State Government Press Releases

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06/14/2021
Due to a shift in strategy and focus in the State's COVID-19 response, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing their plan to consolidate State-run COVID-19 test sites. As the pandemic evolves, the State's testing strategy has become more targeted....
06/14/2021
Due to a shift in strategy and focus in the State's COVID-19 response, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing their plan to consolidate State-run COVID-19 test sites. As the pandemic evolves, the State's testing strategy has become more targeted....
06/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 11:53 PM, Troopers arrested John Sanderson, age 28, of 32 Elmore Avenue, Woonsocket, RI for: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs- B.A.C. Unknown- 1ST...
06/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov At 11:13 PM, Troopers arrested John Rose, age 27, of 2987 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI, for an Affidavit and Arrest warrant on the charge of Possession of a Controlled...
06/14/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On June 13, 2021, att 8:00 PM, Troopers from the Traffic Safety Unit arrested Angelo Morales, age 28, of 107 Garfield Street, Apartment 3F, Central Falls, Rhode Island for 1.)...
06/13/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On June 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM, Troopers arrested Gail Deaett, age, 41, of 56 Maple Avenue, West Warwick, RI for 1) Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Shoplifting originating out of...
06/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Attorney General Peter F. Neronha are warning Rhode Islanders of a series of scam text messages that have been reported this weekend, claiming to be from the Rhode Island Department of State. The scam messages encourage Rhode Islanders to...
06/13/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Easton's Beach (also known as First Beach) for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer....
06/13/2021
At 6:30 PM, Troopers arrested Valdemar Pacheco, age 31, of 72 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence, RI, for Disorderly Conduct Fighting/Tumultuous Behavior. The arrest was the result of Troopers responding to Lincoln Woods State Park for the report of a disturbance. The subject was transported to...
06/12/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans...