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Woonsocket police investigate video of arrest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in a Rhode Island city are launching an internal investigation after a video surfaced that appears to show a police officer throwing a man onto the pavement and then using force while the man was on the ground. 91 more words


SUV Crashes Into Radio Station

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) – An SUV crashed into a radio station in Rhode Island early Wednesday morning.

The SUV, driven by 29-year-old Thomas Hill of Woonsocket, went through the wall and an office of… 76 more words


Driver charged with DUI after crash damages radio station

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island radio station was badly damaged after being struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

It happened just after midnight at the offices of… 213 more words


Woonsocket police investigating string of smash-and-grab robberies

WOONSOCKET, RI (WPRI) – Police are investigating after five businesses in Woonsocket were robbed on the same night.

Police believe the same suspects are responsible for all five of the break-ins. 109 more words


New Woonsocket police chief officially sworn in

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Former Providence police officer and deputy Chief of Police Thomas F. Oates III was sworn in as the police chief for Woonsocket Thursday morning. 154 more words


Multi-family Woonsocket home damaged in fire

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a multi-family home in Woonsocket went up in flames late Sunday night.

The five-alarm fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m. 236 more words


Father seeks answers after teen is shot, wounded by police

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket man faced a judge Monday after he was shot and wounded by police over the weekend.

According to Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates, officers were dispatched to the area of Elm Street at about 1:30 a.m. 295 more words