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November 20th

Child porn charges filed against ex-city resident

November 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A man formerly residing in Woonsocket was arrested for possession of child pornography, state police said.
On Thursday, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Timothy Kempf, 36, formerly of 15 Wood St. in Woonsocket, for possession of child pornography. Kempf was arraigned Thursday at Sixth Division District Court in Providence.

Student who brought fake gun to school will not be charged

November 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET — No charges will be filed against an 11-year-old Globe Park Elementary school student who pointed a plastic pellet gun at another student at the school Tuesday, police said.
Police said the girl brought the toy gun to school and pointed it at another girl during an after-school Kids Club program.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan, officer-in-charge of the Woonsocket Police Department’s juvenile division, said the plastic pellet gun shoots plastic pellets, but was empty at the time.

November 18th

Man struck and killed outside hospital

November 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A 70-year-old city man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a car while crossing Cass Avenue near Landmark Medical Center Tuesday evening.
John Brann of Orchard Street was reported by police to have been taken to the Landmark ER for evaluation of a fall earlier Tuesday evening and had opted to leave on his own, police investigating the 6:41 p.m. accident told The Call.
Hospital personnel bringing his discharge papers to him in the ER found Brann had already left the hospital and a hospital staff person went outside and saw the accident scene, according to police.

November 16th

'Mo' facial hair, more health awareness from WPD

November 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Every member of the Woonsocket Police Department is a graduate of the police academy, but even seasoned cops are learning a new lesson the hard way this month.
It’s about facial hair. Mustaches, in particular.
For some guys, they just weren’t meant to be.
“Some of them could try growing one for months,” says Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan. “Their mustaches would still look malnourished.”

November 15th

Coffee and ballet go together

November 15, 2014

LINCOLN – Tucked away down a winding path off of Sherman Avenue rests the jewel of ballet in the state, a gem which is celebrating its emerald anniversary.

The State Ballet of Rhode Island is commemorating its 55th performing season, and through each of its six decades, it can truly be called a family heirloom. Executive Director Ana Marsden Fox is continuing the tradition started by her parents in 1958 and continued through the years by her mother, Artistic Director Herci Marsden.

November 14th

Woonsocket homeless shelter nearly full

November 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – With the first cold snap of the season settling in, the city’s only emergency shelter for single men expects to be operating at full capacity for the first time since last winter.
The Sanctuary Shelter, in the basement of Harvest Community Church, located at 60 North Main St., may even be forced to refer some unexpected guests to other facilities, says Steve Bacon, associate pastor of the church. The seasonal emergency shelter marked the start of its 13th year on Nov. 1

November 13th

New questions about favoritism, family and jobs at City Hall for Baldelli-Hunt

November 13, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After getting in hot water with the state Ethics Commission for hiring her son for seasonal work in the highway division this summer, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is facing more questions about favoritism and family as her nephew landed a job as a city laborer
The latest allegations of possible nepotism in Baldelli-Hunt’s administration involve Tyler Driscoll of Cumberland. The news was first reported Wednesday by Jim Hummel of The Hummel Report, which obtained documents indicating Driscoll was hired for a $15-an-hour job as a laborer in mid-September.

November 10th

City siblings arrested following bloody brawl

November 10, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Two brothers went at each other with a knife and a large cookpot Saturday, making a bloody and bruised mess of themselves and at least one woman who got caught in the middle.

Saul Brito Nunez, 26, and Andres Brito Nunez, 22, both of Woonsocket, were charged with one count each of domestic assault with a deadly weapon and domestic disorderly conduct following an altercation at a Charles Street residence about 3:15 a.m., police said. Saul was also charged with an additional count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Ben Volin's midseason Patriots report

November 10, 2014

VIDEO: Ben Volin's midseason Patriots report
Ben Volin looks back at the first half of the Patriots season and looks ahead at the remainder of the regular season.

November 6th

Sojourner House hosting masquerade ball this Friday

November 6, 2014

WOONSOCKET – For the fourth year in a row, Sojourner House is hosting a masquerade ball Friday to generate funds to provide shelter and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence.

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