News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and five others were hurt in a head-on car crash in West Warwick. Police say the vehicles collided on Providence Street at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say two children were transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, and four adults were transported to Kent and Rhode Island hospitals. One of those adults, 70-year-old Ferial Alrifel, of West Warwick, was later pronounced dead.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island nonprofit that helps veterans has set up its memorial to U.S. service members killed in action. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island placed boots at Fort Adams State Park in Newport for Memorial Day weekend. It's the first year in Newport. The "Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial" was in Roger Williams Park in Providence over Memorial Day weekend for the past three years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's attorney general is warning residents about recent scam phone calls that mimic his office's phone number on the caller identification. Attorney General Peter Neronha says the scammers are targeting elderly residents. Neronha's office has issued warnings about the so-called "grandparent scam" in the past. Neronha says he was recently notified that many of these calls are using caller ID spoofing to display the phone number of the attorney general's office.
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island State Police have arrested two New York City men they say had 94 pounds of suspected marijuana in their car. Police pulled over the vehicle on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday for a seat belt violation. Police found the vacuum-sealed bags of suspected pot in the trunk. The driver, 28-year-old Junjie Li, of Brooklyn, and the passenger, 49-year-old Zhong Ming Khang, of Staten Island, face drug charges.
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