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Troy Gunderway and Richard Baribault Sentenced for the Murder of Fernando "Captain Fredy" Silva

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Baribault (age 42) and Troy Gunderway (age 47), both of Warwick, RI, were sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern for the August 1, 2015 murder of Fernando Silva, who was affectionately known as "Captain Fredy." Troy...

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Westerly Water Supply

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Westerly Water Department have lifted the boil water notice that was issued on November 15, 2017 because of an E. coli bacteria finding. Samples taken by the Westerly Water Department on November 16th were all absent of bacteria. Before...

Attorney General Kilmartin Joins New Amicus Brief Opposing Third Travel Ban

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:45:00 GMT

Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing a new amicus brief opposing President Trump's third travel ban. The amicus brief, filed in support of the plaintiffs in IRAP v. Trump, urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to affirm...

Attorney General Kilmartin Presents $1.5 Million Check to Executive Office of Health & Human Services for Medicaid Budget

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Monies Represent State's Share from Mylan Qui Tam Settlement Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today presented a check for $1,505,081.43 to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which represented the state's share of a qui tam settlement previously entered into between the State...

Born Smith Pleads to Murder of Aliss Collins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Born Smith (age 31), of Providence, pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter to one count of first degree murder and one count of first degree arson. Under the terms of the plea, Smith was sentenced to life in prison on

Scituate Barracks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, "A" Division Commander, 401-444-1008 At 11:05 PM, Troopers arrested George Lombard, age 38, of 241 Winter Street Woonsocket, RI for: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs – .15 or Greater / 1st Offense (Phase I: .194; Phase...

Stop & Shop Recalls Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product details are: Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole...

Yorgo's Foods Recalling All Greek-Style Food Products

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:15:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Yorgo's Foods is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures due to their potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products include hommus, tahini sauces, yogurt dip, salads, tzatziki,...

Treasurer Magaziner's BankLocal Program Wins National "New Ideas: Future of Business" Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner's BankLocal program, which supports loans to Rhode Island small business through deposits in local banks and credit unions, today received national recognition from The NewDEAL - winning the organization's 2017 "Future of Business" challenge. "Small...

Attorney General Kilmartin Announces Issuance of Claim Forms for Western Union Restitution Fund

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:45:00 GMT

Victims of wire transfer scams may now apply for compensation through the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program Rhode Islanders who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million...

RIDOH and CDC Urging Rhode Islanders to Be Antibiotics Aware

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remind Rhode Island patients, families, and healthcare professionals to Be Antibiotics Aware. Antibiotics were one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th...

Lt. Gov. McKee, Volunteers to Assemble Hundreds of Holiday Care Packages for RI Troops

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:45:00 GMT

WARWICK, R.I. – This weekend, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home this holiday season as part of the 15th Operation Holiday Cheer. On Saturday, November 18th,...

Scituate Barracks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, "A" Division Commander, 401-444-1008 At 2:15 AM, Troopers arrested Alondra De La Cruz, age 22, of 27 Bailey Street Cranston, RI for: 1) Sixth District Court Bench for a Bail Violation Filed on the original charge of Obstructing a Police Officer...

Boil Water Notice Issued for Westerly Water Supply

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:15:00 GMT

The Westerly Water Department has issued a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply. Westerly Water Department customers should boil vigorously for at least one minute all water used for human consumption, including drinking and cooking....

Five RI civic leaders receive the 2017 National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized three individuals and two institutions with the 2017 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Erin Lynch Prata of Warwick; Aram Garabedian of Cranston; Shanna Wells of West Warwick; the...

RI Board of Elections to Observe Risk-Limiting Post-Election Audits in Colorado

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Denver, CO –The Rhode Island Board of Elections will be present for the nation's first statewide risk-limiting post-election audit taking place in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 16-18. Board staff will be part of a twelve-member group of observers consisting of federal and state election officials,...

AG Kilmartin Applauds Fidelity's Security Measures to Better Protect Client Information

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today applauded Fidelity's announcement on the steps the company has taken to better protect client personal and account information when sharing with third-party websites. "In light of the massive data breach at Equifax, among other high-profile breaches, it...

Company Selling Raw Milk Told to Cease and Desist

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the company Udder Milk has been ordered to cease and desist its illegal sales of unpasteurized, raw milk following confirmation that a New Jersey woman who drank the company's milk was infected with antibiotic-resistant...

Scituate Barracks

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

No arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District "A" Commander, 401-444-1008

State creates blueprint to modernize Rhode Island's electric grid and control long-term costs for ratepayers

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and Office of Energy Resources (OER) today released a comprehensive blueprint to modernize the state's electric grid, which will control the long-term costs of energy, foster...