STONINGTON — Mother’s Day weekend marked the unofficial start to the cookout season and with summer just a few weeks away, local fire volunteers are shifting gears to make sure they are ready for any response.
CHARLESTOWN — Local police on Wednesday hosted a small ceremony to honor fallen officers nationwide as part of National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
A Westerly man has been charged in connection with a head-on collision on Route 2 in North Stonington that killed another Westerly resident last June.
WESTERLY — A Pawcatuck woman is facing DUI charges after police said a patron found her slumped over the wheel of her car near Aldi's Supermarket before she then drove away as medics arrived to check on her.
WESTERLY — A Wakefield resident is facing charges after the police said she admitted to having "too much to drink" after crashing into a guardrail on Post Road Friday, then became combative with first responders after learning she would be arrested.
A Rhode Island correctional officer is facing charges following an investigation that he had engaged in sexual relations with several inmates in 2017 and 2018.
WESTERLY — A Connecticut man arrested on a bench warrant early Sunday is facing a felony narcotic possession charge after the police said they found he was carrying four methamphetamine pills.
RICHMOND — Small-town firefighters often hear the jokes about responding to cats stuck in a tree, but local volunteers on Sunday proved these responses can be more than just stories when they rescued an even more unlikely candidate from a tree — a bird.
RICHMOND — A Charlestown woman that police said was driving so erratically it led to a frantic call from a concerned motorist is facing charges after a traffic stop for suspicion of DUI led to the discovery of an ounce of crack cocaine.
CHARLESTOWN — A 58-year-old man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries Monday after police said his Jeep rear-ended a United States Postal Service truck along Old Post Road.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.
PROVIDENCE — A hotline for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes and find resources to recover that launched Monday can be a model for other states, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin said.
STONINGTON — Stonington police officers Troy Powell and Nick Long were honored last week by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers at the state organization's annual Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony.
RICHMOND — The Richmond Police Department reported Friday night that students at Chariho Middle School had told the administration earlier in the day that a student had made statements about wanting to harm others in the school.
WESTERLY — A newly installed security camera system that had been turned on for the season just two days earlier helped police identify a local man accused of stealing eight rolls of wooden snow fencing from a secure area beneath the pavilion at Westerly Town Beach.
PROVIDENCE — The 15th and final defendant has been sentenced in connection with a federal investigation into the shipment of heroin and cocaine from Mexico to the Providence area for distribution in three New England states.
HOPKINTON — A Coventry man is facing DUI charges after police said he drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee through the intersection of Main Street and onto Lawton Foster Road South "at a high rate of speed" on Sunday and then crashed onto a stone wall.
STONINGTON — An Old Mystic woman was arrested in Stonington at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after the police received reports from other police departments of an erratic driver in Waterford and Groton. The woman, Laurie A. Harman, 54, of 50 Circle Drive, was charged with driving under the influen…
WESTERLY — A Westerly man convicted in 2015 for his role in an armed robbery scheme was arrested last week after the police said they found two semi-automatic handguns in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop.
WESTERLY — A local man is facing charges after police said he drove at high speed into the police department parking lot just before noon Thursday, got out of his Jeep and and approached the station carrying an airsoft gun resembling an AR-15 rifle.
STONINGTON — A local man is facing DUI and other charges after police said he crashed head-on into a utility pole along Taugwonk Road on Friday, causing the pole to fall across the roadway and leading to a road closure.
CHARLESTOWN — A driver was taken to South County Hospital as a precaution, but avoided serious injuries following a head-on collision involving a utility pole early Saturday morning.
WESTERLY — Westerly police arrested two people Tuesday on charges of possession of crack cocaine, including a woman who the police said lied about her identity.
Westerly Hospital and the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service will host events this month to highlight the role of first responders in the community.
CHARLESTOWN — Fire damaged a Riverview Drive home Tuesday night when a wasp nest recently built inside a wall was ignited by heat from a wood stove pipe, fire officials said.
WESTERLY — A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he caused a collision Saturday at the intersection of Route 78 and Post Road, then fled with the other driver in pursuit.
WESTERLY — A local man was arrested Friday night after the police said he was found in possession of two bracelets that had been stolen from the Kohl's store in the Groton Square Shopping Plaza earlier in the day.
WESTERLY — Police are seeking to identify a man with a motorcycle who may have fired several shots from a .45-caliber handgun along Bowling Lane on Friday night.
When officers collected unused and unwanted prescriptions on Saturday as part of the biannual National Drug Take Back Day, they expected to receive a mix of everything from vitamins to end-of-life painkillers. They weren’t disappointed.
HARTFORD — Facing protests and concerned about losing the community's trust, Connecticut officials were unusually quick to release police body camera and surveillance videos of a shooting by two police officers, who opened fire on a young, unarmed couple in their car in New Haven last week, …
STONINGTON — Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire within a wood shop ventilation system at the Velvet Mill on Friday morning.
The Connecticut State Police have kicked off off their 2019 recruitment campaign with a particular focus on "women in policing." Ten women troopers took part in a workshop Wednesday at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, presenting information on patrol and firearms training, K-9 hand…
In advance of National Drug Take Back Day, on Saturday, local and state police are reminding the public that unused prescriptions can pose a threat and should be removed in order to prevent improper disposal or misuse.
WESTERLY — A Pleasant Street man is facing DUI charges after police said he was driving at more than 3½ times the legal limit when his car out spun out and crashed on Route 1 near Wilder Avenue.
STONINGTON — A judge has ordered a Pawcatuck man held on $100,000 bond after police said he stomped on his girlfriend's chest during a domestic incident in March, causing injuries severe enough to require surgery.