Archive - 2014 - News Article
BLACKSTONE â€“ Erika Murray, the 31-year-old Blackstone mother indicted for murder after police discovered the remains of three babies in her squalid home on St. Paul Street, was ordered held without bail after she pleaded not guilty to nine criminal charges, including two counts of murder, at her arraignment in Worcester Superior Court Monday.
Murray was indicted on the charges by a grand jury on Dec. 16.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two people are facing charges in connection with a brawl on a basketball court in the Veterans Memorial housing project that sent a father and his son to the hospital with stab wounds on Friday.
Robert â€śIndioâ€ť Carrasquillo, 32, and Yaidelis Vega, 27, were to be arraigned in Sixth District Court today on charges of committing felony assaults in which two different knives were used.
PROVIDENCE â€” Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Pawtucket are among 10 communities selected to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative designed to streamline state and local regulatory approvals with a customer-friendly, online permitting portal accessible through municipal web sites.
The initiative, announced Wednesday by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, also includes Cranston, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Six Bryant University students spent a portion of their fall 2014 semester putting into practice what theyâ€™ve learned in their business class to help the Friends of the North Smithfield Animal Shelter.
It was another in a series of service-learning projects undertaken by Bryant students enrolled in "Management Principles and Practice" (Management 200), a course in which students break into teams to work with area nonprofits.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds, and a third was detained for questioning after an altercation on Memorial Drive Friday afternoon, police said.
Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan said one of the victims, a man in his 40s, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with a single stab wound to the chest. Ryan said the wound was serious, but not life-threatening.
Another man in his 20s was transported to Landmark Medical Center with less serious injuries, according to Ryan.
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.
Whether it was stumping for candidates, directing movies or accepting honorary keys to the city, there were plenty of celebrities and big name politicos who visited the Ocean State in 2014.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Three Woonsocket men appeared in Providence District Court Monday, where they were ordered held without bail on felony robbery charges in connection with a series of armed bank ATM robberies in the city and nearby Massachusetts last week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City police were reported on Sunday to have arrested three suspects in connection with a series of armed bank ATM robberies in the city and nearby Massachusetts last week.
The arrests were made following the pursuit of a vehicle believed used in the armed robberies into nearby Uxbridge Saturday afternoon, where it was stopped by police from that community.
SCITUATE â€“ Clad in a gray suit, a detective sits in a spartan work cubicle, his face illuminated by an eerie glow as he stares at the wide screen of a desktop computer, a serious expression on his face.
If a pin dropped, you could probably hear it in this austere corner of state police headquarters on a lonely stretch of Route 6.
This is where the state police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force mines its quarry, a special breed of sex offenders who swap images of child pornography on the Internet like some people trade baseball cards.
Sadly, business is unusually brisk.