State Government Press Releases

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06/11/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop on June 23 to present an overview of a draft water quality restoration study for nine drinking water supply reservoirs owned by the City of Newport. The meeting will provide an opportunity for DEM to...
06/11/2021
Media Contact: Captain Ernest McKenney, District "B" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5615 or rispdps@risp.gov ARREST: 21RIK2-298-AR LOCATION: WARWICK At 1:00 PM, Troopers arrested Kyjaya Jones, age 24, of 39 Ontario Street, Providence, RI for Receiving Stolen Goods Under $...
06/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, Governor Dan McKee today signed the Marc A. Crisafulli Economic Development Act - legislation that strengthens the agreement between the State of Rhode Island, IGT and Bally's Corporation. ...
06/11/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On June 10, 2021, at 10:00 PM, Troopers from the Traffic Safety Unit, arrested De'Airion Lipsey, age 21, of 47 Lincoln Avenue Apt. #2, Cranston, Rhode Island for 1) Simple...
06/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Governor Dan McKee marks his first full 100 days in office. Governor McKee and Lt. Governor Matos are spending the day out in the community visiting a vaccination clinic, small businesses, a construction site and a local non-profit that supported Rhode Island's COVID-19...
06/10/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Park Beach in Warwick and Easton's Beach (a.k.a. 1stBeach) in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout...
06/10/2021
"Today the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved 2021-H 6042, a bill that will help ensure that our state remains a national leader in election security. This bill codifies many of our best practices during the incredibly successful 2020 election cycle and includes security measures such...
06/10/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve consecutive life sentences in prison for the 2014 murder of Yusef A'Vant in East Providence. Thomas Mosely (age 39) was found guilty by a Providence...
06/10/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On June 10, 2021, at 12:49 AM, Troopers from the Traffic Safety Unit arrested Wilson Yanes, age 35, of 198 Sterling Avenue, Apartment#2, Providence, Rhode Island, for 1)...
06/09/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting consumers that Beech-Nut Nutrition issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. This recall is a result of a routine sampling which showed test results that were above the guidance level for naturally...