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December 22nd

City trio arraigned in ATM robberies

December 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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.

December 21st

Three arrested in ATM robberies

December 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – 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.

December 20th

Law adds reinforcements to stalk child porn trade

December 20, 2014

SCITUATE – 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.

December 19th

Trees move to Pepin Lumber

December 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Many years have passed since Pepin Lumber last sold Christmas trees during the holidays. But on Thursday morning they dragged out the old sign that company founder Camille Pepin built in 1953 and, along with a dozen balsam firs, parked it in front of the busy East Woonsocket lumber supply store.
No, it’s not your usual seasonal capitalism. In fact, it’s not capitalism at all, but a charitable rescue mission.

December 18th

Bar will be closed for two days over violations

December 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The operator of Rick’s Bar & Grill has agreed to close the doors for two days after the city accused him of serving alcohol to a minor and letting patrons get too rowdy in the parking lot around closing time.

December 17th

Mayor withdraws name from charter school application

December 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Saying she doesn’t want to risk dragging the city into potential litigation, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has withdrawn her name from an application for a proposed mayoral academy – a proposal that’s already been pre- approved by state education officials.

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December 17, 2014

City to Doug: Fir-Get It!

December 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The pungent aroma of the holidays wafts from the freshly-cut pine trees in Douglas Taft’s yard, but he hardly feels like celebrating anything.
He never expected the handsome balsam firs to be there this long. He thought he’d have sold them all by now to raise a little money for his daughter’s track team at Woonsocket High School.

December 16th

Blackstone mother faces murder charges

December 16, 2014

WORCESTER — A Massachusetts woman has been indicted on two murder charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home in September.
District Attorney Joseph Early announced the charges Tuesday against Erika Murray, 31, of Blackstone.
Murray's boyfriend, Raymond Rivera, 38, also of Blackstone, who lived in the basement of the house, was charged Tuesday with child abuse. He pleaded not guilty.

December 15th

Ex-cop gets prison sentence

December 15, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge on Monday sentenced suspended city Patrolman Patrick Cahill to six months in prison for abusing his then 9-year-old sister in 2012.
Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini sentenced Cahill to 10 years in all, with six months to serve and the balance suspended, with probation, for choking the girl and dragging her by the hair.
The 25-year-old policeman must surrender all his firearms, undergo mental health counseling and refrain from contacting his sister as part of the judge’s sentence.

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