State Trooper Log: Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Failing to Appear
Editor's note: The following reports were posted on the RI State Police website this week: Scituate barracks: Traffic stop on Rte.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Property owner in explosion due in Housing Court
The city of Pawtucket is taking action against the owner of a Mineral Spring Avenue triple-decker that exploded last month.
Stolen Car Chase Ends with Crash in Cranston
A police chase that began with a stolen car in Pawtucket ended in Cranston yesterday afternoon.
Students React to CCRI President's $370,000 in Salary, Perks
"Excessive," "ridiculous," and "remarkable" were some of the words from Community College of Rhode Island students reacting Thursday to the compensation and spending of college President Ray Di Pasquale, who earns an annual salary approximately $100,000 above the national median for community college heads.
Pawtucket car chase ends in Cranston
Pawtucket Police say a hit and run happened around 2:20 PM. Thursday on East Ave. A short time later the stolen car was later spotted in the area of Pleasant and John Streets.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Providence Journal
Police: Officer shoots at suspect who was driving stolen car at him
An officer fired his gun Thursday afternoon after the police say a suspect drove a stolen car up on to a sidewalk directly at him.
Chase in Pawtucket ends with crash in Cranston
A high-speed police chase Thursday that started in Pawtucket ended with a crash in Cranston and two people in custody.
I-Team: Police report details arrest of former Pawtucket officer
A former Pawtucket police officer accused of raping and choking his girlfriend says he never forced himself on her and believes she had someone else injure her in order to make the accusations.
Construction project blamed for inaccessibility to arts program
Lately, a construction project by Brady Sullivan Properties in Pawtucket has made getting around even more difficult for Demell and more than 150 of his disabled friends.
Providence Public School District Chooses Skyward as Its SIS Vendor
Providence Public School District, the largest in Rhode Island, selected Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, as its student information system vendor.
Man's Assumed Identity Fails EP Police Contact With Girlfriend
A Pawtucket man assuming a false name while speaking with East Providence Police Dec. 1 failed to include his girlfriend in the subterfuge, adding an obstruction charge to his impending arrest on a Sixth District Court warrant.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Deadline to lease Gatekeeper's House extended
A deadline to submit proposals for those interested in leasing the Gatekeeper's House aside the Pawtucket Dam has been extended by more than a month, to Jan. 22. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is looking to lease the property as a way to earn revenue and have someone fix up and maintain the site.
Former Pawtucket officer faces rape charge
A former Pawtucket police officer who resigned after being charged in a domestic violence case has been charged with raping and trying to strangle another girlfriend.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Providence Journal
Pawtucket substitute teacher accused of touching junior high student
Warren Tassone, 32, of 180 Rounds Ave., Providence, was charged with second-degree child molestation after an alleged incident at the school on Wednesday.
Substitute teacher in Pawtucket charged with fondling a student
He is charged with second degree child molestation and sexual assault. He was released on personal recognizance and ordered to not have contact with the victim.
Driver in fatal crash held without bail on homicide charge
The Rhode Island man who has been charged with motor vehicle homicide after a fatal car accident last week is being held without bail.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Artists hope tax repeal pushes industry
Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to have taxfree art sales, and for one art gallery in Pawtucket... it means more than just an increase in business.
The Providence Journal
Two accidents on Route 95 north in Pawtucket on Sunday
Two separate accidents in short succession between exits 29 and 30 on Route 95 north at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday caused no major injuries.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Rhode Island Drops Tax on Original Art
Rhode Island, aiming to build on the success of some of its old industrial towns that have reinvented themselves as artists' enclaves, has become the first U.S. state to stop collecting sales tax on original and limited-edition art sold there.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Some avoid Black Friday, donate or get coats in RI
A crowd of people browse through free coats at the Buy Nothing Day coat exchange outside the Rhode Island Statehouse Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Providence, R.I. The state's exchange, where people donate a coat or get one for free, is marking its 17th year and has inspired similar events in Kentucky and Utah.