State Government Press Releases

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02/19/2020
Lane reduction needed for continued construction of new Westminster Street Bridge The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has closed one of the two westbound lanes on Westminster Street where it passes over Routes 6 and 10 in Providence at the Westminster Street...
02/19/2020
No arrests to report.
02/19/2020
At 12:20 PM, Troopers arrested Brian Stevens, age 35, of 60 Grove Street Apartment #3, Lincoln, Rhode Island on an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Obstruction and Operating on a Suspended License out of the Pawtucket Police Department. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route...
02/18/2020
Northbound traffic to be detoured until mid-June The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close the northbound travel lane on Hope Street (Route 114) at the Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol on Monday, March 2 to begin the demolition and replacement...
02/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), highly potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. HFCs often are used in commercial refrigeration,...
02/18/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, State Police Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov At 12:01AM, Troopers arrested Luis Moronta, age 25, of 15 Harrison Avenue Apt. #1 , Pawtucket, RI for: 1) Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for...
02/18/2020
At 12:30 AM, Troopers arrested Daniel Bianco, age 29, of 241 Long Street, Warwick, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs 1st Offense, B.A.C. Unknown and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on...
02/17/2020
Expungement Eligibility Requirements You may be eligible for expungement of misdemeanor offense(s) if: You have not been convicted of a felony You are not currently facing any criminal charges If you have a single misdemeanor conviction and: - It has been 5 years or more from the...
02/17/2020
Are you eligible for expungement of your Rhode Island criminal record? Join the Office of the Attorney General at this event to take the first step in the expungement process. When: February 19, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, 265...
02/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Light Foundation, will offer the first Mentored Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring. The two-day event is open to youths ages 12 to 15. The program kicks off on Friday, April 24,...