The Amber alert issued by Rhode Island State Police for missing Portsmouth teen Kathryn Botelho has been canceled. She was reported missing by her mother, and found later Wednesday night. Police have not released details as to what may have happened.
Thirteen year old Kathryn Botelho was last seen leaving her house with a man not known to her family. Police have issued an amber alert for a 1990’s four-door red Chrysler, possibly a Sebring or Concorde. It may have a New Jersey license plate.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority said it’s not surprised that a federal judge refused to issue a restraining order to block tolling of the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Because tolling wasn’t part of the original construction plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration, the state had to go back and amend its environmental impact statement. The Town of Portsmouth filed a lawsuit, saying the amended impact statement is flawed. Chairman for the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, David Darlington, said he’s confident the paperwork was properly filed.