CHARLESTOWN — Questions posed to a second-shift patrolman in October led Charlestown Police Chief Michael Paliotta to the possible misconduct of a now-retired Rhode Island State Police lieutenant who is alleged to have been caught having sex in an unmarked cruiser behind the state garage in …
STONINGTON — When the coronavirus pandemic struck last March, U.S. Coast Guard Academy assistant wrestling coach Dylan Foley found himself sitting at home like so many others, reflecting on life and his priorities.
WESTERLY — Tragedy struck a Massachusetts family over the weekend when a 26-year-old mother who worked as an Amtrak conductor was killed after slipping and falling from a moving train that was approaching the Westerly station. Now, communities throughout southern New England are stepping up …
GROTON — One person suffered minor burns and two people were displaced after a cooking fire damaged the kitchen area and caused smoke damage throughout a mobile home on High Street Sunday morning.
WESTERLY — A 26-year-old Massachusetts woman who was working as an Amtrak train conductor was killed Saturday afternoon when police said she fell off a train as it was pulling into the Westerly train station.
STONINGTON — A Mystic gas station clerk is recovering from a stab wound and a 44-year-old who had recently been staying at a nearby hotel is facing charges after the police said the clerk was injured in a disturbance at the Whitehall Avenue gas station on Monday evening.
WESTERLY — Assistant Fire Chief Scott Harold and firefighter Dennis Reall have been named co-acting chiefs of the Watch Hill Fire Department and a search is underway to find a successor for former chief Robert “Bob” Peacock, who retired on New Year’s Day.
WESTERLY — A one-car crash involving a 2010 Chevy Impala along Route 78 on Wednesday led to the death of 28-year-old town resident Nikolaus A. Pellegrino, police said Thursday.
WESTERLY — A 28-year-old Westerly man died Wednesday afternoon after he was ejected from his car after it hydroplaned and rolled over into a wooded area while he was driving on Route 78 westbound.
WARWICK — A Charlestown man is facing charges after the police said the man struck another car while driving along Interstate 95 around 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, causing a second car to crash off the highway and killing a 17-year-old Warwick teenager.
GROTON — A one-car crash along Interstate 95 South on New Year’s Day killed a 25-year-old New London man and left the driver and a second passenger with injuries, the police said.
STONINGTON — An initiative led by Connecticut House Republicans is taking aim at juvenile justice reform, and state Rep. Greg Howard, who represents Stonington and North Stonington, is hoping to use his background as a police officer to aid in addressing a growing problem regarding crime com…
STONINGTON — When learning the ropes on what it took to serve in a leadership role for the Stonington Police Department, there’s one conversation that Capt. Todd Olson had with his predecessor, Jerry Desmond, that still stands out clearly in his mind.
WESTERLY — Residents of a Canal Street home escaped uninjured on Thursday after an early morning fire tore through their Canal Street home, killing the lifelong Westerly couple's beloved cats and leaving them without a home.
WESTERLY — 'Tis the season for celebration, but a little pre-party planning can make a big difference in making sure the night doesn't end in tragedy.
A state investigation that brought together 36 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and led to charges against 23 individuals who have all since been found guilty for various roles in an organized drug-distribution ring was recognized this week with a national Organized Crime Dr…
STONINGTON — Connecticut State Police and other law enforcement partners are monitoring a series of social media posts indicating threats to various public schools today, but an investigation has found no credible evidence of active threats.
NORTH STONINGTON — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Wednesday at the Chucky’s Shell at the intersection of Route 2 and Mystic Road that started in an office before spreading into the roof, challenging responders as they fought the fire from above.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rhode Island has seen the number of cases requiring firearms analysis rise exponentially with more than 280 cases falling into backlog over a 13-month period. A federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice hopes to bring an end to the logjam.
WESTERLY — A box alarm provided early notification of a fire at a three-story Bay Street commercial property on Monday morning and officials said a call from a person walking by helped firefighters to attack the fire upon arrival, allowing a quick response that helped to limit damage.
As mobile carriers across the nation continue to prepare for a phaseout of 3G phones and equipment, Rhode Island State Police are urging residents to be wary that the changes could impact their ability to make an emergency call.
HOPKINTON — Police are seeking a 34-year-old Massachusetts man on charges that he had fentanyl and methadone in his system when he caused a crash along Route 138 on Halloween that caused the death of an 88-year-old Westerly woman and left three others with significant injuries including himself.
STONINGTON — A 19-year-old Mystic man is facing charges including manslaughter after the police said he was distracted by a cellphone when he struck a car driven by a Norwich woman, causing injuries that led to her death.
A Providence man accused of attacking law enforcement officers with a wooden object is now facing six federal charges related to his involvement in the breach at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.
STONINGTON — A Meriden man is facing charges after the police said a check by an alert patrol officer outside a Mystic hotel led the department to seize crack cocaine believed to be laced with fentanyl, as well as several weapons.
BOSTON — Phil Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States, has died. He was 69.
WINDSOR, Conn. — For the second time in three days, state troopers in Connecticut have had a confrontation with someone on a major roadway.
RICHMOND — The Department of Justice has issued more than $750,000 in grant funding to Rhode Island law enforcement agencies including the Richmond Police Department to assist with the hiring and retention of officers to focus on community policing.
For many southern New England families, this Thanksgiving will bring a return to in-person traditions following a pandemic-impacted 2020 holiday season. State police in Rhode Island and Connecticut are urging residents to plan ahead and put down the keys if they plan on raising a glass in ce…
CHARLESTOWN — There’s one particular night, early on in the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service history, that Peter and Kathy Richards still recall as if it were yesterday.