State Government Press Releases

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01/24/2020
Media inquiries may be directed to 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov On January 23, 2020 at 10:25 AM, Troopers arrested Axsel Bermudez, age 34, of 29 Cliff Street, Apt. A, Providence, Rhode Island for, 1) Obstructing an Officer in Execution of Duties and 2) Family Court Reciprocal Body Attachment.
01/23/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Elections launches contest for a new 'I Voted' sticker Providence, RI: In order to generate additional voter interest in the statewide primary on Sept. 8 and the General Election on Nov. 3, the Board of Elections has launched the state's first 'I Voted'...
01/23/2020
March 31 deadline set for Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds...
01/23/2020
Joseph Coletta (age 46), of North Providence, was found guilty of five counts of second-degree child molestation on January 22, 2020 by a Providence County Superior Court jury. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a week-long trial presided over by Superior Court...
01/22/2020
Juan Gibson (age 48), of Providence, RI was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury on six felony counts related to the burglary and subsequent murder of Jeffrey Lebrun in 2013. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a two-week trial presided...
01/22/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that the State Investment Commission has voted to approve his proposal to pull pension fund investments in companies that manufacture assault-style weapons for civilian use or operate private for-profit prisons. "Assault weapons and...
01/22/2020
On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 2:50 PM, Troopers arrested John Lucas, age 41, of 42 Miner Street, Providence, Rhode Island for 1.) A Providence Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Possession of a Schedule I Substance originating out of the Providence...
01/21/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that the state has been awarded a three-year, $27 million federal grant to support statewide children's development and education initiatives. The funding - running from 2020 through 2022 - is part of the Administration for Children and Families' Preschool...
01/21/2020
I-195 among the latest highway segments to be changed The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start its next highway renumbering project on Tuesday night, January 28, changing exit numbers on I-195 from the I-95 Interchange in Providence to the Massachusetts...
01/21/2020
No arrests to report.