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15-year-old facing charges for giving students tattoos

By: News Staff news@abc6.com WESTERLY, R.I. – A Westerly High School student is facing charges for allegedly giving tattoos to two of her friends on school grounds. Police say the 15-year-old student used a makeshift needle to give the two minors a tattoo. School administrators were made aware of the situation on Friday. The student is facing charges because it’s unlawful to give a tattoo to a minor in the state. The two girls who received the tattoos are 15 and 16 ye...

TRAFFIC: Tanker tips over in East Greenwich

Courtesy of William Perry and The East Greenwich Fire Department Courtesy of William Perry and The East Greenwich Fire Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — A part of Frenchtown Road in East Greenwich has been blocked due to a tanker truck..

Juveniles assault four staff members at RI Training School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – The Rhode Island State Police are investigating a disturbance that sent one staff...

DOT Dir. doesn't anticipate toll changes despite President's budget plan

Rhode Island DOT Director Peter Alviti calls Rhode Island a model for the way it is going about implementing tolling of commercial trucks. He says the plan is for gantries to be up and running in the Ocean State in December. "More and more states will be doing this,” said Alviti. To the naysayers, the Director does point to the fact that the Trump administration is trying to loosen federal regulations on tolling. "The president's recent budget request includes a pr...

Pawtucket Police Searching for Larceny Suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, RI (WLNE) – Police are looking for the public's help to identify a man involved ...

Rhode Island cities growing slowly

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's biggest city isn't growing very fast. The U.S. Census..

Providence police arrest dozens in drug trafficking ring bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police announced Thursday morning that they arrested dozens of people in connection to a ten-month drug trafficking investigation known as...

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck in Warwick dies, driver charged Video included

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A 23-year-old man from Massachusetts has died after being struck by car Tuesday night in Warwick, according to police...

Providence City Council passes smoking ban; but veto looms

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) –  Providence's City Council has passed a smoking ban but failed to deliver enough...

State police: Suspicious device was not a bomb

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 READING, Mass. (AP) – Police say they have determined that a suspicious device that triggered an evacuation in a Massachusetts neighborhood was not a bomb.               A man in Reading called police Wednesday to say he had discovered what he suspected to be a pipe bomb while mowing his lawn. A state police bomb squad blew up the device.   ...

Driving apps sending concert-goers through Mansfield neighborhoods, causing gridlock Video included

By: Kirsten Glavin Email: kglavin@abc6.com Twitter: @kirstenglavin MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) – Residents around the Xfinity Center are used to crowds and traffic after concerts get out...

'Gentlemen's Academy' creating positive male role models in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – It starts with a tie. “The tie symbolizes that we're going to be holding you accountable..

Man charged with murder, dismemberment of body found in Lincoln

By News Staff Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Providence R.I. - (WLNE) – Police have arrested a man for several crimes including allegedly dismembering...

Life after Ebola: One on one with Ashoka Mukpo

It's been more than two and a half years since freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo was flown out of Liberia and rushed into isolation...

Pawtucket Mayor pleads with legislators to take up PawSox deal Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – The Mayor of Pawtucket gave a very passionate speech saying legislators have pulled..

Legal drama for Ocean State Theatre Company Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @RTurcoABC6 Facebook: RebeccaTurcoABC6 WARWICK, R.I. – We're learning more about the financial struggles plaguing the Ocean State Theatre Company. Court documents show the theatre's landlord is suing, claiming the non-profit owes more than $860,000 in back rent and other charges. In a statement, Mutual Properties claims Ocean State Theatre owes them more than $1-million total. Tax filings over the years show the theatre co...

Road rage caught on camera in Providence Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone Sheena Cooke calls herself a cautious driver. But on Sunday morning while she was merging onto 195 in Providence, the man behind her apparently thought she was a little too cautious. "I happen to have been the girl that was in his way that day and he wanted me to know I was going too slow for his liking." "When the door opens you think ‘What is this!? What's happening, what is he about to do!?’” T...

Buddy Cianci's family unhappy with "Crimetown" podcast Video included

The wildly popular "Crimetown" podcast is over but one of the main character's family is not happy with how it turned out. Buddy Cianci's nephew speaks out about why he feels betrayed by the podcast.

UPDATE: Police ID man arrested for DUI following multi-vehicle crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – A man is in police custody for a DUI following a three car accident Tuesday evening. Cranston..

Former RI State Rep charged with embezzlement

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Former Rhode Island State Representative Peter Palumbo, 56, was indicted Wednesday on several charges...

Warwick Police arrest two men in connection with stolen tires and rims

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Warwick Police arrested two men Monday night in connection to stolen tires and rims in the city...

State Police: Body found on train tracks, death not suspicious

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EXETER, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police are reporting that the death of a man who’s body was found on train tracks in Exeter does not appear to be suspicious....

RI expert advises parents on how to address Manchester tragedy with children Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Kayla David, a clinician at the Family Service of Rhode Island spoke to ABC6 about the best way for parents to address the Manchester tragedy with their children....

Man robs Yankee Candle in Newport at knifepoint

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Newport Police responded to the Yankee Candle on America’s Cup Avenue Monday night after reports of an armed robbery. Victor Lambert, 43, revealed a knife and demanded all of the money in the cash register at approximately...

Family of Pete Frates struggling to cover costs, asking for donations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. – The family of Pete Frates who helped inspire so many with the Ice Bucket Challenge is facing a new battle. Loved ones revealed that they are struggling to cover the costs of in-home care for Frates....

Sit down with ‘13 Reasons Why’ actress

By: LIz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Twitter: @LizTuftsabc6 NEW YORK, NY (WLNE) — “13 Reasons Why” has captivated the country, becoming the highest rated series on Netflix...

Manchester raises number of wounded to 119

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LONDON (AP) — Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing...

PawSox stadium deal dead for this session Video included

PROVIDENCE, RI –  The clock's run out on the PawSox stadium deal. According to the state Senate, the window of time needed to discuss the proposal during this session has passed.

Providence Principal files restraining order against guidance counselor

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence middle school principal has a restraining order against a guidance ..

Hobby Lobby recalls 43,400 light-up spinner toys after a 14-month old ingested a battery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 OKLAHOMA CITY, O.K. (WLNE) – Hobby Lobby announced Tuesday that Easter and July 4th themed light up spinner toys are being recalled after the battery....

ABC6 honors the 'Best of the Class of 2017'

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) – Students at the top of their class at their high school from across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were honored  at Roger Williams University on Tuesday. ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6          PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating ...

Stoneham dog walker arrested for stealing clothes and jewelry

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 STONEHAM, M.A. (WLNE) – A local dog walker has been arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of ..

Ocean State Theatre Company announces sudden closure

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – Ocean State Theatre Co, Inc. (OSTC) announced suddenly Tuesday evening they will be closing ...

Providence likely doesn't qualify as sanctuary city under new definition Video included

In the eyes of Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, his city is a sanctuary city...but not according to new guidelines released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Double arm amputee runs Boston Marathon for RI girl battling cancer

By: News Staff news@abc6.com BOSTON, Mass. – A double arm amputee ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday for a 12-year-old Rhode Islander battling cancer. Hector Picard finished his 26.2 mile run while clutching the photo of a 12-year-old from Smithfield. Picard ran the marathon in honor of Anna Kitada who is currently battling bone cancer and is an amputee herself. The pair met for the first time Friday. “I’m trying to get back to running again and because Hecto...

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