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East Greenwich · East Greenwich

Bag of animal heads found in Rhode Island believed to be connected to sacrifice ritual

87% Center coverage: 8 sources
A plastic bag of animal heads was found in Rhode Island last month. Police believe the heads are from animals that were sacrificed as part of a religious ritual. The RISPCA has been working on a case for over a year regarding the "ritualistic sacrificial killing" of several chickens.See the Story
East Greenwich · East Greenwich

Welfare group investigates after bag of animal heads found

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Several animal heads were found in a plastic bag in East Greenwich. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty says they appear to be related to a religious ritual. The bag also contained grains and colored cloth material "associated with previous animal sacrifice investigations," and two hand-drawn pictures.See the Story
Aircraft · Warwick

FAA: Laser pointed at jet flying near TF Green

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
A pilot reported a laser strike five miles southwest of Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. The FAA reported the incident to Warwick police, who were sent to check the Goddard Park area. Pointing lasers into a cockpit is a federal crime and can result in a fine of up to $11,000 per violation.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

RI Macy’s workers vote to strike over new contract

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Hundreds of Macy's workers in the Boston area are currently without a contract. Union leaders are fighting for changes and if it comes down to a strike, they are asking customers to not cross the picket line. A spokesperson for Macy's tells 12 News they are hopeful to reach a deal that is mutually beneficial.See the Story
Starbucks · Warwick

Warwick Starbucks workers deciding whether to unionize

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Warwick Starbucks is the first store in Rhode Island to petition for unionization. More than 50 Starbucks locations nationwide have voted to unionize this year. The union has won 85% of the elections so far, barista Cassie Burke says. Starbucks says it respects workers' right to organize and will bargain with them.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Fast Freddies Shooting, WPD Investigates

Warwick Police Detectives are investigating an apparent shooting at Fast Freddies gas station, 2003 Post Road at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Warwick Police received reports of gun shots heard at the Post Road location arriving on scene to find discharged shell casings on Fresno Road nearby. A man later arrived at KentCounty Memorial Hospital and admitted with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Warwick hit-and-run suspect held without bail

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Thomas Leamy, 25, charged with felony assault and battery as well as driving with a suspended license. Leamy was taken into custody on Thursday shortly after he allegedly struck Robert Ciaramello, 51, with his Jeep before speeding off. A witness told police he heard an altercation in the street involving both men who were standing outside a Jeep.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Back for 2022

About 60,000 people are expected to stroll Narragansett Parkway throughout the long weekend starting Saturday, May 26, lasting through Monday. The three days also feature a food court full of craft-fair fare, Pawtuxet Park filled with live music and children's amusements and games. Route 4 (Warwick Ave.) will detour as follows: Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Warwick Avenue, turn right onto Post Road, left onto Narraganett Parkway through to Broad Street.See the Story
Warwick, Rhode Island · Warwick

WPD Charges Man in Adams Street Hit & Run

Warwick Police have charged Thomas Leamy, 25, of Warwick, RI, with felony assault and/or battery and driving on a suspended license in a May 26 Adams Street hit & run. Officers found the suspect's Jeep shortly after and the occupants were interviewed by members of the Warwick Police Department Detective Division.See the Story

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