World War II hero's remains come home, 75 years after he was shot down

As his B-24 Liberator began a spiraling descent after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what he had to do. Holding tightly to the controls and desperately …
What a blast! Brayton Point towers fall in spectacular fashion

Watch drone footage of the collapse hereThe massive Brayton Point cooling towers in Somerset fell in spectacular fashion at precisely 8 a.m. Saturday, to the cheers of thousands who lined the …

Towers' implosion Saturday will set world record

After towering over Mt. Hope Bay for a decade, the bells toll this weekend for the two massive Brayton Point power plant cooling towers, which are scheduled to be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. …

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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.