State Government Press Releases

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07/17/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 146 mosquito samples from 29 traps set on Monday, July 8, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
07/17/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, next week. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the movie Surf's Up, stargazing, and illuminated jellyfish and other local sea creatures.
07/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Northfork Bison Distributions is recalling bison burgers and ground bison because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103. This form of E. coli may cause diarrheal illness. Although most...
07/17/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pita Pal Foods is recalling certain hummus products due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The products were made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. They were sold under the brand names Bucee's, Fresh Thyme, Harris...
07/17/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 10:44 AM, Troopers arrested Inlavongsa Bounthom, age 29, of 295 Lowell Avenue, Providence, RI, for: 1) Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the original charge of...
07/16/2019
Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded $827,782 in the April 2019 round of grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Arts Council's board approved the awarding of these grants at its June meeting in Providence. These grants will go to...
07/16/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning will hold a public hearing this week to gather public input on the adoption of the updated Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The...
07/16/2019
Paddlers in kayaks and canoes, along with non-boating volunteers, are needed to collect seed pods from this noxious plant, which threatens to cover the pond. PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting volunteers to help harvest seed pods from...
07/16/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District "A" Commander, 401-764-5612 On July 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM, Troopers arrested Kelly Rovedo, age 32, of 48 Plymouth Road, Bellingham, MA for 1.) Driving in Possession of Controlled Substance and 2.) Possession of Controlled Substance Crack...
07/15/2019
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. Joseph Lancia (age 28) Smithfield,...