State Government Press Releases

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05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is cautioning the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued during the late spring and summer, as this is fawning season. A fawn (baby deer) lying on the ground hidden in grass or...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Following yesterday's senseless shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Governor Dan McKee renewed a call for immediate action on crucial gun safety legislation in Rhode Island and at the federal level. "Too many lives have been tragically cut short by senseless...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - In accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Governor Dan McKee has directed U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on May 28, 2022 in memory of the victims...
05/25/2022
No Arrests to report. Media Contact: Major John M. Allen, Uniform Bureau Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-444-1000 or rispdps@risp....
05/24/2022
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is seeking public comment on intent to issue a Categorical Exclusion. The Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has reviewed for approval the request by the Pascoag Utility District for a Categorical Exclusion determination for proposed...
05/24/2022
At 1:08 PM, Troopers arrested Richard Carter, age 74, of 49 Liberty Church Road, Exeter, Rhode Island for 1.) Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon and 2.) Firing in a Compact Area. The arrest was a result of a call for service in the Town of Exeter. Carter was transported to the State Police...
05/23/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. The recalled products...
05/23/2022
At 10:25 PM, Troopers arrested Alejandro Rivera, age 35, of 212 First Avenue, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs 1st Offense BAC Unknown and 2.) Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop...
05/21/2022
At 12:40 pm Troopers arrested Amy Latypov, age 52, of 99 Allmy Street Warwick, Rhode Island on a Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the charge of Driving with a Suspended License originating out of the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln Woods...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE Continuing a practice it began several years ago, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has opened two state surf beaches Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler, both located in Narragansett before the traditional start of the summer...