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February 20th, 2014

BREAKING: Police investigate reported gunman at Landmark

February 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET — Police and emergency crews are surrounding Landmark Medical Center after reports of a man with a shotgun entering the hospital's emergency room sometime after 7 this evening.

Witnesses have described the man as agitated, yelling and screaming.

There have been no reports of shots fired, nor of any injuries or of hostages taken.

Cass Avenue has been closed to traffic as local and state police, firefighters and a SWAT team have responded to the scene.

This story will be updated as events warrant. A full story will appear in Friday's Call.

JUST IN: Woonsocket fire victim dies

February 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A man who was badly burned in a fire at his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor Saturday night has died.
The victim, who was in his mid-50s, died at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the Woonsocket police. Hospital and other sources previously identified him as Jeffrey S. Reyor of Apt. 705, 429 East School St.
Reyor reportedly suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and had been a patient at the hospital’s trauma center since the fire.

February 19th

Lookout in Main murder sentenced

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Federal prosecutors wrote the final chapter in the sad tale of a robbery gone bad as the third and last conspirator in the shooting death of gas station manager David Main was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, of Springfield, Mass., was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for her role as lookout in the September 2010 homicide of the 49-year-old husband and father from Lincoln.

Police Taser 60-year-old man

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Police said they were forced to render a 60-year-old man into submission with multiple blasts from an electronic Taser after he engaged them in a lengthy fight Monday night.
Edwin Marion Warren of 153 Grand St. is facing a string of charges, including assaulting a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and disorderly conduct.
Police found Warren passed out behind the wheel of his 2002 Tahoe about 9:36 p.m., after someone reported seeing him parked outside Savini’s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., with the engine running for a half hour.

RI Public Broadcast Affiliate Picks Up "My Old School" for Pledge Week

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
“My Old School” will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during “pledge week,” one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.

February 18th

Blackstone gears up for election

February 18, 2014

BLACKSTONE — Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.

The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.

Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.

February 17th

Langevin receiving cook’s tour of RI food businesses

February 17, 2014

BURRILLVILLE – U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin’s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the company’s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.

Man still critical after apartment fire at St. Germain Manor Saturday

February 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET - A man in his early 50s remained in critical condition Monday, two days after a fire broke out in his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor, a public high rise.
Woonsocket Fire Chief Tim Walsh said the victim had burns over 75 percent of his body and was initially taken to Landmark Medical Center before being transferred to the Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital.
Local authorities declined to release the identity of the victim, but The Call confirmed through hospital and other sources that he was Jeffrey S. Reyor.

February 16th

Woonsocket firefighters train for dire winter emergencies

February 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – No one wants to end up in icy water in the middle of February, even if you are a firefighter. But as fire officials know all too well, accidents happen, and people and even animals do fall through ice in winter and need help — quick and knowledgeable help.

So out at Harris Pond last week, members of the Woonsocket Fire Department were putting themselves to the test and finding out what it would be like to work in the cold and potentially deadly water if an emergency required them to do so.

February 15th

The annual game dinner at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club is a feast fit for a king

February 15, 2014

BURRILLVILLE -- The thought of a bunch of bearded, camouflaged sportsmen running around a noisy kitchen cooking up slabs of venison and wild boar might not be everyone’s idea of a fine dining experience.

But the guys at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club who cook for the club’s annual February game dinners run a tight kitchen, producing a range of wild game delicacies from tender wild boar with peas in a tomato base to savory pheasant game soup with Orzo pasta.

It’s a menu celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck would be proud of.

For full story and more photos, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.

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