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Two Connecticut cops targeted by gunfire reacted like pros, law enforcement leaders say, as assaults on officers increase nationwide

Law enforcement leaders praised Hartford and Norwich police officers for their vigilance and professionalism after the two cops escaped targeted gunfire and helped arrest suspects in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday. “What shouldn’t be lost here,” Brian Foley, an aide to public safety Commissioner James Rovella, said Wednesday, “is that both armed, violent suspects were taken into custody ...
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Woman arrested for drunk driving breaks trooper's windshield

WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) - An arrested drunk driver ended up breaking glass in a state police cruiser. State police said they saw 31-year-old Angela Negron from Columbia driving erratically on Interstate 395 in Montville. A trooper initiated a traffic stop around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday. State police said Negron did...
WATERFORD, CT
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Sun Chronicle

Power still out for thousands in Norton, Rehoboth and Seekonk

Schools remained closed Thursday in the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District and at the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School in Easton as residents in those communities deal with power outages from a powerful nor’easter. Nearly 3,000 customers in Rehoboth -- or over half the town -- remained without power at 9...
REHOBOTH, MA
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Lebanon Teenager Killed In Shooting, Car Crash, Police Say

A teenager is dead and police in Lebanon are searching for two men they believe were involved.Police were called to a single-vehicle crash on North Sixth Street, near Lehman Street on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., according to a statement released by police.Witnesses told police two men outside of a car …
LEBANON, CT
Norwich Bulletin

What you need to know before you vote in Plainfield Tuesday

A three-way first selectman race in Plainfield on Election Day is pitting the current officeholder against the town planner and a third-party candidate with plenty of experience in stumping for office. Cunningham, 63, served as the town’s top elected official from 2005-07 before losing the post and being re-elected in...
PLAINFIELD, CT
Valley Breeze

Cape Verdean Museum moving to Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket will soon be home to the country’s only museum dedicated to celebrating the culture and history of Cape Verdean-Americans, say leaders of the museum currently located in East Providence. “We need to be in the center of the Cape Verdean community, which is Pawtucket,”...
PAWTUCKET, RI
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Donkey on the lam since June captured in goat pen

SCITUATE — Karen Lanoue is celebrating a happy ending this week after a five-month journey including many nights of missed sleep tracking down her lost donkey, which was caught last week in a goat pen at a nearby farm. Last Saturday, Scott Bergantino of the Perfect Puppy was able to...
SCITUATE, RI
Norwich Bulletin

Norwich mayoral candidates debate American Rescue Plan funds, city finances

The two City of Norwich mayoral candidates squared off, and at times traded barbs, in a sparsely attended debate Tuesday evening held at Norwich Free Academy. The debate, moderated by Director of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Joanne Moore, and sponsored by the Norwich NAACP branch, featured some questions submitted by Norwich Free Academy students who sat next to Moore to keep time on the candidates' responses.
NORWICH, CT
Turnto10.com

Runaway donkey spotted in Johnston, Scituate returned to owners

Scituate police said Thursday that a runaway donkey that was spotted in Johnston and Scituate was caught and returned to its owners. NBC 10 viewers shared videos of the donkey running along Route 6 in June. Police said at the time that the animal had run away from its new...
JOHNSTON, RI
providencejournal.com

RI student test performance drops in RI, even in the suburbs

PROVIDENCE — It’s no surprise that student performance on Rhode Island’s state tests has declined since 2019, given the pandemic's disruption to classroom learning. What is perhaps startling is how poorly certain students performed, including English-language learners, Native Americans and special-education students. “Overall, every single district saw a decline, more...
PROVIDENCE, RI
Norwich Bulletin

What to know before you vote in Griswold Nov. 2

Election Day is Nov. 2, when every town and city in Connecticut will hold votes on who gets to make local, day-to-day decisions. This includes Griswold, which has multiple important town offices, including that of First Selectman, up for election this year. In Griswold, there are 7,945 active and 218 inactive voters, according to last year’s data from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office.
GRISWOLD, CT
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For Volunteers, Cleaning Up Litter is Never-Ending Game of Whack-A-Mole

PROVIDENCE — The corner lot at the Intersection of Smith Street and Chalkstone and Camden avenues is essentially a drive-thru dump. A short semi-circle dirt path, wide enough to accommodate a large pickup, that connects the avenues makes for easy access and quick getaways. A group of volunteers picked up...
PROVIDENCE, RI
independentri.com

NK woman sentenced to seven years at ACI for fatal DUI accident

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A North Kingstown woman will serve seven years at the state prison in connection with a 2019 drunken driving crash that claimed the life of a woman and injured two others. At a hearing Monday in Providence County Superior Court, Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Barbara...
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI
independentri.com

NK sets up showdown with Rams

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The North Kingstown High School football team moved to 6-0 in league play last week and is ready to put that perfect mark on the line in a marquee game Friday night. The Skippers beat Shea 42-18 for their sixth consecutive victory since a loss in the...
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI
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Direct Action for Rights and Equality rallies against evictions and for housing

“This is the People’s Agenda!” said Terri Hodge, an organizer with DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) on Saturday. “We are here to address evictions during a pandemic [and] the current housing crisis. We are here to address homelessness. And we are here to address not having an [eviction] moratorium to protect tenants and homeowners during their time of need – during this pandemic.
PROVIDENCE, RI
independentri.com

SK falls to Hawks, looks ahead to key game

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The door is still open for the South Kingstown High School football team, even after a rough day. Bishop Hendricken stopped the Rebels’ three-game winning streak with a 27-0 victory on Saturday afternoon at Curtis Corner Middle School. On the chase for a berth in the top-tier state championship bracket, it wasn’t an unexpected result. The Rebels can still clinch a spot with a win over East Greenwich in the season finale and a Portsmouth loss to Hendricken.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI
Eyewitness News

Self defense class attendance on the rise after a Marlborough woman was attacked

MARLBOROUGH, CT (WFSB) – Self defense classes in Marlborough have seen an uptick in attendance. Over 70 women signed up just for one class earlier tonight. The instructor, Dominick Violante says he hopes to give his students confidence to defend themselves in violent situation. Women will learn several skills on how to handle different attacks. Violante says there are ways to use common items for defense, like a cell phone or a shopping cart.
MARLBOROUGH, CT
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