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Bank robbed in Norwich Stop and Shop

NORWICH, CT (WFSB) - On Oct. 15, around 6:30 p.m., Norwich Police Officers were called to The People's Bank inside a Stop and Shop for a bank robbery. A male entered the store, approached the bank counter and demanded cash from the bank teller. No weapon was used or implied.
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The Gross Thing This Subway Employee Did With Food In The Bathroom

Jumanne, a 28-year-old Subway employee from Providence, Rhode Island, believed he was running out of options. He admitted to being a "clout chaser" in an October 6 Facebook video, after posting other videos showing him trashing the Subway restaurant where he worked. He had a plan to stitch his own rap music video, which he had shot earlier at his Subway shop, to the end of one of the videos of him throwing food behind the restaurant's counter. "I'm about to do this video which I'm expecting it might get millions of views," he says on October 6. "So hopefully Meek will be able to see this," he added, referring to platinum-selling Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill.
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Memorial barn named in honor of Exeter woman

(WJAR) — A local non profit has raised enough money to open a barn in honor of a woman killed in a hit-and-run incident in 2017. Friends of Exeter Animals raised about $30,000 for Sarah's Barn, named after 27-year-old Sarah Balmforth of Exeter. In addition to the opening, Stand Up...
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Dartmouth Mall’s Beloved Santa Frank Lawrence Passes Away

In a few short weeks, many homes across the SouthCoast will begin unpacking their holiday decorations, including years worth of photos with the area’s most beloved mall Santa. This past week, on October 13, Frank A. Lawrence – known famously as the Dartmouth Mall Santa – passed away after a...

Firefighters battle two-alarm fire in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters battled flames and smoke inside a masonry building at 56 Judith Street on Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly before 3 p.m., leading to an extensive response by crews. Deputy Fire Chief Mahoney told 12 News, they were unable to attack the flames from the inside due to “extensive […]
Norwich Bulletin

Police search for Norwich bank robbery suspect

NORWICH – Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Norwich bank on Friday night. Officers were dispatched at approximately 6:30 p.m. to The People’s Bank, 42 Town St., inside the Stop & Shop supermarket, for a reported robbery. Police said a man entered the business and demanded cash from a teller. No weapon was used or implied, police said.
Westerly Sun

Colorado woman in running for Watch Hill Lighthouse

WESTERLY — A Colorado woman who is applying to take ownership of the Watch Hill Lighthouse wants to use the historic landmark as a symbol to focus attention on poverty and ways to help women become financially stable and astute. Kate Lacroix, who lives in the Boulder, Colo., area but...

Coventry man faces DUI charge after crashing head-on into police cruiser

A 58-year-old Coventry man faces a charge of driving under the influence after he drove head-on into a police cruiser, injuring a police officer, the police said Friday. Patrick Sullivan will be arraigned in District Court on Wednesday, according to a news release issued by Coventry police Capt. Matthew Blair.

Saturday’s WaterFire celebrates RI’s People of Color communities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Providence is gearing up for a WaterFire event Saturday evening. The lighting will begin 20 minutes past sunset, and will stay lit until 11 p.m. The event will celebrate Rhode Island’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. In addition, it will welcome parents and alumni for Brown University’s Family Weekend.
NBC Connecticut

Car Rollover Shuts Down Part of I-84 in Union

A car rollover has shut down part of Interstate 84 in Union as police conduct their investigation. Connecticut State Police said the left and center lanes of the eastbound side of the highway remain closed at this time. The crash happened in the area of exit 73. The accident was...
Westerly Sun

In the Easy Chair with Kelsie Michaud

OCCUPATION: Health and life coach. BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly. RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Creating new programs for my business. I COPED WITH THE PANDEMIC BY: Spending quality time with my family. MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My two daughters; Jordan, 17, and Kennedy, 5. TOP ON...
Westerly Sun

Letter: Transfer station self-sufficiency a barrier to good policy

As a Westerly resident and a career professional in the environmental and solid waste fields, I encourage Westerly to look at the transfer station issue on its merits without the artificial constructs of the Enterprise Fund designation. I see Westerly as having a high-performing and well-run municipal transfer station supported...
Norwich Bulletin

Griswold/Wheeler football shows progress in first victory

GRISWOLD – During his team’s first preseason practice in August following a full year away due to COVID-19, Griswold/Wheeler coach Gregg Wilcox came to the realization that his players – none of whom had any varsity experience – had forgot how to play football. “It was hard to believe,” Wilcox...

Display kicks off Annual Glocester Scarecrow Festival

GLOCESTER, RI (WJAR) — The Annual Glocester Scarecrow Festival has returned for its fourth year a year late, after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents have been creating scarecrows to be put on display at the Chepachet Union Church until the end of October. The festival...