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Providence College student falls from 5th floor dorm window

A 19-year-old Providence College student fell 50 feet from a fifth-floor dorm window early Thursday, police said.


Abuse survivors say, Providence Diocese hasn’t done enough

On this week’s Rhode Island Report podcast, Dr. Ann Hagan Webb and Claude Leboeuf talk about starting the first support group in Rhode Island for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.


Sexual assault of a patient alleged at Eleanor Slater Hospital

An internal investigation is underway and the State Police and regulators have been notified of an alleged sexual assault of one patient by another at the Adolf Meyer building in Cranston.


Three indicted for murder in death of Pawtucket toddler who ingested fentanyl

Jachkeilin Guzman Trinidad Jr., 2, went down for a nap on Dec. 10 and never woke up.

Ongoing coverage of the Catholic Church, misconduct, and abuse by clergy in Rhode Island

State prosecutors are conducting a review of more than 100,000 documents related to the sexual abuse of children that have been turned over by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. Read Globe Rhode Island’s ongoing coverage of abuse by clergy and the Catholic Church in Rhode Island.


R.I. chiropractor charged in sexual assault of patient; Health Dept. suspends his license for second time

Dr. Thomas P. Sowa was arrested by Cumberland police last week on three felony charges of second-degree sexual assault, as well as simple assault in his office

City of Newport releases mugshots of men punched by police during violent arrest

The photographs of Christopher Adam and Dennis Engelson, requested by the Globe, show they both have facial injuries.


For R.I. survivors of clergy abuse, first monthly support meeting from national network

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, also known as SNAP, will hold its first monthly meeting for survivors and their loved ones on Tuesday in Cumberland.