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June 3rd, 2015
WOONSOCKET â€“ The City Council has approved a fiscal 2016 spending package that cuts nearly $800,000 from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Huntâ€™s proposed $135.7 million spending plan, shrinking the amount of increase from 3.04 to 1.74 percent.
After chipping away at the spending plan for some eight hours over two late nights in Harris Hall, the council unanimously approved a new bottom line of $134,947,084 at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Less than a month after officers began carrying Narcan, the department’s rookie saved a life with the overdose prevention drug.
It happened on May 27, police said, when Patrol Officer Nicholas Pistacchio responded to a residence on Metcalf Marsh Drive for a possible drug overdose.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Steven Pietrowicz and Michelle Morin, the Burrillville couple charged with killing 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz whose body was found under newly poured concrete at their home in Nasonville, used their hands and a club to beat Ortiz - whose legs were tied â€” before his body was dumped in a hand-dug grave beneath a recently built exterior deck in the early morning hours of May 6.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ After identifying Domingo Ortiz, 60, of Worcester, on Saturday as the man found buried a day earlier at 505 Douglas Pike, police arrested two people on charges of murder in connection with his death.
Burrillville Police Chief Col. Stephen Lynch announced in a statement that members of the Burrillville department, members of the R.I. State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, and Worcester Police Department had arrested Michelle Morin, 50, of the 505 Douglas Pike residence, on an arrest warrant charging her with the murder of Ortiz.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police on Saturday positively identified the body that was unearthed from 505 Douglas Pike as 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz, a Worcester man who was last seen on May 5 visiting that location.
Police unearthed human remains Friday after returning to 505 Douglas Pike for the third time in less than two weeks. Ortizâ€™s body was found in a shallow grave beneath a recently built exterior deck on the neglected house, located just south of the Western Hotel in the townâ€™s Nasonville section. The grave had been sealed with a layer of concrete.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police unearthed human remains believed to be those of a missing Worcester man after returning to 505 Douglas Pike for the third time in less than two weeks in attempts to locate him.
The suspected body of Domingo Ortiz, 60, was found in a shallow grave beneath a recently built exterior deck on the neglected house, located just south of the Western Hotel in the townâ€™s Nasonville section. The grave had been sealed with a layer of concrete.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The U.S. Defense Department has awarded The Brickle Group a $29.3 million contract to produce berets for American military personnel, the largest contract the homegrown textile manufacturer has won in years.
Max Brickle, president of the company, says the contract means it will need to double the workforce of the beret division, which currently accounts for about 15 percent of Brickleâ€™s total workforce of 130.
â€śWeâ€™re very excited,â€ť Brickle said. â€śItâ€™s good for the company and all our employees.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a day of fast-moving developments, the manhunt for a career criminal who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death the night before ended in Boston Wednesday with the arrest of 31-year-old Alvin Huggins, police said.
Huggins allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Yanira M. Flores in their apartment at 122 Willow St. Tuesday night. He allegedly fled the scene and police had been searching for him since, calling him â€śarmed and dangerous.â€ť
She said â€śNoâ€ť to me and slammed the door. She was on my paper route.
I asked out every girl on my paper route. All three of them. I liked having a captive audience. Iâ€™d hand them the paper and say, â€śWant to go to a movie?â€ť
They all said â€śNo.â€ť
Well, one girl said, â€śYesâ€ť but then the next day her brother told me she really meant â€śNo.â€ť
I made about $2 an hour on my paper route. It took me about four hours a day and then another five or six hours on the weekends collecting money.
One time, delivering papers, a guy drove by and yelled, â€śone day youâ€™re going to rule the world!â€ť