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The latest on local crime and public safety.
30+ Lobsters Stolen from End O Main Lobster

30+ Lobsters Stolen from End O Main Lobster

The lobsters were cull lobsters, which means they only have one claw. That could be the key to cracking open this criminal crustacean case.
Narragansett Police Accepting Applications

Narragansett Police Accepting Applications

The Narragansett Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer.
South Kingstown Boy, 13, Killed in ATV Crash in South Carolina

South Kingstown Boy, 13, Killed in ATV Crash in South Carolina

Brandon Michael Austin was driving the vehicle on a private driveway off Old Jollystreet Road near the community of Prosperity when he crashed, authorities said.
Narragansett Motorcyclist Flees Police, Crashes

Narragansett Motorcyclist Flees Police, Crashes

Jacob Clauson, 23, was seriously injured.
South Kingstown Native Killed in Ohio Crash

South Kingstown Native Killed in Ohio Crash

Zakaria M. Tefft, 31, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was killed Friday.
Trio Charged with Throwing Beer Bottles at Taylor Swift's RI Beach Home

Trio Charged with Throwing Beer Bottles at Taylor Swift's RI Beach Home

Police said three Connecticut residents threw beer bottles and swore at security guards at Swift's Westerly estate.
Trial Starts in Superstorm Sandy Stabbing Death of South Kingstown Man

Trial Starts in Superstorm Sandy Stabbing Death of South Kingstown Man

Mandell Tripp was accused of killing Kevin Brown to death.
South Kingstown Man Charged with Child Porn

South Kingstown Man Charged with Child Porn

Anthony S. Partridge, 21, of 82 Sweet Fern Ln., was arrested following an undercover investigation.
Missing Elderly Man Located in Exeter

Missing Elderly Man Located in Exeter

Joseph Sabins went missing from his home on South County Trail.
Fine for Littering in Rhode Island Doubled to $1,000

Fine for Littering in Rhode Island Doubled to $1,000

The maximum fine for a second littering offense also increased from a$500 to $5,000.
Authorities Searching for Missing Exeter Man

Authorities Searching for Missing Exeter Man

Joseph Sabins was last seen at his home on South County Trail in Exeter.
Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car Now Illegal in Rhode Island

Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car Now Illegal in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently signed a bill making it illegal to leave pets in a hot car.
Screwdriver-Wielding Man Robbed SK Convenience Store, Cops Say

Screwdriver-Wielding Man Robbed SK Convenience Store, Cops Say

The man was identified as Michael Sgambato, 45, of 10 Kingston Ave.
Sheehan Seeks Another Senate Term

Sheehan Seeks Another Senate Term

Sen. James C. Sheehan is seeking another term representing Rhode Island Senate District 36.
Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Police said the man walked into the gas station just before 8 p.m. on Sunday and demanded cash.
Former URI Clerk Pleads No Contest to Embezzling from University

Former URI Clerk Pleads No Contest to Embezzling from University

Fred Randall was employed as a fiscal clerk and later as a senior teller at the College of Continuing Education at URI's Feinstein campus in Providence. His crimes were discovered after he r
Busy Weekend for SK Police with 7 Arrests

Busy Weekend for SK Police with 7 Arrests

The following arrests were reported by South Kingstown police. They do not indicate a conviction.
Another Underage Drinking Party in SK; 4 Charged with Social Host Violations

Another Underage Drinking Party in SK; 4 Charged with Social Host Violations

Four adults under 21 were charged with violating the state's social host laws.
28-Year-Old Dies in Motorcycle Crash

28-Year-Old Dies in Motorcycle Crash

South Kingstown Police identified the victim of a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning as a 28-year-old South Kingstown man.