PAWTUCKET â€” Immediately after the Tolman High girlsâ€™ squad had finished its routine at these New England Regional Competitive Cheerleading Championships, held as always at Lawrence (Mass.) High on Saturday afternoon, head coach Jessica MacLaughlinâ€™s crew seemed rather subdued.
At least thatâ€™s the way she viewed it.
â€śThe girls already seemed, like, deflated,â€ť she recalled. â€śThey thought there was no way they would place in the top five, that it was over and done with, and they had failed. They were just sitting there, waiting to see who had won.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ When push came to shove, most of the House of Representatives fell in line to elect Cranston Rep. Nicholas Mattiello as speaker by a landslide; only six stood by challenger Rep. Michael Marcello of Scituate, while six others abstained.
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ A Providence County Grand Jury has indicted Andrew Jett of East Providence in the 2012 murder of his then girlfriend Michelle Busby.
Jett, 54, of 71 Metacomet Ave., was indicted on one count of murder and is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on April 16.
Busby, 50, was found murdered inside the home she shared with Jett at 71 Metacomet Ave. Police say Busby was killed on Aug. 24, 2012 by Jett, who left the state in Busbyâ€™s Jeep Commander. Both vanished a few days before Busby's body was found.