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The Westerly, Stonington, Hopkinton and Richmond police departments, alongside both the Rhode Island and Connecticut State Police, will take part in the annual collection event, which was founded in 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ...
Rhode Island State Police confirmed that Aponte is still under a Criminal Investigation related to campaign finance accounts.
Kevin Barry with Rhode Island State Police says Blair was wanted on four counts of threats towards a public official which included two threats towards a sheriff and two towards state troopers and one count of harassing phone calls.
David Neill, an investigator with the U.S. Attorney's Office and a retired RI State police Major, warned that people who begin abusing prescription medications are often tempted to use heroin to maintain their addiction by switching to heroin, which is ...
(Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP). Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University.
Woodhead, a 32-year veteran, resigned from the police department a week after his arrest April 6 by federal agents and Rhode Island State Police. Hebert alleged Woodhead talked to an undercover agent he believed was the father of an 8-year-old girl who ...
(Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania state police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his ...
(Damian Giletto/The News Journal via AP). Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Bear, Del.
(Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania state police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his ...
Kevin Barry with Rhode Island State Police says Blair was wanted on four counts of threats towards a public official which included two threats towards a sheriff and two towards state troopers and one count of harassing phone calls.
Rhode Island State Police say a computer software issue is to blame for Monday night's 911 system failure. It was down for 45 minutes and police say that has never happened before.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - When you pay good money for a name-brand item like a jacket or a pair of boots, you want to know if it's the real deal.
A glitch in the state's 911 dispatch system has led the state police to ask callers to call police and fire via local numbers rather than through 911, a state police spokeswoman said Monday night. The spokeswoman, Laura Meade Kirk, said 911 callers can ...
police said they're always on the lookout for fakes, because counterfeiting crimes are on the rise.
FILE (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania state police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. prosecutors are seek.
Officials are investigating the cause of the problem, which prevented people from being able to communicate with E-911 dispatchers for about an hour, reported Laura Meade Kirk, Public Information Officer with the RI State police. Rhode Island State ...
A problem that affected the function of the state's E-911 dispatch system for about an hour on Monday evening was resolved without serious incident, the state ...
Scituate, RI - For about an hour Monday night, dispatchers dealt with a malfunctioning emergency 911 system, state police said. Now, they're looking for the reason the people who called could not hear the dispatcher's replies. This morning at 11:45 ...
Scituate, R.I. - Authorities blamed a computer software issue for disrupting the E-911 dispatch system for about 45 minutes Monday night.
FILE (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania state police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. prosecutors are seek.
Sex offender arrested for failing to update address On April 15 at 2:26 a.m., troopers arrested Dwayne Morgan, 55, of 708 Atwells Ave.
Scituate, R.I. - Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, reminds everyone that prom season is about to get underway.
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News on WPRI.com is Providence, New Bedford, Fall River news and weather. We're coverage you can count on in Rhode Island and ...
Jurors are learning about the life of a state police trooper gunned down in a 2014 ambush as they weigh a potential death sentence for his killer.
HULL, Mass. (AP) - An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until Wednesday, when a bomb squad detonated the device.
(AP) - A Connecticut State Police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at a boarding school in the rural, northeastern corner of the state has been closed without producing any criminal charges.
(AP) - A survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania state police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks will now fight for his own life following his conviction on capital murder charges.
(Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into his court appearance at the Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass.
Ms. Demers was driving north on Route 146 near the Pound Hill Road exit when she lost control of her car, which struck the median and crashed into another car in the travel lane around 10:10 a.m.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to Rhode Island hospital. The driver of the second car, a 23-year-old woman from Central Falls, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Authorities have released the name of the two women involved in the two-way crash on Route 146 Wednesday afternoon.
Idaho State Police are investigating. Six of the students were taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, two of them by air.
"Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by [Pennsylvania state police] members in Erie County," the state police said on its twitter account. "After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself." Authorities had been offering up to $50,000 for ...
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A shooter detection system is now up and running inside North Providence high school, making this system the first of its kind.
state police have re-opened the northbound lanes on Route 146. They had been closed due to a serious accident around 11:30 a.m.. By Margo Sullivan (Patch Staff) - April 18, 2017 3:13 pm ET. RI State police: 2-Car Accident on Route 146 Causes Serious ...
Boston, Mass. (WPRI) - More than 30,000 people signed up to take part in the 121st Boston Marathon, and that includes a team from the R.I. State police. Troopers have participated in the prestigious 26.2-mile race for the past 15 years and their hard ...
... PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One woman is now facing DUI charges after she hit two vehicles on route 146 in North Providence. The accident happened near the Mineral Spring Avenue exit around 3 a.m.
At 6:38 a.m., officers from the Pawtucket police Department responded to 134 Benefit St. for a report of a car/pedestrian accident.
The impact pushed the car down an embankment. At least two ambulances were dispatched to the scene, but we do not have any official word of injuries.
Rhode Island State Police tells NBC10 they arrested Joanmarie Gomes, 36 of Franklin, MA, at the scene. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs - First Offense, and BAC .10 or Greater.
Co-sponsors include Democratic Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi, of Warwick. Another co-sponsor, Coventry Republican Rep. Robert Nardolillo, has proposed separate legislation to cut the sales tax to 3 percent.
The RI State police also made a visit to the high school, with Detective Sergeant John Grassel giving a presentation and a follow-up Q&A session on the police's use of DNA to solve major crimes in Rhode Island. Grassel took students through a series of ...
state police later said a male and female were both transported to Rhode Island hospital. The rollover left the Jeep upright in the right travel lane, State police Sgt. Nicole Morell said. She said the injuries to both occupants were non-life-threatening.
Warwick, RI - state police activity involving residents of and stops in Warwick this week resulted in arrests on charges ranging from passing false documents to passing bad checks, DUI, and heroin possession with intent to distribute.
The adult male pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island hospital and pronounced deceased according to Pawtucket police. The Rhode Island State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and is assisting Pawtucket police in this investigation.
(AP) - He decided to attack a state police barracks only a few days before squeezing the trigger. He was surprised the manhunt for him wasn't more aggressive.
Richard Woodhead, 53, a police office for 32 years with three years as a sergeant, was arrested at his South Attleboro home last Thursday following a seven-month probe by federal agents and Rhode Island State Police. He spent a week in custody before ...
Back in RI, Raimondo's comms director, Mike Raia, said the governor is continuing to press the case: "The governor is out and about around the state every day, talking with local community leaders.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Providence school administrator was charged with felony embezzlement this week, related to her term as president of the clerical workers union from which she resigned last year.
Scituate, R.I. (WPRI) - The state police bomb Squad was called to Scituate high school and Middle school late Thursday morning after school officials reported a suspicious package.


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