State Government Press Releases

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11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in State management areas and undeveloped State parks during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal kayaking incident that occurred this morning in Narragansett. Sea conditions played a large role in the cause of this fatal incident. Two kayaks left the Sprague Bridge area and...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop next month to review the draft Rhode Island "Prohibition of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Specific End-Uses" regulation. HFCs are potent man-made greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of...
11/27/2020
At 10:22 am Troopers arrested Shawn Lucchetti, age 41, of 48 Harris Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and or Drugs 2nd Offense, BAC Unknown (felony) 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test 2nd offense and 3.) Driving with a Suspended Permit First...
11/25/2020
At 11:30 PM, Troopers arrested David Steger, age 45, of 314 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI for a Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on Technical Violation on the charge of Domestic Simple Assault originating from the Warwick Police Department. The arrest was...
11/25/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. After officially proclaiming tomorrow as Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy, safe and healthy holiday. "Every Thanksgiving, we take time to remember all we have to be grateful for. While we...
11/25/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Barber's Pond in South Kingstown. The advisory related to high levels of blue-green algae, also known as...
11/25/2020
State prison ledger from 1888 returned to Rhode Island by Connecticut antiquarian book seller PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that through joint efforts, their offices have secured the return of a unique 19th...
11/25/2020
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On November 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM, Troopers arrested Dino Depina, age 26, of 1794 New London Turnpike Street Apt. B8, West Warwick, Rhode Island on an Affidavit and Arrest...
11/25/2020
**Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District B Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5608 or rispdps@risp.gov ** On November 24, 2020, at 10:45 PM, Troopers arrested, Luis M. Cardona, age 28, of 59 Clarence Street Apt #1, Providence, Rhode Island for Driving Under the...