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A Barrington resident stopped by the police station on Thursday, March 30, after she learned that photos of her 15-year-old daughter had been used by an escort service website. The woman said it … more
Warren’s first known heroin overdose of 2017 came just four days into the new year.Called to a Thompson Street apartment at 5:57 p.m., Warren rescue crews found a 56-year-old man lying on the … more
Police have arrested a second person in connection with the murder of a Bristol woman in February, Police Chief Josue Canario announced Monday afternoon. Selena Martinez, age 21,of 34 Sowams Drive … more
All of Route 114 in downtown Bristol is closed to traffic after a car jumped the curb and slammed into an empty storefront. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. Monday at 495 Hope St., just … more
The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between March 20 and March 26: Monday, March 20 Officers responded to reports of two scam attempts, one involving IRS fraud, which … more
The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Daniel J. Taylor, 27, of 81 Arthur St., Apt. 12, Pawtucket, was arrested on an affidavit warrant and charged with driving with a … more
Tuesday, March 21 Carlos M. Villanueva, 26, of Fall River, was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant at 10:56 a.m. on Main Road. Justin Turner, 31, of 1 Mill St. (Bourne Mill), … more
Barrington police were presented with four new cases of bank fraud and identity theft recently. On Saturday, March 25, a Richmond Avenue resident contacted police after her credit card company … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week.s Thursday, March 23 A Dianne Avenue resident reported a bicycle she had found in the … more
For the second time in the past two weeks, a coyote-vs-dog incident occurred at the former Zion Bible College property. At about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, a Barrington resident contacted … 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.