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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
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced last week that a Johnston man has been found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of the murder of Mario Diaz, stemming from a … more
On Tuesday, Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest Joseph L. Giudici, 40, of 7 Canonchet Trail, Johnston, for Driving Under the Influence after he struck two marked Rhode Island State Police … 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
James Harrison’s story does not stir sympathy. The Johnston man was accused of peeping through a young neighbor’s window in May. The next morning he allegedly killed his mother and a … more
Early Monday morning, Johnston Police spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a Providence shooting. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, they chased the vehicle; the occupants … 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
Two Johnston High School students were arrested last week following an assault on the school’s police department-assigned Resource Officer. Around 10 a.m., Thursday, Johnston Police … more
UPDATE: The Johnston Police Department asked the public for assistance locating a stolen car. The vehicle, pictured here, was taken from the victim’s driveway on Capri Drive around 2:30 a.m. on … 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
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following police log information has been taken from public record police incident and arrest reports provided by the Johnston Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. more
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