Saturday, October 17, 2015

Last Sunday's Briefs

From bottom to top and none were missing:

"Farmer Ron Wallace of Greene claimed another world record at the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ Annual Weigh Off Saturday, with a pumpkin weighing in at 2,230.5 pounds. The giant gourd beat Wallace’s previous record of 2,009 pounds in 2012. Wallace said his secret is ‘‘a lot of hard work’’ and what he calls his organic wonder fertilizer. The giant gourd won’t be carved for Halloween; Wallace said it may go to the New York Botanical Garden (AP)." 

I'll bet there will be plenty of pies made out of it. 

Time to work up an appetite:

"Police said they are investigating a South Kingstown private school where several students became sick Thursday after eating food that apparently contained marijuana. The Providence Journal reported that police seized a portion of the suspected marijuana, which will be tested by the Rhode Island Health Department. David Estes, head of The Prout School, said several students became ill upon eating a food item that was brought in by a student or students from outside the Catholic high school (AP)."

"A Perry selectman and another man have been arrested in connection with a fire at a vacant home in town last year, authorities said. Selectman Scott MacNichol is charged with two counts of arson and criminal conspiracy to commit arson. Jeffrey Morrison of Perry, who owned the home, is charged with perjury, two counts of arson, criminal conspiracy to commit arson, and insurance deception. A state fire marshal investigator said the house was burned to collect insurance money. Police said that the two men, who are good friends, are out on bail (AP)."

RelatedDartmouth alum pledges help for lodge project

I thought they might need a place to stay. 

Better Brace yourself for this next item:

"The former president of the United Mid-Coast Chartities has been sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $4.6 million from the organization, and he was ordered to repay the money. Russell Brace, 82, pleaded guilty in May to federal mail fraud and tax-fraud charges. He was charged with stealing donated money from 1999 to 2014. His lawyer said Brace has paid back more than $1 million. The charity, which supports dozens of agencies in Knox and Waldo counties, sued last year after Brace retired after 13 years as president (AP)."

"Police arrested a woman Thursda

y after conducting a heroin distribution search at 299 and 301 Meadow St. in Carver, officials said. Police found pills, an AR-15 assault rifle, and a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, according to a statement from Carver police. Sherri Lafrance, 41, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm without a license to carry, two counts of improperly storing a firearm, and possession of a class C drug, according to the statement. The residence was under investigation for drugs in October 2014, the statement said. Other residents, who were not home at the time, will also be criminally charged, police said."

Time to abort.


Former Uber driver sentenced to 10 to 12 years for rape 

I'm Done looking for Uber links.

Trooper injured, trucker cited in Mass. Turnpike crash

Worker dies in Yale smokestack fall

He was a chimney sweep.

$2m granted to study anti-tick clothes

What ticks me off is what's missing from the print:

Suspect in Swampscott woman’s death to have bail hearing Monday

Westport man arrested after fatal motor vehicle accident

‘Sinister’ Ronald McDonald statue missing

Well, this post is now history.