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URI clinic to help smokers quit

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The University of Rhode Island is launching a new effort to help the community...

Foxboro library censorship exhibit taken down

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An exhibit on censorship at the Boyden Library in Foxboro was taken down after complaints...

RI State Police ‘Vintage Cruiser Show’ happening Sunday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — It will be a blast from the past at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters in Scituate...

UPDATE: Police identify the two men hospitalized after live wire accident Video included

Two men were rushed to the hospital Thursday night after the ladder they were working on got tangled in the middle of live power lines. The men were working on the roof of a home on Chestnut Hill Avenue, when the metal ladder tipped off the roof and landed on high tension lines. 

Father kills son, then himself in Foxboro

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Foxboro and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a murder-suicide...

Two people shot on Manton Ave in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating the violence that sent two people to the hospital Thursday...

Attleboro Library book returned 78 years late

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An overdue library book was returned to the Attleboro Public Library 78 years late...

Aaron Hernandez's estate suing NFL, Patriots over evidence of brain disease Video included

Lawyers for former Patriot Aaron Hernandez announced late Thursday afternoon that they will sue the NFL and the Patriots over the results of a newly-released brain study. According to the study, Hernandez, who committed suicide earlier this year, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy--a severe brain disease. 

Photographs document scary moments at Point Judith Video included

By Bianca Buono bbuono@abc6.com @BBuonoABC6 A rescue at Point Judith was all caught on camera. An angler was caught in waves churned up by Tropical Storm Jose. The images show just how dangerous it is out there this week. "All of a sudden he was taken back by a wave,” said Mike Laptew of Mike Laptew Photography. Laptew was at the coast Wednesday documented the big waves. "As an underwater cinematographer I'm often shooting seascapes below water but when th...

Dartmouth Animal Control seeks support for injured cat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, MA (WLNE) – Dartmouth Animal Control is seeking the help of the public in supporting a local cat that was shot ...

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence Video included

Construction is underway in a neighborhood in Providence that some would call a "food desert."  Right now, there isn't much access to affordable, fresh food in that neighborhood.  A new food co–op is hoping to change that.

Father charged in infant's death denied bail

Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department. Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island father accused of killing his infant daughter..

Suspect sought in Mansfield convenience store robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, MA. (WLNE) – Mansfield police are seeking the help of the public to identify the man who robbed a local...

Parents in Scituate fed up with bullying Video included

Several families in Scituate are fed up with bullying in schools. Making it worse, parents who spoke to ABC 6, say the district is denying that there's a problem.

Drew Peterson likely to appeal to US Supreme Court

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An attorney for Drew Peterson says he'll likely appeal an Illinois ..

CVS announces opioid addiction programs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — CVS Health has a new policy when it comes to opioid prescriptions...

RIDOT changing wording on RhodeWorks signs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — RhodeWorks construction signs will have a new look moving forward...

New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Red Cross is still actively sending members to help continue relief efforts in areas...

After Maria, locals struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico Video included

Tanya Guilfoile spent 24 years living in Puerto Rico before attending grad school at Boston College. She currently lives in Dallas but was traveling back to Providence Wednesday night. Speaking with us on a layover, Guilfoile says seeing the images from the place where she grew up has her on edge.  "Those places that were very familiar to me, I've seen images and I don't recogn...

Gov. Raimondo signs bill to help children who witness domestic abuse Video included

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that would help children who witness domestic violence. Under the law, the state will provide up to $1500 for counseling for children who witness abuse. The idea came from detectives in the Central Falls Police Department. The goal--to help children recover from abuse, while easing the financial burden on their families. "There are kids out there who a...

Three arrested for neglect of Central Falls 'Treasure' Video included

Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6 Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Three people have been charged following the discovery of an extremely ..

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England Video included

With Tropical Storm Jose offshore, winds have been on the increase today, and damage reports have been coming in from around the area.

RI lawmakers approve paid sick time Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island General Assembly voted Tuesday night to phase-in paid sick days. Under the bill, workers will be able to take up to three paid sick days beginning July 2018, rising to five days by 2020. Companies with 17 or fewer employees can offer that sick time as unpaid. “It’s a big win for workers in Rhode Island,” said Georgia Hollister Isman, the state director of the Working Families ...

South Kingstown Police seek bank robber

Courtesy of the South Kingstown Police Department Courtesy of the South Kingstown Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAKEFIELD, R. I. (WLNE) — The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking assistance..

Trial of man accused in ISIS plot underway, Warwick man testifies as key witness

The prosecution in the trial against 27–year–old David Wright of Everett began opening statements by saying that this is a case about a U.S. citizen who was committed to ISIS, that’s according to WCVB, our Boston affiliate who was in the courtroom for the first day of the trial. Wright is charged with plotting to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller and random police officers in the name of the Islamic State. 

Newport Police investigating officer impersonation scam

By: News Staff Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) –The Newport Police Department is investigating two incidents where two local women were contacted by someone impersonating ...

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