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February 12th, 2015

Raids yield guns, drugs

February 12, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – Four local residents were arrested for multiple narcotic and firearm violations after police conducted three separate search warrants at apartments in the city, authorities said.
On Wednesday, members of the Central Falls Police Detective Bureau – in conjunction with the Special Investigations Unit, the Central Falls K-9 Unit, and the North Smithfield K-9 Unit – executed three court-authorized search warrants.
Two teams of detectives executed simultaneous search warrants at first- and third-floor apartments at 61 Washington St., police said.

Providence College basketball | McGair: Health should always come first for Ed Cooley

February 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The most valuable lesson in the aftermath of Ed Cooley’s health scare is that sometimes less is more.

All too often, we take our health for granted and then something unforeseen happens that challenges it. In the blink of an eye, we go from feeling bulletproof and invulnerable to a fragile place that also doubles as a wakeup call. We all want to live a quality life. It’s just ironic that our health seems to take on a greater sense of urgency only after we brush up against a scary situation.

February 11th

Little League Baseball | Belisle: ‘Disappointing' that Chicago team punished for cheating

February 11, 2015


CUMBERLAND – It’s not that Dave Belisle has any regrets over Cumberland American Little League losing to a team that on Wednesday was stripped of the national title.
 

Stabbing victim dies

February 11, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating the city's first murder in nearly a year, after a 53-year-old local man died after being stabbed with a “sharp, edged weapon” Tuesday, authorities said.
At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, police were notified of an assault that took place in the vicinity of 151 Benefit St. Upon arrival, officers found a man who had sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for treatment of wounds “possibly caused by a sharp instrument,” police Maj. Arthur Martins told The Times.

February 10th

High School Sports | Interscholastic league schedules are swirling as snow keeps falling

February 10, 2015


In response to the seemingly never-ending heavy amounts of snowfall, Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials huddled up with high school basketball coaches last week and opted to extend the regular season by two days. 
 
Good thinking, as Monday’s snowstorm brought with it a slew of postponed games and more headaches as far as rescheduling.
 

12 busted for DUI, police say

February 10, 2015

A dozen people were arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence, state police announced.
As a result of the Rhode Island State Police's efforts to “continue to make our roadways safer,” state police arrested 12 people for driving under the influence over the weekend, state police Superintendent Col.
Steven G. O'Donnell announced in a press release. Additionally, there
were 52 other arrests on miscellaneous charges from Friday, Feb. 6
through Monday, state police said.
Read the rest of the story in Wednesday's newspaper.

Central Falls athletics | NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Montgomery signs deal with CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

February 10, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – At long last, Kashif Montgomery’s chance to play professional football has arrived.
 

February 9th

Not everyone’s able to dig themselves out

February 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Hunched over and leaning heavily on a walker, Mary Kane slowly makes her way across the living room and peers out a window at the mountain of snow that covers the sidewalk outside her first-floor apartment on Coyle Avenue.

Disabled since 2000, Kane, 59, has had lumbar spinal fusion surgery and a total hip replacement, both of which have done little to improve her mobility.

“I can’t even bend over to tie my own shoes, let alone shovel a sidewalk,” she says.

And she’s not alone.

February 7th

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox seeding McCoy with a new crop of arms

February 7, 2015


PAWTUCKET – In an ideal world, the Triple-A starting rotation is a cross between veterans and youngsters whose ceiling has yet to be officially defined.
 

February 6th

PawSox | Pawtucket Red Sox host annual 'Hot Stove Party' today at McCoy

February 6, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.

The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.

February 5th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers let lead slip away in 40-38 loss to Mounties

February 5, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles mentor Ray Leveille couldn’t have more blunt after his club stole a thrilling yet nail-biting, come-from-behind 40-38 triumph over Tolman High on Thursday night.

“We didn’t deserve to win that game,” he explained after his Mounties improved to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in Division III-North. “We missed too many free throws, we had too many turnovers; Tolman is a difficult matchup for us because of its size. It has a daunting front line, and that forces you to take outside jumpers.

Pawtucket officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing by state police

February 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – State police have verbally informed city officials that the criminal investigation into a Pawtucket Police major has indicated that they found no criminal culpability, the city's Public Safety Director said Thursday.

While city officials are still waiting for state police to provide a written review of the investigation, “they have verbally indicated to us that the criminal investigation they conducted … could find no criminal culpability,” Public Safety Director Tony Pires told The Times on Thursday.

Pawtucket Red Sox | Gedman’s passion, experience should pave the way for smooth transition as hitting coach

February 5, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Talk to Rich Gedman and it’s clear that the PawSox have a new, passionate hitting coach who is invested in the game.

Bromley: Super Bowl champion Patriots turn philosophy into action

February 5, 2015

Tom Brady is the best ever. Bill Belichick is the best ever. Super Bowl XLIX was the best (and most-watched) ever. New England sports fans are the most blessed in the nation. Let’s get those declarations out of the way.

Legacies aside, though, the Patriots’ history-making championship season was also a triumph for some the oldest of old-school virtues.

Patience. Preparedness. Professionalism.

February 4th

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers use total team effort to notch win as Steve Otis hits milestone

February 4, 2015


PAWTUCKET – With all eyes in the gym focused on Tolman’s Steve Otis, the Tigers used their secret weapon – team balance – to good measure in a 70-58 triumph over Rogers High on Wednesday night.
 

Bar customer gets smashed in face

February 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET – An evening out at a local bar ended with cuts from flying glass for one patron according to police.
A bartender, who the victim claimed was the attacker in the incident at a local restaurant, was charged with felony assault after she allegedly struck the man in the face with a glass Monday night, police said.
Read the rest of the story in Thursday's newspaper.

February 3rd

McGair: Patriots got last word with critics, once and for all

February 3, 2015


The next time a professional athlete emphatically states that he/she turns down the volume whenever the media dials up the criticism, do yourself a favor and cue up Julian Edelman’s post-Super Bowl XLIX press conference.
 
Edelman seized the moment and reminded the world that ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer had written off New England following its Week 4 blowout loss at Kansas City. 
 

Loaded rifle found in vehicle

February 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A city man was charged with possessing a loaded weapon in a vehicle after an officer discovered a .22-caliber rifle in his car on Monday.
Police said the rifle was found after the driver’s car became stuck in a snowbank.
At 10 p.m. Monday, Pawtucket Police Officer Alexander Smith reported the vehicle wedged in the snow at Main and Harrison streets, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. Smith talked to the man – Tyrone Perry, 24, of Alice Street – and Perry told Smith that he had some friends coming to help him, Martins said.

February 2nd

Murderer to get new trial

February 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET - The state’s highest court has ordered a new trial for Victor Arciliares who was found guilty of first degree murder in the Pawtucket drive-by shooting death of Alfredo Barros in 2010.
In a decision issued last week, the Rhode Island Supreme Court threw out Arciliares’ 2013 murder conviction, finding Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause erred when he curtailed the extent to which Arciliares’ attorney, Lara E. Montecalvo, was allowed to cross-examine a key police witness in the trial.

Championship Sunday: Retrace New England's Thrilling Victory

February 2, 2015

Pro Football Recap
Championship Sunday
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28
Seattle 24