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Archive - May 2013

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May 9th

URI preliminary report calls to arm campus police force

May 9, 2013

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island is calling to arm campus police after an April 4 report of an individual with a gun locked down the Kingston campus, according to a preliminary report on the incident.
The report, released Friday, identifies a series of improvements that “would enhance the readiness of the institution and its response to such incidents should they occur in the future.”

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Doyle indicted on multiple felony charges

May 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE—Daniel E. Doyle, Jr., the former executive director of the Institute for International Sport (IIS), has been indicted on 18 counts of embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, and forgery. Doyle has been the subject of much public scrutiny since his mishandling of $575,000 worth in state grant money, which was allocated in 2007 for new construction on the institute’s property and remains unfinished.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RIPTA bus collides with SUV on Route 138

May 9, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Police are investigating an accident involving a sport utility vehicle and a RIPTA bus that occurred late Sunday morning and left a 17-year-old female with serious injuries.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 8th

Murder in Narragansett

May 8, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Robert M. Taylor, who is accused of murdering his mother, Allison M. Taylor, entered no plea to a charge of domestic murder today at the 4th District Court in Wakefield.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

May 6th

Unified basketball a hit at CHS

May 6, 2013

COVENTRY — Coventry Head Coach Stephen McKanna cheered on his Unified Basketball team as they played their last game of the season Wednesday afternoon against Warwick Vets.
Unified Basketball falls under the Project Unify program, which looks to keep students with intellectual disabilities active through sports and is endorsed by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Friday drug bust nets quartet in Harris

May 6, 2013

WEST WARWICK – West Warwick and Coventry police once again proved their commitment to keeping the area drug-free last week, concluding a four-month investigation with the arrests of four individuals and the execution of a pair of search warrants; delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture of marijuana are the charges brought on the individuals at the center of the arrest.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Comp plan goals and policies drafted

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — The Narragansett Planning Board held a workshop Tuesday to discuss the town’s comprehensive plan. Consultant Nathan E. Kelley, senior planner with Horlsey Witten Group, reviewed the draft of goals and policies regarding community services, facilities, natural hazards and energy. Terence Fleming, chairman, moderated the session.
“We will look at the goals and policies tonight just to check that our framework is complete and that we are comfortable moving forward to identify subsequent action items,” said Kelly.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Studying the aquatic environment

May 6, 2013

NARRAGANSETT — On Wednesday afternoon, local scientists, shellfishermen and graduate students gathered at the University of Rhode Island to listen to a series of lectures from researchers who have been studying the aquatic environments of Narragansett Bay. Professor of Oceanography Chris Kincaid first presented his work at the event, organized by Rhode Island Sea Grant, on water circulation in the bay and its impact on nutrient distribution.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

North Kingstown awarded $70,000 for trail improvements

May 6, 2013

PROVIDENCE — This past Friday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Rhode Island Trails Advisory Committee, announced that it is awarding $1.52 million worth in funding for recreational trail projects throughout the state. In South County, five initiatives have received money, including the refurbishment of 3.5 miles of trails in North Kingstown and creation of a new trail on the Whale Rock Preserve in Narragansett.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Russell agrees to release slain bomber’s body

May 6, 2013

Tsarnaev family prepared to receive son Tamerlane’s remains

PROVIDENCE—According to statement released on Tuesday by her attorney Amato DeLuca, Katherine Russell and the Tsarnaev family will be able to receive the remains of her slain husband, the Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlane Tsarnaev. Russell, a native of North Kingstown, has been the center of an FBI investigation regarding her knowledge of her husband’s activities leading up to his April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon and subsequent evasion of police, resulting in four deaths and over 170 people injured.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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