State Government Press Releases

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07/28/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Providence Police Department are continuing their investigation into the remains of eight individuals found at Pennine Funeral Home in Providence on July 25, 2014. Of the remains found at Pennine Funeral Home, six were bodies and two were...
07/24/2014
Whole Foods Market has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While no illnesses have been reported to-date, Listeria...
07/21/2014
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria...
07/17/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown; Bristol Town Beach in Bristol; Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick; Fogland Beach in Tiverton; Grinell's Beach in Tiverton; and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high...
07/03/2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released national survey results that show Rhode Island now has the second lowest youth smoking rate in the country. The results come from a national comparison of data from the states' 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)...
06/30/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is working with Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center to notify patients who may have been exposed to a person with measles who was in both of these facilities last week. The first potential exposure took place early in the...
06/21/2014
Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) officials recommend re-opening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly throughout...
06/20/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves and their families against serious illness caused by mosquito bites whenever outdoors during sunrise, sunset, or evenings, and in shady or wooded areas during the day, and to help keep...
06/19/2014
Providence, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Health's Office of State Medical Examiners (OSME) in cooperation with the Providence Police Department and other agencies, has positively identified skeletal remains found under the floor of a factory basement in Providence in July 2013. Phillip P....
06/13/2014
PROVIDENCE: The Rhode Department of Health (HEALTH) has confirmed two cases of chikungunya virus infection involving travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29, 2014 after presenting to local physicians with fever, muscle aches and pains, and joint pain. A few other...