STONINGTON — When Elizabeth Lillie woke up on Sept. 22, two weeks before the due date for her second child, the plan was to attend her daughter Francesca's soccer game before returning to Redding, Pa., where she would stay with family and deliver at the hospital where she had had her first child.
WESTERLY — Two local residents are facing charges after police said a call from an alert homeowner led to the discovery that they had been taking packages in three local towns over the past week.
STONINGTON — State police are continuing to investigate after a head-on collision along Interstate 95 South early Sunday that left two dead and three others seriously injured.
WESTERLY — A Cumberland Farms employee who lost a credit card helped officers catch the woman who picked it up and used it to make numerous purchases at two convenience stores, including the victim's workplace.
WESTERLY — Officials are praising the actions of a Westerly police officer who prevented a suicidal man from suffering serious injuries after he set himself on fire.
RICHMOND — A local man was arrested after the police said he got into an argument with his wife when she came home Friday night and found he was trying to make methamphetamine.
STONINGTON — A local man is facing charges after police said he accidentally fired a handgun while cleaning it, causing a bullet to pierce a wall and strike a refrigerator in an adjacent apartment.
WESTERLY — Firefighters doused a brush fire along the property line between two Sherwood Drive homes on Wednesday afternoon after officials said improperly discarded ash caused a fire that spread quickly along a treeline.
WAKEFIELD — The former Westerly Finance Department employee charged with misappropriating more than $9,000 from the school district has made restitution.
WAKEFIELD — The future of Westerly Police Capt Shawn Lacey's age discrimination lawsuit could depend on whether he is selected to become the next chief of the Westerly Police Department.
Congregants of the Shannock Baptist Church have a plea for a thief they said stole large solar lights from the church property over the weekend: Return the undamaged lights anonymously and no questions will be asked.
CHARLESTOWN — A home on Kickapoo Run sustained minor damage from a chimney fire over the weekend. Charlestown and Richmond-Carolina firefighters, with mutual aid from the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, were called to a home at 41 Kickapoo Run around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and quickly contained…
HARTFORD — A Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a 12-year-old deaf boy at his school acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents for excessive force because of government immunity, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
RICHMOND — Members in Chariho's three communities came together Saturday for the third annual Matthew's Wish Community Toy Parade, the culmination of a month-long effort to raise funding for toys and Christmas gifts for those in need.
STONINGTON — An effort by Connecticut law enforcement officers to "be hairy for charity" proved more productive than expected, producing a total of $91,126 in donations that will be given to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.
NEWPORT (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with felony assault in connection with an attack on a fellow middle school student who has hit with a baseball bat and punched.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A nurse at the Providence VA Medical Center has admitted that he removed liquid opioids from vials at the hospital for his own personal use and filled the vials back up with saline.
In Westerly, no pedestrians have been killed in a traffic accident in three years. Richmond has not had such a death in 11 years, and Hopkinton's last pedestrian fatality was 12 years ago. The last time Charlestown had a pedestrian-related traffic death was 1997.
Police officers in Charlestown, Hopkinton and Richmond have been named 2018 winners of AAA Rhode Island Traffic Hero awards. John Paul, the organization's Northeast senior traffic manager, said the awards are given annually to individuals in law enforcement and other fields who exemplify ded…
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally were apprehended in a series of sweeps in New England this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday.
HOPKINTON — More than 30 volunteers from four fire departments, working six at a time in rough terrain, joined in the rescue of a 230-pound man who had broken his ankle late Tuesday afternoon while on a hike about a mile from the Camp Yawgoog Road.
WESTERLY — Police are investigating two incidents of graffiti vandalism that occurred over the weekend, one at the White Rock skate park and a second in a pedestrian tunnel near the train station, and are considering a variety measures to deal with the problem.
WESTERLY — A 23½ year veteran of the Westerly Police Department, who most recently served as a lieutenant and the department's court liaison, has retired.
STONINGTON — Enhanced enforcement over Thanksgiving week led to 27 citations in Stonington, including 18 issued to motorists and passengers who were not wearing their seat belts.
WESTERLY — Three local residents are facing charges, two as hit-and-run drivers and the third for interfering with police, after they were involved in a four-car crash along Granite Street last week before fleeing to a nearby friends home.
RICHMOND — Two people are facing charges of possessing ecstasy after police said they were found with a crystalized substance while in a car stopped for speeding at nearly twice the speed limit.
WESTERLY — A local man is facing charges of driving under the influence after police said he left a path of damage on Tuesday that began near his home and ended in the backyard of a neighbor's house across from the intersection of Wall and Cottage streets on Tuesday.
HOPKINTON — A New York man was arrested after the police said a flat tire and his “nervous behavior” created suspicion, leading an officer to discover that the car was stolen.
STONINGTON — A resident of the Elm Tree Inn is facing drug charges after police said a disturbance late Wednesday afternoon led officers to discover evidence that he was likely selling heroin and prescription pills.
A busy holiday travel weekend led to an influx in accidents reported in 2018, but Connecticut State Police reported a decline in all other statistics when compared to the same period last year.
Thanksgiving weekend brings an opportunity for many throughout the region to spend time with friends and family, watch football, take part in holiday celebrations and enjoy time off from work.
WESTERLY — Police Lt. Robert Warner, who has served the last three years as the department’s court liaison, is no longer the face of the department in Fourth Division District Court.
PROVIDENCE — A Hope Valley woman, Jeannette Robinson, 57, of 29 Cedar Drive, was among 24 people arrested Tuesday by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit on charges of fraudulently obtaining public assistance and food stamps. They were taken to the State Police headquarters in Scituate and…
RICHMOND — Police have reported two DUI arrests on Route 138, the first occurring during the snowstorm on Thursday and the second early Sunday. Both drivers were charged with driving under the influence with an unknown blood alcohol content and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The state Ethics Commission denied motions by a state Supreme Court justice to dismiss a complaint against him Tuesday.
The FBI has issued a warning that posting a hoax threat is a criminal act. The Boston Division, which serves Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, said it was beginning a campaign to deter these false reports aimed at schools and other public places.
STONINGTON — A rear-end collision on Liberty Street last week ended with the arrest of a Rhode Island man after police said an investigation revealed he was in possession of a personal use amount of both cocaine and marijuana.