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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A teen is injured after being struck by a flying tire in Cranston.  The Woonsocket City Council agrees to hold off on a resolution calling for the removal of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt from office.  Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is seeking a second doctor's opinion after he was injured in New England's home opener.

>>Girl Injured After Being Struck By Tire In Cranston

(Cranston, RI)  --  A thirteen-year-old girl reportedly suffered serious injuries, including a concussion, when she was hit by a rogue tire in Cranston on Tuesday.  A pickup truck reportedly lost the tire while it was being driven on Dyer Avenue.  Police say the teen was crossing the street when they were struck.  The girl was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital.  Neither speed nor alcohol/drug impairment from the pickup driver are suspected as factors.

>>Ex-Cranston Officer Drops Appeal Of Assault Verdict

(Cranston, RI)  --  A former Cranston policeman will not appeal his conviction on an assault charge.  Andrew Leonard is being ordered to serve one year of probation and to not have any contact with the victim after pleading no contest in Superior Court on Monday.  Prosecutors said Leonard used excessive force when he assaulted a suspect from a domestic incident at the Cranston police headquarters in March 2020.

>>Woonsocket City Council Decision On Mayor Removal Further-Delayed

(Woonsocket, RI)  --  The Woonsocket City Council decision on whether to remove Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt from office is remaining on hold.  The mayor's attorneys requested -- and were granted -- a one-week continuance on Tuesday night for the purpose of gathering more information.  The Rhode Island Supreme Court had put a temporary pause on the City Council action earlier this month.  Baldelli-Hunt calls a city councilor's complaint that she's not fulfilling the duties of her office a political attack.

>>Mac Jones Seeking Second Opinion On Injured Ankle

(Foxboro, MA)  --  Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is apparently keeping all of his options on the table.  After suffering a severe high ankle sprain during New England's loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, Jones is seeking a second opinion.  The 24-year-old will consult with Dr. Martin O'Malley of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.  O'Malley performed ankle surgery on ex-Patriots cornerback JC Jackson earlier this year.

>>RIDOT Completing I-95 Traffic Shift In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is moving all remaining travel lanes on Route 95 north in Providence to a newly-built viaduct bridge on Thursday night.  RIDOT shifted a single lane of traffic to the new bridge earlier this month.  Northbound drivers should stay far-right for access to the State Offices exit.  Traffic from the Atwells Avenue on-ramp will start running onto the viaduct bridge in October.

>>McKee Criticizes Kalus For Wrong Pronunciation Of Pawtucket

(Pawtucket, RI)  --  The pronunciation of a Rhode Island city has become the latest fodder for the governor's campaign.  Republican candidate Ashley Kalus [[ CAY-liss ]] had to re-release a TV ad on Tuesday because the original version pronounced the "paw" in Pawtucket.  The McKee campaign said Kalus, a businesswoman who moved to Rhode Island last year, does not know the state.  Speaking to reporters yesterday, the incumbent Democrat also referred to Kalus as a quote-unquote "seagull manager".

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