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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


CVS settles allegations of forged prescriptions

WOONSOCKET, RI (WPRI) – Woonsocket-based CVS has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations of forged prescriptions.

Eyewitness News has learned 50 CVS pharmacies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are accused of violating federal law by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances. 59 more words


Man flown to hospital after crash into Woonsocket home

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Emergency crews were forced to extricate the driver of a vehicle in a crash late¬†Sunday night¬†in Woonsocket.

The car rolled over and smashed into a home on Knight Street. 64 more words


Court rules against WWII Park injury victim

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Though justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court expressly said in an opinion Thursday they hold sympathy for plaintiff Brett Roy and his wife Dawn, they concluded the state bore no liability for Roy’s injuries sustained when he jumped into the pond at Woonsocket’s World War II Memorial Park. 264 more words