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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The state Department of Children, Youth and Families says maltreatment caused a child's death in Providence.  New details about what led up to a car crashing into the Seekonk River.  A new report indicates Patriots quarterback Mac Jones could be facing surgery.

>>State Says Maltreatment A Factor In Child's Death In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families says maltreatment was a factor in the death of an infant in Providence over the summer.  WJAR-TV reported a child was found unresponsive in a bathtub on August 6th at Admiral Terrace Apartments.  The DCYF has forwarded a report to the Office of the Child Advocate.

>>Standoff, Shooting Incidents In Central Falls

(Central Falls, RI)  --  The peace was disturbed multiple times in Central Falls on Monday.  A standoff that began around 4:30 p.m. ended with one person in custody just after 9:00 last night at a home on Tremont Street.  WPRI-TV reports neighbors were evacuated during the standoff.  At the same time, two men reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting near the basketball courts on Higginson Avenue.  Police are investigating, but they say the two incidents are unrelated.

>>Man Sought After Car Driven Into Seekonk River

(Providence, RI)  --  There are new details about the car-into-the-water incident that happened in Providence over the weekend.  A driver reportedly went off a boat ramp into the Seekonk River on Sunday morning from Gano Street in the city's Fox Point section.  According to WLNE-TV, a woman was on a date with a man she met on the app "Plenty of Fish".  She told police the man became angry with her, and drove his car into the water.  The woman said she swam to safety, while the man was seen on surveillance fleeing the scene.  The woman was treated for minor injuries at Rhode Island Hospital.

>>Report: Mac Jones Could Have Surgery

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The Patriots are reportedly going to be without their starting quarterback for multiple games.  According to ESPN, Mac Jones suffered a severe high ankle sprain and could potentially have surgery.  Jones and the Patriots are still discussing his options and the best way to proceed.  In a video conference from New England's facility, Jones said he's "going to take it day by day."

>>Money Problems At Central Coventry Fire District

(Coventry, RI)  --  Members of a Rhode Island fire department are temporarily working without a paycheck.  The Providence Journal reports the Central Coventry Fire District did not have enough money to meet payroll last week.  The district went through bankruptcy and reorganization a decade ago, and it has been dealing with financial issues for the past few years.  Channel 10 reports the Central Coventry Fire District board voted Monday night to accept a four-hundred-thousand-dollar loan from the neighboring Coventry Fire District, which would be paid back when tax bills are returned in November.  The fire chief says the cash could run out sooner next time since town voters rejected a proposed four-percent increase to the tax levy.

>>RIDOT Replacing Bridge Over Route 6 In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to demolish a bridge in Providence this upcoming Friday and Saturday as part of a rapid replacement project.  RIDOT says the Glenbridge Avenue overpass on Route 6 will have a new bridge in place within one week.  Route 6 will be closed in both directions for the demolition.  Motorists will be detoured onto Hartford Avenue.  The Glenbridge Avenue Bridge is 53 years old and carries about 14-thousand vehicles daily.

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