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COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) - Police in Rhode Island are searching for the car involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a man. Authorities say the driver of a dark green Dodge Ram struck the man at a Coventry intersection around 8:45 a.m. July 8. The 44-year-old man suffered back and hip injuries and was hospitalized for treatment.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Ethics Commission is placing financial disclosure forms for appointed and elected officials online for easy access. The Ethics Commission agreed on Tuesday to a plan from Executive Director Jason Gramitt to proceed with the digitization initiative. The Providence Journal reports this would encompass more than 4,000 officials and candidates online. The Providence Journal reports this would encompass more than 4,000 officials and candidates.

BOSTON (AP) - Officials say a Coast Guard aircrew has medevaced a sick fisherman near Cape Cod waters. The captain of the fishing vessel Provider notified Coast Guard shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday of a sick crew member. The 40-year-old crew member was experiencing serious abdominal pain. A helicopter crew responded six miles off the shore of Nantucket, hoisting the fisherman onto the helicopter. He was transferred on shore to awaiting emergency medical services.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Republicans are criticizing Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $10 million study of electronic highway tolls. While the Democratic governor says it will be "invaluable" to the next governor and General Assembly, the GOP state Senate Leader Len Fasano says it's a "waste of money" as Malloy leaves office. The Democrat signed an executive order on Tuesday that also seeks recommendations on how to provide discounts for residents.

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