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Tremors from Maine quake felt throughout R.I.

October 16, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine — Patrons of a pizza parlor near the epicenter of an earthquake in southern Maine may not have known what was happening. But the shaking building was enough to send all 20 of them skedaddling outside.
"It was loudest bang you ever heard in your life. We actually thought it was an explosion of some type," said Jessica Hill, owner of Waterboro House of Pizza. "The back door and door to the basement blew open," she said.

Seekonk Citizens Bank robbed

October 16, 2012

SEEKONK — Seekonk Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the Citizens Bank, 125 Highland Ave., on Friday at about 11:22 a.m. This bank is housed in the Stop & Shop grocery store.
Responding officers confirmed that a robbery had occurred. The suspect was described as being a white male in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5’7” tall, with a thin build and light beard. He was wearing a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, thick-rimmed eye glasses, and a Virginia Tech “Hokies” baseball cap along with a brown wig.

Whooping cough in Pawtucket school

October 16, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at the Henry J. Winters Elementary School, and state health officials and Pawtucket School officials say they have been actively managing the situation.

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