BOSTON (AP) - A single justice of the highest court in Massachusetts has denied prosecutors' request to reinstate the murder conviction of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. The conviction in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided by a Superior Court judge in May because Hernandez killed himself in prison before all appeals were heard. Prosecutors argued that erasing the conviction would undermine public trust.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says she is running for governor. The Republican made the announcement in a video message released Monday morning. She becomes the first Republican to announce a bid for the office currently held by Democrat Gina Raimondo. In her message, the 67-year-old Morgan says she has seen her constituents struggle with a stagnant economy and says the state needs leadership.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island woman is facing multiple charges after police say she struck a Massachusetts woman while driving under the influence. Police say the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. when a 30-year-old woman veered out of her lane on Interstate 95 in Providence and struck a 38-year-old woman who was standing in the breakdown lane. The pedestrian has been hospitalized in critical condition, and the driver suffered minor injuries.
(AP) - Some members of President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity are raising concerns about its openness. Two members fired off letters to commission staff this past week complaining about a lack of information regarding the panel's agenda. That comes as Democratic U.S. senators are requesting a government investigation of the commission for ignoring formal requests from Congress. The commission's secrecy prompted a lawsuit by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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