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SJC upholds rape and murder conviction of man charged in death of 19-year-old woman

The state’s high court Monday upheld the aggravated rape and murder conviction of a New Hampshire man for the 1987 homicide of Dora Brimage, using the decision to change how juries are allowed to view women victimized because of their gender.

Cassin Young III, a retired Navy pilot (left), and Michael Creasey, superintendent of the National Parks of Boston, during a wreath laying ceremony aboard the USS Cassin Young at the Charlestown Navy Yard in 2019. They took part in the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Annual Pearl Harbor attacks remembrance ceremony to take place Tuesday in Charlestown Navy Yard

The ceremony, which will be live-streamed on the Constitution’s Facebook page, is open to the public and begins at 11 a.m. The event will include a wreath-laying ceremony, intended to commemorate those killed during the attacks. A gun salute from the USS Constitution will conclude the event, according to a statement from the Constitution and the Parks Service.

ENTERTAINMENT
Disney released a first look at the main characters in the film production of the Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus 2." The original cast of "Hocus Pocus," which was filmed in 1992, partly in Salem, Mass., is returning for the second installment. The movie is filming at historic sites around Rhode Island.

🧙🏻‍♀️The latest on ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ in Rhode Island

The Sanderson sisters are running “Amok! Amok! Amok!” filming all around the Ocean State. Here’s what we know about the production so far.

ENTERTAINMENT
Disney released a first look at the main characters in the film production of the Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus 2." The original cast of "Hocus Pocus," which was filmed in 1992, partly in Salem, Mass., is returning for the second installment. The movie is filming at historic sites around Rhode Island.

‘Hocus Pocus 2′ to begin filming on Federal Hill this Friday

The Sanderson sisters -- played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy -- are expected to be on Atwells Avenue in Providence, possibly even “flying around on their broomsticks.”

RI HEALTH
Bradley Hospital, the nation's first children's psychiatric hospital, in East Providence, R.I.

‘We’re sinking’: R.I. human services agencies face workforce crisis

Organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut that help people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs are losing workers -- and the people they help can’t get the services they need to survive.

Man, 65, killed in New Bedford house fire

New Bedford firefighters were called to 104-106 Hemlock Street at 4:50 a.m. Monday for a report of a fire, Acting Chief Scott Kruger said.

RI POLITICS
Governor Dan McKee speaking at the State of Rhode Island Veterans Day Ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Home.

R.I. General Assembly leaders commit to McKee’s plan to spend 10 percent of the state’s ARPA funds

The governor calls his plan a “down payment on Rhode Island’s recovery.” On Monday, the state’s house speaker and senate president pushed back on questions about why Rhode Island has been so slow to use the federal funding.

Kim Taylor, 73, of Wellesley was killed Saturday morning when a sheep repeatedly rammed into her while she was volunteering at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton.

Woman killed by rampaging sheep on Bolton farm remembered as ‘treasured’ volunteer

Kim Taylor, 73, of Wellesley, was feeding livestock alone in a pen Saturday morning when a sheep charged at her and repeatedly rammed her.