PROVIDENCE — The state's Supreme Court has upheld a conviction against a Hope Valley man in connection with a 10-hour standoff in his home near the center of Hope Valley in 2014.
STONINGTON — A New York man is facing charges after the police said he led officers on a short chase that ended in Stonington Borough last week after he was caught attempting to scam the U.S. Post Office in Pawcatuck.
If you are thinking that Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey is looking a little different these days, don't adjust your eyes or glasses.
WESTERLY — Over a 22-month period from January 2017 through October 2018, 13 complaints of coyote-pet "physical encounters" were filed with the Westerly animal control officer, Art Smith, including reports of five dogs that were killed.
WESTERLY — A four-hour food drive hosted by local police officers and firefighters at Walmart last weekend netted nearly 3,000 pounds of food for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop Thursday morning at the Westerly McDonald's. The program was introduced in early 2018 as a community outreach effort, and will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions, share stories or simply chat with…
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — A 46-year-old Westerly man is facing charges after he was found hiding in a bush with injuries after allegedly attempting to break into a West Kingston home last week.
WESTERLY — Officers are working to build a timeline leading up to a Friday evening crash that left an 18-year-old Westerly woman in critical condition, but a preliminary investigation has all but cleared the driver involved of any wrongdoing, the police said Monday.
WESTERLY — Police on Monday identified the victim of a fatal Friday night fall in a stairwell at the Hilltop Cafe on Canal Street as 31-year-old Traci Kiriakou.
STONINGTON — A Mystic man is facing DUI charges after the police said he made an illegal U-turn along Clara Drive and nearly struck another car.
WESTERLY — An 18-year-old Westerly woman suffered serious injuries Friday night when she was struck by a car in the area of the Aquastar Inn on Post Road.
WESTERLY — A Westerly woman has died and a Mystic woman was injured after they fell down a set of stairs at the Hilltop Cafe, 23 Canal St., at about 9 p.m. on Friday.
HOPKINTON — The police have identified the four people injured in the head-on collision of a car and a box truck on Main Street, Route 3, on Tuesday.
WESTERLY — The holiday season is fast approaching and local police and firefighters are teaming with Walmart and the Jonnycake Center to make sure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving.
WESTERLY — A Providence man who had entered parked cars, intending to steal, was talked into returning money to one of the victims after he was seen about two blocks away entering another vehicle, a pickup truck, the police said.
WESTERLY — A Groton man turned himself in to Westerly officers last week, telling them he "wanted to make things right" for a car chase that occurred 16 years ago.
WESTERLY — Two people were arrested on felony drug possession charges after they were searched Sunday during a traffic stop for a broken headlight.
HOPKINTON — Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon after the police said a car drifted across the Main Street center line and collided head-on with a box truck.
HARTFORD (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned the 2017 conviction of a Rhode Island man who was accused of having sex with a girl he met online, who turned out to be 14 years old.
PROVIDENCE — Superior Court Associate Justice Brian Stern ruled Tuesday that Rhode Island's ban on the sale of flavored vaping products can remain in effect, but he ordered the state to provide documentation behind Gov. Gina Raimondo's decision to impose the emergency regulation, which took …
A rise in the number of counterfeit prescription pills containing lethal amounts of fentanyl has led the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to issue and alert. While no such pills have been found in Westerly to date, police are urging residents to be alert to the dangers of the fentanyl-ba…
A nationwide collection on Oct. 26 led to the disposal of more than 92,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications in New England, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday.
WESTERLY — Two firefighters are recovering from injuries after they were hurt battling a blaze on the third floor of an Ocean Rise Drive home Saturday.
Westerly police collected 179.5 pounds of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration's fall National Drug Take Back Day last Saturday.
WESTERLY — A Canal Street resident who worked as a certified nursing assistant has been charged with the theft of more than $2,000 from an 88-year-old woman in September and October.
RICHMOND — Richmond police said the owner of the Wawaloam Campground suffered gunshot wounds Thursday during a confrontation with a resident, who was found about an hour later in Exeter, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
STONINGTON — A resident of the Wayside Inn on Liberty Street is facing charges after the police said he defied a warning by emergency dispatchers and blew smoke at a fire detection system in order to set it off.
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WESTERLY — A local woman is facing DUI charges after the police said her vehicle went down an embankment on the north side of Hiscox Road near the Forrestal Drive intersection.
WESTERLY — Police have filed charges against a New London woman they said was involved in the theft of firearms and electronics during a 2018 burglary at a home on Potter Hill Road. It was the second arrest in the case in two months.
WESTERLY — A 76-year-old man struck by a car near the intersection of Oak and High streets remained in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital and was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday.
WESTERLY — An East Lyme woman is facing DUI charges after the police said she struck a wall and two "no parking" signs in Watch Hill, heavily damaging the signs and her SUV, before then driving past an officer with her bumper dragging along the road.
WESTERLY — A 76-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car while attempting to cross Oak Street near Bess Eaton Donuts Sunday night.
A West Warwick man on parole for second degree murder and robbery has been charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor and is being held as a parole violator, the Rhode Island State Police announced Friday.The man, Christopher M. Rocheleau, 50, was arrested Thursday on the basis …
PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Corrections was accused Friday in a federal court lawsuit of violating the rights of prisoners with serious and persistent mental illness.
WESTERLY — A Westerly man is recovering from injuries after an apparent suicide attempt in Bradford led officials to close the northbound Amtrak track for a short period on Thursday afternoon.
When police throughout the region open their stations to the public Saturday to participate for the fall National Drug Take Back Day, people will be able to get rid of unused prescription medicines taking up cabinet space.
WESTERLY — Two teenagers were arrested on felony drug charges Sunday night after the police searched the four occupants of a car during a traffic stop on Canal Street.
Morgan S. Dean of North Stonington, accused of harassing the moderator of the Stonington Community Forum, is heading to trial on that case while he awaits action on other charges in Rhode Island and recently succeeded in getting an unrelated Connecticut case dismissed.