mayor's COVID vaccine mandate for public workers.

>>Rhode Islander Reported Dead In 2020 Has Been Found Alive 

(Undated)  --  A Rhode Island man is accused of faking his own death.  The Providence Journal reports Nicholas Alahverdian was located in Scotland about a month ago.  Alahverdian apparently had COVID and was on a ventilator at a hospital.  Alahverdian was known as an outspoken critic of Rhode Island's child welfare system.  His death was announced in 2020 after he told media outlets he had terminal cancer.  Alahverdian is being sought for various criminal complaints in the U.S., including a 2018 sexual assault case in Utah.  The Journal reports extradition proceedings are underway.

>>Longtime Mount Saint Charles Hockey Coach Has Died 

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  A legendary former high school hockey coach in Rhode Island has died.  Bill Belisle won 32 state championships for Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket and saw 20 players advance to the NHL.  Belisle, who retired in 2019, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 92.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,151

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported seven new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-151.  The COVID patient hospital count in Rhode Island swelled to four-hundred-85.

>>Providence City Council Meeting Called Over Public Worker Vax Mandate

(Providence, RI)  --  An emergency Providence City Council meeting is being called on Friday to address Mayor Jorge Elorza's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for public workers.  Friday is the deadline for the employees to get vaxxed or they will be fired.  City Council president John Igliozzi says that could mean a job loss for about 80 Providence police officers, which he says would create a significant public safety issue.  The city council will consider an ordinance that would block such mass terminations.

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>>Attleboro Man Sentenced For Rape 

(New Bedford, MA)  --  An Attleboro man is being sentenced to prison for a sex crime.  The Bristol District Attorney's Office says Jason White, age 40, repeatedly raped a teenage girl who was the daughter of a woman he was dating in 2018.  White has been sentenced to 15-to-18 years.

>>Men's Basketball: URI Beats Saint Joe's

(Kingston, RI)  --  Rhode Island men's basketball is back on the court after seeing several games canceled over the holidays.  The Rams beat Saint Joseph's 75-to-64 at home on Wednesday night for their first Atlantic 10 Conference win of the season.  Rhody's next game is at UMass on Saturday.

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