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Woman flown to RIH after serious Rayhnam accident

By News Staff news@abc6.com A 61-year-old woman was flown by helicopter to the hospital Tuesday night after a serious two car accident in Raynham. Janice Nolette, of Taunton, was flown to Rhode Island Hospital with life threatening injuries. The two cars collided around 5:15 p.m. on South Street East. Police say Nolette, driving a Ford Taurus, crossed a center lane and struck a Saab occupied by 50-year-old Joanne Desousa and her passenger, 45-year-old Michelle Littlefield. The Raynham Fire ...

Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comDETROIT (AP) _ Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether. Recaro will notify owners and provide set of new instructions telling owners not to use the lower latch system with a child weighing 40...

Ethics Commission to conduct investigation into Rep. Palumbo's contract bids Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comThe Rhode Island Ethics Commission has authorized a full investigation into a state representative. The commission ruled this morning to allow an investigation into whether State Rep. Peter Palumbo violated any ethics rule by bidding on state beach contracts to proceed forward. The complaint was brought to the commission by Common Cause Rhode Island after it was discovered that Palumbo initially bid on beach contracts was awarded the bid and then wit...

Sit-in at Whitehouse's Providence office Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Six environmental activists sat in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office for two hours Tuesday. The protestors want to stop the proposed Spectra gas pipeline upgrade and expansion in New England. Demonstrators took to Senator Whitehouse's office to get their message out. B.A.S.E Organizer, Kathleen Martley said, "We don't believe in the expansion. It's very bad for our environment in Burrillville and the health risks. It could blow...

Woonsocket fire displaces 9 people, kills dog

By News Staff news@abc6.com A fire in Woonsocket displaced nine people Tuesday afternoon. Utility crews working nearby saw the smoke around 2 p.m. and called police. Everyone inside the building on East School Street, including two children, was able to get out safely. A family dog was killed in the fire. The cause is still under investigation.

Barton Corner bridge construction underway Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comRhode Island is racing to meet its goal of fully replacing the popular Barton Corner bridge in just 11 days. The bridge runs over the Warwick/West Warwick line. Tuesday night,part of the bridge will be torn down and you can watch it all happen from homeIt's the first time Rhode Island has opted to tackle such a large construction project in such a short amount of time.RIDOT's Rose Amaros says, "accelerated construction techniques are being used across the c...

Radio and TV announcer with local ties dies at 96 Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comRadio and TV announcer Don Pardo, who started out his career in Rhode Island, has died at the age of 96.The Westfield, Massachusetts native passed away in Arizona on Monday.Pardo was best known for his booming introductions on Saturday Night Live, The Price is Right, and Jeopardy.His career spanned more than seven decades, and began in Rhode Island at WJAR Radio, which is now WHJJ, in the late 1930's.Pardo was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame ...

Community proud of Cumberland team's success Video included

The players of the Cumberland American Little League team say they're proud of the way they played in the World Series, despite their loss to Chicago on Monday.

Cranston detective files lawsuit against Mayor Fung, police officials

By News Staff news@abc6.com A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. A former captain with the Cranston Police Department, Todd Patalano, accuses Fung in his role as director of public safety; along with former police chief Marco Palombo and other police officials of violating his civil rights. In court documents Patalano claims he was harassed by his superiors about the procedures he followed when investigating civilian complaints. Patalano was put on Paid admi...

Rhode Island's mail ballot deadline is Tuesday

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Voters are almost out of time to apply for mail ballots for Rhode Island's Sept. 9 primary.Tuesday is the final day to submit applications for a mail ballot. Under state law, the forms have to be returned to the applicant's local board of canvassers no later than 21 days before the primary.Rhode Island allows so-called ``no excuse'' mail balloting.This year's statewide campaigns feature primary races for governor on both the Democrat...

