The Week in RI: Boston Bombing's Local Impact

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the state this week. Click the headlines to read the full story.

Saturday, April 13:

Skull Found At Site Fire District Wants For Station

Archeology investigators found a skull last week on the parcel of land at Post Road and Cedar Avenue wanted by the East Greenwich Fire District for a new fire station.

Sunday, April 14:

Don't Panic if you See a Huge Fire off 295

Motorists on Route 6 or Interstate 295 on Monday might be alarmed to see smoke, fire and flames on the side of the highway. But don't worry — the fire will be part of a controlled grassland burn by Providence Water.

Monday, April 15:

Newport Resident Injured in Boston Bombing

A Newport woman was injured in the Boston marathon bombing on Monday afternoon, as first reported by The Newport Buzz. She went though surgery Monday night at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 

Police Detective Hit During Chase

Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie has released a statement about this morning’s hit and run accident, confirming that a Narragansett police officer and the suspects in the chase were both taken to hospitals for treatment.

Tuesday, April 16:

Teens Charged With Fire-bombing House

The fire that broke out at 81 Eagle Road early Friday morning was an act of arson that erupted after a fight at a house party, Cranston Police said, and two local 18-year-olds are now being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.

Newport Victim in Boston Bombing Identified

A Newport resident remains in the hospital Tuesday after she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing Monday afternoon.  Heather Abbott, originally from Lincoln, underwent surgery Monday night at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, friends confirmed.  

Wednesday, April 17:

Sakonnet Bridge Tolls To Begin In July

Tolls are expected to be in place on the Sakonnet River Bridge by July, said the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority chairman after the the board established toll rates this morning.

Police Investigating Suspicious Package Near RIEMA HQ

Cranston police and firefighters were called in to investigate a report of a duffel bag left on a storm drain along the fence line at the entrance to the Army National Guard Command Readiness Center at 645 New London Ave.

Thursday, April 18

Local Man's Vigil Image Reverberates Across Grieving Nation

Cranston photojournalist Corey Welch's photo of a candlelight vigil on Boston Common in support of bombing victims has made the rounds on news outlets around the world.

Friday, April 19:

EP Mayor Calls for Return of State Oversight

At the request of Mayor James Briden, the state budget review commission has agreed to restore its oversight of city personnel matters, which the state group had handed back to the city in March.





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