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Former employee barricades himself in N.S. pizza shop, charged with felony assault

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A former employee at a North Smithfield pizza shop was arrested this week after witnesses say he barricaded himself inside the business displaying a knife. Ronald Reed, 33, of North Smithfield was...

Glocester man convicted of multiple counts of child molestation for incidents in Burrillville &...

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PROVIDENCE – A Glocester man has been found guilty following a jury trial in Providence County Superior Court of multiple counts of child molestation against a female victim under the age of 14 between...

Emergency communication upgrades totaling $1.7 million get underway in Burrillville

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BURRILLVILLE – Major improvements to the town's emergency communications system, including the dispatch center, radios, cameras and more, are now on the horizon in Burrillville, with a multi-faceted $1.7 million plan made possible through...

Chief: Fire at modular home in Mapleville likely caused by heater used to thaw...

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BURRILLVILLE – A single-story modular home in the Maplehill Mobile Home Park was destroyed in a fire on Saturday, Jan. 20. There were no injuries reported in the blaze and the occupants – a...

Glocester PD’s Jenison recognized by Department of Justice

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GLOCESTER – A lieutenant with the Glocester Police Department was recognized this month by the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island for outstanding contributions to public safety. Lt. Jeffrey Jenison was honored...

Occupants in rollover crash in Burrillville walk away with citation

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BURRILLVILLE – Two occupants of a truck that flipped over on Town Farm Road Wednesday evening were able to walk away from the incident with only a traffic citation. Police were called to the...

Nasonville Fire Station on track to reopen under banner of East Burrillville Fire District

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BURRILLVILLE – Five years since its closure, a building that long held staff and apparatus to provide emergency response for residents in the village of Nasonville is now on track to reopen. ...