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Man fatally shot in Providence an ‘innocent victim’

Man fatally shot in Providence an ‘innocent victim’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Police say the 19-year-old man shot and killed in a Providence parking lot over the weekend was not the intended target. Providence police on Monday identified the victim of the shooting at about 1 a.m. Saturday as Zachary Medina, of Newport. Maj. David Lapatin says Medina was in town to visit…MORE

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. Woods got an email from Twitter on Thursday saying the tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.” MORE

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event “did not happen” and that the allegation was “a smear, plain and simple.” A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was “designed to tear down a good man.”MORE

Fire department warns of phone scammers posing as retirees

Fire department warns of phone scammers posing as retirees

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island fire department says phone scammers are posing as representatives collecting money for retirees. WPRI-TV reports the Tiverton Fire Department has received complaints about people raising money for the department’s retirees. Officials say they aren’t collecting donations through the phone. The department says Local 1703 IAFF, the local firefighters…MORE

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – Hotplates for cooking and space heaters for warmth will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents left without natural gas following a series of explosions and fires. Utility officials, meanwhile, pledged Friday to restore natural gas service by Nov. 19 as they replace 48 miles of natural gas pipeline. The Sept.…MORE

Providence gears up for potential bus driver strike

Providence gears up for potential bus driver strike

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News and The Associated Press As contract negotiations between a bus drivers union and bus company stall, Providence is preparing in case the drivers go on strike. Mayor Jorge Elorza said the city considered alternate transportation options like other bus companies, RIPTA, Uber, or taxis, but none ended up being feasible.…MORE

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