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News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island won't comment on the motive of a man charged with fatally stabbing a former chiropractor who'd worked at two Olympic games, but they say he was a former patient who filed a complaint saying the chiropractor had violated professional boundaries. Twenty-one-year-old Owen Morris was held without bail Tuesday in the killing of 67-year-old Clive Bridgham. Bridgham surrendered his license to practice on Nov. 1 as a result of the complaint.

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone south of Nantucket to try to protect a group of rare whales. The federal agency announced the restriction zone on Tuesday and says it is in effect through Feb. 5.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The speaker of the Rhode Island House says the deal to provide public funding for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox is "dead." House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello tells WPRI-TV that the financing plan approved by the Senate last week will not make it through the House in its current form. Worcester, Massachusetts has been courting the team even as it negotiates with Rhode Island officials.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island animal officials say the puppies quarantined due to a deadly viral disease are doing better now. Animal Control Supervisor William Muggle said Monday a puppy that contracted parvovirus last week is feeling much more energetic this week, though another puppy died from the disease. The Providence Journal reports the East Providence shelter remains under quarantine until the incubation period for the disease has ended _ 10 days after the last dog displays symptoms.

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