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US & Canada · Washington

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

61% Center coverage: 26 sources
Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, June 28, 2022, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old talked with his dad about what it was like to get the shot.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Massachusetts senators say more is needed to protect abortion access

50% Center coverage: 8 sources
Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that aims to protect abortion providers and people seeking abortions from actions taken by other states. The House approved the bill on a 136-17 vote. The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts Senate has proposed similar language as an amendment to the state budget. The Senate amendment also includes $2 million in funding for improving reproductive health care access and infrastructure.See the Story
Murder

Woman charged with murder, arson in deadly fire

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
A 30-year-old Providence woman has been arrested and charged with setting a Pawtucket home on fire. The owner of the home told police he recognized the woman from a previous relationship. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was charged with first-degree arson, domestic breaking and entering, domestic disorderly conduct, vandalism to a vehicle, and misdemeanor narcotics charges.See the Story
Coronavirus · Providence

State-run COVID testing, vaccination sites to close in RI

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
After two years, all state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites are set to close. Starting Friday, anyone who wants to get a COVID shot or test will have to go to their primary care doctor, a pharmacy, or a community partner. Most tests are available at no cost, including at-home kits from the federal government.See the Story
Seekonk · Seekonk

Man charged with breaking into Seekonk gas station

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
An East Providence man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into a gas station in Seekonk. Police say he had several items that were stolen from the store. Gary Barbosa, 34, was charged with felony breaking and entering and several other related charges. The incident occurred around 2 a.m.See the Story
Providence, Rhode Island · Providence

Police chiefs recommend locks, ballistic-resistant windows for schools

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Recent school shootings have prompted the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association (RIPCA) to delineate guidelines in an effort to improve school safety.The RIPCA held a news conference Thursday at Lincoln High School to discuss their suggested protocols. Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Col. Darnell Weaver, Attorney General Peter Neronha, and other local officials were in attendance.See the Story

Body-cam video shows dramatic February shootout in Providence

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Providence Police Department released five clips of body-cam video from the early-morning shootout. Scott MacLean, 61, barricaded himself inside his home at about 2:30 a.m. after police responded to a domestic violence call. Police: MacLean started a fire and had an automatic rifle he was using to try and take out a so-called throw-bot.See the Story
Providence, Rhode Island · Providence

Providence Restaurant Weeks returns July 10; here's where you can find deals

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Providence Restaurant Weeks returns July 10 and lasts through July 23. 38 restaurants have already signed on to participate, and more are expected to be added before it begins. The event showcases dozens of nationally recognized restaurants throughout the state while making their best dishes extremely accessible, PWCVB president and CEO Kristen Adamo said.See the Story

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