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Cicilline, Loughlin slug it out over issues

October 19, 2010

PROVIDENCE — In a televised slugfest that remained competitive and contentious until the final bell, Democrat David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin fought toe-to-toe over Social Security, taxes, jobs, health care and a raft of other issues Tuesday.
The two main candidates vying to succeed Democrat Patrick Kennedy as the congressman in the 1st District argued almost every issue vehemently, frequently trying to talk over each other and occasionally they had to be reined in by moderator Tim White of WPRI.

Bank robbery suspect captured on bus

October 19, 2010

WOONSOCKET — A city man was in police custody Tuesday evening after allegedly robbing the Sovereign Bank at 11 Social St. of an undetermined amount of cash earlier in the day.
Howard Nightingale, 46, of East School St., was apprehended on a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority bus at Park Square after police received information he was on the vehicle, Police Lt. Eugene Jalette said Tuesday evening.
“The bus was stopped by North Smithfield police and officers were able to get him off the bus and place him under arrest,” Jalette said.

Stun grenade ends standoff

October 19, 2010

BLACKSTONE – A Woonsocket man was taken into custody off Farm Street Tuesday after a stand-off with police lasting more than four hours.
Members of a State Police response team set off a “flash bang” device at 6:32 p.m. before rushing Anthony Daignault, 53, in his pick-up truck and taking him into custody without further incident.

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