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High-profile murder case returning to court

January 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court hearing on Raymond D. Tempest Jr.’s bid to void his 1992 conviction in the grisly murder of a 22-year-old prom queen from Bellingham is scheduled to begin on Monday and could last three weeks.
Craig Berke, spokesman for the judiciary, said via email that Associate Justice Daniel Procaccini generally plans on convening the hearing on Tempest’s motion for post-conviction relief on a daily basis without interruption, until it’s completed. The only known off-day so far is next Wednesday.

Shelter workers fired after allegedly taking donated pet food

January 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The two animal control officers who had been placed on administrative leave earlier this month amid allegations of misappropriating donated pet food have now been fired.
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay and Deputy Animal Control Officer Glen Thuot were let go effective Jan. 23, just days after they were suspended without pay – allegedly for giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of cat food, dog food and other supplies intended for use at the shelter.

Blizzard cleanup continues

January 28, 2015

With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.

RI governor declares state of emergency

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 25, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.

Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve D’Agostino, that the highway department’s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.

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WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court hearing on Raymond D. Tempest Jr.’s bid to void his 1992 conviction in the grisly murder...
WOONSOCKET – The two animal control officers who had been placed on administrative leave earlier this month amid...
With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a...

 

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