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5 candidates seek mayor’s post in Central Falls

October 18, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — The city’s Board of Canvassers has certified five candidates for next month's special primary to replace ex-Mayor Charles Moreau.
Moreau officially resigned last month and subsequently agreed to plead guilty to a federal fraud charge. Mayor since 2003, Moreau had been re-elected in 2009 to a four-year term that ended in 2013, but was stripped of his duties in 2010 by the state-appointed receiver following the city's bankruptcy.

Man convicted of peddling drugs

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET – A U.S. District Court jury Wednesday convicted a local man on charges of peddling pharmaceutical painkillers similar to heroin.
Audi Pineda, 38, of Pawtucket, was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.
A barber, Pineda was arrested in August 2011 following an undercover investigation by Pawtucket Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force. Court-authorized searches of Pineda’s place of employment and his residence resulted in the seizure of cash, oxycodone pills and other narcotics.

Making strides against breast cancer

October 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Losing a family member to illness can leave a person feeling helpless, which hinders the process of coming to terms with that life-changing loss.
But there are ways to take proactive steps toward moving on, which also bring a sense of fighting back.
Noneajean McFarlane found that to be true this fall as she worked to organize a team in Sunday’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Roger Williams Park in Providence.
McFarlane, a Times graphic designer, decided to put together a team for the American Cancer Society fundraiser in light of her own losses last spring.

Ruling means convicted officer can stay on force

October 18, 2012

PAWTUCKET — An Internal Affairs officer’s mistake of missing a procedural deadline by one day continues to be the undoing of the city’s attempts to fire convicted Police officer Nichalas Laprade.
On Wednesday, a Superior Court judge ruled against the city’s appeal of a police officers’ disciplinary committee’s decision that allowed Laprade to keep his job despite his indecent exposure conviction.

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