state police

State police have arrested a Warwick attorney on charges of embezzling from an elderly client.  The investigation was launched at the request of the state Supreme Court.

Support for ousted RIPTA head

Jan 30, 2013
Charles Odimgbe
Catherine Welch

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.

RIPTA bus at Kennedy Plaza
RIPR file

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority  has severed ties with its CEO.  Charles Odimgbe  has agreed to leave the transit agency after months of being on paid administrative leave.

According to a separation agreement between Charles Odimgbe and  RIPTA, Odimgbe’s  last day with the agency was December 27th.  He will receive a severance payment of $130,000 plus compensation for any unused sick or vacation time.

Odimgbe was placed on paid administrative leave in August after a video camera was found covered up in a room where cash is handled.

State officials to review school safety

Jan 22, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island State Senate is holding a hearing Tuesday afternoon on School Safety in the state.    In attendance will be state public safety and emergency preparedness officials along with Education Commissioner Deborah Gist.

This hearing follows the fatal shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown Connecticut last month.  26 students and staff were killed at the school.  In addition the gunman killed his mother and himself.