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Editor's Note: This is first of two stories on Chris Parella's first year as EPPD chief. EAST PROVIDENCE — It's been a bit of a whirlwind first year on the job for East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, the gregarious and … more
CENTRAL FALLS — An East Providence man was among eight men arrested by Central Falls Police Wednesday, Aug. 26, as part of an ongoing prostitution sting in the city. Some 30 people have been arrested to date in the operation called "John … more
Bristol Police Chief Josue Canario has released a statement about the fatal crash involving a Bristol Fire Department deputy chief. The statement reads: On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at 5:56 p.m. Bristol Fire Department and Police Department … more
According to multiples sources, a 50-year-old deputy chief in the Bristol Fire Department was involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash along Metacom Avenue in Bristol this evening. The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m., when the vehicle went off … more
TIVERTON — A man in his early 20's operating a motorcycle died at the scene Thursday afternoon following a collision about 4:10 p.m. with a Ford Explorer at the intersection of Pond Bridge Road and Main Road in Tiverton. The identity of the … more
Bristol police officers arrested six people for offenses including felony assault, domestic assault, domestic vandalism and breaking-and-entering in the past week. They also fielded the usual array of calls about noisy neighbors, bats and dogs. … more
A recent increase in underage drinking-related arrests in Barrington has not only caught the attention of the local police department. It's also sounding an alarm with parents. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said he was encouraged by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Friday, April 21 Erin E. Catterall, 32, of 451 Warley St., Portsmouth, was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous … more
Above: Apartments at the Oxbow Farms neighborhood in Middletown, where a woman was found dead Tuesday morning. MIDDLETOWN — A woman charged with domestic murder in Middletown Tuesday had a previous run-in with Portsmouth police last … more
Police responded to the Dunkin Donuts on County Road on Saturday, Aug. 22, at about 6 p.m. for a report of a male customer who was making the store's female employees feel uncomfortable. The restaurant manager told the police officer that … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.