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January 14th

Police catch copper clipper

January 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Another copper clipper was in the can Thursday morning thanks to a tip from an alert citizen who heard someone rummaging in a vacant house in the Bernon section and called the police, they said.
Elias Herrera, 41, of Woonsocket, was arrested outside 350 Carrington Ave. at 6:19 a.m., said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette.
“Herrera was captured while attempting to flee from a side entrance,” he said. “Inside the house there was evidence that Herrera was removing copper piping.”

Bellingham Fire Chief Ranieri answers the call of retirement

January 14, 2012

BELLINGHAM — Looking back over his lengthy career, Richard F. Ranieri pointed out one overriding concern that any fire chief has when the alarm sounds in the station house.
"You just hope that the day will end without an injury or fatality involving one of your firefighters or a member of the public," Ranieri said. "We are responsible for what happens, and it is a pretty awesome responsibility.”

January 12th

State Police capture con man on the run

January 12, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A con man who has been on the run from the law for two years after swindling thousands from his victims in motor vehicle scams was captured in New Jersey Wednesday, the Rhode Island State Police said.
Kevin Millette, 45, a former town resident, was arrested at the Rodeway Inn motel in Galloway, N.J., where he had been living under an assumed name for about month, said State Police Lt. Michael Winquist.

High court affirms Delestre conviction

January 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The state Supreme Court Thursday affirmed the conviction of Gilbert Delestre in connection with the brutal beating death of his 3-year-old foster child, Thomas “T.J.” Wright, in 2004.
Delestre and his girlfriend, Katherine Bunnell, the child’s foster mother and aunt, were both convicted of murder and conspiracy for their role in the boy’s killing after separate trials in 2008.
Witnesses testified Delestre hurled the toddler across a room, then knocked him down a flight of stairs with a backhander, causing the boy to lapse into unconsciousness.

January 11th

Judge to rule on Krawetz case Jan. 23

January 11, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Minutes after prosecuting and defense attorneys had issued their closing remarks regarding suspended Lincoln Patrolman Edward M. Krawetz' trial Wednesday morning, Superior Court Justice Edward C. Clifton informed those in Courtroom 7 he would issue a ruling on Monday, Jan. 23.
Clifton asked both Assistant Attorney General and prosecutor Stephen Regine and defense lawyer John Harwood if they could re-schedule from the previously-set date of Jan. 17, and both indicated they would.

Landmark meets deadline, but is application complete?

January 11, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Landmark Medical Center said it was sure it would meet the new application deadline set for yesterday by regulators empowered to approve its planned merger with the Steward Health Care System, but there was no word yet on whether the application is considered complete.
“We will meet this deadline,” Landmark spokesman Bill Fischer said yesterday afternoon. “They’ve asked us to address a number of issues and we believe we have. We’re hopeful the documents we’ve been asked to provide will meet the regulators’ request.”

January 10th

Art honoring Dr. King planned for Woonsocket

January 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET — If all goes according to plan, a prominent traffic island will soon feature a permanent display of public art honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of racial tolerance.
The unique display at the junction of Mason and South Main streets will depict a likeness of the slain civil rights leader ministering to a half-dozen children and adults. The figures are reminiscent of the pop-up silhouettes of storybook art, except in this case they’ll be carved from thick plate steel and slightly bigger than life size, weighing hundreds of pounds each.

Lincoln officer testifies; defense rests

January 10, 2012

PROVIDENCE — On a day when Lincoln Patrolman Edward M. Krawetz took the stand and claimed his kick to the head of a sitting, handcuffed woman was made in self-defense, both his lawyer and the prosecutor told Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton they would be ready for closing arguments this morning.
Attorney John Harwood had made a motion after the defense rested Tuesday afternoon to dismiss the case, but Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine explained to the judge he saw no reason why it should be. Those arguments will be included in their closing remarks.

January 9th

Expert: Officer's use of force 'objectively reasonable'

January 9, 2012

PROVIDENCE – A “use of force” expert for the defense of suspended Lincoln patrol officer Edward Krawetz, who is on trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon after kicking a handcuffed woman at Twin River, took the stand in Superior Court for a second day of testimony on Monday.

Cicilline hangs up shingle in City Hall

January 9, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When someone called U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s constituent services office exactly one minute after the freshman Democrat officially christened the site Monday, it seemed like a good omen.
“At 10:01 a.m. the phone rang and it was someone with a VA question,” Cicilline’s District Director, Christopher Fierro, said as the congressman arrived. “They know we’re here.”

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