Archive - News Article
January 12th, 2015
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.
Follow Russ Olivo on Twitter @russolivo
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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Members of the St. Michaelâ€™s Ukrainian Orthodox Church community completed an emotional journey back from disaster on Sunday with a short walk from the parish community center to the front steps of the now-renovated church at 74 Harris Ave.
The members gathered in the front of St. Michaelâ€™s, near the altar area that had been a fire-charred ruin just a year ago and said a prayer of dedication for the newly restored, brightly lit and still undecorated church space.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Check out this product pitch for â€śCaramel Appleâ€ť and take a guess whatâ€™s for sale.
â€śImagine, as sweet caramel falls over a delightfully crisp and fresh apple, perfectly blending your favorite balance of sweet and refreshing flavors,â€ť it goes.
Is this something to eat, like candy? Cookies?