State Government Press Releases

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05/24/2022
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on intent to issue a Categorical Exclusion. The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has reviewed for approval the request by the Pascoag Utility District for a Categorical Exclusion determination for proposed...
05/24/2022
At 1:08 PM, Troopers arrested Richard Carter, age 74, of 49 Liberty Church Road, Exeter, Rhode Island for 1.) Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon and 2.) Firing in a Compact Area. The arrest was a result of a call for service in the Town of Exeter. Carter was transported to the State Police...
05/23/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. The recalled products...
05/23/2022
At 10:25 PM, Troopers arrested Alejandro Rivera, age 35, of 212 First Avenue, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs 1st Offense BAC Unknown and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop...
05/21/2022
At 12:40 pm Troopers arrested Amy Latypov, age 52, of 99 Allmy Street Warwick, Rhode Island on a Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the charge of Driving with a Suspended License originating out of the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln Woods...
05/21/2022
At 8:45 PM, Troopers arrested Dale Rodriguez, age 26, of 1348 Broad Street Apt. #3, Providence, RI for an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Domestic Breaking and Entering and Domestic Simple Assault issued out of the Providence Police Department. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE Continuing a practice it began several years ago, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has opened two state surf beaches Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler, both located in Narragansett before the traditional start of the summer...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 21st. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground-level ozone concentrations. Fine particles...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking more than 20 freshwaters across Rhode Island with hatchery-raised trout before Memorial Day weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. On May 19, DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee on Friday hosted a two-hour Facebook Live event in observance of Rhode Island's second annual 'Mental Health Action Day.' The event featured state, federal and community leaders taking action to end the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders.