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Four people sent to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Burrillville

Four people sent to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Burrillville By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) – Four people were transported to Rhode Island Hospital Tuesday night with serious injuries after police discovered a pickup truck against a tree on Colwell road in Burrillville...

Family files lawsuit against state over silly string fight

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) -- The parents of a former high school student have filed a federal lawsuit against a Rhode Island school district and state education officials, claiming they attempted to cover up a fight between their daughter and another student over silly string...

Former State Representative Joe Trillo plans to run for governor

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Former State Representative Joe Trillo announced Tuesday that he may toss...

Man to be sentenced in death of girl known as ‘Baby Doe’

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is set to be sentenced in the death of a 2-year-old girl...

Providence firefighter terminated for racial comment

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare confirmed to..

RI Senate approves letting law enforcement use pill database

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would allow law ..

How the Hallamore Clydesdales get ready for their Bristol 4th appearance Video included

In the midst of the music and laughter of the Bristol 4th of July Parade comes the showstopper, the Hallamore Clydesdales. The lineup of 8 majestic horses, weighing in at over 2,000 pounds each, is always a crowd favorite from parades in Bristol to Boston to Springfield. And they call Lakeville, Massachusetts “home”.

RI House passes bill for highway surveillance system Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A highway surveillance system intended to fine uninsured, out-of-state drivers, could soon become reality in Rhode Island. The House passed legislation Monday allowing for the license plate scanning system, but it's not without controversy. Police and civil liberties groups are sounding the alarm, calling it "big brother-esque." Supporters, though, say the data will be immediately erased if there is no pro...

New legislation for PawSox stadium submitted

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — An $83 million plan for a new PawSox stadium at the Slater Mill..

Body of missing Coventry man found

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The search for the missing Coventry man John Benevides has come to..

FiRE+iCE to close permanently after 17 years at the Providence Place Mall

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – FiRE+iCE at the Providence Place mall has closed its doors for good after 17 years at the location...

RI State Police seize numerous firearms, military gear, drugs, during traffic stop in West Greenwich

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police seized a number of firearms and illegal drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich last week...

Fall River Police searching for suspect who robbed 80-year-old woman

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Fall River Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed an 80-year-old woman...

UPDATE: Construction worker injured at Coventry building site identified

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The construction worker who suffered serious injuries Monday morning after an accident on the property of a new home construction in Coventry has been identified...

Dancer with Festival Ballet Providence injured in hit and run

By: ABC6 News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Reporting By: Melissa Randall PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)— A dancer with Festival Ballet Providence was seriously injured in a hit and run in Providence over the weekend...

Woonsocket man arrested for molesting child, possible other victims Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Christian Gonzalez, 27, of Woonsocket was arrested Monday for molesting a child. Police believe there may be more victims...

‘Baby Doe’ mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston...

Legislation on new PawSox stadium to be introduced Tuesday Video included

A new PawSox stadium at the Slater Mill site in Pawtucket may be a possibility after all. A month after the General Assembly essentially shot down the $83 million proposal choosing not taking up that legislation during the current session, ABC 6 News has learned that a new  bill will be submitted on Tuesday. "I am very pleased to say that Mayor Grebien has listened to my concerns. I had a number of concerns about the prior bill. He has addressed those concerns an...

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) _ The White House says it has found “potential” evidence that Syria is preparing..

Barry Cadden sentenced to 9 years for role in deadly meningitis outbreak

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: Sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 BOSTON,M.A. (WLNE) — Nearly five years after the fungal meningitis outbrea

RI House OKs domestic violence gun control bill

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to pass legislation..

Search continues for missing Coventry man Video included

Amanda Benevides says she and her family are at a loss for words when it comes to her uncle's disappearance John Benevides disappeared from his Edward St home on Friday, June 16. 

RI State Police arrest 12 motorists, 1 boater for DUI’s over the weekend

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police have arrested 13 people for operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol this past weekend...

Michael McCarthy found guilty of 2nd degree murder in Bella Bond murder trial

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The jury in the Bella Bond murder trial reached a verdict Monday morning, finding Michael McCarthy guilty of second degree murder in the death of the two-year-old girl...

Providence-Newport ferry back in service starting Tuesday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PLAINFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) – Ferry service between Providence and Newport is set to return Tuesday...

Plainville Police searching for vehicle in connection to Heather Hill Country Club robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PLAINFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) – Plainville Police are looking for a vehicle in connection to a robbery at a local country club Friday morning...

New Bedford Police cite 24 vehicles, issue $7,000 in fines after drag racing

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford Police cited 24 vehicles and issued $7,000 in fines after reports of drag racing in the area of the Aerovox building Sunday...

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Reservations at RI DMV required during computer launch

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)— The Rhode Island DMV is requiring reservations for service during its computer launch period. The process will be used between July 5 and July 17 for customer needing to complete in-person transactions. Here’s how it works: Customers will need to visit www.dmv.ri.gov and access the ‘Customer Reservations’ portal. Users will follow the prompt to select a date and time for the appointme...

Specialty 'Bristol 4th of July' license plates handed out

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone 1,447 people who ordered their special Bristol 4th of July Celebration license plates can finally tack it on to their car. Saturday, the 4th of July Committee handed out the plates and swapped out over 1,000 old plates for the new special edition ones. This has been a long time coming -  back in 2011, the committee needed at least 900 people to submit applications before the plates could be made. They received over 1000. The...

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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