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TIVERTON — By a vote of 6-1 the Town Council at its meeting Monday night voted to hire five new police officers. Councilor Christine Ryan cast the lone vote against. The five have just completed their 12-week field training and before that, on May 26, the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy's 26-week program. more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week: Wednesday, Sept. 13 Joseph M. Baptista, 41, of 76 Williams Road, Smithfield, was … more
A 19-year-old father has been arrested and charged with first-degree child abuse against his three-week-old baby. Luis R. Ortiz, of 217 Wood St., Apt. 11, was arrested Sept. 14, after the baby was … more
SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday. more
Last week a handful of Barrington residents called police after their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs were stolen from their yards. But the local folks did not stop after they filed police reports. … more
Some teenagers were walking on Fountain Avenue in Barrington at about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they were approached by an older man walking his pet Rottweiler. The man reportedly stuck … more
On Friday, Sept. 8, Barrington police officers responded to the Kids Kove Playground after a woman said her children had gone missing. The woman said she had been in the playground with her … more
Two Sowams Road residents called police on Thursday, Sept. 7 and reported that their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs had been stolen from their yards.  The residents said a total of three signs … more
Barrington police are investigating the apparent theft of a puppy from a vehicle parked outside the Barrington Senior Center. According to officials, a 28-year-old Riverside resident had left her … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 68-year-old Newport man was charged Monday, Sept. 11, with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated (first offense). Guy W. Gibbs, of 87 Girard … more
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