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A bad dog, a fire and a drug bust

November 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – When is a faithful canine companion not a man or woman’s best friend? When it sparks a blaze that ends in a court date for the pet owner.
According to police, a city woman was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after authorities discovered 1.6 pounds of pot in her basement following a fire at her home that may have been started as a result of a pet dog inadvertently turning on a stove while attempting to access food, police said.

High-speed crash sends three to hospital

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man was charged with reckless driving and driving to endanger after an accident on East Avenue early Wednesday morning that sent him and his two passengers to the hospital, authorities said.
Lavander G. Sanders, 26, was observed driving his Toyota Camry at a “very high rate of speed” around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The officer estimated that the vehicle was traveling well in excess of 70 mph which is significantly higher than the posted speed limit of 25.

Pit bull owners will march on Sunday

November 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A nonprofit group plans to hold a parade in the city Sunday morning to celebrate a judge's ruling earlier this week that struck down a city ordinance which had banned pit bulls.
Pit Bulls for PTSD will host the parade Sunday at 10 a.m. and is asking fellow revelers to meet at Slater Memorial Park for a walk up Newport Avenue and back.
Pit Bulls for PTSD is a nonprofit organization that trains pit bulls to become service dogs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the group's Facebook page.

Judge rules against Pawtucket pit bull ban

November 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of an animal advocacy group and a local pit bull owner in his lawsuit against the city's ban of pit bulls.
Superior Court Judge Brian Van Couyghen ruled in favor of Defenders of Animals and Pawtucket resident Al Alix. Attorney Mark B. Morse represented both Defenders of Animals and Alix in the case.

Dead body found in CF

November 18, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS – A deceased man was found behind a Dumpster at the CVS Pharmacy on Broad Street Tuesday morning, police said.
The man, whose name and age was not released, was found behind the Dumpster at the pharmacy around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Police Chief Col. James J. Mendonca on Tuesday said that the cause of death was suspected to be from an overdose, but he said he was awaiting
the results of the report from the Office of the State Medical Examiners. As for whether or not the death is suspicious, Mendonca said police would


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