PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island environmental agency is advising the public refrain from water contact with the Seekonk River Tuesday due to over 250,000 gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Blackstone River. The Seekonk River is downstream of the Blackstone River. The department is investigating both overflows and is advising hand-washing to anyone who comes in contact with the river's water until sundown Thursday.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The Cranston Police Department says 22-year-old Travone Green of Providence was arrested Tuesday morning for stealing an SUV taken during an armed carjacking on April 20 in Massachusetts. He was arraigned this afternoon in the Third District Court in Warwick. Officers noticed a 2006 Toyota Highlander with Massachusetts registration parked in Cranston shortly before 4 a.m. An investigation of the stolen vehicle and interviews with nine witnesses led to Green, who was wanted for armed robbery.
EXETER, R.I. (AP) - Police officers from across the country have gathered in Rhode Island for training on how to handle mass shootings and other potential threats at schools. The three-day training hosted in Exeter by the National Sheriffs' Association began Tuesday. The lead instructor, Capt. Chris Gandia of Londonderry, New Hampshire, tells WPRI-TV that the training cannot eliminate risk at schools, but it can help to mitigate it.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is asking the state Supreme Court for a ruling on how long the term in office should be for East Providence officials. According to a Hummel Report story published in The Providence Journal, an East Providence councilman with a criminal past is one of three council members behind an effort to double the board's current two-year terms. Kilmartin says the city's charter provides for four-year terms, but voters chose candidates for two-year terms.
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