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McDermott Pool in Warwick to temporarily close

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said Wednesday that a popular indoor pool will be temporarily shut down. Picozzi said the McDermott Pool will close from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to replace the main mixing valve. “We waited until the temperatures dropped so people had...

Fall River Dog Surrendered to Shelter Looking to Make New Family Happy [WET NOSE WEDNESDAY]

This Wednesday has gone to the dogs. Fun 107’s Wet Nose Wednesday is all about uniting loving animals with the perfect home. There are hundreds of animals up for adoption on the SouthCoast that are patiently waiting to go home for good. With the help of local shelters, Fun 107 shares the story of these loving animals, giving the spotlight to one lucky pet each week.

Artist to Know: Fu’una - Inside Art with Michael Rose

It is always exciting to see great artistic careers take root locally. For artist Kameko Branchaud, Rhode Island is not just the place where she grew up and attended college. It is now the launch pad for the next phase of her creative career. Branchaud, who uses the artist name of Fu’una, earned a BS in Art Education from Rhode Island College and an MA in Art and Design Education from RISD. Having held educational leadership positions in museums, Fu’una recently returned to RI after a stint of living and working in Austin, Texas. In addition to a day job at RISD, Fu’una is a multi-talented artist whose presence will add much to the state’s cultural mix.

West Warwick police warn residents of hearing gunshots

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The West Warwick Police Department warned residents Wednesday of hearing gunshots throughout the week. The department posted on their Facebook that officers will be “conducting firearms training at the police range located on Hay Street,” read in a Facebook post. They also...

Victim in critical condition after hit-and-run

(WJAR) — Providence police are searching for a gray Audi in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left one person in critical condition. The accident happened on Allen Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Police said the car might also have tinted windows. No further information was available.

Dighton man charged with punching clerk when credit card declined at Auburn gas station

AUBURN - A man allegedly beat a teenager working at a gas station and her mother when his credit card was declined.Police say 30-year-old Kyle Fitta, of North Dighton, punched the 19-year-old clerk in the face when his credit card wouldn't go through at a gas station in Auburn. When her mother, who is the store manager, tried to intervene, police said he attacked her as well.Both women were punched, kicked and thrown against the store displays and floor. A customer who saw the attack went into the store and screamed at Fitta to stop. Fitta allegedly then took the mother's keys and cell phone before leaving. He then drove his car to the Mass Pike where, police say, he caused a crash, assaulted another driver and resisted arrest by State Police. Fitta is now facing several charges.The clerk had a broken nose, a black eye and a cut above her eye that required stitches. Her mother had a black eye, cuts and bruises and a back injury. They are expected to be OK.

Construction for the future, and popular pizzas

Construction goes on all year round in Rhode Island it seems. But summer weather is much better than winter if you are going to put up any kind of structure. For a Journal story this week, photographer David DelPoio spent some time with some young people who were building a shade structure at a school in Central Falls. It is part of a pre-apprentice program that helps prepare students for careers in the trades.