Man arrested for murder in North Providence home invasion

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 26-year-old Richard Catalano in North Providence on Sunday has been arraigned at the hospital. 24-year-old Dari Max Garcia has been charged with first degree murder, 2 counts assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, assault with intent to commit a felony, and several firearms charges. Garcia was arraigned on charges yesterday inside Rhode Island Hospital where he is bein...

Police: Juvenile set fire to hunting shed in Charlestown

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPolice say a 15-year-old is responsible for setting fire to a duck hunting shed in Charlestown.Around 7:00 Monday evening, police were notified of a fire on Marsh Point, a peninsula off of East Beach Road in Ninigret Pond.Crews on scene found a fully engulfed wooden shed owned by the Marsh Neck Gun Club. The structure was a total loss.Witnesses say they saw a boat leaving the peninsula just before noticing the fire.Around 8:00, four juveniles and their parents...

New license plate may help save lives

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA new license plate may help protect first responders from accidentally electrocuting themselves during accident rescues involving electric vehicles.The bill signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee last month requires electric vehicle owners to have a special license plate so that first responders, emergency crews, and even two truck drivers know it is electric.Knowing if a vehicle is electric will help crews decide which instrument is appropriate to use to res...

Cumberland Joy Ride Ends at Little League World Series

  Joshua Houston and his teammates from the west side of Chicago aren't ready to go home just yet.Pierce Jones and Trey Hondras homered, and Houston hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning as Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Cumberland, Rhode Island, 8-7 on Monday night in an elimination game at the Little League World Series.

Man in critical condition after shootout with police in Warwick Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroWarwick Police are currently investigating a shooting in Apponaug. Police are currently on scene near the trestles on Arnolds Neck Road. No more information is known at this time.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

One dead another, injured in North Providence shooting Video included

By Melissa Randallmrandall@abc6.comtwitter: @melissaArandallA man is dead after being gunned down during an early morning home invasion in North Providence on Monday. Two other people were also shot and are now fighting for their lives. Many residents were woken up just after midnight to the sound of gunshots and are shocked and horrified at what happened on Eliot Avenue, off of Mineral Spring Avenue. “That's close to home. Too close to home actually,” neighbor Marc Zaccagnini said. Pol...

McKee sues board of elections over campaign funds

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Lieutenant governor hopeful Dan McKee is suing the Rhode Island elections board over a regulation he says prevents him from using $63,000 from his Cumberland mayoral run for his statewide campaign. The mayor's attorney filed the lawsuit Monday. McKee says the regulation is illegal, unconstitutional and creates an ``uneven playing field.'' The regulation applies a two-year election cycle to McKee, because of his mayoral run. As a ...

Providence teen charged in deadly May shooting

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Providence teen has now been charged in a deadly shooting from back in May. 18-year-old Joseph Taylor has been indicted for the murder of 20-year-old Davon Taylor. Police claim Joseph Taylor fired a gun into a car on Wendell Street, the bullet killing Davon and badly injuring his sister. Joseph Taylor and Davon Taylor are not related. Police believe they're from rival neighborhoods. © WLNE-TV 2014

Former Rhode Island US Rep. St Germain dies

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Former U.S. Rep Fernand St. Germain, who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and rose to chair the House Banking Committee, has died. He was 86. St Germain's daughter, Lisette, says the congressman died Saturday at his home in Newport. She said he suffered from kidney failure. St Germain co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans. It is said to have contributed to the savings and loan crisis by allowi...

Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease. The Department of Environmental Management reported last week that one sample from the traps set Aug. 4 tested positive for West Nile. It was from the Great Swamp area in South Kingstown. But DEM said Monday the remaining 150 pools came back negative for mosquito-borne...

URI to air documentary about sharks

By News Staff news@abc6.com A new documentary about sharks and shark research has been created by local researchers from the University of Rhode Island. Faculty and alumni produced the program titled, “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” It focuses on human experiences with these often misunderstood creatures. The broadcast will premiere on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, August 28 at 8:30 PM. After that it will air: August 30th at 1 AM on RI PBS August 31st at 9:30 PM on RI PBS Learn September 1st at 4...

