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February 24th, 2015

Witness testifies to flaw in Tempest case

February 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Lawyers for Raymond D. Tempest Jr. elicited testimony in Superior Court Tuesday from a woman they credit with ferreting out a major flaw in the state’s case that was unknown to the jury that convicted him in 1992 for murdering Doreen C. Picard.

Pawtucket Red Sox | New PawSox owners say thanks but no thanks to Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium

February 24, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino. 

The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.

February 23rd

High School Basketball | Burrillville, Woonsocket teams set to take their best shots in playoffs Tuesday

February 23, 2015


WOONSOCKET – Burrillville boys and girls, and Woonsocket boys are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.

Burrillville at Davies Tech (Girls)

The Patriots earned a 51-43 win over the Broncos on their Gaskin Alumni Hall home floor back on Jan. 9, but Burrillville had the last laugh with a 48-38 under “The Dome” on Feb. 5.

Landmark, Prime celebrate one year of partnership

February 23, 2015

WOONSOCKET – With a year of improvement now behind it, Landmark Medical Center recently took a moment to thank those who helped the longtime local hospital organization find a way out of its fiscal struggles.

Mount Girls' Basketball | Mounties size up Tigers as playoffs reach quarterfinals

February 23, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.

Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.

Tempest investigator on the hot seat

February 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Based on the richly detailed statements he had given Woonsocket police, Burrillville farmer Ronald Vaz became the star witness in the 1992 trial that led to Raymond D. Tempest Jr.’s conviction for murder in the bludgeoning death of Doreen C. Picard.

But lawyers for Tempest continued hammering away at Vaz’s veracity in Superior Court on Monday, as they questioned the lead investigator in the murder, retired Detective Sgt. Ronald Pennington.

Providence College basketball | Awards season could be kind to Friars, for a change

February 23, 2015


PROVIDENCE – They have been playing Big East men’s basketball since the 1979-80 season. Care to guess how many individual honors from the conference office that charter member Providence College has collected?

Give up? Try four. John Linehan was named Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons (2001 & 2002) and Herbert Hill and Kadeem Batts each earned Most Improved Player kudos in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win

February 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 23, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75

Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

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