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ICYMI: Top 5 Stories for September on Warwick Post

Warwick, RI — Primary Day, police reports, and pico de gallo all made the list of most-read stories on for September, 2014.

Here’s the rundown of the stories that got the most views for the month:

Number 5: Drug Dog Sniffs Out Contaminated Cash

Working with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, K-9 cop Viking successfully identified almost $400,000 in U.S. currency collected in a narcotics raid.

Warwick Police Officer Aaron Steere and Viking assisted the DEA in a check of the contaminated cash on Aug. 26.

Number 4: California Taco Shop Sets Up on Elmwood Ave.

One homegrown eatery replaced another in August, as California Taco Shop moved into the former Harry’s New York System at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Post Road.

The Meza family from Greene, R.I., set up their fourth location over the summer.

Number 3: Botched Bank Theft Lands Man in Can

A Warwick man remains held at the ACI following his arrest on Sept. 17 in what police say was a botched bank robbery.

According to police reports, Justin Evans, 26, tried to rob the Wave Credit Union on Post Road and fled on foot when his demand for cash was rebuffed by a teller.

Number 2: Mayoral Challenger Tries Fear Factor in Primary

Following her 2-to-1 defeat on Primary Day at the hands of incumbent Mayor Scott Avedisian, we took a closer look at GOP challenger Stacia Petri’s campaign message — and the men behind it.

The conclusion? Petri buried what could have been a solid message behind big, scary numbers — and is most likely looking beyond Warwick for another run.

Number 1: City Rallies in Support of ‘Team Mom’

Go to just about any wrestling match or football game run by Warwick PAL, and you’ll find Misty Laurenco.

She’s such a ubiquitous figure at youth sports competitions that she’s earned the title ‘Team Mom’ from coaches, players, and parents — and following her diagnosis of osteosarcoma that also spread to her lungs, that same sports community rallied to raise funds to help her in her fight.

On Sept. 27, Misty’s supporters hosted a fundraising walk, and also run a gofundme page with a goal to raise another $4,500.

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