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Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, larceny, death threats

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, larceny, death threats

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: James K. Nicolson, 37, of 1320 Hope St., Bristol, was arrested Oct. 20 on an East Providence Police Department warrant for an original charge of possession of cocaine. Johanthon E. Rawson, 33, of 10 Francis St., Apt. E, Bristol, was charged with larceny and three

Fire Chief Bob Martin, left, gets assistance from rescue department staff member Courtney Lancaster as the department learns the precautionary protocols used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Ebola fears prompt new Bristol EMS protocol

With the heightened attention the deadly Ebola virus has received in the national media lately, local rescue workers are taking extra precautions, which means more questions for patients seeking help. “Since (Ebola) has raised its ugly head, we’ve started preparing over the last couple of months,” said Chief Martin. Patients with flu-like symptoms who call


East Providence Police Department presents women’s self-defense classes

EAST PROVIDENCE — R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) is a contemporary basic self-defense course for women only.  Rape Aggression Defense Systems, Inc. and East Providence Police Officers trained in this program provide attendees with information, tactics and considerations, which we believe may be useful to various types of abductive encounters perpetrated against women. Even though your