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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) - Brett Smiley has dropped out of the three-way Democratic primary in the Providence mayoral race and will throw his support behind Jorge Elorza. Smiley says he's withdrawing because he doesn't want either Council President Michael Solomon or independent Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to win.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The American Red Cross says it's helping four adults and five children who were displaced after a house fire in Providence. The agency says it's helping the two families with emergency housing and food needs after the fire on Bellevue Avenue yesterday. The families also got kits with personal care items including toothbrushes and deodorant.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury. Shayanna Jenkins appeared before a Fall River Superior Court judge today to seek dismissal of perjury charges. Prosecutors say she lied to a grand jury nearly 30 times during the investigation into the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating her sister.

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island say an urn containing the ashes of a Virginia man's grandmother has been stolen. Warwick police say the small silver urn was stolen yesterday from an SUV parked behind a hotel in the city. Whoever took it may not have realized what it was and nothing else was taken from the vehicle.

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