For law enforcement officers, practicing social distancing and leading by example aren’t as simple as working from home and avoiding face-to-face contact. On any given day, front-line police have numerous interactions with the public — responding to calls for service, making traffic stops, c…

WESTERLY — Thefts associated with the Westerly Walmart's self-checkout system have increased recently, with local police officers arresting five customers in two days in early March. A company spokesman said the business is committed to reducing theft and hopes that the rise in theft reports…

WESTERLY — A Ledward Avenue resident who was recently charged with DUI following a February crash on Post Road is facing drug charges after the police said an unrelated traffic stop led officers to discover she was in possession of prescription anxiety pills and Suboxone strips.

WESTERLY — Five police constables will receive almost $65,000 in refunds of union dues and two of them will receive nearly $48,000 in back pay from the town and be reinstated to their part-time positions as part of a settlement reached recently to resolve lawsuits filed by the constables in 2015.

HARTFORD — Key Connecticut legislators are calling for an expansion of the state’s gun seizure law to allow relatives and medical professionals to report someone is too dangerous to possess firearms.

PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced Tuesday that prosecutors are filing criminal charges against 400 people in a nationwide elder fraud sweep. In each case, …