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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Rhode Island's incumbent lieutenant governor is advancing to the general election.  A Providence club where a major fight broke out last weekend is being allowed to re-open.  The state Department of Education has issued a report on claims of inflated graduation numbers from the Providence School District.

>>New Detail On Exhumed Body Investigation In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  There's an update to the story about the FBI digging up a body in Providence earlier this week.  WPRI-TV reports it has independently confirmed the exhumation is related to a three-decade-old murder case in Smithfield.  Authorities have not commented on the investigation, except to say there is no threat to public safety related to the activity that took place on Tuesday at the North Burial Ground.

>>Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor's Race Turns To November

(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos [[ suh-BEE-nuh MAH-tose ]] has cleared the primaries in her bid to continue her partnership with Governor Dan McKee.  Matos won the Democratic race on Tuesday to move on to the November general election, where she will face Republican Aaron Guckian, a former Rhode Island Foundation officer and special assistant to Governor Carcieri.  Matos, the former president of the Providence City Council, was appointed lieutenant governor by McKee last year when he succeeded Governor Raimondo.

>>Former Ocean State Public Defender Montecalvo Confirmed To Appeals Court

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Public Defender Lara Montecalvo is approved for a seat on the federal appeals court.  The U.S. Senate voted largely along party lines to support the nomination to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.  Senator Jack Reed said Montecalvo served the people of Rhode Island well as public defender, and that he is confident she will continue to do so as an appellate judge.

>>Providence Club Conditionally Allowed To Reopen After Brawl

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence club where a wild fight broke out on Sunday night is being allowed to re-open.  Mi Sueño Disco on Broad Street must have heightened security and can only serve drinks in plastic cups.  The Providence licensing board is also ordering an upcoming car show at the business to be canceled.  Video of the viral fight last weekend depicts a dance party coming to an abrupt stop as fists fly and chairs and bottles are thrown.  No major injuries were reported.  One person was arrested for possession of a ghost gun.

>>Mansfield Boil Water Advisory Lifted

(Mansfield, MA)  --  The town of Mansfield, Massachusetts has lifted a boil water advisory.  Residents were first instructed to take the safety measure because of the presence of E. coli bacteria on Sunday.  The boil advisory, which covered all customers of the Mansfield Water Division, was lifted on Wednesday afternoon.

>>RI Education Department: Graduation Inflation Claims At Prov School Unfounded

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Education says claims of graduation inflation at a Providence school are unfounded.  Several members of the school board called for an investigation into the A-Venture alternative learning program at Central High School.  It was alleged that A-Venture allowed some students to acquire as many as three years' worth of credits in two months or less.  The state has concluded the allegations were unfounded, and that participating students properly earned their credits.  RIDE is pointing to issues with the grade-recording system, and has pledged to make changes.

>>Mac Jones Fully Participates In Pats Practice

(Foxboro, MA)  --  New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.  Jones underwent testing for an injured back after New England's season-opening loss to Miami.  The Patriots play at the Steelers in Week 2.

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