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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.

Paralyzed dog Hulk is back in need of a home Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A paralyzed dog who has touched the hearts of many is once again in need of a home. "The family that adopted him was absolutely heartbroken. It was a devastating decision for them [to give Hulk up],” said Jordan Bouclin of the Rhode Island Pet Network. “It was no fault of theirs; it just wasn't the right match." A foster mom took Hulk in over the weekend, but her landlord won’t allow the ...

RI Statehouse to emulate bee for National Pollinator Week

As part of National Pollinator Week, the Rhode Island Statehouse dome will be lit up to appear black and yellow starting Monday night. The state of Rhode Island is teaming up with the Audubon Society to raise awareness of the importance of protecting pollinators like bees and butterflies. According to the Audubon Society, pollinators are decreasing in population due to factors such as loss of hab...

Police arrest suspect for string of robberies

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Police have arrested a man for a string of robberies in Cranston. Officials identify the suspect as 31-year-old Samuel Vazquez. Police say Vasquez was caught on surveillance multiple times. The robberies took place primarily at mini marts, gas stations, and a Dunkin Donuts. An officer saw Vasquez’s vehicle at a nearby car wash on Saturday morning, and noticed the car fit the description of the vehicle connect...

Cranston Public Libraries drop fines for youth materials

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Beginning June 16, Cranston Public Schools will no longer charge late fees for overdue children’s and teens materials. In conjunction with other efforts to increase youth access and use of public libraries, the new rule is intended to take down what the library feels is a barrier to many young people: overdue fines. "The library noticed that fines...

Chariho schools Superintendent recovering from brain surgery

Chariho Schools Superintendent Barry Ricci Chariho Schools Superintendent Barry Ricci

A Rhode Island public schools superintendent is recovering from a surgery to remove a brain tumor. Barry Ricci, Superintendent of Chariho Public Schools, was admitted to Rhode Island Hospital June 11 after experiencing abnormal sensations and motor function issues on the left side of his body. It was discovered during his visit on the same day that Ricci had a brain tumor. Ricci went into sur...

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    (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel, at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Go...(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show, moderates a panel, at a forum called "Perspectives on National Security," at the John F. Kennedy School of Go...
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  • AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

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    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and he...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and he...
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