(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Snow looks like a near-miss for most of Rhode Island today. A major fire is fought in Fall River. A new pro soccer team set to play in Pawtucket has been named.
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>>Minimal Snow Chance For RI
(Undated) -- Most of Rhode Island will apparently miss out on any snow on Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast that was updated last night calls for a dusting only in the northwest part of the state. Some parts of central and western Massachusetts could get up to two inches.
>>Rhode Islander Killed In Motorcycle Crash
(Killingly, CT) -- A Rhode Island man is dead in a Connecticut motorcycle crash. State police say 64-year-old Brian Carney of Pawtucket died in a weekend crash in Killingly. Reports indicate Carney was riding a motorcycle on Route 6 Saturday afternoon when he struck the rear of a pickup truck. Carney was rushed to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
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>>Fire At Fall River Business
(Fall River, MA) -- A large fire was burning in Fall River, Massachusetts late Monday night. The five-alarm blaze originated from Burns Power Tools off William Canning Boulevard. Crews continued to work into the overnight hours, and the fire is under investigation.
>>New Name And Logo Announced For Rhode Island Pro Soccer Team
(Pawtucket, RI) -- The Ocean State is returning to professional outdoor sports with Rhode Island FC. That's Rhode Island Football Club, joining the United Soccer League, which is a division directly below Major League Soccer. The team name and logo were unveiled on Monday, with blue and yellow colors and the letters "R-I" and the "Hope" anchor. The team will play in a new ten-thousand-seat stadium being constructed on the Seekonk River in Pawtucket. Rhode Island FC is owned by Fortuitous Partners, which is also developing a mixed-use project adjacent to the stadium called Tidewater Landing, all of this being partially funded with taxpayer dollars. The "goal" is to start play in the 2024 season.
>>Governor McKee To Take Some Time Off
(Providence, RI) -- WPRI-TV reports Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is taking some time off after being elected to his first full term. McKee's office says he will be out of the state through Thanksgiving Day and will spend time with family. He also plans to attend the National Governors Association meeting in South Carolina. A spokesperson tells the news station the governor plans to remain in contact with his staff on a daily basis.
>>Local Habitat For Humanity Branch Looking For New Base
(South Kingstown, RI) -- The Habitat for Humanity in South County is being forced to move out of their headquarters. WJAR-TV reports the local chapter has been at the Palisades Mill in Peace Dale for the past decade. The owner tells Channel 10 they are being given as much time as they need to find a new location and their rent has been waived, but he says he has another need for the space. Habitat officials are looking for somewhere that has at least 25-hundred square feet so they can partially build their new homes.
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