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WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936. Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. Medici, of Revere, died at a hospital on Sept. 15 after he was bitten while boogie boarding with a friend.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A new court filing claims the U.S. Department of Interior "buckled under undue political pressure" in failing to act on an amended gambling agreement between the state of Connecticut and a federally recognized American Indian tribe. The Day reports the state and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe made the claim in a court filing Wednesday as they seek to amend their lawsuit against the Interior that was dismissed by a judge in September.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island say a 14-year-old boy brought a gun to school. Authorities say a staff member at Woonsocket High School notified a school resource officer that someone spotted the student with the gun around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say the student is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm on school grounds, underage possession of a firearm and license required to carry a pistol.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Foundation has announced $3.6 million in grants aimed at reducing health disparities in more than a dozen town and cities across the state. Foundation President and CEO Neil Steinberg said Friday the grants will compliment efforts by the state Department of Health and others to reduce rates of illness and chronic disease that are higher in poorer areas of the state.
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