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PROVIDENCE - Stephan McClain, age 47, of 89 Carpenter St. in Pawtucket, was indicted for first-degree arson and assault with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say McClain set fire to the building at... more
WOONSOCKET – Police arrested two brothers and seized large quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and cash in a patrol that led to a drug bust on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1. Jesus Alicia... more
PAWTUCKET - A man who took off running from Pawtucket police early Sunday morning after beating another man and possibly overdosing on drugs died of an apparent heart attack. The victim of the... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Voters in North Smithfield will head to the polls on Tuesday, July 7, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. On Thursday, July 2, Secretary of State Nellie M... more
SMITHFIELD – Jason Silva, 30, of Brayton Road in Smithfield, was arrested Tuesday by Rhode Island State Police and members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for... more
FOSTER – The Statewide Grand Jury on Monday indicted Gary Wright, 32, of Danielson Pike in Foster, with three counts of first-degree child molestation, alleging that he molested a young girl 14 years... more
SMITHFIELD – Branch River Plastics, a structural insulated panels manufacturer located at 15 Thurber Boulevard in Smithfield, was ordered by a jury on June 24 to pay more than $1 million in damages... more
SMITHFIELD - Faial Restaurant and Lounge, which closed without notice Thursday, is reopening under new ownership tonight, June 26. Owner Joe Faria was not available to comment but a Facebook posting... more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation designating the American burying beetle at Rhode Island’s official state insect, a bill initiated by 3rd-graders at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, has passed... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A car stolen out of a driveway in North Smithfield was used in a reported attempt to hit Worcester police officers, leading to the shooting of the driver. The car, a silver 2005... more
Pawtucket police are searching for Laquar Harris, a 19-year-old city resident, after he allegedly stole a vehicle and then took off running when they stopped him. Police have a warrant for his arrest... more
A Pawtucket man faces charges for allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent $48,000 check at a Wells Fargo bank in Connecticut, according to a report in The Journal Inquirer newspaper. Howard Jones, 53,... more