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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police say a patient stole an ambulance from outside a Rhode Island hospital and took it on a 40-mile joyride before being stopped in Connecticut. Police say the ambulance was taken from outside Rhode Island Hospital in Providence at about 6 a.m. Monday. The suspect was pulled over on Interstate 95 in North Stonington, Connecticut

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Four companies have pledged to bring more than 2,000 permanent jobs and $800 million in private development to Rhode Island. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and the state Commerce Corp. announced the deals Monday, which are expected to add $118 million in new net revenue to the state over 15 years.

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police have arrested two women they allege stole about $20,000 worth of merchandise from several retail outlets. Police say Karina Rojas and Angela Maria Perez, both 32 and both of Corona, New York, are scheduled to be appear in court Monday on charges of receiving stolen goods and conspiracy. Police say they were pulled over on I-95 in Richmond on Friday.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State police are investigating two highway accidents that took place just minutes apart in Rhode Island. WPRI-TV reports the first call about a three-vehicle crash on I-95 came shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. The passengers inside the car that caused the crash had serious injuries, two other people inside only had minor injuries. The second accident a few minutes later was minor and no one was injured. No charges have been filed in either crash.

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