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October 16th, 2012
PORTLAND, Maine â€” Patrons of a pizza parlor near the epicenter of an earthquake in southern Maine may not have known what was happening. But the shaking building was enough to send all 20 of them skedaddling outside.
"It was loudest bang you ever heard in your life. We actually thought it was an explosion of some type," said Jessica Hill, owner of Waterboro House of Pizza. "The back door and door to the basement blew open," she said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Four men have been charged in connection with the theft of air conditioning units from the roof of the vacant Wal-Mart building and a more recent larceny from a local restaurant that took place during Autumnfest, police said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An 18-month-old boy was killed at home Monday when a bookshelf toppled over onto the boyâ€™s chest, police said.
The death was still under investigation as of press time. Police Chief Thomas Carey said the incident appears to have been a tragic accident, but an official finding on the cause will not be issued until the police have finished their investigation.
â€śWe still have some work to do on it,â€ť the chief said. â€śThe parents are quite distraught.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€” John Reckner, gourd slayer, has waded through gallons of pulp. Seen his hands run orange from the guts of a thousand pumpkins. Spent hours carving a masterpiece, only to watch it rot. It's a sticky business, carving pumpkins.
But the creator of Providence's Jack-o'-lantern Spectacular says the oohs and ahs he hears from children and adults make putting on one of the nation's largest jack-o'-lantern shows worth all the work.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Police in North Smithfield say two people are expected to survive after being injured in a stabbing incident outside a local bar.
According to a press release from the North Smithfield Police Department, the two victims were injured in the parking lot of the Lower Level Bar off Eddie Dowling Highway early Sunday morning.
An official at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket called police at about 1:45 a.m. to report that one person was being treated for stab wounds. Police later learned that a second victim was being treated at the same hospital.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is hosting a Pasta Dinner in conjunction with Catholic Financial Life, District 1 (Rhode Island and South Central Mass.) on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Italian Workingmen's Club, 947 Diamond Hill Road, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The dinner will be prepared by local chef Gary McLaughlin and will feature all-you-can-eat pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and more. Tickets are $8 for adults age 10 and older; $4 for children age 9 and under; and free for children age 2 and under.
LINCOLN â€” A Johnston man was charged with indecent exposure/disorderly conduct in connection with an incident at the Twin River casino Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Chief Scott W. Vincenzi reported that he was called to the casino security office for an indecent exposure incident while working a uniformed detail at about 4:25 p.m.
LINCOLN â€” You bought an E-Book reader, a Kindle or an iPad, and now youâ€™re wondering where to find something to read.
Yes, there are plenty of e-book websites to visit and buy the latest hot read for your device, but did you know there are also ways to download a book similar to checking one out from your local library?
Nancy Ross, assistant director of the Lincoln Public Library, says an increasing number of library patrons are taking advantage of the library's e-book lending program and she sees that interest as only increasing in the future as more people learn how to use the service.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state police arrested two city men Thursday after they allegedly attempted to sell stolen Alex and Ani bracelets on craigslist, they said.
Hector Bonilla, 26, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 407, was charged with one count of larceny over $1,500, and Manuel Pagan, 27, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 106, with one count of receiving stolen goods over $1,500.
Colonel Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, the superintendent of state police, said the investigation began when detectives received information that the Alex and Ani bracelets were being sold through the popular online marketplace.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Plans for a $2.6 million overhaul of neglected World War II State Park, with new recreational facilities, are on hold until the city either assumes ownership of the park or picks up a share of the long-term operational costs of the facility.
That was the word from Janet Coit, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, during an appearance before the Budget Commission on Thursday.