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PORTSMOUTH — Members of the town’s police force will have to wait longer than expected to move into their new building. more
PORTSMOUTH — Starting Saturday, Sept. 1, officers with the Portsmouth Police Department will be wearing body cameras while out on patrol for a 30-day trial period. more
The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office has concluded that a Tiverton police officer acted appropriately when shooting an intoxicated man who was wielding a rifle inside his home on April … more
Bristol Police have completed the investigation of a fatal accident that occurred in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot a couple of weeks ago and released the identity of the deceased man. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old Dartmouth man was charged with driving while intoxicated and domestic assault after he fled the scene of an accident on Sunday, police said. According to … more
A husband and wife are both being charged with operating their boat recklessly after a drunken day and night of sailing in Narragansett Bay, when they hit the Newport Bridge, she fell overboard and … more
Warren police have charged a Uber driver with second degree sexual assault, after he allegedly touched an unconscious woman inappropriately while driving her to her home in Warren late last … more
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Palatino} Monday, Aug. 20 A Kickemuit Road woman called police to report getting into an argument with her son. A Warren woman reported … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 37-year-old Fall River woman was arrested Friday around 11:30 a.m. after she was observed dealing heroin in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy on Turnpike Avenue, police … more
A Barrington police officer on traffic patrol spotted a vehicle parked in the middle of the road on Tall Pines Drive at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16. As the officer approached the vehicle, three … 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.