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.

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.

    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. 

      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.

      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.