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    Fire at Smithfield, RI Church Under Investigation
    WJAR-TV

    An early-morning fire at a Smithfield church is under investigation.

    The fire at New Life Worship Center was reported just after 6 a.m. Monday and was quickly knocked down.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Because it is a house of worship, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been called in.

    Fire officials say the fire started outside the building. The exterior was damaged, and the interior had some smoke damage.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    No injuries were reported.

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