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North Kingstown woman killed in 3-car crash
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) - North Kingstown police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a town resident over the weekend. According to Sgt. Donald Barrington, three vehicles collided around 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Quaker and Stony Lanes. Susan Ray was fa
State DCYF seeks more foster families in Westerly; information session set for Wednesday night
WESTERLY — The state Department of Children, Youth and Families will conduct an information session Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Westerly Library on the need for foster families in the town and throughout the state.
Hartford man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in New London
Police said they foundheroin,crack,cocaineand drug packaging materials inside of an apartment, leading to his arrest.
Multiple crews responding to a hazmat incident at North Windham business
NORTH WINDHAM - Officials say a 30 gallon spill of hydrosulphuric acid spilled inside a North Windham business prompted a hazmat situation. DEEP, North Windham, and UConn hazmat crews have responded. Two people were in the building at the time, no injuries were reported. The people who were in the b
Police: Pawcatuck man charged after ramming, overturning Porta Potti unit
Wade Aaron Post, of 19 Prospect St., Apt. 1, was charged Thursday afternoon with second-degree criminal mischief. He was later released on a promise to appear for arraignment in New London Superior Court on Oct. 26.
New Telephone Scam Hits Norwich: Police
"The call included a female and male actor. The female pretends to be in distress, the male takes the phone and claims to have the daughter or granddaughter of the person they call," wrote Norwich police in a post on the department'sFacebook page. "Each call contained the same detailed story, but ul
Westerly Coyote Report created to combat epidemic
The coyote problem in Westerly has reached a near-epidemic situation. In many areas of town people no longer feel safe letting their pets outside, even in their own backyards, for fear the coyotes will kill them. Most of us walk the streets carrying clubs, bats, whistles and air horns to protect our
Noisy Neighbors: Hopkinton man defends loud roosters
His back yard is home to several farm animals, including three roosters, Julio, Bobby James and Fog Horn.
‘Love is Love’ event on Sunday is a response to Westerly’s church’s anti-gay marriage sign
WESTERLY — A sign promoting marriage as a union between men and women that was put up in front of Immaculate Conception Church during a rosary rally is drawing intense scrutiny on social media. Taking offense to the sign, two residents have planned their own event in support of people who identify a
Man seeks disclosure of police officers' cellphone records
(Facebook / New London Police Department)Latest New London County NewsMan seeks disclosure of police officers' cellphone recordsArrest made in fatal 2017 crash in Old LymeNorwich chaplains lobby for new police radio systemLedyard man charged with DUI in rollover crashBreast cancer walk held in East
PD: Students injured after woman strikes pedestrian, school bus in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Police are investigating after a woman allegedly struck a pedestrian and then a school bus in Hartford Tuesday morning. Police say officers responded to Main Street for a pedestrian hit and a school bus accident. A woman had allegedly hit a pedestrian with her vehicle and wh
Lyme Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run
Daniel Coffee, 36, of Lyme, turned himself in to troopers in Westbrook Monday morning.
Video surveillance links wedding officiant to additional theft in Westerly
WESTERLY — A nondenominational minister who was recently identified in thefts from YMCAs across the Northeast, including in Westerly, is now facing additional charges after he was captured on camera using a stolen credit card at a CVS store in town, the police said.
Body found in water near Goat Island - What'sUpNewp
Newport, RI – While on the scene of amulti-alarm house fire on Powel Avenueon Sunday afternoon, Newport Fire Department was dispatched to a call for a body reported in the water by the causeway to Goat Island.
Ledyard man charged with DUI in rollover crash
Police say just after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the report of a rollover accident in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road, north of the Huntington Way intersection.
Plainfield hit and run suspect identified
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - On Monday morning, thePlainfieldhit and runsuspect turned himself in to the Plainfield police department.
Groton Police Seek ID Of Shoplifting Suspect: PD
GROTON, CT – Groton Town police are seeking the public's help identifying a woman suspected of shoplifting from a local Kohls store. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.Police said on officers responded to the store Saturday, Oct. 20 at approximately 5:20 p.m. Prior to police arrival
15-year-old charged, 3 injured following Saturday stabbing at Foxwoods
According to the tribal police, Mashantucket officers were called to the shopping area around 2:18 p.m. with reports of a stabbing that had occurred. The suspect was taken into custody quickly, officials said, and no lockdown was necessary.
Woonsocket man charged in September robbery of girlfriend in Westerly
The man, Shane M. Pilon, 27, has been charged with domestic robbery and domestic assault with intent to commit a felony. He was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court and ordered held without bond pending a bail hearing, according to Rhode Island judicial and corrections department records.
Former North Stonington officials return to fill vacant positions
The Board of Selectmen appointed former Selectman Mark Donahue as the interim treasurer. Donahue has previously served as chairman of the Board of Finance, was a selectman from 2015 to 2017, and held other various roles in town.