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BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Britt found safe in Washington state

January 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It took police and child protective services spanning the nation, but 6-year-old Daniel Britt was found safe and sound Thursday after his mother, Andria Britt, turned herself into Washington state authorities.

“I am really relieved and I’m happy that my son is safe,” Daniel’s father, Sean Britt, said while appearing at a Woonsocket Police Department press conference announcing the happy ending to the worries over his son’s safety.

Chamber president encouraged by governor’s budget proposals

January 16, 2014

LINCOLN – Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s budget proposal to lower the state’s corporate tax rate by a third – from the current 9 percent to 6 percent – if Congress allows states to start collecting sales tax on online purchases was enough to put a smile on the face of Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President John Gregory.

In fact, what Chafee proposes “is a little more aggressive” than even the business community’s. “We thought of reducing it from 9 (percent) to 7 (percent), he did 9 to 6.

BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Britt found safe

January 16, 2014

Daniel Britt, 6, the subject of an Amber Alert since Wednesday, has been located safely in Washington state tonight, Woonsocket police have confirmed.

He and his mother, Andria Britt, have not been seen since Jan. 3.

Andria Britt is in custody in Washington, said police.

The Amber Alert has been cancelled. Police have called a 10 p.m. news conference.

Further details as they become available.

In case you missed it: RI National Guard members return home to families

January 16, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – They missed the holidays with their families while completing a mission in Afghanistan, but 10 members of the 282nd Combat Communications Squadron wore only smiles on Tuesday as they returned to their R.I. Air National Guard base off Old Oxford Road and were welcomed home by their excited and thankful families and friends.

THIS JUST IN: Voter ID drive Friday in Woonsocket

January 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Secretary of State Ralph Mollis will hold “voter ID drives” in three locations Friday before the state’s first election requiring voters to show photo IDs takes place here on Tuesday.
Raina Smith, spokeswoman for Mollis, said the events are an opportunity for voters planning to cast ballots in the Democratic primary to get free photo identification cards that will be accepted at polling places.
The contest for the vacant House District 49 seat will be the first full test of the voter ID law.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Uxbridge takes stand on free sand

January 16, 2014

UXBRIDGE – Call it sand abuse.
Town residents who get free sand for their driveways and walkways from the town's Public Works Department will now have to follow new rules or risk getting their winter sand privileges taken away.
Like many communities, the town has allowed its residents to take winter sand from the Highway Department garage on Hecla Street, but the Board of Selectmen was forced to come up with a new winter sand use policy due to past incidents of misuse and abuse.

Amber Alert remains active for missing boy and mother

January 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Police haven’t updated the Amber Alert yet, but they say they’re no longer looking for a gray Chevy van thought to have been associated with the disappearance of six-year-old Daniel Britt.
Britt was last seen with his mother, Andria, 35, on Jan. 8. Based on medical records released by a Family Court judge Wednesday, police say they believe the child – and his mother – are both in danger.

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