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Caught on Video: Clerk assaulted during robbery

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are hoping video will help them capture a thief caught on camera assaulting a clerk during a robbery at a Pawtucket convenience store. 178 more words


Boy's leukemia fight boosted by cops' charity

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — As a 4-year-old Pawtucket boy battles T-cell leukemia, he’s getting a big emotional boost from a charity of police officers.

Sebastian Calado was diagnosed with the disease back in July, and has spent many nights in the hospital. 191 more words


Pit bull enthusiasts celebrate lift on Pawtucket ban

PAWTUCKET (WPRI) – Pit bull enthusiasts in Pawtucket held a parade to celebrate the lift of the city’s breed ban.

Since 2004, the city of Pawtucket had a ban on pit bulls. 383 more words


Official: Opponents misinterpreted reasoning for pit bull ban

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A judge voted on Tuesday to lift the prohibition of owning pit bulls in Pawtucket, and a city official says it may force his team to put down the dogs more consistently. 247 more words


Ex-Pawtucket cop sentenced to prison in assault

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Pawtucket police officer has been ordered to serve 2 1/2 years in prison on charges he assaulted and tried to strangle a girlfriend last year. 94 more words


Pawtucket Rhode Island loses battle to keep ban

When Rhode Island legislators passed a law that prohibits municipalities from enacting any breed discriminatory laws, Pawtucket officials balked.  They claimed that the law only addressed future laws, and did not apply to them because Pawtucket’s breed ban was in effect before the passage of the state law.   371 more words

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Pawtucket City Hall deemed safe after evacuation

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Pawtucket City Hall was evacuated Monday due to a gaseous odor, but no leak was detected at the building.

The city’s fire department said the evacuation was issued as a precaution, and that crews could not find any cause of the smell. 15 more words