Skip to main content

Latest News Headlines

WPD's Sgt. Kamer running strong in national magazine's "Ultimate Guy" sweepstakes

April 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Quick, what do Superman, President Barack Obama and screen actor Jason Statham all have in common?
Yeah, they’re all men with an uber-high public profile. Celebrities, you might say.
Then there’s Detective Sgt. Phil Kamer, a 16-year veteran of the Woonsocket Police Department: He’s no celebrity, but with a little luck he could end up in the same place as the Man of Steel, Obama and the tough-guy actor – on the cover of the largest men’s fitness magazine in the country.

UnitedHealth looks to cut Landmark from network

April 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – UnitedHealthcare of New England is seeking the Department of Health’s approval to cut Landmark Medical Center and 52 of its physicians from the medical insurer’s coverage network, a move that would affect thousands of northern Rhode Islanders who regularly use Landmark.
The request comes after United and Landmark, newly acquired by the California-based for-profit hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services, were unable to iron out a new contract when the hospital emerged from receivership last year.

BREAKING NEWS: Fire damages garage in Lincoln

April 22, 2014

LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home started to smoke and then caught fire sending flames shooting through the roof of the structure. The fire started at about 7:30 p.m. No one was injured. For details and photos pick up Wednesday’s newspaper.

Assault victim dies

April 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A man who was hospitalized after fighting with his roommate outside a Fairmount bar on Friday died at Rhode Island Hospital two days later, the police disclosed Tuesday.
Police spokeswoman Detective Jamie Paone declined to identify the victim, saying the investigation is continuing. But she said the roommate, Alan Klemanchuck, 58, of Woonsocket, presently faces charges of domestic felony assault.

Contract OK'd by Budget Commission

April 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE – On a fittingly balmy spring Monday, there were signs of a thaw in Woonsocket’s relationship with its police union as the state-appointed Budget Commission retroactively approved a contract for fiscal 2013 with the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.

PAWTUCKET — Will Middlebrooks can relate to Daniel Nava. A year ago, Middlebrooks scuffled so badly...
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Almost everything he witnessed on Monday morning/afternoon, North Smithfield...
The bib numbers in the 30,000s and high 20,000s look awfully strange. And the newly created fourth...
WOONSOCKET – Quick, what do Superman, President Barack Obama and screen actor Jason Statham all have in common? Yeah,...
WOONSOCKET – UnitedHealthcare of New England is seeking the Department of Health’s approval to cut Landmark Medical...
LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes