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NBA skills trainer Robert McClanaghan arraigned in R.I. on Boston rape, drugging charges

As a basketball trainer, McClanaghan worked with NBA stars such as Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.

R.I. basketball skills trainer arrested on rape, drugging charges for Boston incident

Robert McClanaghan, 43, of Warwick, was arrested Friday in East Greenwich by members of the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit, Boston Police Fugitive Unit, and Warwick Police Department, police said in a news release.


Sponsor of R.I. law requiring trauma training in schools decries delay

State Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vasssell accuses the R.I. Department of Education of dragging its feet: “I am frustrated because I know how much our kids need these changes right now.”

‘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.