Vigil held for 3-year-old who died after fall from Providence window Video included

Family and friends of the 3-year-old who fell out of a 6th story window in Providence last week, joined together on Monday to mourn her death .A vigil was held at the Hillcrest Village Apartment Complex, the place where the accident happened.

Man charged with shooting video up woman's skirt at bookstore

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man has been arrested after allegedly taking cellphone video up the dress of a female customer at the Smithfield Barnes and Noble store. Smithfield Police responded to the Barnes and Noble in The Crossing at Smithfield to take a report of a female customer who said she witnessed 32-year-old Nathan Steele using his cell phone to take video up her skirt. Steele was arrested and charged with one count of video voyeurism. Steele w...

Secretary of State's office to offer free business expo

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is looking for business interesting in participating in a free business expo on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The “We Mean Business” Expo will provide one stop shopping for new and existing businesses including help registering a business, finding financing for a business, and applying for licenses and permits. Interested individuals and busi...

Push for smoking ban at Aquidneck beaches Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comMIDDLETOWN - People remain divided on whether or not smoking should continue to be permitted on public beaches on Aquidneck Island. The group Clean Ocean Access conducts weekly cleanup efforts there and has recently found record numbers of discarded cigarettes."So last summer we found 2,957 cigarettes at the beach after 15 1–hour cleanups. And as of this moment right now we've found more than 23 hundred cigarettes, but we still have 4 more cleanu...

Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attendcollege.But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales has been donated to Cianci's charity scholarship fund, The Associated Press has learned. From 2009 to 2012, the sauce made a total of $3 in income, longtime Cianci advisor Charles Mansolillo told theAP.Man...

Massachusetts sees boost to business after sales tax holiday

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe Massachusetts Retailers Association says that retailers throughout the state brought in around $500 million over the past weekend due to the annual sales tax holiday. According to the Association this is 4 to 5 times more than a typical weekend throughout the year. The association says the number of shoppers and money spend over the weekend mirrors what is spent in a weekend in December leading up to Christmas.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Watch live: Works begins on Barton Corner Bridge in Warwick

News@abc6.comA major bridge replacement project is underway in Warwick. Work on the Barton Corner Bridge should wrap up faster than usual because the DOT is using an accelerated construction technique with prefabriacated segments. The bridge which carries 95 over route 2 at the Warwick./West Warwick line is expected to be up and running by Labor Day. If you're interested in watching the process, the DOT has a live camera. The link is to the left of your screen.

Police investigate fatal North Providence shooting

By: News StaffEmail: News@abc6.comOne person is dead following an overnight shooting in North Providence. The incident took place around midnight on Monday near 9 Elliot Avenue. There are reports that others may have been injured but no word on their conditions.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Central Falls man arrested on gun charges

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police arrested a man for gun charges after a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 East in Providence. Ramzaddin Lovett, 30, of Central Falls, was a rear passenger in the vehicle when troopers noticed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. During conversation with the occupents, Police noticed Lovett was extremely nervous and uncomfortable, tightly clenching to a backpack. Troopers discovered that each of the occupants has lengthy criminal records, inclu...

Police investigate after body found in New Bedford

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Police are investigating a shooting death in New Bedford. It happened around 2 AM this morning when officers responded to the sound of gunshots near Weld Square. Upon arrival, they discovered a body of a man who was pronounced dead on scene. The New Bedford Police Department and State Police Detectives are investigating the incident. Police ask that anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior in that area or has any information about the incident to con...

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"The Sunday Political Brunch" - by Mark Curtis August 17, 2014

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- August 17, 2004(Providence, Rhode Island) – As with many states, we are getting close to the primary election here. There is a flurry of last minute campaign ads – many of them negative – and, as always, lots of endorsements. The big question to “brunch” on this week is, do endorsements really matter? The answer is: it depends!“The Kennedy Name” – Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) came back to the Ocean S...

Hillcrest Village mourns toddler death

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@gmail.comPROVIDENCE - A picture is worth a thousand words. The face of three year old Valia Santos Torres overlooks a sea of candles and stuffed animals - a memorial to honor her after she fell to her death out a 6th floor window at the Hillcrest Village apartment complex. "In this community here we're all good people here and the way for this child to fall out the window is very tragic, devastating to a lot of people here," said resident Sonny Wilkins. ...

Police investigate fatal crash in Raynham

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Raynham Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that happened late Friday night on Route 44. The crash happened at 11:22 PM when 1968 Mercury Cougar coupe was driving westbound and collided with a 2013 Hyundai Tuscan sport utility vehicle going eastbound. The driver of the Mercury,identifiedas Brian D. Spillane, 42, of East Taunton, was killed in the accident. The occupants of the other vehicle were identified as Veronica King, 22, of Ray...

Man charged in Johnston robberies arrested again

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com A man charged in the break-in robberies of a Johnston pub where he worked was arrested yet again Friday night. Daniel Morrow, 29, was arrested for trying to rob Herbal Healing on Nooseneck Hill Road. West Greenwich Police responded to the location after alarm companies reported a disturbance. Morrow tried leaving with cash from the register but dropped the money as he tried to flee. Police found Morrow in the woods near the location and arrested him. ABC 6 p...

Rhode Island getting $681K for emergency needs

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Social service agencies in Rhode Island will get nearly $681,000 in federal funds to help families in need with emergency food, rent and utility payments. Providence County is being awarded $421,700. Another $259,100 is going to the Rhode Island ``State Set-Aside Committee,'' which may award money to other communities throughout the state. The funding is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's emergency food and shelte...

UPDATE: Child dies after falling from 6 story window Video included

A little girl fell from the sixth story window at the Hillcrest Village Apartment complex in Providence Friday night. Fire officials say the girl was unconscious and unresponsive when they arrived on scene.

UPDATE: Missing wheelchair found, suspect arrested

By News Staff news@abc6.com Cranston Police has located the stolen non-motorized wheelchair that belonged to a 10-year-old child. A felony arrest warrant is issued for Richard A. Rebello, 43, of Atwood Ave in Providence, who allegedly stole the wheelchair before selling it. On Thursday, August 14th, Police began an investigation after receiving a report that a handicapped child’s non-motorized wheelchair was missing from the front porch of her residence on Webster Ave in Cranston. Rhode Islan...

NY Congressman concerned about ISIS Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com One of the top leaders in congress was in Rhode Island today and he's worried about potential terrorist attacks in America. New York Republican Congressman Peter King is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. While he says President Obama is doing the right thing by launching air strikes against "ISIS" rebels in Iraq, the military action should have been taken months ago. King is worried those terrorists could wind up on US soil. "Their leaders have sa...

Temp driver arrested after exchange with pickets

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comTEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) _ Police have arrested a temporary Market Basket driver who allegedly jumped from his tractor-trailer and waved a hammer at workers picketing the supermarket chain's warehouse. No one was injured in the Friday afternoon incident.A Market Basket spokesman said the company ``condemns the driver's actions'' and said the driver and his company have been fired.Workers loyal to fired Market Basket CEO continue picketing at the embattled su...

Rhode Island reopens 8 beaches to swimming

The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Eight beaches in Rhode Island have been reopened to swimming after health officials say tests show they have passed tests for bacteria levels.The state Department of Health announced Friday it has cleared Barrington Town Beach in Barrington, Easton's Beach in Newport, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett, Third Beach in Middletown and Warre...

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Sales Tax Holiday in Massachusetts; Many Want it in Rhode Island, Too! Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comPeople were already streaming into the Cardi's Furniture store in Swansea Friday, checking prices in advance of this weekend's sales tax holiday in Massachusetts.The Bay State will have no sales tax Saturday and Sunday, and big crowds of shoppers are likely."Whenever you get excitement about a product – whether it be about a news product; whether it be about a retail product – any product is a wonderful thing. It really focuses people on buying ...

