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Man dies in Pawtucket house fire

The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s office confirms one person has died after a fire Sunday afternoon in Pawtucket.

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2 NYPD officers shot and killed, suspect dead

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and fatally shot them in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray (35) celebrates with teammate James Develin (46) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Patriots beat Jets to clinch 1st-round playoff bye

Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

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Last minute shopping at Warwick Mall

The final weekend before Christmas, shoppers at the Warwick Mall used their final nuggets of free time to put lines through shrinking shopping lists.

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Sagamore Bridge closed after crash

A bridge to Cape Cod has been temporarily shut down after tractor-trailer struck construction scaffolding on the span.

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URI gets grants for technology purchases

The University of Rhode Island has been awarded three grants totaling more than $400,000 to buy state-of-the-art technology to support teaching and research.

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Ted Nesi’s Saturday Morning Post: Dec. 20

THE WEEKEND MUST-READ

Ted’s roundup tackles Raimondo’s jobs crunch, Chafee giving himself an “A” grade, the mixed jobs numbers for RI, why Elorza is keeping Pare and Clements, some Christmas fun and much more.

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Henton, Dunn help Friars top UMass

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — LaDontae Henton scored 27 points, Kris Dunn added 16 with 11 assists and Providence coasted past Massachusetts 85-65 on Saturday.

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) stops a shot from Boston Bruins' Chris Kelly (23) as Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night.

FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Sox trade Middlebrooks to SD for Hanigan

In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, left, head coach Bill Belichick, center, and quarterback Tom Brady confer on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

O-line comes together for Patriots

The New England offensive line, maligned through the early weeks of the season, has rebounded to do a terrific job protecting the team’s 37-year-old prime asset.