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October 26th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” Over the past 44 years, Jessyca Katz Perlman has made an impact on countless lives in both her personal and professional life.
Friends say everyone who meets Jess is impressed by her smile, her warmth, and her positive attitude, all of which have become even more remarkable given her diagnosis of Stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011.
WOONSOCKET â€” Firefighter Stephen Casey has been cleared to run for state representative by the Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., saying the prohibitions of the Hatch Act do not apply to him, as his opponent, State Representative Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50), had alleged.
The law is not broad enough to apply to Casey simply because he worked three overtime shifts underwritten by a federal grant between February and May, according to Leslie Grogan, a lawyer in the Hatch Act Unit of the OSC.
LINCOLN â€” Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Geneâ€™s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street businessâ€™ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didnâ€™t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill â€” but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.
BURRILLVILLE -- A local man who was charged in early October in the death of his girlfriend's dog has been arrested on charges of threatening to kill her the same way.
Police say Eric S. Lemire was held as a bail violator after being arraigned Wednesday in District Court in Warwick on charges of felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
North Smithfield police say he held a kitchen knife to his girlfriend's chest and threatened to kill her the same way he is accused of killing the dog.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Dr. Zaheer Shah is both a physician and a lawyer, but he was never trained to work with one hand tied behind his back.
Unfortunately, when patients refuse a complete physical because they canâ€™t afford the diagnostics, it is like working handcuffed. And itâ€™s an all-too-common occurrence because so many individuals have inadequate health care insurance â€” if they have any at all.
LINCOLN â€” Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasnâ€™t allowed to donate â€” she was running a slight temperature.
Renning, then 18, had such a hankering for a slice of pizza she did the next best thing. She offered up a cheek swab, providing a sample of her DNA to a bone marrow registry.
And today a woman in Chicago is alive because of it.
WOONSOCKET -- The city's education department, Head Start Child Development Association and police department announce a new partnership that will bring youth and the police closer together.
WOONSOCKET â€” Vicki Connolly finally got justice Tuesday for her brutal murder at the hands of a Burrillville man in September 2007.
Michael A. Ducharme, 45, stood before Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel Tuesday afternoon and admitted to killing Connolly in the state Black Hut Management area of Burrillville shortly after she went missing in Woonsocket on Sept. 5, 2007.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Police Sunday were alerted to the discovery of a body of a man in a wooded area of Pascoag, but do not believe foul play is involved in the death.
Police Major Lareto Guglietta reported that at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday, Burrillville police received a call regarding the discovery of a body in a wooded area off of Warner Lane in the Pascoag section of Burrillville.
The body was described by police as a white male in his 30s.
WOONSOCKET â€” Efforts to redevelop the site of the June 2011 fire that destroyed the historic Alice Mill have been waylaid by a legal dispute with his insurance company, the owner of the property says.
Although the fire was deemed accidental by the Woonsocket Fire Department, the Seneca Insurance Co. of New York has refused to pay the claims on the building, according to Steve G. Triedman. The dispute is the subject of pending litigation in the state courts. Triedman said Seneca is the lead defendant in the case, although there are several others.