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January 15th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Father of dead infants remains behind bars

January 14, 2015

BLACKSTONE – The man prosecutors say fathered three infants whose remains were found in a now-razed home on St. Paul Street last year continues to be held in state custody on $100,000 bail after a pre-trial hearing in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday.
Raymond Rivera, 38, did not appear in court, but his lawyer and state prosecutors were briefly questioned by a judge to see if they had any requests as the case moves forward, said Tim Connolly, spokesman for District Attorney Joseph Early.
Another hearing was scheduled for Feb. 11, he said.

January 13th

Judge denies state's motion to dismiss Tempest's bid for post-conviction relief

January 13, 2015

PROVIDENCE - A Superior Court judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss convicted murderer Raymond D. "Beaver" Tempest Jr.'s petition for post-conviction relief.
In a 7-page ruling issued Tuesday, Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini said newly discovered DNA evidence and other issues Tempest claims prove he is innocent warrant a full hearing.

January 12th

Dogs removed from Woonsocket animal shelter amid probe into theft of pet food

January 12, 2015

WOONSOCKET – As police looked on, the Animal Control Facility was emptied of its canine population in anticipation of staff workers’ being relieved of duty amid an investigation into the theft of donated dog food.
Joseph Warzycha, the state’s chief animal cruelty investigator, arrived to oversee the operation at the Cumberland Hill Road facility about 12:45 p.m. Monday. He said eight dogs would be transferred to at least three other shelters. There were no cats in the facility yesterday, officials said.

January 11th

Meet your state reps

January 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area General Assembly members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

January 10th

Changing attitudes toward police making law enforcement more challenging job

January 10, 2015

Local police chiefs are encouraging their officers to remain vigilant after the fatal shooting of two officers in Brooklyn last month and heightened hostility from nationwide protests fueled by anti-police sentiment.

January 9th

Local man learns his sentence

January 9, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A city man on Thursday was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Adalberto Negron, 31, of Woonsocket, became the second person sentenced
to 60 months in federal prison for their role in a crack cocaine
distribution conspiracy which operated in Central Falls from January to
November 2013.

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January 9, 2015

January 8th

Young woman dies in single-car crash on Providence Street

January 8, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A 23-year-old female died in a single-car crash on Providence Street overnight, police said Thursday morning.

Neither the victim’s identity nor other details were immediately available, but Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan said the department would issue a statement later.

Read The Call Friday for a full account of the accident.

Follow Russ Olivo on Twitter @russolivo

January 6th

Longtime political reporter Jim Baron mourned

January 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – James F. “Jim” Baron, 57, The Times and The Call’s legendary political reporter and a well-known and respected observer of all doings at the Rhode Island Statehouse, died Monday night at Miriam Hospital.
Jim was the husband of Denise Perreault, a former city editor at the Woonsocket Call, and son of Mary (Wilkie) Baron and the late Robert Baron.

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