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MEMBERS OF THE RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE COMPUTER CRIMES UNIT ARREST THE OWNERS OF FLINT AUDIO-VIDEO IN CONNECTION WITH AN ONGOING UNLAWFUL COMPUTER ACCESS INVESTIGATION

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrests of the Flint Audio-Video owners for allegedly soliciting a Flint Audio-Video employee to illegally access and share nude images found on customers’ cell phones and computers. Gary W. Gagne, age 58, of 50 Intrepid Lane, Jamestown was arrested by members of the Computer Crimes Unit at the Flint Audio-Video Middletown store at approximately 10:00 today. He was charged with: Soliciting another to commit a crime (access to a computer for fraudulent purposes) Conspiracy            …
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Rhode Island State Police Charge a West Warwick Woman with Driving Under the Influence with a 12-Year-Old in the Vehicle

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that an individual was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while a 12-year-old was in the vehicle. The driver’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) was allegedly four times the legal limit at the time of her arrest. On Thursday, July 5, 2018, at approximately 8:40 , Troopers from the State Police Hope Valley Barracks observed a vehicle being operated erratically on Route 102 in the West Greenwich.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Michelle…
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SIMMONSVILLE BRIDGE IN JOHNSTON TO CLOSE MONDAY

Detour in place through November The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists about the upcoming closure of the Simmonsville Bridge in Johnston, which will go into effect Monday, July 9. The bridge will be closed through November. It carries approximately 6,600 vehicles daily on Simmonsville Avenue over the Simmons Brook between Randall Avenue and Russo Drive. The 70-year-old bridge will be replaced. RIDOT will also add new signing, striping, sidewalks and bridge railings and will replace a town water line under the bridge. Detouring traffic should use Plainfield Pike and Atwood Avenue. Most construction activities are planned…
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Raimondo Receives Planned Parenthood Endorsement and Moms Demand ‘Gun Sense Candidate’ Distinction

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Gina Raimondo has the support of two major progressive advocacy groups: Planned Parenthood and Moms Demand Action. “Preventing gun violence and expanding health care access in Rhode Island are core tenets of my administration and my re-election campaign,” said Governor Gina Raimondo. “In partnership with Moms Demand, we passed a ban on bump stocks, red flag legislation and took guns out of the hands of domestic abusers in Rhode Island. Next, we’ll push for a ban on assault weapons.” Raimondo continued: “Alongside Planned Parenthood, we’ve stood up to the Trump administration’s threats to take away our…
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Reed Statement on Scott Pruitt’s Resignation as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt offered his resignation to President Trump, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement: “Scott Pruitt should have been fired long ago.  He was a toxic presence at the EPA and investigations into his alleged abuses and misdeeds should continue and he must be held accountable. “The fact that the President accepted his resignation with a flattering tweet shows that this Administration is not seriously committed to upholding high ethical or environmental standards.”
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Education

Reed Helps Advance $179B Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill in U.S. Senate

As a member of the Labor-H Subcommittee, Reed helps boost funding for medical research, childcare, college affordability, opioid abuse prevention, & Childhood Cancer STAR Act WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to make critical investments in working families, public health, and education, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2019 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Appropriations Bill. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), who helped craft the bill as a member of the Labor-H Subcommittee, was among those on the full committee who voted 30-1 in favor of the bill, which would boost funding to strengthen…
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Cranston Police Investigate Party on Stevens Road Resulting in Two Women Arrested for Social Host Law Violations and Third Person on First Degree Sexual Assault

Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces the arrest of Kimberly Ruggiero, age 40, of 52 Stevens Rd, Cranston, RI and Carolyn Bird, age 46, of 49 School Street, East Providence, RI for violating the state’s social host laws. A third suspect Joseph Kirtlink, age 24, of East Greenwich, RI was also arrested for first degree sexual assault as a result of the investigation. On June 9, 2018 a graduation party was held at 52 Stevens Road and hosted by Kimberly Ruggiero and Carolyn Bird. An 18 year old female at the party was transported to RI Hospital by rescue…
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Dean’s List Students at New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI - Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Jr., Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce the following student(s) who have achieved Dean's List status for the quarter ending June 02, 2018. Students must achieve a GPA of or higher on a maximum scale of to qualify. Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical university with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. Founded in 1940, the doctoral and online degree programs, and is accredited by the New England Association of…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Fourth Suspect in Ongoing Investigation into Illegal Access and Sharing of Nude Photos from Customers’ Cell Phones and Computers at Flint Audio Video

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a fourth suspect in the ongoing investigation into allegations that current and former employees of Flint Audio Video illegally accessed and shared nude photos found on customers’ cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. Adam M. Jilling, age 35, of 43 Shady Hill Drive, West Warwick was arrested by members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit at his residence at approximately 6:10 today. He was charged with: Soliciting another to commit a crime (access to…
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Providence Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufactures and Distributors

PROVIDENCE, – Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a lawsuit today as part of the City’s ongoing campaign to combat the mounting and devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. The suit, filed by the City against several opioid manufacturers and distributors, asserts a rising death toll, burgeoning black market, and financial burdens on the City caused by the alleged deceptive marketing, prescribing, over distribution and sale of opioids in Providence and surrounding areas. The City claims the defendants’ conduct created a public nuisance, was negligent, negligent per se, grossly negligent, engaged in negligent misrepresentation and were unjustly enriched. Additionally, the suit states…
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