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Bristol man gets 7 years for DUI death

Bristol man gets 7 years for DUI death

A Bristol man is facing seven years in prison after killing another man in a drunk driving accident last year. Joseph Kalen, 50, with a last known address of 99 Peck St., Bristol, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Newport County Superior Court to Driving under the influence, death resulting, and driving to endanger resulting in


One shot, another stabbed in Colt State Park

Two men are hospitalized after one was stabbed and the other shot during a fight at Colt State Park Sunday evening, State Police Commissioner Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell announced Monday morning. Two men who know each other were both attending a Memorial Day cookout in the park when they got into an argument that turned violent at about

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East Providence Police Chief Tavares agrees to retirement pact

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares has agreed to retire from his duties atop the department as of Aug. 31, 2014, multiple sources confirmed over the last several days. A source told The Post the chief will leave his post as of July 1. He will remain on the job officially through

Firefighters battle a blaze at 15 Gooding Avenue on Friday, May 2.

Friday fire closes Gooding Avenue

Fire crews from Bristol and Warren are on the scene of a smoky fire that erupted in the business plaza at 15 Gooding Avenue. Bristol fire department received a call around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2. When they arrived, the unit, located between Icon Boxing Gym and T.A. Gardiner Plumbing and Heating was filled


Race car driver dies after crash at Wing-N-It

Race car driver Steven Elmslie has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at Wing-N-It restaurant last Thursday, Rhode Island Hospital has confirmed. Mr. Elmslie, 51, of Bristol, who had been listed in critical condition since the crash into the restaurant’s smoke house last week, died of internal injuries Thursday. He had

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David Barboza Named Chief Marshal

Bristol Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Ray Lavey has named David Barboza to be chief marshal of the 229th celebration. For Mr. Lavey, the choice was easy. The two had become acquaintances over the past 12 years in their roles in town government and participating in various Fourth of July committees. “I looked for

Parking Ban Issued Throughout Bristol

The Bristol Police Department has issued a parking ban throughout the town as another winter storm moves in. The parking ban begins at midnight tonight and continues indefinitely to allow emergency vehicles to pass and plows to clear the streets. All vehicles must be removed from the road and parked in driveways by midnight. Any