• Rhode Island May 5, 2024 6:02 pm

    Cranston Police Department mourns sudden loss of K9 Zeus

    The police department in Cranston, Rhode Island, is mourning the death of one of its K9s. Cranston police announced that K9 Zeus died Saturday afternoon after he experienced a sudden illness. He was nine years old. “K9 Zeus, with with his handler Sgt. Gregg Bruno, served our department with great distinction, dedication and honor,” the department wrote in a...

  • Rhode Island April 23, 2024 12:26 pm

    Car crashes into Dunkin' in RI after driver mistakenly hits gas pedal, police say

    A vehicle slammed into a Dunkin’ in Cranston, Rhode Island, Tuesday morning, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. Firefighters responded to the Dunkin’ on Reservoir Avenue crash at about 6:30 a.m., where they found the vehicle entirely inside the coffee shop, the Cranston Fire Department said. The driver of the car had his learner’s permit and was learning how to...

  • Cranston February 3, 2024 6:01 pm

    Police looking for man who accosted teenager in Cranston, RI

    Authorities are looking for a man who tried to grab a teenager in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Friday. Police say the girl was approached by a man at around 7:48 a.m. while walking on Gansett Avenue. The man said something in Spanish before grabbing the teenage girl by the arm, according to WJAR. When the high schooler resisted and sought…

  • Rhode Island December 20, 2023 3:21 pm

    Residents rescued by boat after RI apartment building floods

    Some residents in Cranston, Rhode Island, had to be rescued by boat from a flooded apartment building on Tuesday, after the nearby Pocasset River overflowed, according to WJAR-TV. It took fire rescue crews over 15 hours to get residents from Riverview Terrace Apartments on Fordson Avenue to dry land, reported WJAR-TV. “It’s very cold in the apartments. Very cold, no…

  • Rhode Island October 31, 2023 6:27 pm

    Father arrested after 4-year-old son shot in Rhode Island

    Police say the boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and remains in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

  • Rhode Island November 1, 2023 10:48 am

    RI man charged after police say he accidentally shot 4-year-old son in head

    A Rhode Island man has been arrested after police say he accidentally shot his 4-year-old son in the head Tuesday at their Cranston home. Authorities responded to 911 calls around 10:15 a.m. reporting that a child had been shot at a residence on Queen Street. Police say the boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery…

  • Eat New England September 29, 2023 2:36 pm

    Old-school Italian at a massive restaurant on a pond off a side street

    If you read through websites that reminisce about long-closed restaurants in the Greater Boston area and elsewhere in New England, you’ll inevitably see references to a certain type of dining spot that continues to disappear from the local landscape: the multi-room family-friendly restaurants that were often seen as destination spots. Some well-known names tossed about in such discussions include...

  • Cranston July 13, 2023 10:21 am

    Cranston School Committee member arrested for embezzlement of school funds

    A member of the Cranston School Committee and President of the Stone Hill Elementary School Parent Teacher Group was arrested on multiple charges. Police say the charges against Tera Norberg include unlawful appropriation, embezzlement, filing a false document, and obstructing an officer in execution of duty.  At the start of the investigation, Norberg was asked to provide bank statements of…

  • Cranston June 23, 2023 2:26 pm

    State senator arrested for damaging a vehicle in Rhode Island

    Rhode Island State Senator Joshua Mille was arrested for damaging a vehicle on Thursday afternoon. Miller was charged with vandalism/malicious injury to property after allegedly keying a car at Garden City Shopping Center. According to police, they responded to a report regarding a pickup truck reportedly vandalized. The owner of the truck said he saw a man standing on...

  • Cranston June 21, 2023 7:26 am

    1 killed, another seriously injured in Cranston, RI crash involving two vans

    One person is dead and another seriously injured after a head-on collision involving two vans Monday night in Cranston, Rhode Island. Cranston police confirmed the injuries to NBC affiliate WJAR, saying it appeared the vans were driving in opposite directions when one of the vehicles crossed the double yellow line, crashing into the other van on Scituate Avenue. First responders…

  • Cranston June 17, 2023 6:50 pm

    RI man arrested after allegedly robbing Citizens Bank

    A Rhode Island man who was released from a correctional institution in late April has been arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Cranston, police said. According to Cranston police, 58-year-old Gino Rotondo was taken into custody Friday night after he was found hiding in a self-storage unit. Earlier Friday, authorities allege it was Rotondo who robbed the Citizens…

  • Cranston June 15, 2023 9:20 am

    Horse loses eye after attack at therapy ranch in Cranston, RI

    A horse was attacked last week at a therapeutic ranch in Cranston, Rhode Island, according to the owner, who says he is heartbroken over the disturbing case of animal abuse. Andy Calcione, director of Horses 4 Hope, says his brother found one of their three horses had been attacked last Friday afternoon inside their barn in the larger paddock. “What…

  • Cranston June 8, 2023 1:29 pm

    Former Cranston, RI, council member facing child sex charge

    A former City Council member in Cranston, Rhode Island, was arrested on Thursday and is facing a child sex charge. According to reports by WJAR, the allegations against Matthew Reilly involve a young girl he met online. He is also facing a charge of first degree child molestation, second degree child molestation and enticement of a person under 16. Reilly…

  • Cranston June 1, 2023 2:38 pm

    Man Arrested of DUI that Caused Injuries to a 4-Year-old in Rhode Island

    A man was arrested on Wednesday night after a car crash in Cranston, Rhode Island. The accident happened at the Farmington Avenue and Dyer Avenue intersection at around 8:39 p.m., according to authorities. Police say one of the occupants was a 4-year-old child that suffered serious injuries. Both drivers and one passenger were transported to a local hospital with minor…

  • Cranston May 18, 2023 3:25 pm

    Cranston, RI Councilman Resigns After Drug Posession Arrest

    A city councilor from Cranston, Rhode Island has resigned following an arrest for drug posesssion, Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins announced. “I hereby submit my resignation as the Ward Six City Councilperson, effective immediately,” said Matthew Reilly’s in a one-sentence letter. According to reports by WJAR, Reilly was arrested on Monday for drug posession. Body camera footage of the arrest...

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