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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Officials say some of the bodies found last week at a Providence funeral home had been stored there for a decade or more. The Providence Journal reports the funeral home's director, Alfred Pennine, committed suicide July 21 in a New Hampshire campground. Six bodies and two cremated remains were found in a garage that had been converted into an unrefrigerated morgue at the Pennine Funeral home.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police are investigating two home invasions that occurred about 12 hours apart, both involving masked men who fired shots. The Providence Journal reports that a mother and four children escaped injury early yesterday when three men forced their way into her apartment. A second home invasion was reported just after noon, in which a masked man shot a dog to death and wounded a 19-year-old resident before robbing him.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Gov. Lincoln Chafee is holding a ceremonial signing for legislation designed to help Rhode Island prepare for climate change. The event is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the town beach in North Kingstown. The legislation lays out a framework for the state to prepare for the effects of climate change. It also establishes as law a Climate Change Coordinating Council.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State transportation officials say a railing on the Iway bridge on Interstate 195 was not installed properly when it was put in less than 10 years ago. WPRI-TV reports the problem was discovered in May. Jersey barriers have been placed between the railing and traffic, and officials say the bridge is safe for travel.

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