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UPDATE: Former Newport police sergeant sentenced to six months in prison

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Former Newport police sergeant who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from the police union...

Providence City Council passes ATV task force resolution

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence City Council voted unanimously to create a task force to help crack down...

Wife of Donald Eugene Webb reveals new details to police

Authorities revealing new information today about a decades old murder of a Pennsylvania cop.

Male shot in New Bedford, police investigating

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a shooting that sent a male to the ..

Johnston Police seize 47 marijuana plants from home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police seized 47 ..

Pawtucket Police seek robbery suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston Police are seeking assistance identifying and locating..

Local shelter pets tied to tennis star's success Video included

For every ace John Isner serves at the Newport Hall of Fame Open,it's one more point for him and 10 more meals for the pets at the South Coast Humane Society & Shelter. 

Breaking and entering suspect assaults witness with prosthetic arm

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FREETOWN, M.A. (WLNE) — Freetown Police announced the arrest of a local man for assaulting an i

Fall River's mayor weighs in after second teacher arrested Video included

The mayor of Fall River is now weighing in after another middle school teacher was arrested. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, is accused of intentionally bumping into nine girls at the Providence Place Mall and groping them. 

Fall River shop offers free gowns for brides impacted by Alfred Angelo closure Video included

By John Krinjak @johnkrinjak FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) - Some local brides-to-be are getting some much needed help after their bridal gowns were pulled out from under them. The sudden, stunning closure of Alfred Angelo left women scrambling to find that all important gown for the big day. But the generosity of another store's owner is giving them a shot at walking down the aisle in style. When Morwondor Suomie of Providence found out her wedding dress wasn't going to be ready in time...

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor Video included

New Bedford Harbor has an oil spill problem.  It's not one big spill plaguing the harbor that getting a lot of attention, but dozens of small spills that are starting to add up.  

Local jewelry store owner arrested in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE R.I. (WLNE) – The owner of Kent Jewelry, a wholesale distributor based out of Johnston is accused of swindling ...

Man who robbed, set fire to bank, sentenced to prison

Joseph Lavoie Joseph Lavoie

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man was sentenced Thursday morning to serve ..

Naked man arrested for stealing car, fleeing from police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A Pawtucket man and a Wrentham woman were arrested Wednesday after fleeing from police...

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer ..

Teen suspect in Cranston murder appears in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston teenager accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend appeared...

UPDATE: 17-year-old shot multiple times in Providence in stable condition

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A teenager was transported to the hospital Wednesday night after being shot multiple times...

Davey Lopes Recreation Center pool closed due to maintenance

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Families in one Providence neighborhood are facing an extra obstacle as they try to escape the oppressive heat...

List of cooling shelters open to the public in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Cooling shelters in Pawtucket are in place to keep people cool amidst the summer heat wave...

Cranston library hires goats from local farm to chomp at invasive plants

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. – Dozens of goats invaded Cranston’s Central Library after they were hired to chomp away at invasive plants outside such as poison ivy...

Fall River teacher arrested for child molestation Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) -- A Fall River middle school teacher has been accused of child molestation, according to school and law enforcement officials. Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, was arrested July 12 on charges of second degree child molestation after allegedly groping five children ages 12 to 14 at the Providence Place Mall. According to court documents, Labriola allegedly b...

Unlicensed New Bedford driver crashes vehicle, 7 to hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) -- An unlicensed New Bedford driver crashed his car into the woods off I-195 in Mattapoisett Tuesday night, sending himself and six others to area hospitals. The 48-year-old was driving a 2000 Toyota Sienna minivan without a license on I-195 West around 7:37 p.m. when he veered off the road, into the woods near exit 19B. The driver, along with six adult passengers from ages 22 to 48, were tran...

Law enforcement now allowed to access prescriptions for investigations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE, AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that allows certain law enforcement agencies to use a prescription drug database in drug investigations, despite outcry from advocacy groups. The attorney general's office told the Associated Press that the bill would allow law enforcement to investigate "pill mills and drug diversion." According to the governor's office, th...

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removed

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with ..

UPDATE: Driver identified from fiery crash in Mansfield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) -- One man was killed in a fiery crash between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on I-95 North in Mansfield around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. State police responded to scene, finding a 2015 Ford F250 pickup that had caught on fire after striking the rear of a tractor-trailer which was disabled in the breakdown lane with a flat tire. The driver of the pickup truck was found dead at the scene, and his identity h...

Budget Feud: Could the stalemate almost be over? Video included

On day 19 of the budget stand-off there is some optimism from House Speaker Nick Mattiello. ABC 6 News caught up with the Speaker one day after his much hyped sit down with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

“It was a helpful conversation that I believe brought us to the point where the stalemate is going to be eradicated,” said Mattiello.

Automatic voter registration passes in Rhode Island

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill on automatic voter registration into law Tuesday, making Rhode Island the ninth state to move forward with this kind of reform. This law will allow eligible citizens to automatically register to vote when they interact with a state agency. Implementation will begin with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and may eventually expand to other agencies under the Fe...

Another oversized truck to move through Coventry Wednesday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) -- Another oversized truck by Bay Crane, the same operators who took down utility poles and caused a transportation fiasco in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, will pass through Coventry Wednesday night. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) approved Bay Crane, to move another 560,000 generator from the Quonset Point near North Kingstown, R.I. to the Massachusetts State Line, according to t...

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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