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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
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
LITTLE COMPTON — The Town of Little Compton goes to Superior Court this Thursday at 10 a.m. to try to get an injunction to stop what it calls a private commercial parking lot from operating at 5 Ocean Drive, just a few hundred yards up the road from South Shore Beach. The parking lot is located on 1.79 acres of private property. For weeks, especially this summer and last, but going back to 2012, neighbors have complained about a large number of cars — on one occasion, by police count, as many as 130-150 — that park on or in front of the property. more
TIVERTON — After allegedly breaking into a house on Lake Road in Tiverton, and attempting to run over a Tiverton police officer as he fled, 49-year-old Michael Joseph Cuoto of Mattapoisett was apprehended late Friday by police in Dartmouth, after a lengthy chase. more
WESTPORT — Perturbed that he had to wait while an accident was cleared, a Westport man is accused of punching and then biting an officer who told him to get back into his car. The officer, … more
A motorcycle driver who crashed into a town police cruiser at high speed last summer is suing the police officer over the manner in which that cruiser was used as a roadblock. Derek V. Pereira, … more
TIVERTON — A Tiverton police raid on a Main Road barber shop Tuesday netted a considerable amount of heroin and led to the arrest of the shop owner, Jesse Rego, 39, of 138 Briarwood Ave., … more
Police in Warren are investigating the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for a week. The family of Maraysha Hicks, posted on Facebook Sunday, April 30 that she had not been … more
Monday, April 10 At 10:15 a.m., a car struck a guard rail on Peckham Road. No injuries were reported. At 3:47 p.m., officers responded to an address on Oak Forrest Drive after a report that a … more
Susan M. Boulay, 51, of 86 Daniel T. Church Road, Tiverton, was charged at 3:46 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, with driving while intoxicated (first offense), failure to stop at the scene of an accident … more
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