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Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Extends Congratulations to Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today issued the following statement extending congratulations to newly-elected Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey. "As the longest serving member of the State Senate, President Dominick Ruggerio has always been a...



Two Individuals Plead to Unemployment Insurance Benefit Fraud

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that two individuals have pleaded to unemployment insurance benefit fraud of more than $42,000. Ashley Petrangelo (age 33), of Cranston, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Superior Court Justice Joseph A. Montalbano to one count of obtaining



Route 146 Closure for Central Street Bridge Demolition Scheduled This Weekend

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists of the upcoming temporary closure of a portion of Route 146 for the demolition of the Central Street Bridge, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 24 at 10 p.m. Motorists can expect delays during the closure periods, and the...



Emergency Shellfishing Closure Lifted For Rhode Island Waters

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that effective at sunrise on Friday, March 24, it will lift the emergency shellfishing closure for areas of Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay south of the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano...



Raimondo Warns Against the Impact of TrumpCare- Governor reaffirms commitment to high-quality, affordable health coverage in RI

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI - After outlining how the healthcare proposal released earlier this month by congressional Republicans would leave behind the elderly, low-income Rhode Islanders and families throughout the state, Governor Gina M. Raimondo reiterated her pledge today to work to ensure access to high-...



Rhode Island State Police Arrest a Massachusetts Woman for Driving Under the Influence with a Blood Alcohol Content of .411

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Massachusetts woman for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol after a motor vehicle stop on Route 295 South in the Town of Johnston. On March 22nd, at approximately



Wickford Barracks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMT

No arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain Matthew Moynihan, District B Commander, (401) 444-1009



DLT Featured Jobs for Thursday, March 22, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Position: Security Guard Job Number: 740343 Employer: New England Boatworks Location: Portsmouth, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Yacht Painter Job Number: 740342 Employer: New England Boatworks Location: Portsmouth, RI Rate...



Jimmy Seth Pleads Guilty to Providence Shooting that Injured Two Women

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jimmy Seth (age 21), of Cranston, pleaded guilty today to assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence resulting in injury. Under the terms of the plea, which took place before Superior...



Troy Gunderway Pleads to the Murder of Fernando Silva

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Troy Gunderway (age 46), of Warwick, pleaded guilty today to the August 1, 2015 murder of Fernando Silva, who was affectionately known as "Captain Freddy." He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Under the terms of the



12-Month Investment Gain Tops $1 Billion as Rhode Island Pension Fund Earns $128M in February

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's pension fund earned $128 million in investment gains in February 2017 bringing its 12-month investment earnings over the $1 billion mark, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced at today's meeting of the State Investment Commission. "Delivering long-term...



DLT Featured Jobs for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Position: Restaurant Staff Job Number: 740211 Employer: Sorrento's Restaurant Location: North Providence, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: CNC Machinist Job Number: 740502 Employer: Roland & Whytock Co., Inc. Location:...



Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Applauds House Approval of Revenge Porn and Sextortion Legislation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin applauded the vote by the Rhode Island House of Representatives approving his bill to criminalize revenge porn and sextortion. The legislation (H 5304) is sponsored by Representative Robert E. Craven, Sr. (D, District 32 – North Kingstown). Revenge porn is...



Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, Massachusetts State Police, United States Marshals Service, Lawrence, MA Police, and RI Department of Corrections Arrest ACI Escapee

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces that on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m., members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, Massachusetts State Police, United States Marshals, Lawrence, MA...



Raimondo Administration Announces Manufacturing Pop-Ups in I-195 District

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the state's I-195 Innovation & Design District will be the setting for three days of manufacturing- and maker-focused pop-ups, from March 26-28. Open to the public, these pop-ups will each be held at One Ship Street in Providence and hosted by...



DLT Featured Jobs for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Position: Police Officers Recruitment Job Number: 740309 Employer: Town of Scituate Location: Hope, RI $47,444 to $72,716 per year (as seen on Channel 10 and 12) Position: Multi Platform Journalist Job Number: 740675 Employer: WPRI/WNAC TV Location:



Raimondo And Moffit Kick Off 2nd Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE – As part of continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 20 – 25, 2017 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit joined state and food-industry...



RIDOT Not Moving Forward with Hopkinton Travel Plaza

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to rescind RIDOT'S application for a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Rhode Island Travel Plaza and Transit Center. The decision was...



Accelerated Bridge Construction to Begin Soon for Replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge in East Providence

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:45:00 GMT

As part of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's (RIDOT) ongoing commitment to repair Rhode Island's structurally deficient bridges, it will soon begin the replacement of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence. To complete the work as quickly as possible and minimize...



McKee, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce Host Small Business Forum in Cumberland

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Monday evening, Lt. Governor Dan McKee and John Gregory of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a televised small business forum at Venue 131 in Cumberland. The evening began with a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by McKee. Panelists discussed statutes...