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May 13th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police say theyâ€™re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as â€śBen Franksâ€ť appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A decision in Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempest Jr.â€™ s bid to clear his name in the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard is probably just weeks away after lawyers delivered hundreds of pages of closing briefs to the judge who is in charge of the case.
Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini said heâ€™s aiming to issue a written decision as quickly as possible because of the gravity of the issues involved.
â€śIâ€™d love to get it done by the end of June,â€ť he said. â€śIt might go into July.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ George Nasutiâ€™s love of Woonsocket and commitment to its young people will be remembered again on Memorial Day when the second annual edition of the George W. Nasuti Novans Pride 5K sets out from the The Gym LLC, on Diamond Hill Road.
Nasuti died on Feb. 11, 2014, following a fall while refereeing a basketball game in Burrillville, but still inspires Woonsocket High School community members who remember him fondly as a longtime athletic director, coach and principal.
CUMBERLAND â€” For millions of American cat lovers, sipping a cup of coffee beside a feline friend is one of the taken-for-granted pleasures of daily life.
At home, on the sofa, that is. Not at Starbucks, or someplace like it.
But all that could change if Cumberland native Zackery Durkin and his girlfriend, Sarah Brown, have their way. Theyâ€™re planning to open Rhode Islandâ€™s first â€ścat cafeâ€ť next year â€“ after they return from South Korea.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two people were arrested after a video of them having sex in public was seen by more than 100,000 viewers on Facebook and other Internet venues.
Danny Domenic Folco, 33, of Woonsocket, and Jennifer Bonsante, 35, of Smithfield, were charged with one count each of indecent exposure, according to Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Sliding in baseball can be a necessary and useful thing, but Ray Pendergast says itâ€™s happening too often for reasons that have nothing to do with stealing bases or scoring runs at some of townâ€™s fields.
Itâ€™s happening because players are stepping in dog poo, says Pendergast, the townâ€™s public works director and a coach with North Smithfield Little League.
â€śI know one thing â€“ Iâ€™m tired of is watching kids going out on the field and sliding in this stuff,â€ť he says. â€śAnd Iâ€™m not the only coach who feels this way.â€ť
PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello called House Democrats behind closed doors on Wednesday for a caucus on budget matters and also an update on where plans for a new Pawtucket Red Sox Stadium in Providence currently stand.
With the doors to the House Lounge blocked to reporters and even the door window into the room from the House Chamber covered with paper, the session was, as intended, open to whatever the members wished to air.
WOONSOCKET â€“ What a difference a year makes for Copswalk.
Last year, when city police officers marched to Washington, D.C. in the annual fundraiser for police officers killed in the line of duty, no one had ever heard of Michael Brown, Eric Garner or Freddie Gray.
The police-involved deaths of the three black men from Missouri, New York City and Baltimore set off a national debate about the use â€“ and misuseâ€“ of police force that many would say is fostering a climate of increased hostility for law enforcement.
WOONSOCKET -- A fast moving fire took the life of a well-known city resident early Tuesday morning. Gennaro DeLuca, 66, was pronounced dead at the hospital following a blaze that consumed a triple-decker at 342 Logee St. Fire officials told The Call the fire started at about 5:30 p.m. and initial reports indicated that tenants and pets were trapped in the building. Nine other residents were able to escape the fire. Fire officials indicated to The Call that they responded to a fire at the same location last week.