News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island are looking for a man who they say tried to drive over an officer. Scituate police say the man was speeding away from an officer who tried to pull him over Friday night when he crashed into a fence. When the officer approached, the driver backed up and drove toward the officer. Police say the officer fired his gun at the car and narrowly missed being struck.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police say one man was killed and another was injured in a shooting outside a Providence housing complex. The Providence Journal reports that a gunman ran to a parking lot at 60 Prairie Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday and opened fire. Providence police say a 19-year-old man from Newport was hit by the gunfire and taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died. Police did not immediately release his name.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Officials at a Rhode Island courthouse are bringing in dogs that can detect bedbugs after the pests were found on two floors. The Providence Journal reports that a pest control company will bring the dogs to inspect the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence on Saturday to see if any bedbugs remain after previous treatments. Courts spokeswoman Kara Picozzi says the inspection's results will be reviewed alongside results from a separate inspection conducted on Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Environmental officials in Rhode Island say the number of mosquitoes is dwindling and the latest samples tested negative for both West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Friday that 107 mosquito samples from 27 traps set earlier this month tested negative. This season in Rhode Island, 10 mosquito samples from seven communities tested positive for West Nile and four tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis.
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