4 charged with fraudulently obtaining registrations

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Four people were arrested for allegedly providing false statements to obtain vehicle registrations at the Division of Motor Vehicles. Jonas Dubon, 25, of Johnston, was charged with 24 counts of false statement to fraudulently obtain a registration. Oliver A. Cuellar, 26, of Pawtucket, was charged with two counts of that same charge. David Diaz, 20, of Providence, was charged with 14 counts of that charge. Matthew P. Andrade, 25, of Providence, was charged wi...

BREAKING: 45 cremated remains found in connection to Pennine Funeral Home Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comPROVIDENCE - 45 cremated remains have been discovered in connection to an ongoing investigation on the Pennine Funeral Home in Providence.2 of the cremains were discovered in the mortuary section of the Federal Hill funeral home on July 25th, and 41 additional cremains were found the following week in other portions of the buildings.An additional 2 cremains were collected in association with the ongoing police investigation - which could be relat...

Police seize 6 firearms overnight

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Providence Police Violent Crime Task Force and NOC officers seized six firearms overnight. After search of a vehicle in the area of Broad and Early Streets late Thursday night, three firearms were found. Chayanne Delossantos, 20, and Montrel Crudup, 23, were both charged with three counts of carrying a firearm without a license, and one count each of receiving stolen goods. Delossantos was also charged for driving with an expired license. Early this morning,...

Suspects arrested in Keith Middle School vandalism

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroEleven juveniles and two adults will be charged in connection to vandalism at Keith Middle School earlier this month. The individuals face charges of breaking and entering ans malicious destruction to property. The two adults charged are 18-year-old Roger Abreau and 20-year-old Aires Ross of New Bedford. During the break in walls and floors were defaced and school equipment was broken. School officials say they will seek restitu...

Demolition equipment at Rocky Point vandalized

Demolition equipment at Rocky Point vandalized Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Demolition crews at Warwick’s Rocky Point have some catching up to do. They lost 4 days making repairs to vandalized equipment. Friday morning shards of glass from the smashed windows still covered the ground. “Must have been, maybe kids trying to have a good time. Some sort of twisted good time though,” said Mike Garofalo, Supervisor of HKS. Garofalo discovered the damage Tuesday morning. He says 8 of the 11 trucks had the glass windows smashed, a tr...

Police release sketch of barber shop shooter

East Providence Police have released a sketch of the individual believed to be responsible for a fatal shooting inside Krazy Kuts Barber Shop on Wednesday. The man allegedly walked into the barber shop on Pawtucket Avenue and gunned down 42-year-old Yusef A'vant in the early afternoon.

Beef from 2 Whole Foods stores recalled

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ Two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with e. coli bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that the beef was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Weymouth and Newton in June. The agency says three people fell ill and an investigation determined that all three had eaten beef bought from one of those two store...

Whitey Bulger's attorneys appeal his conviction

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ Former Boston crime boss James ``Whitey'' Bulger is appealing his conviction last year on racketeering charges that said he played a role in 11 murders.Bulger's lawyers made the filing Thursday afternoon in a federal appeals court in Boston.Among their arguments are that Bulger was not allowed to argue that a now-deceased federal prosecutor had given him immunity.Bulger is now 84 years old. He was the head of Boston's Irish mob and an FBI info...

Boy dies after being hit by truck

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBROCKTON, Mass. (AP) _ Authorities say a boy has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer on a street in Brockton. Police said the accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Battles Street and Bunker Avenue. Friends and neighbors of the boy told reporters at the scene he was celebrating his 12th birthday by roller-blading. A vigil was held Thursday night in the neighborhood. The driver of the truck, hauling scrap metal,...

