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2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store

Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store. The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he'll play in 2018

 Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season.         Gronkowski made the announcement in a post on Instagram ...

State will receive more than $2 million for opioid efforts

Rhode Island's delegation has announced another round of federal funding for the state's opioid response.         U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, and Jack..

Cranston Police: Wanted felon arrested in connection to carjacking

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A Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection to a carjacking that took place in Boston. The Cranston Police Department says 22-year-old Travone..

Backlash surrounding lawmaker's controversial tweet reaches gubernatorial race Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island state representative who called a Parkland school shooting survivor a “dummy” on Twitter Monday has apologized. Rep. Mike Chippendale (R – Foster, Coventry, Glocester) sent a statement Tuesday saying he’s sorry, calling his word choice “inappropriate,” but adding he won’t apologize for “zealously defending the 2nd Amendment.” Yesterday it...

Pellet gun shatters school bus window

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Providence, R.I. (WLNE) - A teenager was arrested for shooting the window of a school bus window with a pellet gun. In a statement from Superintendent Phil Auger says the incident happened Monday afternoon in bus number six of Fishing Cove Elementary School. Some students were grazed with broken glass from the window, but no one was injured. The bus driver pulled off from the area and immediate called police. Auger says the kids were transferr...

Former Fall River Mayor Asks President Trump for Help Saving Jobs

FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) -- On Friday, Philip's announced that its Fall River plant would be shutting down and relocating to another facility in Monterrey, Mexico, laying off 160 workers in the process.

Medicaid enrollments continue to surpass expectations

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The latest forecast shows about 300,000 Rhode Island residents will be enrolled in Medicaid by June, which is 6,000 more than the governor estimated in her budget plan. The Providence Journal reports the estimates released by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Monday predict Medicaid spending will be $18.3 million over budget. The federal government will cover the majority of the increase. Howe...

Providence detective arrested and charged for assault

By: Niza Vinas Email: nvinas@abc6.com Providence, R.I. (WLNE) - A detective of the Providence Police Department was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend on Monday night. Police say John Black was charged with domestic simple assault after an argument with his girlfriend in her Atwells Avenue apartment. 

UPDATE: RI State Rep apologizes after calling Parkland shooting survivor "dummy" on Twitter

An outspoken state lawmaker and fierce defender of the Second Amendment is facing backlash over his choice of words on Twitter, directed at a student survivor of the Parkland, Florida school tragedy. In the wake of the deadly shooting over the weekend at a waffle house in Nashville, Republican Rep. Mike Chippendale of Foster--and Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez, sp...

Police: Two men attempt to steal motorcycles from Glocester home

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By: Niza Vinas Email: nvinas@abc6.com

Glocester, R.I. (WLNE) – Police have arrested two men accused of burglary in the Paine Estates neighborhood.

Police say two men from New Bedford attempted to load three motorcycles into a Uhaul van from a garage of a home on Friday morning.

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

 A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife...

State rep. raising concerns about relocation of Eleanor Slater patients

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com CRANSTON, R.I. – A state representative is sounding the alarm on plans to move Rhode Island psychiatric patients from Eleanor Slater Hospital to Roosevelt Benton Center, a former training school building. "I have to raise the red flag, I have to," said Rep. Bob Lancia (R), who represents Cranston, where those buildings are located in the John O. Pastore Complex. Some patients are being moved because the Joint Commission foun...

Set-up begins for Volvo Ocean Race as 100,000+ expected to flock to Newport

It's the calm before the storm, but by May 8, Fort Adams will be transformed into the Volvo Race Village ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport – the only one in North America during the world-famous race.

Former lawyer arrested for embezzlement of $1.2M from clients

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 Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a former lawyer who voluntarily admitted to embezzling over $1.2 million from clients. Vincent J. ...

Pawtucket hit-and-run driver turns himself in

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The suspect wanted for a hit-and-run back in March turned himself in on Monday.  Pawtucket Police has been looking for the driver of a black van seen on..

Top political candidates release tax returns to public

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Despite no law requiring it, a majority of Rhode Island politicians running for election this year have released their tax returns. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and leading GOP challenger Allan Fung have made the top pages of their 2017 tax filings public. Also, Matt Brown, who has not officially declared if he is running for the governor's chair, has released his returns. The Providence Journal repo...

Employee stabbed at Lucia's Mexican Restaurant

By: Niza Vinas Email: nvinas@abc6.com Providence, R.I. (WLNE) - Police are looking for a man accused of stabbing an employee of Lucia’s Mexican Restaurant. The 24-year-old victim told police that the man who stabbed him was a patron who frequented the restaurant on Atwells Avenue. At about 11 P.M. the patron became belligerent after the bartender refused to serve him anymore alcohol. That’s when a kitchen employee asked the man to leave. The man pulled out a knife and s...

URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant.

URI said Monday it's the single largest grant in the university's history....

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com LONDON (AP) _ Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces. The palace says the child was born at 11:01 a.m., a few hours after Kate was admitted to London's St. Mary's Hospital in labor. Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne. The palace says ``the queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of ...

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    Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:38:45 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.More >>
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent

    APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:35:20 GMT
    U.S. officials say that reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped by about 10 percent in 2017, a year that saw a massive nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services.More >>
    U.S. officials say that reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped by about 10 percent in 2017, a year that saw a massive nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services.More >>
  • California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:35:16 GMT
    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.More >>
    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.More >>
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