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November 18th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â 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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
Itâs about facial hair. Mustaches, in particular.
For some guys, they just werenât meant to be.
âSome of them could try growing one for months,â says Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan. âTheir mustaches would still look malnourished.â
LINCOLN â 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.
WOONSOCKET â With the first cold snap of the season settling in, the cityâs 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
WOONSOCKET â 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-Huntâs 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.
WOONSOCKET â 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.
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WOONSOCKET â 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.
WOONSOCKET â Local firefighters know that plenty of training is needed to make sure everyone remains safe during an emergency, and that also applies to the possibility of a case of the Ebola virus sickening someone in the city some day.
So on Tuesday, Woonsocket Rescue crew members joined the staff at Landmark Medical Center in testing their practices for handling just that sort of a crisis with a coordinated drill outside the hospital.
PROVIDENCE â The race looked close as the first precincts began to report results from the Rhode Island governorâs race, but in the end, Democrat Gina Raimondo was victorious. Raimondo, who beat Republican Allan Fung with 40.1 percent of the vote, is the first woman to be elected governor in the Ocean State.
âRhode Island is ready for a governor who is going to turn this state around,â Raimondo said in her victory speech, going on to repeat a campaign slogan: âItâs time to get Rhode Island back to work.â