• College student charged with stabbing homeless woman

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A college student from Pennsylvania has been charged with what police call the unprovoked stabbing of a homeless woman in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

    Police say 22-year-old Conor Noll, of Blandon, Pennsylvania, was arraigned Monday on a felony assault charge.

    He's a student at Johnson and Wales University.

    The 59-year-old woman was stabbed in the wrist and arm at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 2 as she slept in a pedestrian walkway.

    The suspect was placed at the scene through surveillance video. Noll told police it was him in the video, but he didn't stab the woman.

    Noll didn't enter a plea. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and referred to the public defender's office. A listed phone number for him couldn't be found.

    The university has suspended him.

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