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Dave Epstein | Forecast
There are multiple warnings and advisories with the upcoming storm.

Approaching storm to bring snow, wind, and flooding to Mass.

After peaking around sunrise, the storm will wind down by noon on Monday. It’s in this window that we will see the snow, the rain, the wind, and the coastal flooding.

RI Crime

A fling in a state police cruiser leads to problems for Charlestown, R.I., officers

“The incident was not properly reported or recorded by the department at the time,” the Charlestown Police Chief said in an emailed statement. The agency “has taken the necessary corrective actions to remedy this situation and to further train our personnel.”

RI CRIME

Warwick police shoot a man inside the police station, investigation underway

The man was taken to a hospital, the mayor said in a statement. This is the second time Warwick police have shot someone in two months.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Nicholas Alahverdian is introducing a bill to reform the child welfare system in RI and is also announcing a suit against the state for violations of his civil rights that took place while he was in the RI foster care system. Photo shows Nicholas Alahverdian as he gives a press conference at the State House saying he was abused by the RI foster care system.

The R.I. con artist who faked his own death is finally getting his wish: He’s newsworthy now

All Nicholas Alahverdian ever wanted was to be newsworthy. Now all of it is unraveling.

RI NEWS
Pastor Howard M. Jenkins Jr. of the Bethel AME Church in Providence speaks during a 2021 news conference, calling for the state to hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination weekend for people of color in Rhode Island.

With MLK breakfast called off due to COVID, R.I. ministers pivot to acts of service

“We felt that MLK was about community service,” the president of the Rhode Island Ministers Alliance said. “We still recognize that even though some may feel we’re coming out of the pandemic, there’s still much disparity in our communities.”

RI Crime
Two ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys, Lisa Holley and Sonja Deyoe, have decided to represent the two men among other incarcerated individuals in this challenge against the R.I. Department of Corrections.

State flouting law meant to cut youthful offenders’ sentences short, suit says

Challenging the state Department of Corrections' interpretation of a law meant to aid incarcerated individuals obtain parole, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed petitions Friday with the state Superior Court seeking the immediate release of Pablo Ortega and Joao Neves under the conditions of their parole.

RI POLITICS
The latest version of the Rhode Island Senate district map -- Plan D -- changes the border between Senate District 22 (represented by Senator Stephen R. Archambault, a Smithfield Democrat) and District 17 (represented by Senator Thomas J. Paolino, a Lincoln Republican).

R.I. redistricting co-chair faces questions about last-minute change to his district

A sliver of Lincoln was added to a district in Smithfield -- right where the co-chair, who represents Smithfield, owns land.

RHODE MAP

A former top aide to Gina Raimondo is launching a communications shop

Mike Raia said Half Street Strategic Consulting will focus on strategic and executive communications, crisis and reputation management, and public/media relations.