State Government Press Releases

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09/18/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov On September 17, 2020 at 9:17 PM, Troopers arrested Joel L. Kennedy, age 32, of 22 Pekin Street Apt #1, Providence, Rhode Island...
09/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cranston man was sentenced yesterday in Providence County Superior Court to serve 10 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), stemming from a 2015 wiretap investigation into a large-scale drug distribution network in...
09/17/2020
Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov On September 16, 2020 at 10:00 PM, Troopers Luis A. Cruz Gomez, age 26, of 165 Senate Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island for 1.)...
09/17/2020
All traffic heading for Route 4 South will follow detour using Exit 8 Starting tonight, Thursday, September 17 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 9 on I-95 South to Route 4 South in East Greenwich for work on...
09/17/2020
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov\ At 2:17 AM, Troopers arrested Jason Ortiz, age 21, of 43 Bradford Street, Apt. 2, Brockton, MA for: 1) Sixth...
09/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Governor Gina M. Raimondo is issuing a statewide "Drought Advisory" based on indicators and assessments reviewed by the state's Drought Steering Committee. The Drought Steering Committee, which falls under the purview of the Water Resources Board (WRB), convened meetings on...
09/17/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.8 percent in August, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The August rate was up 1.5 percentage points from the revised July rate of 11.3 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in August. The U.S....
09/17/2020
*No arrests to report. Media Contact: Major Christopher J. Dicomitis, Administrative Commander and Public Information Officer, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5603 or rispdps@risp.gov.
09/16/2020
Man-o-war jellyfish have been sited at various locations from Napatree Point in Westerly to Westport, Massachusetts. Man-o-war look like a purple balloon floating in the water. Stings may be severe. Please avoid these and seek medical attention if stung. The 2020 beach monitoring season has...
09/16/2020
Complainant alleges that the Board of Canvassers violated the OMA and the Governor's Executive Order when it held an in-person meeting on July 13, 2020 without providing adequate alternative means of public access. Likewise, the Complainant alleges the Municipal and Police Pension Boards held joint,