Breaking News articles

Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm at his desk Thursday morning. Mr. Klimm plans on pursuing other job opportunities after his three-year contract with the town expires Jan. 30, 2015. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth manager Klimm won’t seek contract extension

Portsmouth manager Klimm won’t seek contract extension

PORTSMOUTH — Only three years after he was hired to be Portsmouth’s town administrator, John Klimm today said he will not seek an extension of his contract, which expires Jan. 30, 2015. Mr. Klimm, a former Barnstable, Mass. town manager who was hired by the Town of Portsmouth in January 2012, said he loves the

A picture of the Santander Bank robbery suspect captured on security cameras.

East Providence Police search for suspect in Santander Bank robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are on the hunt for the suspect in a robbery at the Santander Bank branch on Taunton Avenue Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16. The incident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. Police units responded to the Santander location at 184 Taunton Avenue. As officers approached, dispatch received a 911 call which

Rescue workers in the Bristol Marine 1 boat resume their search Friday for a person who jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night. Photo by Eric Dickervitz.

Body recovered from Prudence Island shoreline

PRUDENCE ISLAND — A body was recovered from the shoreline on the south end of Prudence Island this afternoon, nearly three days after a woman jumped from the Mt. Hope Bridge. “Two civilians were walking the shoreline and they came upon a body,” said Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. “We assume it to be the missing

Police help keep a vehicle from crushing a man's foot after the vehicle he was driving struck a parked car and rolled over on Washington Street near Guiteras School.

Rollover crash outside Guiteras School sends driver to hospital

Just minutes after Guiteras School dismissed its students at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, a driver of a late model Toyota crashed his car into a parked car on Washington Street, coming to rest on its driver’s side. The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. while several students remained in the playground with their parents before going

police

Police arrest man in Colt Park stabbing, shooting

State Police have charged a Fall River man with stabbing another man during a fight at Colt State Park during Memorial Day weekend. Jordan W. Lyttle, 23, of 1852 South Main St., Fall River, Mass., was charged Tuesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to commit a felony and possession of

guys-signs

Heckert, Thompson top Warren Town Council primary race

Despite being political outsiders in Warren — or maybe because of it — unendorsed Democratic Warren Town Council candidates Brandt Heckert and Steven Thompson won Tuesday’s Democratic primary handily, beating out five endorsed Democrats also vying for a spot on the ballot in November’s election. While 104 absentee and eight provisional ballots still needed to

Councilman Timothy Sweeney supporters from left, Anne Sweeney, 11, Aela Mansmann, 10, and Georgia Craddock, 12, wave election signs at passing cars on Chestnut Street on Tuesday.  Mr. Sweeney was the top vote getter in the Town Council race.

Five advance in Bristol Town Council race

All three incumbents and two newcomers vying for seats on the Bristol Town Council advanced to November’s General Election, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Councilmen Nathan Calouro, Edward Stuart and Timothy Sweeney advanced Tuesday along  Susan Donovan and Ethan Tucker. Former Councilman David Barboza garnered the fewest votes and was eliminated in the unofficial

ballot

Voting irregularities alleged in Warren

A Democratic candidate for Warren Town Council has complained after he found dozens of what he calls “doctored” sample ballots at the Libby Lane polling station Tuesday morning. Steve Thompson, one of two candidates for Warren Town Council who was not endorsed by the Warren Democratic Town Committee, said he saw a large pile of ballots

Police speak with a man while investigating the incident Thursday on Seaconnet Boulevard. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth man who fell from canoe dies, paddler arrested

PORTSMOUTH — A 65-year-old local man has died after the canoe he was in capsized about 100 feet from shore off Island Park Thursday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief Brian Peters confirmed this morning. A second man in the canoe was arrested by R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement, he said. Deputy Peters would

Top