Latest News

Members of the Rhode Island State Police, Pawtucket Police, Seekonk Police and U.S. Marshals have arrested Derik DeCosta, age 39, formerly of 71 Daggett Ave. in Pawtucket, as a fugitive from justice... more
WOONSOCKET – A city man twice arrested for possession of child pornography and with a long criminal record was again picked up last week for the same charge by members of the Rhode Island Internet... more
WOONSOCKET – A city man accused of molesting a young girl repeatedly for more than six years pleaded no contest in Superior Court on Nov. 20 and was sentenced to 60 years. Daniel Lane, 47, was... more
National Grid is seeking a 23.6 percent hike for electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. The company’s electric customers will see a significant increase in their... more
PAWTUCKET – Stephen Ricco, a former Pawtucket police officer, pleaded no contest earlier this month in Superior Court to charges that he assaulted and strangled his girlfriend last year. Ricco, 41,... more
WOONSOCKET – Two men were arrested following a break in and attack on an employee at the Synagro Water Plant on Cumberland Hill Road on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with one leading police on a chase behind... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents interested in learning more about "Solarize North Smithfield," a project aimed at driving down the cost of installation of small-scale solar systems in town through group... more
WOONSOCKET – A 70-year-old man was struck and killed in front of Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18. John Brann of Orchard Street had reportedly just left the hospital around 6:40 p.m., and... more
WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man who East Providence Police said sold $2,500 in firearms and crack cocaine has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. Aaron Kwandranc, 29, of Woonsocket, was... more
LINCOLN – The Lincoln Police Department has identified a suspect who allegedly used her child to steal a stroller from Target last week. Lt. Dana Packer of the Lincoln Police said a warrant was sent... more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Ashner “Pookie” Alexis,age 19, of 12 Longfellow St. in Pawtucket, was found guilty by a jury for his role as the shooter in the Feb. 4 murder... more
PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police on Thursday arrested two Central Falls men after pulling them over and allegedly finding a safe filled with cocaine in their car. At about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13... more
PROVIDENCE - Sean Costigan, 51, of Pawtucket, was sentenced on Wednesday to 7.5 years in federal prison for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Costigan was arrested in January when DEA... more
PROVIDENCE – The Providence County grand jury returned an indictment on Monday, Nov. 10 charging Neal Harmon, 38, with burglary and larceny under $1,500. Between Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, Harmon, of... more
On Nov. 10, police from Pawtucket and Attleboro, Mass. concluded a joint investigation concerning the illegal distribution of illegal drugs in their communities by arresting three people. Three... more