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(Updated, 1:10 p.m.) EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced shortly after noontime Friday, Sept. 7, a missing person was located. Victoria Adesola was reported missing … more
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Palatino} Monday, Aug. 27 Westley Sprague, 24, of 593 Main St., Apt. 1, was charged with driving after the denial, suspension or revocation … more
The body of a 64-year-old East Providence woman was pulled from the water at Barrington Beach on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. A witness told police she had seen the woman floating face-down in … more
Westport Police believe that the driver of a car that careened across the road the road before crashing was in the midst of attempting suicide Saturday evening. On September 1, at approximately … more
They are made of plastic, stand four feet tall, cost about $400 each, and are designed to save lives. Barrington officials recently installed eight new traffic signs at some of the town's busiest … more
PORTSMOUTH — Members of the town’s police force will have to wait longer than expected to move into their new building. more
PORTSMOUTH — Starting Saturday, Sept. 1, officers with the Portsmouth Police Department will be wearing body cameras while out on patrol for a 30-day trial period. more
The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office has concluded that a Tiverton police officer acted appropriately when shooting an intoxicated man who was wielding a rifle inside his home on April … more
Bristol Police have completed the investigation of a fatal accident that occurred in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot a couple of weeks ago and released the identity of the deceased man. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old Dartmouth man was charged with driving while intoxicated and domestic assault after he fled the scene of an accident on Sunday, police said. According to … more
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