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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A former Rhode Island high school basketball standout has become the interim Boston Celtics coach after the original bench boss got suspended for the entire upcoming season.  A man is in custody after authorities raid his Rhode Island property and seize illegal firearms.  The New England Patriots are set for their 2022 home opener.

>>Rhode Island Native To Take Over As Interim Celtics Coach

(Boston, MA)  --  The Boston Celtics are suspending head coach Ime Udoka [[ ee-may oo-doke-uh ]] for the entire 2022-2023 season.  A Rhode Island native is set to take over on an interim basis.  The Celtics suspended Udoka for undisclosed violations of team policies.  Multiple reports have indicated he had a consensual relationship with an unnamed person affiliated with the team.  ESPN reports C's assistant coach Joe Mazzulla, a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, has been named interim head coach.  Mazzulla led the boys' basketball team to three consecutive state championships in 2004, '05 and '06.

>>Boil Order In North Attleboro, Plainville

(Undated)  --  Another boil order has been issued in Southeastern Massachusetts.  The public works departments in Plainville and North Attleboro say they've detected E. coli bacteria in routine water samples.  Earlier this month, an advisory for the same problem was issued in Mansfield.  Bottled water is available for residents at the Plainville and North Attleboro DPW facilities.

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>>Providence Man Sentenced To ACI For Killing Pet

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence man must spend two years in prison for killing his girlfriend's dog.  The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Devon Hernandez pleaded no contest to a felony animal cruelty charge.  Hernandez was reportedly caught on home surveillance beating the Pomeranian for urinating on a bed at the girlfriend's home on Updike Street last November.

>>Feds Seize Ghost Guns Allegedly Possessed By RI Felon

(Providence, RI)  --  A West Greenwich man is being federally detained in connection to the seizure of a half-dozen "ghost guns".  According to the Justice Department, there were also three silencers and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition seized from the home of Walter Garbecki, a convicted felon prohibited from possessing the items.  The United States Postal Inspection Service tipped off authorities about the ghost gun parts being mailed to Garbecki's address.

>>Area Receives Needed Rain

(Undated)  --  More rain fell in Rhode Island on Thursday as the Ocean State tries to escape the grips of a drought.  The National Weather Service reported one-to-two inches fell in RI yesterday.  The U.S. Drought Monitor says most of Southern New England is still in a moderate-to-severe drought.

>>Patriots Host Ravens In Week 3

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots are playing the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener on Sunday.  Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 1 p.m.  Pats fans may notice the absence of the stadium's iconic lighthouse near the north end zone.  That was demolished earlier this year as part of a renovation project, and the team plans to replace the original lighthouse with a taller, more prominent version.

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