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January 8th, 2015
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.
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?
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man allegedly choked his girlfriend during a violent quarrel that took place in the presence of several small children early New Yearâ€™s Day.
Javier Garcia, 39, is charged with domestic assault by strangulation; domestic assault and battery; domestic disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.
December 29th, 2014
BLACKSTONE â€“ Erika Murray, the 31-year-old Blackstone mother indicted for murder after police discovered the remains of three babies in her squalid home on St. Paul Street, was ordered held without bail after she pleaded not guilty to nine criminal charges, including two counts of murder, at her arraignment in Worcester Superior Court Monday.
Murray was indicted on the charges by a grand jury on Dec. 16.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two people are facing charges in connection with a brawl on a basketball court in the Veterans Memorial housing project that sent a father and his son to the hospital with stab wounds on Friday.
Robert â€śIndioâ€ť Carrasquillo, 32, and Yaidelis Vega, 27, were to be arraigned in Sixth District Court today on charges of committing felony assaults in which two different knives were used.
PROVIDENCE â€” Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Pawtucket are among 10 communities selected to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative designed to streamline state and local regulatory approvals with a customer-friendly, online permitting portal accessible through municipal web sites.
The initiative, announced Wednesday by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, also includes Cranston, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Six Bryant University students spent a portion of their fall 2014 semester putting into practice what theyâ€™ve learned in their business class to help the Friends of the North Smithfield Animal Shelter.
It was another in a series of service-learning projects undertaken by Bryant students enrolled in "Management Principles and Practice" (Management 200), a course in which students break into teams to work with area nonprofits.