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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Some snow is in the Thursday morning forecast for Rhode Island.  The COVID hospital patient count in the Ocean State is continuing to increase.  A bill has been introduced in the RI General Assembly to ban the sale of miniature plastic liquor bottles known as "nips".

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>>Snow Expected This Morning 

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting at least one inch of snow for all of Rhode Island on Thursday.  The weather service says rain will develop this morning and change over.  Some interior parts of the state could measure three inches of snow before it concludes by noon.

>>Coronavirus Death Toll In Rhode Island: 3,215

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island reported fifteen new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.  The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to three-thousand-215.  The COVID patient count at RI hospitals as of yesterday was up to five-hundred-47.

>>RI Hospitals Getting Staffing Help

(Providence, RI)  --  Emergency medical personnel are arriving to support hospital staff in Rhode Island.  Governor Dan Mckee provided an update on the help secured through FEMA on Wednesday.  A task force has already shown up at Kent Hospital in Warwick, while another team is expected to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence by the end of this week.

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>>Man Arrested For More Illegal Naked Activity 

(Lincoln, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man who was recently accused of breaking into a home while naked is facing new charges.  Paul Sawyer of Woonsocket allegedly walked around a neighborhood in Lincoln without any clothes on earlier this week.  Sawyer had been arrested in Cranston for approaching a security guard and breaking into a house in Cranston while in the nude in December.

>>Legislation Introduced To Ban Liquor Nips 

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island lawmaker is proposing a ban on alcoholic "nip" bottle sales.  The bill has been introduced by Democratic state Representative David Bennett of Warwick.  The miniature liquor bottles are considered a plastic pollution source.  Detractors also say purchasing nips makes it easier to get away with drinking and driving.

>>Men's BB: Rhody Beats La Salle, PC Hosting Georgetown 

(Undated)  --  URI men's basketball notched a 56-to-54 win over La Salle at home Wednesday.  The Rams are now 3-and-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.  Providence College is returning from a COVID pause to host Georgetown at the Dunk at 5:00 Thursday evening.

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