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After less than a year on the job, Block Island police chief resigns

Chief John P. Lynch submitted his resignation letter Wednesday, in which he wrote that he was leaving for personal reasons.

Rhode Island man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking drugs hidden in children’s toys, Halloween decorations

Nathan Boddie, 38, of Pawtucket, was part of a nationwide drug ring that hid methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine inside packages of children's toys, Halloween decorations and Disney items, the US Attorney's office said Wednesday.


Man killed, teenager wounded in shooting by police in Providence after car chase

The pursuit began with a violent encounter with police in Burrillville, R.I., crossed briefly into Massachusetts, and eventually into Providence, where Michael Pinto, 40, was killed and his daughter wounded.


All charges dismissed against former Providence College basketball player Alyn Breed

The state attorney general’s office cites “insufficient evidence” against Breed and lack of cooperation from the complainant, his ex-girlfriend.


Providence police officer on probation after being caught sleeping on the job

Officer Jeann Lugo was caught sleeping in his cruiser, and had only recently returned to duty after being acquitted of an assault charge

Nurse assaulted by a patient at Rhode Island Hospital, officials say

A patient at Rhode Island Hospital is facing criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a nurse at the hospital on Friday, officials said.


R.I. men indicted in killing of pregnant woman whose body was found in Coventry pond

Ex-boyfriend Gary Gromkiewicz and friend Michael Lambert are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Leila Duarte DaLuz of Brockton, Mass.

T.F. Green Airport lockdown ended after law enforcement concludes ‘no credible’ threat

A lockdown at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island ended around 12:45 p.m. Friday after law enforcement searched a parking garage and found “no credible security threat,” officials said. Passengers were urged to check with their airlines regarding any scheduling changes due to the security response.