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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: An arrest has been made for a serious stabbing in downtown Providence.  The state of Rhode Island is charging the lead contractor of the 6-10 Connector project.  A deadly attack in Southern New England leads to a life sentence.

>>Arrest Made Following Kennedy Plaza Stabbing

(Providence, RI)  --  An arrest has been made in connection to a stabbing at Kennedy Plaza in Providence on Tuesday afternoon.  WJAR-TV reports 18-year-old Caleb Whelan, a student at Hope High School, is facing a felony charge for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old Mount Pleasant High School student multiple times, causing serious injuries.  The victim is being treated at Hasbro Children's Hospital.  A group of juveniles was reportedly involved in a fight before the violence occurred.

>>Body Found On Airport Property ID'd

(Warwick, RI)  --  Police have identified the body found at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick on Tuesday.  The individual who was found near a parking garage on Post Road was 51-year-old Rozann Jarosz of Pawtucket.  There were no obvious signs of trauma, according to police who are still investigating.

>>State Charges Against 6-10 Connector Project Contractor

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office is bringing charges against the lead contractor of the Route 6-10 Connector reconstruction project in Providence.  The A.G.'s office alleges Barletta Heavy Construction and former project superintendent Dennis Ferreira were involved in the dumping of contaminated fill at the site.  Ferreira pleaded guilty to making false statements, and Canton-based Barletta was directed to pay a half-million-dollar fine in a related federal investigation last October.  Barletta denies the new charges and claims Ferreira took unauthorized actions.

>>Life Sentence For Fatal Fall River Stabbing

(Fall River, MA)  --  A young woman is being sentenced to life in prison for a fatal stabbing in Fall River.  Heavenly Arroyo, who is now 18, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing 68-year-old Ana Vasquez-Rodriguez with a pair of scissors at the victim's home in 2019.  According to the Bristol District Attorney, Arroyo had been living at the family's house on Johnson Street for several weeks and they were in the process of formally gaining custody when the attack happened.  Arroyo will be eligible for parole after 19 years.

>>Hope & Main Opens In Providence

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island nonprofit known as a "food business incubator" has opened a new establishment in Providence.  Hope and Main, which is headquartered in Warren, opened the Downtown Makers Marketplace on Westminster Street Wednesday.  Hope and Main has launched hundreds of food businesses since opening its first kitchen nearly a decade ago.  Senator Jack Reed has helped secure over one-point-seven-million dollars in federal investments to support the mission of empowering local entrepreneurs.

>>Men's BB: Friars Lose To Golden Eagles

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  In men's college basketball, Providence College lost a Top 25 battle on the road Wednesday versus Marquette.  The final score from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee was 83-to-75.  PC is now 14-and-5 overall and they are 6-and-2 in the Big East.  The next game for the Friars is Saturday at home versus DePaul.

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