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January 16th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Police make arrest in hatchet attack

January 14, 2015

PAWTUCKET – One of the suspects in last Friday's alleged home invasion and subsequent hatchet attack on Cole Street has been charged, police said.
Jordan L. Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested on a warrant Tuesday night, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Wilcox was arrested without incident at his John Street apartment, then transported to the Police
Department, where he was held overnight. Wilcox was charged with first-degree robbery, felony assault by use of devices similar in appearance to a firearm, felony assault, and conspiracy, according to police records.

January 13th

Pup rescued from frozen E.P. cove

January 13, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Last year it was a deer. This year it was a young female Lab mix named Gizmo who found herself in an icy situation at Bullocks Cove on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters rescued Gizmo from the frigid waters off Beach Point Road after she escaped from her home and ventured out too far onto ice, falling through about 60 yards from shore.

January 12th

Manufacturer picks EP over Woonsocket to set up shop

January 12, 2015

WOONSOCKET – This city’s loss is apparently East Providence’s gain, as a Connecticut-based manufacturing company backed out of its plan to take over the vacant Walmart on Diamond Hill Road.

Ardent Retail Displays & Packaging is now under contract to purchase a building located at 275 Ferris Ave. in East Providence, according to Michael Giutarri, a partner in the MG Commercial brokerage company. There is a closing date on the sale, and Ardent has a significant deposit tied up in the deal.

January 11th

Meet your state reps

January 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE – As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.

The following is a listing of area House of Representatives members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

January 8th

C.F. murder suspect to be arraigned

January 8, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – A Central Falls man will be arraigned at Sixth District Court today for the murder of a Providence man, authorities said.
On Wednesday evening, an arrest warrant was signed for Ken Emuakpor, 33, of Central Falls, for the murder of 41-year-old Cheikh Diop, of
Providence, Central Falls Police said.
Emuakpor was located by the Providence Police Department Wednesday and later turned over to Central Falls Police Detectives, police said.

Times Christmas Fund still accepting donations

January 8, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Although Christmas has come and gone, the time to donate and help those in need never ceases. Through the end of January, The Times is appealing to individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to the Merry Christmas Fund, which benefits The Salvation Army of Pawtucket.
Donations can be made in the name of an individual, family, or in memory of a loved one. All donations will be acknowledged in The Times, unless
the benefactor chooses to remain anonymous.

January 6th

Longtime political reporter Jim Baron mourned

January 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – James F. “Jim” Baron, 57, The Times and The Call’s legendary political reporter and a well-known and respected observer of all doings at the Rhode Island Statehouse, died Monday night at Miriam Hospital.

Jim was the husband of Denise Perreault, a former city editor at the Woonsocket Call, and son of Mary (Wilkie) Baron and the late Robert Baron.

January 5th

Grebien renews mayoral oath

January 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – While many took time to look back on all the city has accomplished over the past few years, the theme of Monday night’s inauguration was looking forward to a bright and hopeful future.

Mayor Donald R. Grebien, along with the nine members of the City Council and the seven members of the Pawtucket School Committee, were given the oath of office during the ceremony at Tolman High School Monday night.

January 4th

CF woman’s wild ride ends in arrest

January 4, 2015

CRANSTON – R.I. State Police are assisting Cranston Police with the investigation of a Saturday afternoon incident in which a police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense after being struck by a motor vehicle operated by a suspect attempting to avoid arrest on drug possession charges.

January 2nd

Police charge second brawl suspect

January 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A city man has been charged with simple assault on a police officer, among other charges, for his role in a Dec. 26 melee in a parking lot outside of The Met, authorities said.

The charges come a week after the man’s brother was arrested for his own involvement in the fracas.

December 29th, 2014

Cumberland duplex fire blamed on lit cigarette

December 29, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Investigators have concluded that careless smoking caused a fire that heavily damaged a duplex at 7 Boyle Ave. early Sunday, leaving four people homeless.

Michael Sweeney, chief of investigations for the state fire marshal’s office, said someone left a lit cigarette on a bed in one of the units.

“They put it there and just forgot it was there,” said Sweeney.

Luckily, said Sweeney, everyone was able to escape from the dwelling without injury.

Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and Tuesday's Call.

December 28th

Pawtucket officer injured in parking lot scuffle

December 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET — A local man was charged with assault of police officers after a fracas in a parking lot outside of The Met early Friday morning left one officer hospitalized, authorities said.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, Pawtucket Police Officer Zachary Day was on patrol in the area of The Met, at 1005 Main St. He observed there was a large group of people – estimated to be over 100 – leaving the music club and disrupting the flow of traffic, police said. Approximately 15 vehicles were stopped in the roadway.

December 26th

CF police investigating holiday death as possible homicide

December 26, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – Police are investigating what may turn out to be the city’s second homicide of 2014 after discovering the body of a Providence man with a head wound on Christmas Day.

The body of Cheikh Diop, 41, was found lying on the ground in front of 17 Parker St. about 6:30 p.m. Police said Diop had apparently somehow suffered a severe laceration to the head.

Police have also charged a man with obstruction while investigating the death, according to wire reports.

Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Times.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

December 25th

2014: The year the famous flocked to RI

December 25, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the first in a multi-story series looking back at the memorable events of 2014.

Whether it was stumping for candidates, directing movies or accepting honorary keys to the city, there were plenty of celebrities and big name politicos who visited the Ocean State in 2014.

December 22nd

Guinea pig flees from Facebook tiff

December 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A guinea pig got loose and couldn’t be found after a man broke apart the animal’s cage by kicking it in the midst of a heated domestic quarrel Sunday, police said.

Barry Joseph Cartin, 40, of 92 Bates St., is facing charges of unnecessary cruelty to an animal, domestic disorderly conduct, and domestic assault and battery, according to Major Arthur Martins.
The episode came to the attention of the police shortly before noon, when a 42-year-old woman came to police headquarters saying her boyfriend had roughed her up.

December 21st

Man dies in Pawtucket blaze

December 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A local man described to be in his late 50s died after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his 31 Grove St. apartment on Sunday afternoon.

Michael J. Sweeney, chief of investigations for the R.I. Fire Marshal’s Office, said at the scene Sunday that Pawtucket Fire Department companies conducting a fire suppression effort in the first-floor apartment shortly before 2 p.m. encountered the victim in a nearby bedroom.

The man was not breathing and not responsive to efforts to resuscitate him, Sweeney said.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times and Monday's Call.

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