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The holiday ended tragically following a large brawl in Cranston which resulted in a teenager with a stab wound and another man run over and killed. Shortly after midnight July Fourth, around … more
SEEN THIS CAR? The Cranston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle in the photo, which was reported stolen on June 21 around midnight in Raynham, … more
Former Ward 6 Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly has been indicted on multiple child molestation counts, according to the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. more
UPDATED The Cranston police officer ran to the suspects’ car. She opened the door and ordered a man and a woman out of the vehicle. Instead, they sped away, allegedly running over the officer's foot, and the officer fired at the vehicle. Cranston Police have released the name of the officer involved in a shooting last Sunday evening, as well as her body-worn camera footage from the incident. more
As heat indexes rise to near triple digits, Johnston residents have been breaking a sweat trying to stay cool. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Friday … more
A Cranston police officer fired at a fleeing vehicle following a shoplifting report at Garden City Shopping Center Sunday evening. Police are still looking for the vehicle and its occupants. … more
A deer jumped through the windshield of a RIPTA bus traveling on Warwick Avenue Monday, injuring three passengers. The incident happened near the intersection with Sachem Avenue near the … more
Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have … more
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island, the “leader of a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy that distributed and possessed enough fentanyl to create more than two … more
Warwick Police are investigating a major gun theft on Post Road. Around 3:52 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2024 Warwick Police responded to RI Guns, at 1175 Post Road for an alarm. “Upon … more
Warwick Police shot a dog Sunday night on Greenwich Avenue. According to police, a dog attacked another dog and multiple people, but was stopped by a responding Warwick Police officer. Warwick … more
Now that I have finally had the chance to catch my breath, I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of support that my family and I have received during … more
 Homeowners and renters in Kent, Providence and Washington counties who had damage from the severe storm and flooding that took place from Dec. 17-19, 2023, and Jan. 9-13, 2024, have just one … more
He nabbed criminals on the lam, discovered the missing, took drugs and guns off the street and won the hearts of all those lucky enough to scratch him behind the ear. Law enforcement gathered Monday … more
GREAT NEWS: Missing Johnston RI 15-year-old found safe UPDATE: Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira: "I can confirm that runaway juvenile Taya Scott was located around 4:00 PM." more
Johnston Police Officer Mario Mennella has been nominated for the inaugural Elwood Johnson Outstanding Service Award. Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI) announced the nominees earlier this … more
UPDATED: There’s a special place at the bottom of Oak Swamp Pond for someone with a bow and quiver full of black arrows with blue and white fletching. Rhode Island Environmental Police searched the … more
Prosecutors argued a Johnston man was in a scuffle outside a Providence club. He walked away from the fight, but “90 seconds later … returned with a gun.” Now he’ll likely … more
Have you seen the Johnston Fire Department’s newest investment? A new Ladder 1 started responding to calls in town last month. more
The Planet Fitness on Warwick Ave. has been the target of three bomb threats in three weeks, with the location having to evacuate on March 28, April 4 and April 9. According to Warwick Police … more
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