PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island state lawmakers are deciding this week whether to take guns away from people on domestic restraining orders. The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill Monday. Anyone on a domestic protective order issued by a court after July 1 would have to surrender guns and wouldn't be able to get them back while the order is in effect.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Islanders who want to do in-person business with the state Division of Motor Vehicles are being asked to make reservations while the agency transitions to its long-delayed new computer system. All customers seeking to conduct transactions at certain branches from must first secure a reservation through the DMV website's customer reservations portal. All branches will return to their normal operating schedules and walk-in service beginning July 18.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gas prices have fallen 2 cents per gallon in Rhode Island ahead of the July 4 holiday week. AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found the price of regular gas had fallen to an average of $2.27 per gallon. AAA says that's the lowest price for this date since 2005.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Six children have been hospitalized as a precautionary measure following a fire in Rhode Island. Firefighters say the fire broke out in a Providence apartment building around 10 a.m. Fire officials say two children rescued from the building's fire escape and four others who lived in the building were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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