• child sex assault June 22, 2022 2:31 pm

    Former RI Cheerleading Coach Charged With Child Molestation

    A former coach at a competitive cheerleading organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a student over a two-year period when the girl was from 12 to 14 years old, police said. Alyshia Tkacs, 33, of Cranston, Rhode Island, faces five counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation, East Providence police said in a statement…

  • Rhode Island February 24, 2022 6:11 pm

    Lifespan, Care New England, Officially Drop Merger Bid

    Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have abandoned their efforts to merge, a week after the state attorney general denied their application over concerns about higher health care costs and reduced competition in the market. Lifespan and Care New England could have mounted a legal challenge to the attorney general’s decision, but have decided not to, the organizations said...

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