WOONSOCKET â€“ It started out as a call to police dispatch that an intoxicated female had just pulled a false fire alarm, and it went downhill from there.
The ensuing pandemonium at 126 Earle St. Sunday included a confrontation with a knife-wielding woman barricading the front door of her apartment, and a violent wrestling match with a man who was allegedly reaching for a steak knife before police could get him in handcuffs.
Two people ended up in custody, including Thomas Patrick Biagetti, 49, who was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting Officer Linden Karsner.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Four candidates for mayor will face off in a primary on Oct. 8, but whether a runoff will be needed for City Council races is still unclear this morning.
Fourteen candidates for City Council returned nomination papers with the required number of signatures to become electoral candidates as the deadline to do so passed yesterday at 4 p.m. However, a 15th candidate â€“ incumbent Councilman Marc Dubois â€“ delivered nomination papers so close to the deadline that the Board of Canvassers was unable to count and validate the signatures on them.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The effort to save Landmark Medical Center gained a significant boost Tuesday as the state Department of Healthâ€™s Project Review Committee voted to recommend that acquisition of the Woonsocket-based, 214-bed hospital by Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., of California be approved by the departmentâ€™s full Health Service Council next week.