News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed in Lowell. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday and the victim died after he was taken to the hospital. The Lowell Sun reports the victim's family and friends identified him Sunday as James Iem.
BOSTON (AP) - The Satanic Temple has filed a discrimination complaint against the Boston City Council after being denied the chance to say the opening prayer at the panel's public meetings. The Salem-based religious group said earlier this week it filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. A commission spokesman said the agency can neither confirm nor deny the existence of active investigations. Emails to the council weren't returned Friday.
BOSTON (AP) - Southern New England is expecting modest snowfall going into the Presidents' Day holiday. The National Weather Service says the region will see snowfall starting late Sunday night that will last into Monday afternoon. The Boston-area is expected to see about 3 inches starting after midnight. Parts of southeastern Massachusetts and much of Rhode Island could get up to 6 inches. And Connecticut is forecast to see about 2 to 4 inches of snow.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - The University of Rhode Island says a student suddenly died over the weekend. The university says campus police and emergency medical Services were called to 4 Fraternity Circle in South Kingstown around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Officials say the unidentified student was transported to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.
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