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January 14th, 2015
BLACKSTONE â€“ 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.
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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As police looked on, the Animal Control Facility was emptied of its canine population in anticipation of staff workersâ€™ being relieved of duty amid an investigation into the theft of donated dog food.
Joseph Warzycha, the stateâ€™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.
PROVIDENCE â€“ 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.
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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ 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
WOONSOCKET â€“ A 23-year-old female died in a single-car crash on Providence Street overnight, police said Thursday morning.
Neither the victimâ€™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.
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PAWTUCKET â€“ James F. â€śJimâ€ť Baron, 57, The Times and The Callâ€™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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City officials expect to find out for sure this week whether an East Hartford manufacturing company will take over the vacant Wal-Mart building on Diamond Hill Road, as previously announced.