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SEN.S JACK REED AND SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., announced Monday that $1.2 million in federal funds will be given to local police departments to support crisis intervention training programs. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED AND SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

R.I. police departments will receive $1.2M in federal funds to support...

WEST WARWICK – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., along with Thundermist Health Center representatives, announced Monday at the West Warwick...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE will be one of 12 police departments across the state to benefit from a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Justice grant for body-worn cameras.

R.I. gets $1.5M federal grant for police body cameras

PROVIDENCE – The state has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help equip police departments with body-worn cameras. The...
ZACHARY A. CUNHA will become the next U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island. / COURTESY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND

Cunha to become the next U.S. attorney for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Zachary A. Cunha, who has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island since 2014, will soon officially...
THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
THE FBI said that the violent crime rate in Rhode Island per 100,000 was 232.2, a 2.9 percent decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

FBI: R.I. violent crime rate declines 2.9% Y/Y in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The violent crime rate in Rhode Island declined 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 239.1 per 100,000 people to 232.2 per...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 8 in the U.S. for worst drug problem. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. has No. 8 largest drug problem in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 8 among the United States and Washington, D.C., with the largest drug problems, according to WalletHub report Monday. The...

License plate recognition technology can be force multiplier for police

With the R.I. House of Representatives voting to approve a bill proposing a network of cameras on Rhode Island highways to automatically fine out-of-state...
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