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

December 4, 2018

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The faculty union at the Community College of Rhode Island cast a no confidence vote Monday in school President Meghan Hughes. Associate professor Barbara Leasher tells The Providence Journal via email that 219 of 271 eligible voters submitted ballots in the vote. The motion passed 160-34, with 25 abstentions. SENT: 280 words.


A judge is scheduled to determine a number of motions in the case of a Vermont man accused by his relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money. UPCOMING: Story on merits


— MISSING POLICE DOG: A Rhode Island State Police search and rescue dog that had gone missing has been found. SENT.

— NEW LAWMAKER-ELECTIONS COMPLAINT: A newly elected Rhode Island state representative says he is sorry for misleading local Democratic officials about a nonexistent campaign mailer. SENT.

— LAWYERS DISPUTE: Providence officials say a poor relationship between two city lawyers led to one of the lawyers spitting on and shoving the father of the other lawyer. SENT.



The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Providence at Boston College, 7 p.m.


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