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ANN C. ASSUMPICO, the 13th superintendent of the R.I. State Police has released a report designed to help the force improve its recruiting activities, specifically as they pertain to the diversity of RISP officers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE

RISP releases report on how to diversify force

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police released a report on Tuesday that highlighted the need to increase diversity in the force and made recommendations...

Blizzard conditions shut down RIPTA operations; power outages reported

PROVIDENCE - Thursday’s winter storm continues to shut down services in Rhode Island. The R.I. Public Transit Authority said suspended all service at 2 p.m. The...
THURSDAY'S SNOW STORM is expected to bring up to 12 inches of snow. Above, a snowstorm in Providence in January 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

R.I. officials urge caution during Thursday winter storm

PROVIDENCE – As Thursday’s storm nears Rhode Island, state officials are urging caution. The storm is expected to begin in the area at about 1...
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the Cops for Kids with Cancer charity organization, the R.I. State Police recently presented $5,000 checks to three Rhode Island families dealing with the financial burden of caring for children with cancer.

R.I. State Police, cancer charity team up to benefit 3 local...

SCITUATE – Together with the Cops for Kids with Cancer charity organization, the R.I. State Police presented $5,000 checks to three families dealing with...
CYBER SOLUTIONS: Linn Foster Freedman, right, a partner with Robinson+Cole, looks on as Jeff Ziplow, center, ­cybersecurity risk assessment officer with BlumShapiro, answers a question during the PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 31. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SKORSKI

Panel: Protect data before it is too late

The cybersecurity breach of Equifax this past spring, which unloosed the personal financial and identity information of 145 million Americans, “was a game changer,”...
DOUG WHITE, the chair of Cybersecurity and Networking at Roger Williams University, says data breaches like the one at Equifax will continue to happen "until constituents and businesses go down there with the torches out, saying 'the monster’s loose and we want something done.' " / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU expert sees need for more regulation after Equifax breach

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a data breach at consumer credit-reporting giant Equifax, in which the private information of 143 million Americans may...

Rhode Island Training School implements action plan to ensure safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Training School Executive Director Kevin McKenna has stepped down from his position following a July 26 altercation there that sent...
ROAD CLOSURES have been announced for the National Governors Association Summer Meeting. / COURTESY NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

Upcoming road closures for NGA Summer Meeting announced

PROVIDENCE – Several road closures have been announced ahead of the upcoming National Governors Association Summer Meeting this week, the R.I. State Police and...

Kilmartin obtains court order to block release of 38 Studios investigation...

PROVIDENCE – A court order has been granted to temporarily block the release of documents from the 38 Studios investigation, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported...

Sheku sentenced for UI funds theft

PROVIDENCE – A former senior employment interviewer with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on April 3 was sentenced to 21 months in federal...

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