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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Digest, 6pm, RI

December 7, 2018

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BOSTON _ Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. SENT: 300 words.


PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction in the amount they are allowed to harvest next year. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 375 words.


_ DRUG DEALER-MURDER CONVICTION: A Rhode Island man who was convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago has been arrested on drug dealing charges.

_ PEARL HARBOR-ARTIFACT: A piece of a battleship destroyed during the Pearl Harbor attack of World War II is coming to Rhode Island.

_ CASINO REVENUES: Mohegan Sun is reporting that MGM’s new casino in Massachusetts is taking a bite out of its profits.

_ CAR INTO BANK: A car has crashed through a bank in Massachusetts and flipped over in a dramatic crash that seriously injured its driver.

_ COD FISHING: Commercial fishermen will be able to catch a little bit more cod and haddock off New England next year.

_ SCHOOL LUNCH-COLLECTION AGENCY: A Rhode Island school district has hired a collection agency to recover unpaid lunch balances.

_ SHELLFISH MONITORING: A regulatory board is allowing shellfish harvesting in a key management area off of New England, though more monitoring of the fishery will now apply.



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There actually is a place in the AFC East where Tom Brady has not been a superstar: Miami. “They play well and we don’t,” Brady said. He was smiling, but you know _ and he knows _ winning in Miami is one thing in a brilliant career that Brady hasn’t been able to do consistently. By MIKE SHALIN. SENT: 667 words, photos.


BOSTON _ Nathan Eovaldi is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to a $68 million, four-year contract. By KYLE HIGHTOWER. SENT: 523 words, photos.


Massachusetts plays Providence at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


Bryant University plays Columbia at Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


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