(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: A victim of a Rhode Island drunk-driving crash from nearly two decades ago has died. A school bus driver strike that would have impacted several Rhode Island cities and towns has been averted. A local police department is warning parents to check their Halloween candy.
>>Rhode Island Woman Severely Injured By Drunk Driver Has Died
(Undated) -- A Rhode Island woman who has been featured in a drunk-driving awareness campaign has died. Tori Andreozzi [[ ann-dree-OH-zee ]] of Narragansett passed away at the age of 31. When she was 12, Andreozzi suffered a severe brain injury when she was hit by a drunk driver in West Warwick, which left her unable to walk or speak. Her family says she overcame the odds and lived as high-quality of a life as possible. Andreozzi's story and others can be found on a website sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Ripple-Effect-RI-dot-com.
>>Classes Canceled At North Attleboro School For Shooting Threat
(North Attleboro, MA) -- Classes were canceled at North Attleboro Middle School on Tuesday. Police launched an investigation into a school shooting threat after a message was reportedly discovered early yesterday morning. The North Attleboro school superintendent says although the threat was not believed to be credible, there will be an increased police presence in the district for the remainder of the week.
>>RI School Bus Driver Union Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement
(West Warwick, RI) -- A school bus driver strike has been averted in Rhode Island. A tentative new contract was announced Tuesday for nearly three-hundred First Student workers who belong to Local 1199 of the SEIU. The strike that was scheduled to start Wednesday has been postponed, pending a successful vote by the bus drivers, monitors and aides on a new four-year contract which includes a wage increase and a higher minimum amount of guaranteed hours. This would have impacted public schools in Cranston, Lincoln and West Warwick.
>>MBTA General Manager Leaving Post
(Boston, MA) -- The general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is stepping down. The last day for Steve Poftak, who has held the position for four years, will be on January 3rd. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren called the resignation long-overdue and noted in a tweet on Tuesday that she recently led a hearing in Boston on the "monumental failures of leadership" at the T, which has been under renewed scrutiny for safety issues. But Governor Charlie Baker said yesterday Poftak brought long-term stability, and added that the MBTA has upgraded more infrastructure under his leadership than ever before.
>>Boat Fire In The Bay
(Portsmouth, RI) -- The Portsmouth Fire Department says three people were rescued from a boat fire on Tuesday morning. It happened at around 9:30 in an area of Narragansett Bay west of Gould Island. The fifty-foot vessel reportedly had heavy fire on the bow, which was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported.
>>Police Department Warns After Needle Found In Halloween Candy
(Barrington, RI) -- The Barrington Police Department says a resident found a sealed hypodermic needle mixed in their child's Halloween candy this week. The police department says it is uncertain if this was malicious in nature or just an oversight by someone else. Parents in the town are being asked to check their children's candy immediately and report back if they make any similar discoveries.
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