Archive - Oct 17, 2012 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â€” State Rep. Jon D. Brien, who launched a write-in campaign after being unseated in the primary, is challenging the man who defeated him to a series of debates.
With slightly more than three weeks to go before the general election, the city Democrat is asking Stephen M. Casey to participate in four debates before Nov. 6.
Casey dismissed the offer as a desperate ploy for attention.
â€śThe time for debate was before the primary,â€ť said Casey. â€śI already defeated him in September and heâ€™s not on the ballot.â€ť
But Brien said heâ€™ll go solo if Casey doesnâ€™t show up.
LINCOLN â€” A 57-year-old woman was surprised by a man breaking into her Tall Wood Drive home Wednesday morning and quickly fled the dwelling, according to police.
â€śWe believe the suspect was not aware that the homeowner was at home,â€ť Police Chief Brian Sullivan said later of the 9:30 a.m. incident.
The woman fled away from Tall Wood in the direction of nearby Route 295 south and called police regarding the break, Sullivan said.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office says a Woonsocket man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault in two rape cases that had been unsolved for several years.
Armand Ferrio received a total of 40 years, with the balance suspended with probation.
The 25-year-old Ferrio must have no contact with the victims, undergo sex-offender counseling and register as a sex offender when released from the Adult Correctional Institutions.
Kilmartin's office says DNA led authorities to solve the cases.
WOONSOCKET â€“ For an 18-month-old boy crushed under a piece of fallen furniture, death came in the blink of an eye Monday.
The boyâ€™s grandmother told police she had been watching the boy up until the very moment the bookcase tipped over and fell on him.
â€śShe turned her back for a second to move something in a doorway that leads to the basement,â€ť reported Patrolman Patrick Roy. â€śShe turned around and saw the wooden bookcase was now on top of the boyâ€™s chest.â€ť
Woonsocket firefighters battle a stubborn fire in a garage behind 89-91 Hamlet Ave. that broke out around 1 oâ€™clock Tuesday afternoon. Several vehicles, including two inside the garage, were completely gutted in the fire and a nearby home sustained exterior fire damage. No other injuries were reported.