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EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in conjunction with the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva, formally … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella formally announced his retirement on Monday, Feb. 11, doing so during an interview with … more
The Providence man charged with murdering a former Warren woman earlier this week was charged two months ago by Warren police with domestic violence/breaking and entering, after he allegedly tried to … more
PORTSMOUTH — Officer Bruce Celico got the call while he was at the weigh station on Route 24 South around 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 8. “We got a BOLA (“be on the lookout” … more
A radar trap at the base of the Mt. Hope Bridge led to the arrest of a Providence man transporting at least eight different drugs as well as drug paraphernalia. At 1:27 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, … more
Bristol Police made a few arrests and dealt with the usual array of noisy neighbors, suspicious characters and a Christmas tree swiped from someone's home. See the report of incidents from  Dec. … more
A 52-year-old Rehoboth man had a frightful episode when he drove his car straight down a boat ramp and into Bristol Harbor late on Thursday, Dec. 20. According to Bristol Police Capt. Brian Burke, … more
After an investigation involving police detectives from three towns plus the Rhode Island Fire Marshal’s Office, Bristol Police arrested two men for detonating homemade “sparkler … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Bristol woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her car struck another vehicle on the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night, Dec. 18, police said. Portsmouth … more
One family’s Thanksgiving got off to a terrible start after police were called to their home on Bay View Avenue. A caller from inside the residence reported a domestic assault at 9:36 a.m. on … more
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