State Government Press Releases

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02/22/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Jeffrey Touchette (age 37) West Warwick, RI P1-2021-0528A On February 15, 2021, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment...
02/22/2021
An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Olivio Leverone (age 33) Central Falls, RI P1-2021-0590AG On February 19, 2021, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an...
02/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been named to the Department of Homeland Security's Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC). This appointment provides Secretary Gorbea another opportunity to work on a national level to support and protect...
02/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Office of Revenue Analysis this week published its annual examination of certain business tax credit programs offered by the State of Rhode Island. The FY20 Unified Economic Development Report is part of the state's continuing efforts...
02/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a North Providence man was sentenced last week in Providence County Superior Court to serve nine years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to drug distribution charges stemming from a long-term, Court-...
02/22/2021
COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Rhode Island continue to accelerate rapidly with eligibility now open to all Rhode Islanders 65 years of age and older, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing. People who are 65 and older can register to be vaccinated at one of two State-run...
02/22/2021
Media Contact: Captain John Allen, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5607 or rispdps@risp.gov On February 21, 2021 at 3:50 PM, Troopers arrested Antonio Pozo, age 61, of 5 Cathedral Square, Apt. #215, Providence, RI, for a Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure...
02/20/2021
No arrests to report.
02/19/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing new Call Center hours Monday through Friday (except holidays) that will start on Monday, February 22, 2021. We have extended the time that we accept incoming calls to enter the system from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This additional time...
02/19/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Monday, March 1. A limited number of new commercial fishing licenses for the harvest of shellfish are available this year for Rhode Island...