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Handcuffed suspect escapes police; three arrested in housebreak attempt, scuffle

September 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – When three suspects in an attempted housebreak allegedly became violent and unruly Sunday, one of them managed to escape from police custody with her wrists in handcuffs, officers say.

Yajaira Alvarado, 21, was missing for about an hour before her family called police to tell them she wanted to surrender, according to police.

Autumnfest ready to go to ‘Mega War’

September 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Time is running out to get a team entered in this year’s edition of the Mega War Competition at Autumnfest.

Richard and Cheryl Savaria, organizers of the competition, have just one more Open category (18 and older) team slot to fill, and four team berths in the high school competition.

Each of the two team categories offer three prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third, Richard Savaria said on Sunday.

Two pets survive house of horrors

September 18, 2014

BLACKSTONE – An extremely malnourished bloodhound loaded with fleas and covered with sores, and a young unspayed, flea-bitten cat so weak it could barely walk were also living among the filth and vermin at 23 St. Paul St. where the bodies of three infants were discovered among feces, maggots and dirty diapers last week.

Four living children, aged between 6 months and 13 years, were also found living amid the squalor.

Both animals were rescued and are now at the Medfield Animal Shelter, where they are awaiting adoption.

Full story appears on page A1 of Friday's Call.

The sad cleanup continues

September 15, 2014

BLACKSTONE – A crime-scene cleaning company is expected to finish its work today removing biohazardous material from a squalid house on St. Paul Street, where the bodies of three infants were discovered last week among feces, maggots and dirty diapers.

How old is too old to drive a bus?

September 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Age is one thing, ability another.

That’s what the owners of two school bus companies and a local police chief are saying after a school bus operated by an 84-year-old man struck a 15-year-old boy in nearby Northbridge earlier this week. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Worcester-area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Friday.

William Legare, president of Valley Transportation, based in Woonsocket, said he once employed a school bus driver who was 84 years old.

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