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February 2nd, 2015

Murderer to get new trial

February 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET - The state’s highest court has ordered a new trial for Victor Arciliares who was found guilty of first degree murder in the Pawtucket drive-by shooting death of Alfredo Barros in 2010.
In a decision issued last week, the Rhode Island Supreme Court threw out Arciliares’ 2013 murder conviction, finding Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause erred when he curtailed the extent to which Arciliares’ attorney, Lara E. Montecalvo, was allowed to cross-examine a key police witness in the trial.

Championship Sunday: Retrace New England's Thrilling Victory

February 2, 2015

Pro Football Recap
Championship Sunday
2/1 University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
New England 28
Seattle 24

January 30th

Football | Super Bowl stirs up excitement, nostalgia for Shea, Burrillville High football coaches

January 31, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Super Bowl Sunday is the pinnacle of the sporting world, and attaining a berth in the NFL’s premier event is the stuff of dreams for every coaching staff and team when they begin each year, and the prize which they pursue through innumerable ups and downs.
 

Shea Boys' Basketball | Raiders hang tough before falling to unbeaten Narragansett

January 31, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Narragansett High has reached the point where it can expect every team’s best effort, and Shea certainly provided plenty of hard-fought ammunition Friday night as the Raiders sought to hand the Mariners their first Division II loss.
 

Teen found guilty of murder

January 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A Providence teen was found guilty in Providence Superior Court for the 2013 Christmas Eve murder of a 21-year-old man at the Galego Court housing complex, according to the Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Friday.
The jury convicted Jose “Gio” Lopez, 18, with a last known address on Joslin Street in Providence, of the Dec. 24, 2013 murder of Ryan Almeida.
The jury found Lopez guilty of murder, discharging a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy. Lopez was found not guilty of carrying a firearm without a license.

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers shock Davies Tech after epic second-half comeback, 50-49

January 30, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Down 14 points at halftime on their home court Friday night, Tolman High staged an epic second-half comeback to shock Davies Tech on a last-minute shot by freshman guard Ally Larson, 50-49.
 
The Tigers had trailed 36-22 at intermission before rallying almost all the way back. But with about 10 seconds left the Patriots had the ball and a chance to seal the game, when Tolman point guard Destiny Moore came up with a steal, and hit Larson with an outlet pass to set up the game-winner.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

January 30, 2015

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!
SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?
Over/Under 2 minutes 1 second
• OVER- She has done the National Anthem on multiple occasions. In her earlier appearance she was under more later over. Her fame is at an all-time high thanks to Frozen. She will really bring it in a drawn out way.

January 29th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | New arrival Gagan helps Saints wallop Lions, 63-26

January 30, 2015


PAWTUCKET – To have a transfer as talented as Kasey Gagan fall right into a team’s lap … it’s as if the basketball gods were smiling down on St. Raphael head coach Fred Saunders.
 

Firefighters have busy night

January 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – City firefighters responded to back-to-back incidents Wednesday night, including a grease fire that erupted in the kitchen of a group home on Manchester Street for persons recovering from substance abuse disorders, and a furnace explosion an hour later at an assisted living facility on Central Avenue.
Fire Chief William Sisson said a resident at the Sanctuary Recovery Residence, 12 Manchester St., was cooking when a grease fire flared-up on the kitchen stove. The fire was contained to the kitchen and did not affect the rest of the dwelling, he said.

January 28th

Tolman boys' basketball | Steve Otis on the verge of joining 1,000-point club

January 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET – With snow days and school cancellations behind us for the most part, interscholastic boys and girls basketball teams can resume their quest of padding the playoff résumé.

One area squad that is on firm footing heading into February is the Tolman boys’ hoopsters. Head coach Mike Kayata has enjoyed a fabulous campaign to date, winning eight of nine Division II contests. In the season-long PowerPoint standings that will determine the 16 berths in the Open State Tournament, the Tigers occupy the seventh position with 6.4 points. 

Storm cleanup continues

January 28, 2015

With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.

January 26th

Providence College basketball | AWAITING A SIGN FROM THE HEAVENS: Location, timing of PC-DePaul game depends on weather

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.

Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s

“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”

Region braces for blizzard

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.

January 25th

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 26, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state officials preparing for the worst on Sunday.

on Sunday in a statement in which she advised the state’s residents to prepare for severe winter weather.

Pawtucket Red Sox baseball | Governors' Cup champion PawSox stage reunion at Foxwoods

January 26, 2015

A PawSox reunion that also included an appearance by Paws the mascot helped highlight the first-ever Red Sox-sponsored ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ that took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino. In the photo, members of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox that made the trek to Connecticut include, left to right, Garin Cecchini, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Rusney Castillo and Bryce Brentz

January 23rd

A new life for an old diner?

January 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The long, dark journey of the legendary Silver Top Diner appears to be coming to an end, and maybe – just maybe – there may be some light at the far side of the tunnel.

Recently freed from a legal limbo in which it had been mired nearly seven years, the 1930s dining car is heading for the auction block. Though it’s in poor condition, despite efforts to protect it from the elements, City Planner Barney S. Heath is optimistic that some nostalgic, diner-loving savior might be interested in reviving the landmark as a going business.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers rack up another win by outdueling Juanita Sanchez, 74-61

January 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – It looked like a shootout at the O.K. Corral during the first half of Friday night’s Division II showdown between Tolman and Juanita Sanchez. The two top gunslingers in the division led the way. Miguel Prieto came in averaging 24 points per game for the Cavaliers while Tolman’s Steve Otis brought along his 21-point per game average.

Prieto nailed a long three-pointer early in the game and stared down Otis heading back up-court.

PawSox | Swihart primed to be first everyday catcher for Sox since Shoppach

January 23, 2015


BOSTON – In essence, the Red Sox made two moves when they traded former PawSox catcher Dan Butler to Washington earlier this month. While one of them did not appear under the transitions listing, an unofficial memo was sent out regarding how the organization plans to proceed with Pawtucket’s catching situation in 2015.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015