Decomposed bodies found in storage unit connected to funeral home Video included

The remains of three decomposed bodies were found in a Johnston storage unit on Thursday.

Cranston girl has special stroller stolen Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com A medical stroller belonging to a disabled child was stolen from a Cranston porch this morning. The device belongs to wheel chair bound Ilianna Perez. She's a 10 year old with cerebral palsy. In her house she uses this mechanic chair but anytime she ventures outside her mother says she uses the $4300 stroller because it is easier to travel with. The family noticed it was missing early this morning. "Horrible, I can't believe someone would do that, especially to a ...

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Controversy Over Latest Allan Fung for Governor Ad Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com"Making Rhode Island open for business once again," says an Allan Fung for Governor TV ad.Cranston Mayor Allan Fung's latest ad, has him sitting in a diner as he discusses his economic plan for the Ocean State.But that diner is located in Ohio, where Fung's TV consultant is based.His opponent is not holding back."The problem, and what's been broken with this whole thing is the fact that the commercial was filmed out of state, yet it was all abou...

Rhode Island closes 8 beaches to swimming

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Eight beaches in Rhode Island have been closed to swimming after health officials detected high levels of bacteria.The state's Department of Health announced Thursday that it was urging people not to swim at Barrington Town Beach in Barrington, Easton's Beach in Newport, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett, Third Beach in Middletown and...

Woman gets 4 years after southern RI drug seizure

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A woman has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for her role in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in South Kingstown and Narragansett.Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Ashley Sekator-Graham was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. Her husband, 34-year-old Damon Graham, is awaiting sentencing on drug and weapons charges.Authorities say an investigation by local police and state agents resulted in ...

Hernandez excused from hearing in Boston murders

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been excused from a pre-trial hearing in a Boston 2012 double homicide case.Hernandez's defense team requested the judge waive his appearance Thursday afternoon in Suffolk County Superior Court, which consisted mainly of both sides conferring at length with the judge out of hearing range from the courtroom audience.Hernandez will next appear in court on the murder charges Oct. 21, when the...

Friends, family mourn East Providence barber Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comEAST PROVIDENCE - With tears in their eyes, friends and family stopped by Krazy Kuts on Pawtucket Avenue, to pay their respects to 42 year old Yusef A'vant, killed by a gunman in his own barber shop Wednesday afternoon. "It's sad to think that something like this could happen to such a nice young man. He really was. He's going to be really missed," said Richelle Pierce, who lives nearby and has been bringing her sons to Krazy Kuts for 10 years. F...

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comLOS ANGELES (AP) _ The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide.In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.The wife of the actor-comedian said he had not been ready to share his Parkinson's diagnosis publicly.(C) The Associated Press 2014

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in RI

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe season’s first positive West Nile Virus sample has been identified in Rhode Island mosquitoes.Department of Health and Department of Environmental Management officials say the pool of 18 mosquitoes collected on August 4 in the Great Swamp area of West Kingstown has tested positive for the virus. They also noted that those mosquitoes are the type that can bite humans.Test results on the remaining 150 pools of mosquitoes collected on August 4 are pending.To ...

Providence tackles blighted properties with new program

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By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Blighted properties in Providence are getting a face lift thanks to a new program aimed at addressing the foreclosure crisis. The receivership pilot program will help turn vacant-problem properties into a place buyers and tenants can again call home. Thursday morning 90-92 Pleasant Street received a fresh coat of paint- giving it a fresh start. The 3 family apartment is the first to undergo major renovations as part of the city program. “It sends th...

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets for risk of plastic contamination

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPerdue Farms is recalling 15,000 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken nuggets because they may have small bits of plastic in them.The company is recalling their 8-oz. box of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with establishment number P2617 and the “Best Before” date of 02/05/15.The product was shipped to stores nationwide.No illnesses have been reported at this time.If you have questions about the recall, please contact Gerry Clarkson, Applegate Consumer ...

