Archive - Dec 24, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Each holiday season, the Pawtucket native who has successfully turned himself into â€śSanta to the Starsâ€ť undergoes another change and becomes â€śBabbo Natale,â€ť a different, more spiritual type of Christmas figure that is revered in Italy and other parts of Europe.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Pawtucket Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man who was found lying injured on the ground in front of a building at the Galego Court housing complex early Tuesday morning.
According to Major Arthur Martins, at approximately 5 a.m., Pawtucket Police were called to the area of 90 Leonard Jenard Dr. in response to a shooting. Officers found a male victim lying on the ground outside that address who appeared to have at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died as a result of the injuries.
Waleska Kelly is feeling rather guilty these days.
Her identical twin sister, Francheska, keeps trying to tell her not to say such things, that everything she does stems from her love for Waleska and their tight-knit family residing at Pawtucket's Prospect Heights. That still doesn't make her self-imposed culpability wane.
Lawrence E. O'Brien
HARRISVILLE - O'Brien, Lawrence E., 67, of Harrisville and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, a son of the late James and Cecile (LaPlante) O'Brien, and brother of the late Roger O'Brien.
Larry leaves his loving wife, Kathleen, his sisters, Jocelyn and Claudia O'Brien of Pawtucket, brothers Byron O'Brien of Pawtucket and Gary O'Brien of Niantic Connecticut.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A 10-week old puppy discovered mixed in with rubbish inside a dumpster last Thursday has captured the hearts of dozens of potential adopters moved by the pupâ€™s plight.
Within hours after The Times ran a story Saturday on the discarded puppy, the Pawtucket Animal Shelterâ€™s telephone began lighting up, and people were visiting the shelter in droves throughout the weekend with offers of a forever home.
â€śItâ€™s been crazy,â€ť said Animal Control Director John Holmes. â€śThe phoneâ€™s been ringing off the hook all weekend and it hasnâ€™t stopped.â€ť