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August 4th, 2015
PROVIDENCE – It still appears likely that Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. will be eligible for bail after a Superior Court judge Tuesday rejected the state’s motion to stay, pending appeal to the Supreme Court, his July 13 ruling to vacate Tempest’s murder conviction in the 1982 death of Doreen C. Picard in Woonsocket.
Judge Daniel Procaccini has already signaled his willingness to consider releasing Tempest on home confinement, but a hearing on that matter is now set for Aug. 14.
PROVIDENCE – Labor union members clashed with environmentalists protesting Tuesday outside the Providence Chamber of Commerce building where Gov. Gina Raimondo held a press conference to announce a Chicago-based company’s plans to build the Clear River Energy Center, a state-of-the-art, natural gas-fueled power generation facility in Burrillville.
For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â€” A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early Wednesday evening.
The outage took place at approximately 7:45 p.m., putting a total of 6,500 customers in the dark, according to televised and published reports.
Power had been completely restored in the city by 11 p.m., according to the website of National Grid, the area's electricity supplier. The utility firm assigned extra crews to the area following reports of outages.
BURRILLVILLE â€” A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in Burrillville to protest construction of a proposed natural gas-fueled power generation facility in town â€” a prelude to what organizers say will be an even bigger demonstration at the Statehouse today, when Gov. Raimondo addresses the project.
FOSTER â€” The state's biggest accordion festival is also its most intimate and charming.
Hosted every August for the past 19 years by the Vasa Order of Americaâ€™s Rhode Island District 3 at Little Rhody Vasa Park in Foster, the one-of-a-kind festival draws upwards of 100 fans of traditional Swedish music who come each year to enjoy an afternoon of sing-along, dancing, homemade baked goods and camaraderie.
WOONSOCKET â€” In early February 2003, Audrey Harris called her mother on the telephone to tell her she would be stopping by to visit later that morning.
Claudette Harris never saw or heard from the 33-year-old mother of three again. Sixteen months later, the police told her Audrey was one of three women who were strangled to death and dismembered in a house on Cato Street by serial killer Jeffrey Mailhot.
Also gone were Christine Dumont and Stacie K. Goulet.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury indicted a local man Thursday on charges stemming from the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant worker as he was delivering a food order earlier his year.
Thomas Martin, 23, of 484 Prospect St., is charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, said in a statement.
Martin is to be arraigned in Superior Court on Aug. 19.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A truck driver, reported to have attempted to make it through train crossing barriers on River Street, was injured Wednesday as an oncoming Providence & Worcester Railroad train struck his 18-wheeler and knocked it onto its side.
The unidentified driver was removed from the overturned vehicleâ€™s cab by city rescue personnel and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, but was reported by Fire Chief Paul Shatraw to have sustained only minor injuries in the 9:45 p.m. incident.
WOONSOCKET - A train and a tractor-trailer collided at a railroad crossing at the corner of River and Fairmount streets at approximately 9:50 Wednesday evening. The driver of the truck was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
More details as they become available.