Friday, February 22, 2013
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has contacted the State Police after two men allegedly climbed the Mount Hope Bridge last October and posted the video on YouTube.
Two men, who allegedly climbed the Mount Hope Bridge this past fall and posted the video on YouTube, are apparently keeping a low profile, reports The Sakonnet Times. The incident, which occurred in October, was reported to the State Police by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, according to The Sakonnet Times. The video, which did not show the actual climb, has also apparently been removed from YouTube, according to the article. The Mount Hope Bridge spans Portsmouth and Bristol, and reaches a height of 285 feet. Climbing the bridge is illegal and extremely dangerous.
Friday, February 3, 2012
A two-vehicle crash in Bristol Wednesday kept traffic at a standstill on the Mount Hope Bridge.
A two-vehicle crash in Bristol Wednesday evening caused traffic to come to a standstill along the Mount Hope Bridge, with some motorists waiting more than 30 minutes to cross. The crash occurred at 5:47 p.m. at 659 Bristol Ferry Road, Bristol. Portsmouth Rescue was called to assist at the scene, according to Capt. Michael O'Brien of the Portsmouth Fire Department. Two vehicles collided, causing front-end damage to at least one of the cars. State Police responded to the scene. Updated at 10:34 a.m. Friday The Sakonnet Times reports several people, including children, were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries following the crash. Several youth were transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital as a precaution, The …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tara L. Mellow, 39, of 471 Water St., was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining $10,895 in unemployment benefits.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
State Police arrested 16 people, including a Portsmouth resident, on Tuesday for allegedly obtaining unemployment benefits under false pretenses. The 16 people arrested are collectively accused of fraudulently obtaining benefits totaling approximately $162,226. Among them was Portsmouth's Tara L. Mellow, 39, of 471 Water St., who is accused of fraudulently obtaining $10,895 in unemployment benefits. She was charged Tuesday with obtaining money under false pretenses over $500. The following people were also arrested Tuesday. All 16 were arraigned and released on personal recognizance. These felony arrests represent an ongoing effort by the State Police and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training to identify and prosecute those …
Friday, August 19, 2011
The State Police will conduct two new enforcement details.
The Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will participate in tow traffic enforcement mobilization details from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5 to increase enforcement of drunk driving and seat belt laws. The details are as follows: The Rhode Island State Police, through funding obtained by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Office on Highway Safety, will have additional patrols targeting seat belt and child restraint violations, texting violations and especially impaired drivers. Drunk and impaired driving enforcement continues to be a vital mission of the Rhode Island State Police and motorists are reminded “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” C.A.R.E is a national effort…