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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

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 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


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


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

Bristol Sports Club, 417 Wood St.

Bristol Sports Club shut down, 3 charged with illegal gambling

Police shut down the Bristol Sports Club Wednesday and arrested three in connection with an illegal gambling operation, the State Police announced Wednesday afternoon. Antonio DeMatos, 76, of 37 Wall St., Bristol, Norberto Pacheco, 71, of 163 Bradford St., Bristol, and Kevion Connolly, 55, of 75 Highland St., Canton, Mass., were all charged with organized

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Mt. Hope softball coach charged with embezzling booster club funds

Bristol Police this week charged the former president of the Mt. Hope High School Booster Club with embezzling more than $19,000 in club funds. Steven W. Zina, 54, of 17 Charlotte Drive, Bristol, was charged with embezzlement over $100, a felony, after allegedly stealing the money through ATM withdrawals from the Booster Club’s account. Zina, also

Mike Fiore, of Bristol, died Tuesday after crashing during a high-speed boat race in Missouri Saturday. Photo credit: Nathan Bechtold/

Outerlimits owner dies after dramatic boat crash

Bristol resident and Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats owner Mike Fiore died Tuesday night after suffering serious injuries during a high-speed boat race Saturday, the family has announced. Mr. Fiore died from complications after surgery on Sunday to repair several broken bones he suffered when his racing boat flipped as high as 50 feet in the air as he approached the finish