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Woonsocket rolls out new alert system

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – A new system is helping residents in Woonsocket stay informed during emergency situations.

Residents can sign up for the Code Red notification system on their home phone, cell phone or email. 33 more words

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Police: Witness made up abduction story, charges unlikely

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The investigation into a possible child abduction ended abruptly Tuesday afternoon after the witness recanted her story.

According to Sgt. Matthew Ryan of the Woonsocket Police Dept., the initial investigation began around 12:30 p.m. 83 more words

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Mom accused of beating, dragging son

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket mother has been charged with second degree child abuse after neighbors saw her punching her 10-year old son.

Police say Aisha Walters, 26, was punching the boy in the stomach and legs, dragging him down a city sidewalk. 50 more words

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Private school in Woonsocket lays off teachers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — A private junior and senior high school in Woonsocket has laid off more than a dozen teachers.

The layoff notices went out to teachers at Mount Saint Charles Academy at the end of the school year. 81 more words

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A 61-year-old Cumberland man is accused of sitting naked in a Woonsocket park. Police charged Denis Bessette with disorderly conduct on Saturday. 209 more words

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When Irish Eyes are Smiling: A Tribute to Pastor Carl Guiney, part 1

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I remember walking into a church voluntarily for the first time when I was twenty years old. It was a very snowy February morning in New England. 800 more words