State Government Press Releases

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06/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement following the decision reached by the court in State v. Longo: "First and foremost, I am thankful to the Akpabie family, who endured an event that no one in Rhode Island regardless of the color of their skin ...
06/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the statement below after the passage of five bills in the Rhode Island Senate following a floor vote on Tuesday evening: "The work of this Office covers a broad spectrum of issues that affect Rhode Islanders every day. As we have...
06/08/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Woonsocket man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to an illegal firearm charge. Tahkell Holland (age 24) pleaded nolo contendere...
06/01/2021
AG Neronha grants conditional approval of ownership change of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital; sale subject to conditions that will ensure future operational stability of local hospitals, including $80 million in escrow PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General...
05/27/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve six years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to firearms and drug trafficking charges. Luis Negron (age 21) pleaded nolo...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve four years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) stemming from a joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF),
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Portsmouth man was arraigned in Newport County District Court yesterday on charges stemming from his failure to pay wages to two former employees in 2018. Ronald Harnois (age 43), owner of Roharn Construction in Portsmouth,...
05/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Central Falls man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve nine years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to molesting a female victim in 2015 at a residence in Central Falls. ...
05/07/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement today expressing his Office's support of robust regulatory review by the Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) of a proposal to expand an existing liquified propane gas (LPG) facility in the Port of Providence: "In-
05/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a Cranston police officer was found guilty in 3rd Division District Court of simple assault, stemming from a March 5, 2020 incident at the Cranston Police Department involving the use of force against an individual in custody.