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‘I really thought I was going to die;’ Advocates call on R.I. to create domestic violence court

From 2016 to 2020, there were 26 domestic violence-related homicides in Rhode Island. In more than half of those cases, the perpetrator had previous involvement in domestic violence-related court cases.


R.I. State Police crack 1980s cold case, thanks to forensic genealogy

A 66-year-old Indiana man faces first-degree sexual assault and first-degree child molestation charges in the Exeter, R.I., rape case.


‘40 years later, I got some justice’: R.I. Representative Sherry Roberts sees stepfather sentenced for abuse

On Wednesday, nearly 40 years to the day that she first went to the police, Roberts witnessed a judge sentence her former stepfather, Harry Edwards of South Kingstown.


Providence police officer Jeann Lugo acquitted in assault case

Though the patrolman was off duty and did not identify himself as a police officer when he punched his political opponent, Jennifer Rourke, during an abortion-rights rally in June, a judge ruled that Lugo’s actions were “justified” because he was trying to maintain “public order.”


UK court: ‘Arthur Knight’ is actually Nicholas Rossi, also known as Nicholas Alahverdian, the US fugitive wanted on rape claim

An outspoken critic of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Alahverdian faked his own death before fleeing overseas. An extradition hearing has been set for March 2023.


2 dead in separate R.I. car crashes

A juvenile is dead after a crash in Richmond, R.I., early Sunday, and the driver in a Monday morning crash in Providence was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in a crash that killed a passenger.


Final defendant in fake military gear scheme gets 2 years

Many of the counterfeit items, which were passed off as American-made and did not meet safety specifications, were ultimately worn or carried by Air Force personnel, prosecutors said.


Providence Police to use $2.275m in federal funds for new police cars, cyber defense, and security cameras

The federal earmarks were included in the 2022 fiscal year appropriations, according to US Senator Jack Reed, a Democrat and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee