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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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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Police have arrested a man they say stalked a woman more than 40 miles from a Rhode Island casino to her home just outside of Boston where he attacked her and robbed her of her winnings. Ty Shon Forbes faced arraignment Wednesday on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery on someone over 60. Police say the 21-year-old Forbes attacked the woman in Quincy on Nov. 10 and was recently charged.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The lawyer for a Republican state senator being investigated by state police says his client has decided not to step down. Sen. Nicholas Kettle's attorney, Paul DiMaio, says on Wednesday that Kettle doesn't believe he committed a crime, and will stay in his seat. DiMaio said on Tuesday that Kettle likely would step down after state police confirmed they were investigating Kettle. Police haven't said what they're investigating.

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials have agreed not to enforce a state law that limits the number of registered sex offenders at homeless shelters until a judge rules on the legal challenge. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island tells The Providence Journal the decision followed a closed-doors conference with a U.S. district judge Tuesday. Lawyers argue the state's 10-percent limit on the number of shelter beds given to registered sex offenders is unconstitutional.

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police have confirmed they're investigating a Coventry state senator. Lt Col. Joseph Philbin tells the Providence Journal there is "an active investigation" into Republican Nicholas Kettle and state police detectives went to his home early on Tuesday. Kettle's attorney, Paul DiMaio, tells WPRI-TV that police executed a search warrant but it has "nothing to do" with his client's work as a lawmaker. He says it has to do with a girlfriend and speculated Kettle may resign.

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