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Officials: Man dies in Woonsocket police custody

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — State and local authorities are investigating after a man collapsed and died while in police custody.

According to police, 46-year-old Dondi Willis collapsed inside the police station on Monday morning while waiting to be taken to court. 50 more words


SD - Officials Continue Search For Woman Missing Nearly 3 Years | keloland.com

Officials recently searched a small area of land near an irrigation ditch in Beadle County for a Woonsocket woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances nearly three years ago. 32 more words


If approved, Woonsocket DMV office will move

WOONSOCKET, RI (WPRI) – The city of Woonsocket says its Division of Motor Vehicles office could be moving.

A new site for the DMV office could be inside the Woonsocket Plaza on Diamond Hill Road. 51 more words


Woonsocket schools relax dress code for students

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Elementary and middle school students will have a less strict dress code in Woonsocket starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

The Woonsocket School Committee voted in May to eliminate the district’s existing uniform policy, which dictated that students could only wear shirts that were maroon, black or gray in color, and black or khaki pants, shorts or skirts. 292 more words


High court: 'Beaver' Tempest entitled to new trial for '82 murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to grant a new trial for a man previously convicted of beating and strangling a woman to death in Woonsocket. 461 more words


Woonsocket officially announces new pick for police chief

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and the city of Woonsocket’s Director of Public Safety, Gino Jalette, announced the city’s choice for a new police chief Tuesday afternoon – and he’s from the ranks of the Providence Police Department. 242 more words