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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Sauna-like weather is arriving in Rhode Island.  Three people are being indicted for a murder in Newport.  The opening of a new commuter rail station in Pawtucket is delayed.

>>Brace For Uncomfortable Hot Weather

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service has listed all of Rhode Island except for Block Island under a Heat Advisory on Thursday and Friday.  The weather service warns hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.  The real-feel temperature over the next two days is forecast in the triple-digits.  An official heat wave has a chance to continue in the Providence area into next Monday before we get a cooldown.

>>Trio Indicted For Fatal Social Club Shooting In Newport

(Newport, RI)  --  A Rhode Island grand jury is indicting three people for a fatal shooting in Newport.  Shamik Steele, Duane Logan and Xavier Perry are charged with the murder of Yordi Arevalo at the Friendly Sons of Newport Social Club back in February.  Steele is also charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  The defendants are being held without bail at the ACI.  They are due for an arraignment on August 18th.

>>State Rep Fined

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence state representative is being fined by the Rhode Island Board of Elections for spending campaign funds on personal expenses.  Ramon Perez, a Democrat representing the thirteenth district, will pay a six-thousand dollar fine and must repay another grand.  The Providence Journal reports a consent order from the board stated that Perez reasoned he could make such expenditures because the campaign owed him money.  However, that is prohibited by state law.

>>Wind Energy Training Being Offered At CCRI

(Lincoln, RI)  --  Community College of Rhode Island is offering a new wind energy training certificate program.  Governor Dan McKee's office says the CCRI campus in Lincoln will host the training program for workers engaged in the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.  It's being supported by a million dollars from the planned Eversource-Orsted Revolution Wind farm.  McKee says the course offers a chance for good-paying jobs while protecting the state's future, and leading the way in the fight against the climate change crisis.

>>New Bus-Train Station Opening Delayed

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The new transit center near the Pawtucket-Central Falls border is not opening this summer despite that being the original plan.  A Rhode Island Department of Transportation official tells the Valley Breeze labor and supply chain issues have pushed the opening of the bus and train station to December.  RIDOT is meanwhile working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to establish a final train schedule on the Providence-Stoughton commuter line.

>>RI Girl Overcomes Injury To Win Another Jiu-Jitsu Medal

(Undated)  --  A young girl from Rhode Island is continuing her prowess in the martial art sport of jiu-jitsu. WCVB-Boston reports nine-year-old Sufina Grajo [[ soo-FEE-nuh GRAH-hoe ]] of Cumberland overcame a wrist injury which forced her to train off the mat to win gold in her division at the international Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship.  Grajo has won 94 total medals.  She trains at Brazilian Top Team in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Jim McCabe/jb   MA)


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