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UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz. more
The prayers worked. Sister Daisy’s still healing but she’s back in her St. Rocco School classroom. “It’s a miracle,” said the nun and second-grade teacher. … more
Too little too late or better late than never? Four months later and at least two subsequent significant flood events since September’s soaking storms, the Federal Emergency Management … more
The water’s still waist deep and starting to freeze along Belfield Drive, cutting 10 Johnston homes — and around 30 residents — off from civilization, emergency services, fuel and … more
As the Johnston Sun Rise went to the printers Wednesday morning, Johnston’s emergency management officials had barely finished celebrating good news from the federal government when a fresh … more
The Johnston School Committee voted unanimously to approve a proposal by the Johnston Police Department to equip officers in schools with body-worn cameras. “A Memorandum of Understanding … more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
Trunk or treat! The air was filled with Halloween spirit — and spirits — for two hours Monday night during the Johnston Police Department’s third annual Trunk or Treat event, … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Johnston Police and the state's Violent Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in last Wednesday’s shooting at City Limit Auto Sales on Hartford Avenue. “Our main objective is to protect … more
Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Add another $14,000 to the more than $500,000 the Johnston Association of Firefighters Local 1950 has collected since 1970 for the highly acclaimed Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). … more
Johnston’s mayor has called on Gov. Dan McKee to make a “disaster declaration” in Johnston to help residents rebuild after the Aug. 18 tornado . McKee’s administration … more
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