Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
LINCOLN â A local man is facing homicide charges in connection with the execution-style shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Avon, Mass. nearly two years ago.
Willie Wilkerson, 27, of 1200 Lonsdale Ave., was arraigned in District Court Monday on charges of being a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts.
Wilkerson was arrested by a multi-agency task force on a homicide warrant issued by the Norfolk County District Attorneyâs Office, according to Major Todd Catlow, commander of detectives for the Rhode Island State Police.
LINCOLN â Rhode Island State Police confirmed on Sunday that three people were killed after a head-on crash on Route 146 at 3:07 a.m.
State police said the crash was caused by Aldo Almanzar, 29 of North Smithfield who was driving a Toyota and traveling in the wrong direction on Route 146 near Route 99. Almanzarâs car hit a Hondo Accord, head-on according to state police. There were three people in the Honda.
State police said Almanzar, who was killed, did not have a driver's license and was not wearing a seat belt.
Liquor stores in Rhode Island get an additional two hours of selling time this morning, and this latest commercial encroachment has some members of the clergy wondering if Sunday is losing the reverence as a religious day it has long held in these parts.
The change approved by the General Assembly in its recent session and signed a week ago by Gov. Lincoln Chafee allows liquor stores to move up their opening times from noon to 10 a.m., a change some hope will give the businesses a sales advantage over their Massachusetts competitors.
With paws the size of grapefruits, razor sharp canines and muscular bodies already tipping the 100-pound mark, Luke Weatherhead knew the time had come to say good bye to Leroy and Levanna, two 9-month-old African Lion cubs Weatherhead hand-raised in his familyâs basement.
UXBRIDGE â An estimated 20 residents of six occupied apartments at 32 South Main St. were left homeless Thursday after a fire swept through the back section of the 3-story brick commercial building and caused extensive damage before it could be extinguished.
Everyone in the building at the time was reported evacuated safely but the dayâs high temperatures around 95 degrees resulted in three firefighters being hospitalized for heat exhaustion, according to Fire Chief William Kessler.
WOONSOCKET â Say so long to curved arrows and double-striped lines. Kiss the crosswalk goodbye. Thereâs a new traffic marker in town and itâs got a name so strange itâs bound to make you pay attention.
Meet the âsharrow.â If your travels have taken you through the center of the city lately, you probably already have.
WOONSOCKET â A fundraising campaign has been launched for the purpose of underwriting a possible legal challenge to the $2.5 million supplemental tax bill the city is planning to issue next week.
The main organizers are Roland Michaud, a member of the Zoning Board of Review, and Dick Bouchard, part-owner of radio station WNRI.
Ethan Blank as Macbeth, left, and Evan Crocker portraying Banquo conspire to murder a king in this scene from the Shakespeare classic âMacbeth.â Presented by Shakespeare on the Mount and directed by Jason Robert LeClair, the play is being held in the Bell Tower Theatre at Mount St. Charles Academy July 18-20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â A protest movement appears to be forming around the belief that the Budget Commission broke the law on July 8 when it approved a resolution to impose a $2.5 million supplemental tax on property and motor vehicles.
The concept was repeated often and loudly as members of the commission gathered in Harris Hall Monday for the first time since passing the resolution a week earlier.
The meeting drew a crowd of about 50, many of whom cheered vigorously each time one of the spectators raised the issue.
WOONSOCKET â A Superior Court judge on Friday denied a retired policemanâs petition for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from cutting his health care benefits without collective bargaining.
Associate Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lamphear ruled that Glen Hebert faces no imminent harm as a result of a switch in health coverage imposed on him by the Budget Commission, effective July 1, according to his lawyer, Edward C. Roy Jr.