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February 19th

Lookout in Main murder sentenced

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Federal prosecutors wrote the final chapter in the sad tale of a robbery gone bad as the third and last conspirator in the shooting death of gas station manager David Main was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, of Springfield, Mass., was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for her role as lookout in the September 2010 homicide of the 49-year-old husband and father from Lincoln.

Police Taser 60-year-old man

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Police said they were forced to render a 60-year-old man into submission with multiple blasts from an electronic Taser after he engaged them in a lengthy fight Monday night.
Edwin Marion Warren of 153 Grand St. is facing a string of charges, including assaulting a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and disorderly conduct.
Police found Warren passed out behind the wheel of his 2002 Tahoe about 9:36 p.m., after someone reported seeing him parked outside Savini’s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., with the engine running for a half hour.

RI Public Broadcast Affiliate Picks Up "My Old School" for Pledge Week

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
“My Old School” will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during “pledge week,” one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.

February 18th

Blackstone gears up for election

February 18, 2014

BLACKSTONE — Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.

The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.

Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.

February 17th

Langevin receiving cook’s tour of RI food businesses

February 17, 2014

BURRILLVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin’s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the company’s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.

Man still critical after apartment fire at St. Germain Manor Saturday

February 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET - A man in his early 50s remained in critical condition Monday, two days after a fire broke out in his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor, a public high rise.
Woonsocket Fire Chief Tim Walsh said the victim had burns over 75 percent of his body and was initially taken to Landmark Medical Center before being transferred to the Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital.
Local authorities declined to release the identity of the victim, but The Call confirmed through hospital and other sources that he was Jeffrey S. Reyor.

February 16th

Woonsocket firefighters train for dire winter emergencies

February 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – No one wants to end up in icy water in the middle of February, even if you are a firefighter. But as fire officials know all too well, accidents happen, and people and even animals do fall through ice in winter and need help — quick and knowledgeable help.

So out at Harris Pond last week, members of the Woonsocket Fire Department were putting themselves to the test and finding out what it would be like to work in the cold and potentially deadly water if an emergency required them to do so.

February 15th

The annual game dinner at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club is a feast fit for a king

February 15, 2014

BURRILLVILLE -- The thought of a bunch of bearded, camouflaged sportsmen running around a noisy kitchen cooking up slabs of venison and wild boar might not be everyone’s idea of a fine dining experience.

But the guys at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club who cook for the club’s annual February game dinners run a tight kitchen, producing a range of wild game delicacies from tender wild boar with peas in a tomato base to savory pheasant game soup with Orzo pasta.

It’s a menu celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck would be proud of.

For full story and more photos, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.

February 14th

Seniors a favored target for tax break proposals

February 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The state’s senior citizens would receive a variety of tax breaks by virtue of several pieces of legislation being considered by the General Assembly.

The lawmakers who introduced the bills say they are intended to help the state’s older population and to keep them from fleeing to more tax-friendly locales.

State police arming themselves with drug to fight overdoses

February 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – As health officials called attention to yet another spike of fatal drug overdoses, the R.I. State Police announced that troopers will soon be routinely carrying naloxone, a medicine that quickly flushes opiates like heroin from the body to prevent death.

State Police Supt. Col. Steven G. O’Donnell also called on all municipal police departments to follow suit, saying drug overdoses claimed more lives in the first six weeks of the year than murder in all of 2013.

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