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Amber Alert canceled, Portsmouth girl found safe

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Kathryn Botelho, the 13-year-old girl who was seen leaving her home Wednesday morning with a man unknown to her family, has been found safe. The Amber Alert issued yesterday was canceled sometime around 1 a.m. Thursday. A Portsmouth police spokesman Thursday morning confirmed that Kathryn has been found “alive and safe” and that […]

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Portsmouth police issue statement on Amber Alert

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

Amber Alert released this photo of 13-year-old Kathryn Botelho.

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s a statement released by The Portsmouth Police Department Wednesday afternoon: “At approximately (9:35 a.m. Wednesday) Portsmouth Police received a report from the resident of 59 Ferry Landing that her 13-year-old daughter was missing. A search of the home and immediate area failed to locate the child. “However, while canvassing the neighborhood for […]

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Amber Alert issued in Portsmouth

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

Ambert Alert provided this photo of Kathryn Botelho.

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday morning for a 13-year-old girl. According to Amber Alert, police said they’re searching for Kathryn Botelho, who’s 4 feet, 11 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes and wearing a black skirt. She was wearing a blue sapphire Alex and Ani bracelet. She was a passenger in a […]

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What do you think of the colorful Sakonnet Bridge lights?

By   /  July 14, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  6 Comments

The colored Sakonnet Bridge lights, as seen from the southbound lanes on the Portsmouth side Sunday night.

PORTSMOUTH — As promised, the colorful “decorative” vertical lights on the Sakonnet River Bridge were finally switched on for an extended period Sunday night, bathing the span in a lavender hue. Until Sunday, drivers and those who live near the bridge only saw the LED lights — installed on the bridge deck’s light bulbs — for […]

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Grand jury indicts man for Portsmouth murder

By   /  June 27, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The Statewide Grand Jury Wednesday reported out an indictment charging Christopher James, 46, with one count of domestic murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Portsmouth woman in Feb. 27. It’s alleged that on Feb. 27, Mr. James stabbed and killed his ex-wife, Terry Chiodo of Portsmouth, on a RIPTA bus while […]

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House votes 67-4 to stop bridge tolls

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  5 Comments

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The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 67-4 Wednesday evening to delay implementation of Sakonnet Bridge tolls until next April, 2014. That directive is in the form of an Article attached to the state budget, which is still being debated at this hour. If the final state budget is approved (by the House, Senate and […]

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House debates one-year toll delay

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  3 Comments

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East Bay lawmakers prevailed Tuesday in their efforts to gain full House discussion of a bid to push back the start of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls from early July until at least next April. Though the amendment was still subject to a full vote of the House after the Sakonnet Times went to press, on […]

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Bristol man charged with DUI in fatal Portsmouth crash

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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A Bristol man faces vehicular homicide charges after a three-car accident in Portsmouth that killed a 79-year-old man Wednesday afternoon. Joseph Kalen, 49, of 99 Peck Ave., was arraigned in his hospital room at Newport Hospital Wednesday on a charge of DUI-Death Resulting and refusal to submit to a chemical test, and later released on […]

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One driver dead in Portsmouth crash

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A driver was killed in a three-vehicle collision late Wednesday afternoon on Bristol Ferry Road. Police and rescue workers responded to Bristol Ferry Road at Mare Terrace for a  motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles. A bystander was performing CPR on one victim before units arrived, and rescue workers took over. One individual was […]

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Injuries reported in 3-vehicle crash in Portsmouth

By   /  June 12, 2013  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A large part of Bristol Ferry Road is closed as rescue workers and police deal with a three-vehicle accident that injured at least three people a short time before 5 p.m. Two pickup trucks and a Mercedes Benz collided, blocking both lanes of travel just south of Schooner Drive.

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