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Smoking in bed blamed for fire

November 17, 2010

BURRILLVILLE — Careless smoking in bed is being blamed for an early-morning fire that injured two residents and two firefighters Wednesday.
The fire broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the right side apartment of a two-family duplex at 118 Grove St. in the Pascoag section of town.
The apartment was occupied by a 60-year-old woman and a 57-year-old-man who is handicapped and wheelchair bound.
Pascoaaqg Fire Chief John DeFusco said the woman told EMT's that she was was hooked up to an oxygen tank and had been smoking in bed when she fell asleep.

Big drug bust in North Smithfield

November 17, 2010

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Two police officers were injured during a ferocious encounter with a man who was apparently trying to protect a veritable pharmacopoeia of illegal drugs that included everything from marijuana to morphine.
On display at police headquarters Tuesday, the booty included a half pound of cocaine, five pounds of marijuana, hundreds of doses of Ecstasy, morphine, steroids and still other pharmaceuticals the police have yet to identify.

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