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THE R.I. STATE POLICE announced that they had arrested 62 people and issued a warrant for 26 more people for allegedly obtaining public assistance fraudulently worth nearly $500,000..

88 suspects in R.I named for alleged public assistance fraud of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police announced Thursday that it has identified 88 suspects who allegedly collected $469,000 in public assistance fraudulently over the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposals to legalize adult...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's fiscal 2020 budget proposal includes an “adult-use marijuana program,” which would legalize sales for recreational use.The program would create a...

Five Questions With: Chris Taylor

The R.I. State Police this fall hosted a cybersecurity training for employees handling its most sensitive information, with instruction led by MIS Training Institute...

Job Lot sales audit coordinator arrested for alleged theft of $20K

SCITUATE – Jennifer L. Cotrone, a former sales audit coordinator and 18-year employee at Ocean State Job Lot, has been arrested on felony charges...

Rite Aid pays $300K for excess controlled substance prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – The state has negotiated a $300,000 settlement from Rite Aid Corp. for filling excess prescriptions of Schedule III controlled substances, the R.I....
JAMES MANNI will be nominated for the position of superintendent of the R.I. State Police following the departure of Col. Ann C. Assumpico. / COURTESY TOWN OF NARRAGANSETT

Raimondo announces appointments to public safety leadership positions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced two upcoming appointments and an immediate appointment for public safety leadership positions Thursday, naming appointees for superintendent...

RIF’s $77K grant aids Day One in fighting child porn, sexual...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $77,000 grant to Day One to aid its efforts to prevent sexual exploitation of children,...

R.I. State Police train critical IT pros in cybersecurity

SCITUATE – R.I. State Police hosted a cybersecurity-training session for critical infrastructure information technology professionals from Nov. 27-30, as part of its Joint Cyber...

CODAC aids $1.5M expansion, evaluation of RIDOC MAT program

CRANSTON – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Brown University researchers a three-year, $1.5 million grant to expand and evaluate...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE responded to 50 weather-related crashes Thursday night and Friday morning. Above, a NWS map of flood warnings (in green), which remained in effect Friday through the afternoon. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

RISP: 50 weather-related accidents overnight due to snowstorm

PROVIDENCE – With an early winter nor’easter hitting the region Thursday evening, the R.I. State Police reported there were 50 weather-related crashes between 6...
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