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Police and Fire

Police seize cash, cocaine from woman who admits occupation is ‘drug dealer’

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Woonsocket woman caught hiding in the shower of a North Smithfield motel is facing felony charges after she was caught with narcotics an cash, and admitted to police that she...

Authorities respond to exploding ammo, bomb scare at fire in Pascoag

BURRILLVILLE – Authorities responding to a fire in a detached garage at a Pascoag home on Saturday, Feb. 13 found a few complications, with ammunition inside the structure exploding, and a suspected bomb, which...

Burrillville coalition secures five year, $625K grant

BURRILLVILLE – An organization working to prevent substance abuse in Burrillville has secured their future in town for at least the next five years, thanks to a grant totaling $625,000 from the Centers for...

Fire engulfs home on St. Paul Street, victim transported to hospital

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A fire that began between 5 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 destroyed a home on St. Paul Street, landing one person in the hospital, and resulting in the death...

Fontenault named deputy chief of Harrisville Fire District

BURRILLVILLE – A longtime firefighter and Burrillville resident, who has served as chief of the Pascoag Fire District for the past seven months, has taken a position as deputy chief of the Harrisville Fire...

Two Burrillville men arrested following DUI crashes with injuries

BURRILLVILLE – Two Burrillville men were arrested in one week in separate drunk driving incidents that resulted in crashes – and injuries to occupants of the vehicles. Michael Martinelli, 54, of Mapleville, was charged with...

No. Smithfield man arrested after K-9 sniffs out three plus pounds of marijuana

BURRILLVILLE – A 26-year-old North Smithfield man is facing felony charges after a police K-9 helped officers find "3-4,"pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Jacob Peloso, of Saint Paul Street North...