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EAST PROVIDENCE — The start of school Wednesday, Oct. 25, in East Providence was delayed after the district’s transportation fleet was vandalized overnight at its central city location. East … more
Barrington police arrested Daniel Joseph Spearin, 40, of Newport, on a warrant issued from Rhode Island Superior Court for a probation violation. A County Road resident contacted police at about … more
Residents are invited to bring their unwanted pharmaceuticals, drugs or even firearms to the Bristol Police Department this Saturday, Oct. 28, to be received and disposed of, no questions … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Providence man was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Thursday after he had allegedly misidentified himself in an attempt to sign out a female student at Portsmouth High … more
WESTPORT — Jacob Gallant, 42, of Westport pleaded no contest today before Superior Court Magistrate John McBurney to the March 5, 2017 stabbing at Rite Aid in Warwick that left 18-year-old … more
Monday, Oct. 2 After being stopped at 1:28 a.m. in the area of the state line near Fish Road and Judson Street, Daniel Mallette, 29, of 5 Park Place, Tiverton, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. At 1:32 p.m., Claudio D. DeMacedo, 41, of 386 Stone Church Road, Tiverton, was charged with firing a weapon in a compact area. more
A house in Barrington that is listed for sale was targeted by thieves who reportedly cut and removed all the copper pipes from the home. The house's owner contacted police on Friday, Oct. 13, … more
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross was very pleased with the work of his department during the investigation following the Feb. 2 shooting on Maple Avenue.  But, the chief added, the local … more
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Items were reported stolen from a business on Market Street. An officer found a disabled drone on Child Street, and contacted the owner. A possibly sick coyote was spotted … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local man was arrested at his home Sunday, Oct. 15, and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury on a person over 60 years old.   James F. Janus, 46, of 63 … more
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