CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Police say they have arrested two individuals in connection to a brawl at the Blow Hookah Lounge in Rhode Island. Several people have been hospitalized from injuries sustained in or around the Cranston bar around 1 a.m. Sunday. Three people suffered stab wounds that are not considered to be life threatening, and three other individuals were struck by a motor vehicle in a nearby funeral home parking lot. They have been released medical care. The driver of the vehicle was 32-year-old Michael Noth.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is offering a new online service to save truck drivers trips to the Division of Motor Vehicles. The state DMV says commercial driver's license holders can now submit their medical certifications online to comply with federal requirements. The General Assembly passed legislation this year to permit the certificates to be submitted electronically. The DMV says it's trying to save drivers time and streamline services using its new computer system.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Residents of a Providence neighborhood will soon be offered library services while they're at the local laundromat, flea market and bus station. The Providence Community Library and nonprofit Libraries Without Borders are partnering to engage with Olneyville residents on Saturdays, especially around sensitive issues like immigration and housing law. The pilot Legal Literacy Initiative started Saturday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - New England's lobster industry faces big new challenges in selling the seafood to Europe and China, but the trouble hasn't caused prices to budge much for American consumers. The lobster business is in the midst of its busiest part of the year, when tourists flock to coastal states with a beachside lobster dinner in mind. Members of the industry have voiced concerns about new tariffs applied this month by China, a big buyer for American lobster.
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