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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Rhode Island high school hockey player who was killed by an alleged drunk driver was honored this weekend.  CVS has fired several executives.  Providence College and Bryant University have learned their opponents in the NCAA Tournament. 

>>Memorials For Rhode Island High School Hockey Player Who Died  

(West Warwick, RI)  --  The Boston Bruins honored a Rhode Island high school hockey player who was killed in a car crash involving an alleged drunk driver on Saturday.  The Bruins hung a customized Matt Dennison jersey behind their bench before their home game versus Arizona.  Dennison, the captain of the West Warwick-Exeter-West Greenwich team, died on Thursday after the crash in Exeter which happened on February 12th.  There was a moment of silence for Dennison at the Rhode Island Division 1 boys' hockey championship at Schneider Arena, Providence College on Friday. 

>>Multiple Crashes During Weekend Snowstorm; Weather Warming Up 

(Lincoln, RI)  --  Saturday night's snowstorm caused a half-dozen car crashes on Route 146 in Lincoln.  Twelve cars were involved total, according to the Rhode Island State Police, which reported four hospitalizations for minor injuries.  Only one inch or less of snow was measured across the state, according to the National Weather Service.  The forecast for the Providence area calls for more spring-like temperatures this week, with a shot at highs in the 70s on Friday.

>>"Swatting" Incident In Southeast Massachusetts

(Taunton, MA)  --  Authorities are investigating a "police swatting" incident in Taunton, Massachusetts.  A large police response was drawn to a residence on Williams Street last Thursday after someone reportedly told a dispatcher that someone had just been murdered at the address.  Officers realized it was a hoax when they saw there was no one home, and they eventually made contact with the homeowner who was apparently not the source of the call.  Several neighboring houses were briefly evacuated.  The Taunton police chief says "swatting" is an extremely dangerous crime to commit.

>>Man With Large Cache Of Guns Ordered Held Without Bail

(Providence, RI)  --  A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Andruchuk of Burrillville to remain at the Wyatt Detention Facility without bail on federal firearms charges.  Police reportedly found over two-hundred guns on Andruchuk's property when he was arrested last month.  He is charged with possession of a gun by a prohibited person for a previous drug record, and also lying on a firearm application.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan cited new evidence in the case that reveals deep mental health and substance abuse issues.

>>CVS Fires Execs After Investigation 

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  CVS Health has fired several executives after an internal investigation into their handling of sexual harassment allegations in the company.  The Wall Street Journal reports CEO Karen Lynch took the action after becoming aware of complaints about alleged inappropriate activity from a regional manager in New Jersey.  CVS said it will not tolerate such inaction, and that the allegations were not treated with a level of expected seriousness.

>>Returning To Play Football Next Season: Tom Brady, Devin McCourty 

(Undated)  --  Tom Brady is un-retiring to once again quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Brady is returning for his 23rd season.  Meanwhile in Foxboro, three-time Super Bowl-winning Patriots safety Devin McCourty is signing a one-year deal reportedly worth nine-million dollars.  McCourty will be playing his thirteenth season for New England.

>>Providence, Bryant Men's Basketball Teams Set To Dance 

(Undated)  --  Providence College and Bryant University are the Rhode Island representatives in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which was bracketed on Sunday.  PC got a number-four seed after losing to Creighton in the second round of the Big East Tournament.  They will play South Dakota State on Thursday.  Bryant, which is playing in its first-ever Division 1 tournament, must win a play-in game to earn the number 16 seed versus Wright State on Wednesday. 

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03-14-2022 00:21:06

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