As the start of the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade approached on Thursday afternoon, Dunn's Corners Fire Chief Christopher DeGrave had a tough decision to make. Radar maps weren't favorable much of the day, but the parade had never been canceled and he wasn't about to be the first …

WESTERLY — A Bristol man was been ordered held without bond after the police said he stole a 1955 Chevrolet from a man in Narragansett on Tuesday, rear-ended a car on Route 1 in Charlestown and then led police on a chase in Westerly before crashing the car into a ditch near Robin Hollow Lane.

WESTERLY — A Connecticut woman suffered minor injuries following a Friday afternoon accident in the Walmart parking lot involving an elderly woman who struck the victim and five cars when her foot became stuck on the gas, the police said.

PROVIDENCE — Former East Greenwich businesswoman Monique N. Brady, 44, whose company, MNB, specialized in preserving foreclosed homes for resale, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges associated with a $10.3 million dollar Ponzi scheme.

CHARLESTOWN — About a year ago, when Eagle Scout candidate Bryar Whelan set out to build a community police memorial, he heard over and over that he needed to scale back the project to make it more achievable.

STONINGTON — A local housekeeper is facing charges after the police said a complaint about missing medication led officers to discover that she had stolen and cashed several checks belonging to a client on Stony Brook Road.

STONINGTON — Charles Stern, a Rhode Island minister who was recently identified in thefts from YMCAs across the Northeast, including Westerly, is facing additional charges after Stonington police said he was seen in surveillance videos using credit cards stolen from the Mystic YMCA.

STONINGTON — Two package stores and a bar have been referred to the state Liquor Control Commission after they were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during a compliance check conducted last week through the Stonington Police Department.

Local police, fire and first responders are urging residents and visitors to act with "common sense and caution" this Fourth of July, especially with a four-day weekend that is expected to bring large crowds to the shoreline.

    Officials from Westerly, Richmond, Hopkinton and Charlestown were among a group of more than 300 municipal officials, first responders, and treatment and recovery specialists across the state who tool part in the third annual Community Overdose Engagement Summit meeting on Tuesday.

      GROTON — Members of an ordnance disposal team on Thursday conducted a controlled detonation of a small amount of explosives after they were discovered to have deteriorated. The explosives were found during a drill and bunker inspection at Naval Submarine Base New London. The detonation was d…

      WESTERLY — A Bradford man is facing charges after the police said he was walking south in the northbound travel lanes of Route 1 early Sunday. One motorist called dispatchers and another crashed into a chain-link fence after swerving to avoid hitting him.

      WESTERLY — Two local woman were taken to Westerly Hospital and treated for minor injuries after their car slammed into the center jersey barrier along Route 78 on Sunday evening, leading officials to close an eastbound portion of the road.

      WESTERLY — The annual Summer Pops, one of the community's largest downtown summer events, will return this weekend. Police are asking local residents and patrons to be prepared.