September 4th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€” One of two men who allegedly set up a Craigslist advertiser for a violent robbery last month was captured by the police Sunday, they said.
Michael Morales, 18, of 188 First Ave., was arrested on one count of first-degree robbery. Police say they are still looking for the other perpetrator, a friend of Morales.
Detective Jamie Chamberland said that on Aug. 22, Morales and his friend replied to an ad on Craigslist posted by a 20-year-old man offering to sell a Playstation 4, worth about $350.
UXBRIDGE â€“ A multi-town vehicle chase for a robbery suspect was called off for safety reasons Wednesday, but police in neighboring Douglas later nabbed the alleged culprit hiding in the woods.
Justin K. Wallace, 22, of 33 Pleasant St., Northbridge, was later charged with unarmed robbery of North End Variety on East Hartford Avenue.
Police began investigating about 6:40 p.m., after receiving a report that a man on a white motorcycle was heading west on East Hartford Avenue after grabbing cash from the store register, they said.
NORTH SMITHFIELD — Patriots fans around the Blackstone Valley were celebrating on Thursday after Tom Brady’s latest victory: the overturning in federal court of his four-game suspension from the NFL for his alleged awareness of the ‘Deflategate’ controversy.
News of the decision spread quickly around lunchtime and was the hot topic of conversation around Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse on Eddie Dowling Highway.
BELLINGHAM – After more than a year of construction, the new $6.5 million Bellingham Police Station will be unveiled at a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday, Sept. 13.
The open house and tours of the new facility will be offered immediately following the ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€” Fifty kindergarteners shared high-fives with political advocates for school choice as the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s only new charter school of 2015 opened its doors for the first time Wednesday at One Social Street.
As the newcomers from the city, North Smithfield and Burrillville took their first tenuous steps through the entryway of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, they were oblivious to the deep political divisions surrounding charter schools, but the debate wasnâ€™t very far away.
WOONSOCKET â€” With construction crews and school officials scrambling to make last-minute preparations for the first day of school Wednesday, RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is still waiting for a temporary occupancy permit from the city.
City Solicitor Michael Marcello said an inspection of the schoolâ€™s recently renovated facilities at One Social Street was completed by the building official Monday, but there are still some issues that need to be satisfied before the permit is issued.
WOONSOCKET – Once again, WOON (1240 AM) is staking a claim to become the premier on-air destination for Rhode Island high school football.
The 10-game broadcast slate begins next Friday night with the 7 o’clock airing of the non-league game featuring Woonsocket at Johnston.
All games will air live on multiple platforms – those who live outside of the radio signal can follow along at www.onworldwide.com.Â
MILLVILLE â€” A loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent has come home after 73 years, and is now on permanent display at the Millville Senior Center.
WOONSOCKET â€” The final details still need to be worked out, but it appears the 2015 edition of the city's annual Autumnfest celebration will have all the room it needs at a redesigned World War II Veterans Memorial State Park on Columbus Day weekend.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt took a tour of the ongoing improvement work at World War II Park between Social and East School streets on Thursday, and said the rehabilitated park areas will be able to host Autumnfestâ€™s layout with a few changes.