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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A former college student in Rhode Island has died in the war in Ukraine.  Officials have handled a racial incident at a Rhode Island high school sporting event.  A state lawmaker says he defended himself against an intruder at his house.

>>Former CCRI Student Killed In Ukraine

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Community College of Rhode Island is mourning the loss of a former student who was killed in Ukraine.  Former Marine Pete Reed, who was from New Jersey, died last Thursday while evacuating civilians in the eastern part of the country.  His ambulance was hit by a missile and his wife says Reed, who did two tours of duty as a rifleman in Afghanistan, instinctively covered another rescue worker's body with his own.  CCRI released a statement calling Reed a hero, and that the college will find a way to honor him.

>>Tiverton School District Bans Spectators After Incident At Basketball Game

(Tiverton, RI)  --  Tiverton school officials have dealt with a racial incident.  Students from Pawtucket Shea High School complained about racial slurs and taunts at a boy's basketball game hosted by Tiverton last Thursday.  An investigation determined that a non-Tiverton student used slurs, and was permanently banned from attending games.  It was confirmed that a second individual who was a Tiverton student used abusive language, but it was not racial in nature.  They were temporarily banned.  The Rhode Island Interscholastic League commended the schools for taking the matter seriously.

>>Weekend Arctic Freeze Causes Issues At Rhode Island Schools

(Undated)  --  A number of Rhode Island schools were closed or went to remote learning on Monday after damage was done to the buildings from the weekend polar plunge.  They included Bradley School North in Cumberland, the Gaudet schools in Middletown, Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Winters Elementary in Pawtucket and Smithfield High School.  Plans to continue distance learning on Tuesday have been announced for Smithfield High and the Pawtucket Winters School.

>>State Senator Reportedly Fights Off Intruder

(Foster, RI)  --  A Rhode Island state legislator says someone broke into his home last week.  Senator Gordon Rogers of Foster told police he defended himself against a known acquaintance who tried to attack him.  Authorities arrested Patrick Lucas of Foster for breaking-and-entering plus assault.  The Providence Journal reports Lucas was treated at a hospital and released on bail Saturday on the condition of having no further contact.  The Republican Rogers notes he has introduced bills every year to strengthen Rhode Island's "castle laws", which govern the use of force against an intruder.

>>Kwity Paye Invited To SOTU

(Washington, DC)  --  Rhode Island Congressman Seth Magaziner has invited NFL player Kwity Paye to President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.  The defensive end who graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick has been with the Indianapolis Colts since 2021.  Magaziner says Paye's journey from a refugee camp in the country of Guinea, to Section 8 housing in Rhode Island, to the NFL is emblematic of the American dream that he is fighting for in Washington.  Paye was previously a guest of Governor Gina Raimondo during her State of the State speech in 2017.

>>Tom Brady Movie Does Well, His Sportscasting Job Starts Next Year

(Undated)  --  New England Patriots legend Tom Brady is in movie theaters and will soon be announcing football games on TV.  He produced the movie "80 For Brady" which was released on Friday and finished second place at the box office over the weekend.  Meanwhile, it's being announced that Brady, who retired from playing last week, will begin his new job as a broadcaster for Fox Sports in the fall of 2024. 

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