Local News

HIDTA Task Force Arrest A North Providence Man On Drug Distribution Charges And Seize More Than 200 Grams Of Crack/cocaine

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a North Providence man on drug distribution charges by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. On April 16, 2014, at approximately 8:00 , members of the HIDTA Task Force executed a court authorized search warrant at Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North Providence, RI that resulted in the seizure of two hundred and eight (208) grams of crack/cocaine and $12,490 in United States currency. Kevin Hernandez, age 23, of 9 Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North…
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State Police Arrest Exeter Man on Narcotics and Firearm Charges to Include Cultivation of Marijuana

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on April 12, 2014, at approximately 10:10 , members of the Wickford Barracks and Detective Bureau arrested Todd A. Byers , age 41, of 52 Mockingbird Drive, Exeter, Rhode Island on narcotics and firearm charges to include cultivation of Marijuana. The investigation began yesterday after an investigator from the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) contacted the State Police requesting that Troopers accompany her to Mr. Byers's residence for the purpose of conducting a well being check of Mr. Byers's children,…
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Featured

Influenza Deaths Climb; H3N2 taking toll on elderly

Providence: Thirteen people, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from influenza this season, many since the arrival of the H3N2 strain of flu in late March. Rhode Island is also seeing cases of Type B strains recently. There have been 392 hospitalizations, with 40 of those occuring in the last week with a spike in influenza activity, as part of a the late season second wave of influenza disease. “Thirteen Rhode Islanders have died from influenza this season, and the number of hospitalizations due to influenza has increased, with much of the activity occurring in the…
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Community

Raimondo to Honor 41 High School Juniors with Young Leader Award

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will visit Ximedica to present the Treasury Young Leader Awards on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Young Leader Awards are presented to Rhode Island high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and service to their community. Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations at Ximedica, will speak at the ceremony. "I am eager to meet these talented students, who not only excel at their studies but also make meaningful contributions in their communities," Raimondo said. "They truly make me proud and optimistic for the future…
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Featured

Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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Community

Central Falls HS Selected as Breaking Ranks School

Central Falls High School is one of 20 schools from across the country selected to present at the Breaking Ranks 2015 National Showcase. A team of students, parents, teachers, and administrators will travel to San Diego, California to the National Association of Secondary School Principals 2015 Annual Conference February 19-21. Here the group from Central Falls will present the school's journey through transformation. To learn more about this recognition, please read the press releases below.
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Local News

Amica Insurance Donates $41,000 To Boston Children’s Hospital

BOSTON, April 5, 2014 – As part of the Amica Game Ball program, Amica Insurance donated $41,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital in a check presentation during the Boston Celtics game on Friday night. Comcast SportsNet personality Kyle Draper hosted the event, as Robert A. DiMuccio, president, chairman and CEO of Amica Insurance, presented the check to Dick Argys, senior vice president and CAO of Boston Children’s Hospital. The donation brings Amica’s total gift to $218,000 during the last six years. “Our goal is to help Boston Children’s Hospital provide the best possible care for kids, and the Amica Game Ball…
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Art & Life

Mayor Taveras Kicks Off Citywide Springtime Street Sweeping Program

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off a citywide street sweeping program after a snowy winter that left sand and debris on roads throughout Providence. Ward 7 City Councilman John Igliozzi joined Mayor Taveras to kick off the street sweeping initiative in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood. "I am pleased to begin the process of cleaning Providence's streets after a long winter," said Mayor Taveras. "Crews will be working on an aggressive schedule to give our Capital City the spring cleaning it needs and deserves." Cleaning crews will work first shift and third shift for six weeks to…
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State Police Investigates Two Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes on Route 146 Within a Four-Hour Period

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that Troopers responded to two separate fatal motor vehicle crashes on Route 146 that occurred within a four hour period on Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014. The first crash occurred on April 2, 2014 at approximately 1:22 PM on Route 146 south in the Town of North Providence. The investigation revealed that a tractor-trailer struck a pedestrian in the first travel lane in the area of Mineral Spring Avenue. Upon arrival, Troopers observed an unoccupied Dodge minivan in the breakdown…
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Local News

RI State Police to Have 11 Troopers Participate in Boston Marathon; Troopers Raise $12,000 for Charity

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that eleven Rhode Island State Troopers will participate in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon to be held on Monday April 21, 2014. These Troopers will join over one hundred law enforcement and military professionals, who will provide an additional layer of security from inside the race itself. In addition to training and preparing for the race, these Troopers have raised $12,000 for the charity "Cops for Kids with Cancer" () to commemorate their participation in the…
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