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Johnston's Top Stories for Sept. 10 —14

Coverage of the Sept. 11 primary and a couple of odd police reports collected the most clicks last week.

 

Sept. 10: Join Johnston's Next Cash Mob Tonight

In the spontaneous spirit of 'cash mobs,' we posted a quick reminder of the one held Monday night by the North Central Chamber of Commerce — and reached a lot of readers.

Sept. 11: What Do I Need to Know About the Primary?

Local voters wanted to be informed about last Tuesday's primary vote, and JohnstonPatch helped in that effort with our concise guide to the day's balloting.

Sept. 12: Fuoco Takes 2nd Council Term, Petrarca Loses House Seat, Lombardo Wins

After a fairly late night posting Tweets and Facebook updates from Tuesday's voting, we posted a wrap-up of the results on Wednesday morning that hit the top of the chart.

Sept. 13: Man Nabbed on DUI Tries to Use 'Get Out of Jail Free Card'

This story — about a Johnston man claiming he had the right to "a free one" for helping the police find the accused samurai sword attacker — was also the second most-read story on Wednesday, before racking up more hits on Thursday.

Sept. 14: JPD Arrests Women for Theft of Spongebob Plates, Makeup, Lunch Meat

Friday's top story featured two North Providence women — who already have extensive prior criminal records — facing larceny and conspiracy charges after Johnston Police reported finding them in possession of nail polish, deli meats, and Spongebob Squarepants party plates. A CVS employee reported the makeup theft, and officers reported that one of the women admitted to taking the lunch meat and paper plates from Stop & Shop.

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