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Executive order to keep families together signed by President Trump

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn't like the sight of children being separated from their families. He said, ``We are keeping families together.'' But the president added the ``zero tolerance'' policy will continue. Vice President Mike Pence added that they are calling upon Congress to change the...

Strawberry Season Off to a Late, but Strong Start

Strawberry Season Off to a Late, but Strong Start

The fields are producing at Four Town Farm in Seekonk as strawberry season gets underway.  Chris Clegg, one of the family members that owns the farm, tells us the season got to a bit of a late start: 4 to 5 days to be exact. 

'Step Therapy' Bill Headed to RI State House

By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A bill aimed at changing the use of ‘step therapy’ in Rhode Island has passed the Senate and is headed to the House. Step Therapy also known as “fail first” requires patients who are prescribed expensive medications by their doctors to take and "fail" on cheaper medications first. Only after that will, health insurance providers cover the more expensive drugs. “I really believe t...

New street lights too bright for some in North Providence

New street lights are going up in North Providence but some residents say they're way too bright. More complaints are almost certain because the town is only halfway done with the replacement project. But at this point, officials are asking for people to give them a chance.

State's emergency management director tapped for FEMA post

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has been nominated for a top post at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The White House issued a statement Wednesday stating that Peter Gaynor has been nominated to be deputy administrator of FEMA. The nomination was among seven nominations sent to the U.S. Senate. Long said in a statement that Gaynor has a wealth of experienc...

Woonsocket man arrested for driving under the influence, striking other vehicles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Blackstone Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly drove under the influence of drugs and liquor and struck other vehicles. According to Chief Ross A. Atstupenas, at approximately 9:45 PM on Tuesday, Blackstone Police arrived to 97 Main Street in Blackstone following reports of an automobile crash. At the scene, law enforcement officials discovered Woonsocket resident William ...

Governor: State won't host children separated from parents

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state will not place any children in foster care that have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Democrat also called on President Donald Trump to end his administration's policy.           President Donald Trump has defended the border-protection policies. But, he said he'd sign an executive order later Wednesday to end...

Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little while" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border. Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together.” The comments come amid news that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been working on executive action that wou...

Time running out to pass PawSox bill as Worcester eyes team

Representatives once again hearing testimony on the house version of the PawSox stadium bill Tuesday night. Notably absent from the hearing on the proposed ballpark on the old Apex site? Anyone from the team.  "I don't think it's anything other than they're busy at the game. They're weighing, being careful to see what the proposal is," said Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien...

TF Green Airport takes another step closer to name change

Zero turbulence coming from the House Corporations Committee on Tuesday, as a new bill will head to the full house for a vote that would change the name of TF Green Airport in Warwick.

Lawmakers considering requiring sex harassment training

The Rhode Island Senate has passed its first bill this session addressing sexual harassment. The Senate voted 34-1 Tuesday to require businesses with four or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training. The House has not considered the bill yet. Current law only encourages the training, and it applies to companies with 50 or more employees. Sen. Gayle Goldin, who sponsored the bill says t...

Prescription delivery now available nationwide via CVS Pharmacy

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Convenience and pharmacy chain CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday that the drugstore will now offer next-day delivery at all locations nation-wide. Customers of the pharmacy that wish to have their prescriptions delivered to them can now order their medications to be delivered next-day at all 9,800 locations in the United States. CVS Pharmacy is the first national drugstore chain to offer prescriptio...

Senate Finance Committee passes RI budget

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed the state budget late Tuesday afternoon, after meeting for only about an hour. Senators did not make a single change to the version that passed the full House Friday night. The budget includes new revenue from sports betting, and phases out the car tax. It also borrows $250 million to fix crumbling schools, and restores fundi...

Gov. Raimondo won't send National Guard to southern border if President asks

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com        PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Even though Rhode Island hasn’t been asked to send any National Guard members or equipment to the U.S.-Mexico border, the governor is preemptively saying the state won’t take part in any way. Governor Gina Raimondo (D) feels children shouldn’t be separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. &quo...

Rhode Island may ban tanning for minors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island lawmakers are considering making it illegal for minors to use tanning facilities. The House will vote on a measure to ban the practice Tuesday. The Senate passed similar legislation in April. Current law allows minors to use tanning beds if they receive a parent's written consent or have a prescription for ``ultra-violet radiation.'' The House bill would eliminate both of those e...

Governor Raimondo declares RI National Guard will not be sent to southern border

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – In a statement released Tuesday, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that she will not be ordering Rhode Island National Guard Units to assist at the southern border. This Monday, the Governor signed legislation to protect Rhode Island Dreamers’ right to acquire a driver’s license. On Tuesday, Governor Raimondo released another declaration stating that the Rhode Island National Guard wil...

Federal Hill fountain revitalization funds included in 2019 budget

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Federal Hill Commerce Association announced Tuesday that direct funds have been committed in the fiscal year 2019 budget to renovate and revitalize the Federal Hill fountain. The Association released that after two months of discussions and deliberations, city officials have devised a plan to revive the DiPasquale Square fountain and keep the Providence staple functioning. The resolution...

MA State Police investigate roll-over crash in Bridgewater

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the cause of a fatal roll-over crash that occurred early Tuesday morning. At about 6:00 AM Tuesday morning, Massachusetts State Police troopers reported to Route 495 South in Bridgewater following reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash with an ejected driver. Officials have released that the crash involved a 66-year-old man from Clearwater, Flor...

Jogger fights off kidnapping attempt, suspect arrested

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) _ Police say a Massachusetts woman fought off a man who sexually assaulted her and tried to drag her into his vehicle while she was out for a jog. Authorities say the 37-year-old woman was running in Bridgewater on Sunday morning when a 57-year-old man stopped his car in front of her. Bridgewater police say the man grabbed her arms and tried to pull her toward his vehicle. The woman screamed and fought back. The suspect fled, bu...

Toddler surprisingly climbs up locked pool ladder, video goes viral

A dad posted a video on Facebook of his 2-year-old son climbing up a gated ladder to their pool, that is meant to be “un-climbable”. This father, Keith Wyman, posted this video in hopes of bringing awareness to other parents how important it is to always keep an eye on children when you have a pool...

Rep. Cicilline tours TX immigration centers, calls practice 'barbaric' Video included

A Rhode Island congressman is speaking out about his recent trip to Texas to tour the immigration detention centers, where border patrol agents have separated families that seek asylum in the United States. Rep. David Cicilline left for McAllen, Texas in the wee hours Sunday morning, as he was able to tour the detention centers and the processing center where asylum seekers make first contact with border patrol agents. "Two images that really continue to haunt me are images of ...

Rhode Island will let 'dreamers' continue to get licenses

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island will allow ``Dreamers'' to continue getting driver's licenses in the state as the federal government weighs immigration policy. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to sign a bill Monday that allows dreamers to continue receiving Rhode Island licenses. The bill specifies that Dreamers can't vote.

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