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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

August 7, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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The U.S. Navy says there’s a problem with welds on missile tubes that are going into new submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday the welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy, and on tubes for weapons being manufactured for new U.S. attack submarines. An Electric Boat subcontractor found the quality control issue. Defense News first reported it. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 420 words.


Rhode Island officials have shut down a children’s lemonade stand at Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, citing a local ordinance aimed at keeping the trail commercial free. The children weren’t charging for the lemonade on Sunday but were accepting donations. Lt. Frank Rosa says his department isn’t “hunting lemonade stands.” He says the officer shut down the stand as part of a proactive approach to ordinance violations. SENT: 135 words with video.


A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to go before a Connecticut probate judge in an effort to tap into a family trust to pay for legal expenses. The hearing in Nathan Carman’s case is set for Tuesday afternoon. Carman is asking the judge to remove his aunt as trustee of the $270,000 Nathan Carman Family Trust, after his request for $150,000 for legal expenses was rejected. SENT: 400 words. Developing on merits from hearing.


Jails and prisons are coming around to the idea of providing inmates with methadone and other addiction treatment medications. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 960 words, photos. Video upcoming.


— BENEFITS SYSTEM PROBLEMS: Wait times at the Rhode Island Department of Human Services offices have been cut in half. SENT.

— SKYSCRAPER PROJECT: Providence officials say they have issues with the proposed location for what would be the tallest building in Rhode Island. SENT.

— FALLING TREE INJURIES: Fire officials say four people have been taken to the hospital after a large tree branch fell on them. SENT.



The red hot Boston Red Sox, following a day off after a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, visit the Toronto Blue Jays. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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