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Authorities Investigating Death of University of Rhode Island Student

Dominque Franco was president of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at the University of Rhode Island

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    Investigation Into Death of URI Student

    University of Rhode Island campus police responded to a medical emergency around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Dominique Franco was transported to South County Hospital where she was pronounced dead, WJAR reports.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019)

    Authorities are investigating the death of a University of Rhode Island student.

    WJAR reports that URI campus police responded to a medical emergency around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 4 Fraternity Circle on the Kingston Campus.

    Dominique Franco was transported to South County Hospital where she was pronounced dead, WJAR reports.

    Franco was president of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, according to the chapter's website.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    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)

    School officials confirmed the student's death in a statement on Facebook, saying, "The University of Rhode Island is saddened by the loss this weekend of one of our community members."

    The university also released a list of resources available to students in the coming weeks, including in the Greek Life offices and Dean of Students Office.

    The list specifically stated that staff would be available to meet with groups of students in the Greek community and College of Nursing by arrangement.

    State Police tell WJAR that the death was not the result of foul play.

    Campus police, state police, and the attorney general's office are investigating.

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