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A Warren funderal director and former town council member has been charged by Rehoboth police with assaulting a public employee, operating under the influence, speeding and other charges after she … more
Monday, Oct. 30 A caller on Read Avenue called to report that a tree was blocking her driveway. An Orchard Avenue resident reported credit card fraud. The animal control officer played hide … more
A Metacom Avenue man faces multiple charges after police raided his home Friday morning, seizing about an ounce of crack cocaine and about the same amount of marijuana. David M. Salvatore, 56, of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in … more
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Items were reported stolen from a business on Market Street. An officer found a disabled drone on Child Street, and contacted the owner. A possibly sick coyote was spotted … more
Monday, Sept. 25 Police got a complaint that two women were openly drinking alcohol at a bus stop at Main and Water streets. Police checked it out: Soda. Police were called to the Hugh Cole … more
Tuesday, Sept. 5 It was a busy afternoon for the animal control officer. Police got a call at 2:09 p.m. regarding an injured turkey on Canario Drive, but the ACO reported that the turkey … more
Monday, Aug. 28 Maria Ligia P. Pimentel, 56, of 325 Child St., was arrested on a Rhode Island Superior Court warrant. Yanitza I. Montanez, 23, of Providence, was charged with driving after the … more
A Warren is facing multiple charges after he lost control of his motorcycle at high speed early Sunday morning. Police were called to Laurel Lane just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday by residents who … more
Tuesday, Aug. 15The animal control officer released a skunk (carefully, it’s presumed) that had become trapped on Child Street.Someone rummaged through a car parked on Vernon Street.A Main … 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.