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January 27th

Police probe pair of city shootings

January 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A house in the Fairmount section was struck by at least five rounds from a .45-caliber handgun fired from a passing car Sunday night, police said.

Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan said the shots struck the residence of a man who had been involved in a bar fight moments earlier, at around 10 p.m.
“There were two men involved, while several of their friends looked on, about six or seven people in all,” said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
“Punches were thrown. There was a scrum. Then everybody got in their cars and left the area.”

Mollis announces lieutenant governor bid

January 27, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Some people argue that because the lieutenant governor no longer has specific constitutional duties, the office should be done away with. But R.I. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, who officially announced he is running for lieutenant governor on Monday, says it is that very lack of a job formal description which “allows for vision, allows for leadership, allows someone to tackle the problems of today.

January 26th

Landmark undergoing a facelift

January 26, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Prime Healthcare Services has owned Landmark Medical Center’s acute care hospital operations at Cass Avenue and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island on Eddie Dowling Highway in North Smithfield just under a month, and already changes and improvements are in the works, according to Richard R. Charest, Landmark’s chief operating officer.

January 25th

A week of prayer, celebration for region’s Catholic schools

January 25, 2014

Whether they attend St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Mount St. Charles Academy and Good Shepherd Catholic Regional in Woonsocket, or Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, the coming week will be one of reflection and fun for students observing National Catholic School Week in the state.

Historic Millville mansion gets a makeover

January 25, 2014

MILLVILLE — It’s probably safe to assume that DaVinci didn’t worry about how much the paint cost when he was creating the Mona Lisa.

That’s sort of how John Scungio feels about 5 Central St.

For the home restoration carpenter, resurrecting the landmark Greek Revival that dominates the main crossroads of this sleepy village is the work of a lifetime.
“It’s going to be a challenge,” he says. “It’s going to take all my talents to bring it back to the way it was.”

BREAKING NEWS: SHOTS FIRED IN WOONSOCKET

January 25, 2014

By The Call Staff
WOONSOCKET – Police said they have one person in custody after a shooting incident on Saturday morning in the city.

January 24th

Gast friends plan benefit

January 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET — A benefit has been launched by friends of Stuart Gast Jr., a developmentally disabled man who died unexpectedly after chasing a thief who stole his dog carrier Monday.

Lisa Jean of Blackstone said the proceeds will be used to offset Gast’s funeral expenses, but any surplus will be donated to the Woonsocket Special Olympics Team. Gast had been an enthusiastic participant in Special Olympics for many years.

Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.

January 23rd

Morin’s officially the winner in House District 49

January 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Michael A. Morin secured his win in the city’s Democratic primary for its District 49 state representative seat on Thursday, adding slightly to his margin of victory over second-place finisher Douglas T. Brown with the counting of remaining paper and provisional ballots at the state Board of Elections in Providence.

THIS JUST IN: Missing teen found safe

January 23, 2014

BELLINGHAM - A 17-year-old Bellingham youth missing since Jan. 14 has been located in Columbus, Ohio, police said Thursday.
Police say Daniel Ray Bell was located Wednesday with assistance of Columbus police and is in custody awaiting the arrival of his family.
Bell was last seen by friends on Jan. 14 at the Bellingham Public Library on Blackstone Street. His parents, who reported him missing, believed Bell was on his way or already in the Columbus Ohio area as of late last week –Call Staff

A theft, a chase, an untimely death in Woonsocket.

January 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Developmentally challenged and diagnosed with epilepsy, Stuart Gast Jr. hadn’t had a seizure in more than eight years.
But his symptoms came back unexpectedly on Monday after Gast had a bizarre encounter with a thief who stole his dog carrier outside his apartment at John F. Kennedy Manor.
And within hours, Gast, 33, was dead.
“I can’t even find the words to explain how badly I feel about this,” says Lisa Jean, a family friend. “There aren’t any. You can’t even take your dog for a walk anymore without something like this happening.”

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