An assistant attorney general from Newport has been sworn in as Rhode Island's newest Superior Court judge.
Maureen Keough's ceremony took place at the State House rotunda in Providence on Tuesday.
Gov. Gina Raimondo says Keough would be ready to hit the ground running and operate an effective courtroom.
Keough, a deputy criminal chief of the attorney general's office, is filling the opening created by Judge Edward Clifton, who retired last year.
The Newport woman began working with the attorney general's office in January 1999.
Keough says she's "truly humbled" and thanked those who played a role in bringing her to this point.