State Government Press Releases

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08/30/2019
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced the state's first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a person over the age of 50 from West Warwick. This is the first human case of EEE in Rhode Island since 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
08/30/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close part of Pound Hill Road in North Smithfield from 7 a.m. Monday, September 9 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 13 to repair a deteriorated section of culvert. RIDOT will put in a new culvert section that will carry Cherry Brook under the...
08/30/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that Joel Loarca (age 17), of Providence, pleaded guilty to five criminal counts and was given a life sentence plus an additional 10 years to serve at the ACI for the 2018 murder of 15-year-old William Parsons outside of the Providence Career and...
08/30/2019
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue has released its FY 2020 Cash Collections Report for July 2019. The Cash Collections Report, which is issued monthly, compares current fiscal year cash collections by revenue item on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis to prior fiscal...
08/30/2019
Media Contact: Captain Darnell S. Weaver, District A Commander, 401-764-5612 At 10:20 AM, Troopers arrested Marc Dure, age 25, of 106 Branch Avenue, Providence, RI for: 1) Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Cost Review on the originating charge of Felony Assault and/or...
08/29/2019
DEM and RIDOH continue to advise all Rhode Island communities to take extra precautions to prevent mosquito bites. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today confirmed that a horse in Westerly tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) August 24.
08/29/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers to avoid eating food products that are not commercially sealed from We Share Hope of Warren and East Providence, RI because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Various food products were...
08/28/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Gooseberry, Hazards and Fort Adams Beaches in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH recommends re-opening Surfer's End Beach at Sachuest Beach in Middletown because bacteria have returned to acceptable levels.
09/10/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that, at the recommendation of Rhode Island State Police Colonel James M. Manni, she has appointed J. David Smith to serve as the new Associate Director of the Rhode Island E-911 Uniform Emergency Telephone System. Smith has an...
08/28/2019
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, on the authorization of Governor Gina Raimondo, today presented a check to the Potter League for Animals for going above and beyond the call of duty during the Newport Gas Outage last January. The animal shelter in Middletown took in 100 pets, stayed...