state police http://ripr.org en Fung Says Retiring Police Chief Will Not Receive An Enhanced Pension http://ripr.org/post/fung-says-retiring-police-chief-will-not-receive-enhanced-pension <p>Cranston Mayor Allan Fung said the city’s police chief did not enhance his retirement benefits by briefly being reinstated before retiring earlier this week.&nbsp; Former chief Marco Palombo will get an annual pension of just under $80,000.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:59:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 30754 at http://ripr.org Fung Says Retiring Police Chief Will Not Receive An Enhanced Pension Cranston City Councilors Want State Police To Probe Ticket Scandal http://ripr.org/post/cranston-city-councilors-want-state-police-probe-ticket-scandal <p>Two Cranston city councilors are calling on the state police to take over an investigation into allegations that city police issued parking tickets as political retaliation.&nbsp;</p><p>THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED <a href="http://ripr.org/post/state-police-will-investigate-cranston-police-ticketing-blitz">HERE.</a></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:07:29 +0000 Flo Jonic 27455 at http://ripr.org Protesters Demonstrate Against The Sakonnet River Tolls http://ripr.org/post/protesters-demonstrate-against-sakonnet-river-tolls <p>Starting this Monday morning, it will cost you a dime to cross the Sakonnet River Bridge.&nbsp; The toll went into effect at midnight over the objections of protesters.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About 100 people hung over the sides of the Sakonnet River Bridge Sunday evening waving American flags and signs saying “No Tolls” and “Stop the Theft.” Motorists honked in agreement.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:03:08 +0000 Flo Jonic 20266 at http://ripr.org Protesters Demonstrate Against The Sakonnet River Tolls State Police Seeking Man Who Threatened to Kill a State Trooper http://ripr.org/post/state-police-seeking-man-who-threatened-kill-state-trooper <p>State police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who called the Warren Police Department two months ago threatening to kill a state trooper.</p><p>It happened on February 8<sup>th</sup>. A man called Warren police saying that a Rhode Island trooper would be assassinated within the next 72 hours. The caller was upset that police did not lodge criminal charges against the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident that claimed the life of a woman and her unborn child.</p><p>The call originated from a pay phone in Central Falls.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:54:32 +0000 Flo Jonic 13047 at http://ripr.org State Police Seeking Man Who Threatened to Kill a State Trooper Warwick Attorney Charged With Embezzlement From an Elderly Client http://ripr.org/post/warwick-attorney-charged-embezzlement-elderly-client <p>State police have arrested a Warwick attorney on charges of embezzling from an elderly client.&nbsp; The investigation was launched at the request of the state Supreme Court.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Flo Jonic 11473 at http://ripr.org Support for ousted RIPTA head http://ripr.org/post/support-ousted-ripta-head <p>The anti urban sprawl group “Grow Smart Rhode Island” is coming to the support of Charles Odimgbe, the man who was ousted as head of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:45:20 +0000 Flo Jonic 9453 at http://ripr.org Support for ousted RIPTA head Ousted RIPTA CEO to get $130K and health insurance http://ripr.org/post/ousted-ripta-ceo-get-130k-and-health-insurance <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority&nbsp; has severed ties with its CEO.&nbsp; Charles Odimgbe&nbsp; has agreed to leave the transit agency after months of being on paid administrative leave.</p><p>According to a separation agreement between Charles Odimgbe and&nbsp; RIPTA, Odimgbe’s&nbsp; last day with the agency was December 27th.&nbsp; He will receive a severance payment of $130,000 plus compensation for any unused sick or vacation time.<br><br>Odimgbe was placed on paid administrative leave in August after a video camera was found covered up in a room where cash is handled.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:10:33 +0000 Flo Jonic 9450 at http://ripr.org Ousted RIPTA CEO to get $130K and health insurance State officials to review school safety http://ripr.org/post/state-officials-review-school-safety <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island State Senate is holding a hearing Tuesday afternoon on School Safety in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In attendance will be state public safety and emergency preparedness officials along with Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.<br><br>This hearing follows the fatal shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown Connecticut last month.&nbsp; 26 students and staff were killed at the school.&nbsp; In addition the gunman killed his mother and himself.<br> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:21:05 +0000 Lydia Rogers 8975 at http://ripr.org