Pawtucket Mayor Grebien hospitalized in Boston

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien has been hospitalized in Boston for several days because of what his office says are flu-like symptoms. The Pawtucket Times reports that the 46-year-old mayor was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital for tests last week. Public Safety Director Tony Pires tells the newspaper that Grebien had been ill for a couple of weeks with dizziness, lightheadedness and flu-like symptoms without nausea. Pires says his condition does not appear to be l...

Pawtucket Park Honors Mackinac Steamer Tragedy Video included

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchetteThe recently renovated festival pier in Pawtucket has a new centerpiece. The Mackinac Memorial was moved to the center of the park located off School Street. It represents the victims of the 1925 Mackinac tragedy, which claimed 55 lives. A boiler explosion on the excursion steamer "The Mackinac" rocked the city and is still remembered vividly by many, including 97–year–old Mary Thornhill, who lost her sister in the blast."It was h...

Vandals make mess of local swim club

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comLincoln Police are investigating a break-in at a swim and tennis club.Police discovered the break-in at High Ridge Swim and Tennis Club on Old River Road at 9:00 Monday morning.They believe the suspect(s) broke in to the main building sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning and vandalized the kitchen area, including several pieces of equipment and a large amount of perishable food.The suspect(s) also threw debris, patio furniture, and other prop...

Traffic slowed by cranberry sludge on highway

By: The Associated PressEmail: news@abc6.comA truck has spilled its load of what was described as "cranberry sludge'' on a Boston-area highway, painting the roadway red and slowing traffic during the morning commute.The state Transportation Department tweeted that the truck shed its load on Interstate 95 north in Woburn at about dawn on Thursday, forcing the closure of the right hand lane and an off-ramp.According to broadcast traffic reports, cleanup crews used shovels and hoses to clean up ...

URI researchers to look for sources of beach sand

By: The Associated PressEmail: news@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6University of Rhode Island researchers will be searching the bottom of the ocean for large sand deposits that could be used to replenish eroded areas of the state's coastline.Researchers expect beach sand to become a hot commodity because of continued erosion and more storms like Superstorm Sandy that damage the coast.The study is set to begin next month and a report is expected in the fall of 2016. The effort is being funded by a $200...

Motive, shooter sought in East Providence barber shop murder Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comEast Providence police are on scene after a day time shooting on Pawtucket Avenue. The incident happened near 2400 Pawtucket Avenue. One person was transported to the hospital. K9 units are on scene attempting to locate the suspect.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Dee from the Desk: Hired Help

This entire election season Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gina Raimondo has had the largest campaign coffer of all the Democrats. The candidate has run a tight campaign and has been out with ads for weeks now but she also has a different use for her money. While she, like the other Democratic candidate, has sponsored several Facebook ads and has bought tons air time, Raimondo is also spending some cash paying people to canvass local neighborhoods for her. While a lot of candidates do not...

Fung goes to Ohio diner to film ad touting business in R.I. Video included

The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung filmed an ad about making Rhode Island "open for business" at a diner in Ohio, according to the restaurant owner.Michael Pappas, of Tommy's Diner in Columbus, said Fung spent an hour filming at his diner July 31 after it had closed for the day. Pappas said Wednesday that Fung, the mayor of Cranston, was on a "strict schedule" so they did not talk about why he was in Ohio.Campaign finance reports...

Dog found abandoned and severely malnourished in Acushnet Video included

A French mastiff was found abandoned and 100 pounds underweight in an Acushnet neighborhood last week. Now, animal control officers are determined to find the person responsible for abandoning the dog who has newly been named Braxton.

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By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comWARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials are urging swimmers to avoid Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick because of high bacteria counts in the water. The Rhode Island Department of Health said Wednesday it recommends the beach be closed to swimming. It will re-open when water quality tests show bacteria levels have returned to acceptable limits. The state monitors water quality at beaches during the summer to ensure safe conditions for swimming.Rhode...

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