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October 9th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Suspended Patrolman Michael Cahill was convicted of second-degree child abuse in Superior Court Thursday, the attorney generalâ€™s office said.
Judge Daniel Procaccini found the officer guilty of abusing his 9-year-old sister after a seven-day trial, according to Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
The judge alone considered the testimony and rendered the verdict because the policeman waived his right to a jury trial.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Framingham man who was in possession of narcotics and a stolen coin collection worth thousands led police on a wild motor vehicle chase in which he crashed into two occupied motor vehicles, leaving one person injured, police said.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Two deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office in Missouri will arrive here Saturday to help build a community playground and park near the Burrillville police station in honor of Tyler Seddon, the Pascoag boy who captured hearts across the country when thousands of police officers and firefighters helped him celebrate his seventh birthday last March.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state Ethics Commission has accepted a complaint filed against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt for hiring her 16-year-old son to work in an unadvertised summer jobs program.
Katherine Dâ€™Arezzo, senior staff attorney for the Ethics Commission, said the complaint would be presented to the commission for initial consideration at its next meeting on Oct. 21.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Former City Council President John Ward confirmed he has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt after her teenage son got an unadvertised summer job with the Public Works Department.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s 36th annual Autumnfest celebration is on the flight path for arrival at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park later this week, and for Robert Picard, the Woonsocket Rotary Club member coordinating concession booths, things were looking good on Sunday for a smooth landing.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Even though the remains of three infants were found buried amid the detritus of her squalid home at 23 St. Paul St., most legal and forensic experts say prosecutors will face tremendous hurdles in building a case for murder against the presumed mother of the babies, Erika Murray.
Andrew Horwitz, the dean of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Roger Williams University, doubts the criminal case against Murray has much of a future at all, even on the non-murder charges sheâ€™s already facing.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In apparent conflict with the anti-nepotism provisions of the state ethics code, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt created a seasonal jobs program earlier this year, opening new positions for highway laborers that were filled by her teenage son and his teammates on a summer baseball league.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The search for a school superintendent is apparently back to square one after Cumberland Assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell turned down the job.
â€śYes, I did withdraw,â€ť Mitchell told The Call via e-mail Wednesday. â€śI was honored to be offered the position. I decided to stay in Cumberland to continue the good work happening here.â€ť