News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police say one person has been shot at a Providence nightclub and two suspects have been apprehended in nearby Cranston. The 23-year-old victim was shot in the back near the entrance of Club Flow at about 12:30 a.m. Monday. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Witnesses told police that two men had fled in a Chevrolet Malibu. After a brief chase, the vehicle was pulled over by Cranston police.
BOSTON (AP) - Members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to make air travel more comfortable for passengers by setting a reasonable minimum size and pitch for airplane seats. Three Democrats _ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin, and David Cicilline _ are planning a Monday press conference at T.F. Green Airport. The lawmakers said less room between seats can also make it more difficult for passengers to quickly exit an airplane.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Boston Bruins plan to make a stop at the Connecticut state Capitol as part of the annual Fan Fest Tour of New England. Some current members of the NHL team, coaches and executives are expected to be on hand for the tour. Connecticut's stop will be held Saturday, August 24, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will include everything from new hockey gear for kids to a synthetic ice rink.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern is planning to visit a senior services center in Northampton to highlight the importance of the Meals on Wheels program. On Monday the Democrat will stop by Highland Valley Elder Services in Northampton, a local not-for-profit corporation that serves 24 communities in Hampshire and Hampden counties. McGovern said he wants to push back against efforts by the Trump administration to make cuts to the program.
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