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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: The latest round of winter weather is forecast to hit Southern New England on Wednesday.  The assault trial of an off-duty Rhode Island policeman charged in a shooting is wrapping up.  Senator Jack Reed is calling for an investigation into the high price of eggs.

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>>Accumulating Snow Today

(Undated)  --  The National Weather Service is predicting up to three inches of snow in Rhode Island on Wednesday.  The timing is in the afternoon and evening hours.  Flooding is possible with a changeover to heavy rain forecast for later tonight.

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>>RI Policeman Charged For Shooting Delivers Testimony

(Warwick, RI)  --  The prosecution and defense have rested in the assault trial of Pawtucket police officer Daniel Dolan.  Taking the stand in Kent County Superior Court on Tuesday, Dolan testified that he believed a driver who sped past him on Route 95 was fleeing from a crime in June of 2021.  The school resource officer said he spotted the vehicle in West Greenwich and intended to have a "fatherly chat" with the young driver behind the wheel.  However, Dolan conceded under cross-examination that he did not have the authority to pull over 18-year-old Dominic Vincent, who was shot by Dolan as he tried to drive away.  Closing arguments in the case are expected on Wednesday.

>>Deadly Crash In Lincoln

(Lincoln, RI)  --  One person has died in a crash in Lincoln.  The two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Railroad Street and Old River Road on Tuesday night.  Authorities say the second driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash remains under investigation.

>>Bills Introduced To Help Pawtuxet River Area

(Warwick, RI)  --  Several bills were introduced on Tuesday which target a controversial industrial site in Warwick.  According to a Providence Journal report, the owners of the former Hammel Dahl valve factory property on Post Road want to build storage units, but a group of neighbors who use the nearby Pawtuxet River Trail have opposed the effort.  While the trail land is private, state Representative Joseph McNamara is proposing a bill that would permit the Department of Environmental Management to recognize and identify public rights-of-way to shoreline and water access for land owned by a private party.  Another McNamara bill would amend the definition of solid waste to include PVC pipes, which would force the removal of materials that have remained at the factory site.

>>Senator Reed Asks FTC To Review Egg Prices

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed is requesting that the Federal Trade Commission investigate potential price-gouging linked to the increase in egg prices.  In the letter sent Tuesday, Reed said price-gouging and other deceptive practices by the country's largest egg companies appear to be contributing to cost increases for American consumers.  The industry has blamed last year's avian flu outbreak, but Reed points to Department of Agriculture research which indicates the price hikes have been much larger in scale than the decreases in production.

>>Patriots Bringing Back Bill O'Brien

(Foxboro, MA)  --  ESPN reports the New England Patriots are hiring Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator.  O'Brien was the Patriots offensive coordinator in 2011.  He spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator under Nick Saban at the University of Alabama, the alma mater of Mac Jones.  O'Brien's resume also includes head coach of the Houston Texans and Penn State.

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