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‘Projectile’ led to lockdown Wednesday at Ponaganset High School

GLOCESTER – A lockdown of Ponaganset High School Wednesday morning reportedly followed discovery of a "lone projectile," near the boys' bathroom. The building was evacuated on Wednesday, Jan....

Scam artist faces felony charge in North Smithfield after failing deliver $5K AC system

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Providence man who kept a supposed client waiting for installation of a $5,300 central air system since July is facing felony charges in North Smithfield.

North Smithfield EMT on probation for striking woman during August arrest

NORTH SMITHFIELD – An EMT who reportedly struck an arrested woman during a chaotic incident in August has been placed on a six month disciplinary probation by the Rhode Island Department of...

Per diem firefighters lose rank in Pascoag, banned from unordered training & volunteer work

BURRILLVILLE – The Pascoag Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners has notified 14 firefighters that they are no longer eligible to volunteer or attend training sessions unless requested, and demoted those in...

Two Burrillville teens arrested for felony assault of police officers

BURRILLVILLE – Two teenage girls were remanded to the Rhode Island Training School after first trying to evade, and then physically assaulting and threatening police officers during an incident last month.

Power outage, light show caused by damaged transformer in Pascoag Tuesday night

BURRILLVILLE – Hundreds of homes lost power and the sky was lit with a flickering blue light Tuesday evening after a tree limb damaged a transformer near the boat launch on Wilson's...

Burrillville man to plea guilty to some charges, forfeit gun stockpile in deal with...

PROVIDENCE — A Burrillville man who has been held at Wyatt Detention Center since police discovered his stockpile of guns last February has reportedly reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.