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The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

In February, ABC6 aired a series of special reports examining the severity of the opioid epidemic in Southern New England.  Over the course of two weeks, ABC6 featured a new segment each night that delved into an aspect of this multifaceted problem.  The series culminated with a one-hour Town Hall program that brought together parents, students, mental health and addiction experts, law enforcement officials, recovering addicts, and other concerned members of our community.

Sen. Kettle plans to resign amidst threat of expulsion, extortion charges

Senator Nicholas Kettle Senator Nicholas Kettle

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – State Senator Nick Kettle announced his resignation Thursday, a day after Senate President Dominick Ruggiero submitted a resolution to expel him from the legislature...

Providence school locked down after reports of possible intruder

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as Police investigated reports of a stranger in the building....

Cranston teachers back in the classroom after flooding Video included

Teachers at Edgewood Highland Elementary have been busy during February vacation. They’ve been putting the finishing touches on their classrooms before students return next week. The Cranston school has been undergoing renovations after flooding from a burst pipe caused serious damage...

Warwick Police investigating serious hit-and-run Video included

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian seriously injured Wednesday night.  According to the Warwick Police Department, the victim was struck on Post Road...

Gas leak in Warwick has crews scratching their heads

A bizarre gas leak in a residential neighborhood has authorities scratching their heads.  Crews from Warwick Police and Fire Departments, as well as National Grid...

Three elderly Massachusetts residents killed in NY rollover

 Police are investigating a crash that killed three people from Massachusetts. New York State Police responded to a crash on the New York State Thruway...

Cranston Police seek porch thief

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 Police are seeking help identifying a man who snagged several packages from a Cranston porch.  According to a post on the Cranston Police ...

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident Video included

Rhode Island's tall ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry is back where it belongs, out on the open ocean, months after an accident in Newport Harbor.  With the accident behind them, the crew is focusing on their mission to teach. The crew of the tall ship is excited for their first voyage since that October accident.

Hazing investigation bars swim team from competition

Brown University is barring its men’s varsity swim team from competing in the ivy league championships while it investigates...

Police: Suspect wanted for deserting frozen turtle turns himself in

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A man wanted for abusing his turtle by leaving its tank to freeze over has been arrested. Luis Rosa, 24, turned himself in around 8:00 a.m., Coventry Police..

Fall River Mayor in support of new Durfee High Video included

The mayor of Fall River is getting behind plans for a new $263 million Durfee High School. He says the damage from the pipe that burst there last month is just the tip of the iceberg and a band–aid won't be enough to fix the school.

E. Providence city worker accused of stalking

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The East Providence city worker accused of stalking another woman appeared before a judge Wednesday. Leah Stoddard, 37, is charged with stalking, installing an electronic tracking device in or on a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit those acts. The stalking charge is a felony. No pleas were entered. On January 2, a woman told East Providence Police she found a GPS tracking device under her car, according to court docu...

StyleWeek: SEED-lings Challenge

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — StyleWeek kicks off at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Wednesday night...

North Providence man arrested after stabbing

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police arrested a North Providence man after he allegedly stabbed...

Senate files resolution to expel State Senator Kettle Video included

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Senate filed a resolution to expel the Republican lawmaker...

Some WHS students calling for increased security in light of school shootings Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WESTERLY, R.I. – Some Westerly High School students are pushing for more than one school resource officer in light of the deadly school shooting in Florida. The high school has two buildings about a block apart from each other, with one officer monitoring both. Senior Quinn Chappelle is urging school administrators to have at least two officers on campus – one designated for each building. "We can't just cross our fingers ...

UPDATE: Woman shot in the torso in New Bedford shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police are investigating a shooting in the city...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Reverend Billy Graham, who transformed American religious...

Oliver Hazard Perry setting sail for first time since crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island’s tall ship the Oliver Hazard Perry is gearing up for its first voyage Wednesday morning...

Former nightclub shark put up for sale

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Buyers searching for a 25-foot shark to complete their home collection are in luck...

Students at Westerly High School concerned about class safety

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — In the days following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school, concerns about school safety are ringing close to home...

Vigil marks 15 years since deadly Station nightclub fire

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- Families of victims and survivors gathered at the Station Fire Memorial Park Tuesday night to commemorate the exact moment the deadly fire started 15 years ago.  At 11:03 PM they raised their cell phones, turned on their headlights. 100 lights in the night sky to remember the 100 people who never made it out of the station nightclub on that horrible night back in 2003. This m...

Fentanyl suspected in Providence hazmat

A hazmat situation Tuesday night was caused by a deadly overdose. Crews from both Providence Fire and Police responded to the level one hazmat at a triple...

Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Justice Department says it is moving quickly with its review of "bump stock" devices after President Donald Trump directed the agency to propose...

Suspects break into home, ID themselves as police officers

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Fall River Police have made an arrest in connection with a home invasion from Sunday. It happened near Robeson and New Boston Streets around...

ACLU raises concerns about plans to remove Kettle from Senate

The ACLU is raising concerns about plans by Rhode Island Senate leadership to remove Sen. Nicholas Kettle--if he doesn't resign himself. Senate President Ruggerio says the Senate will use its constitutional power to throw him overboard. Within hours of Senator Kettle being charged on Friday with video voyeurism and extortion, Ruggerio called on Kettle to resign. He's now taking that one...

Golden Retriever puppy diagnosed with rare disease

A Cranston couple is hoping to bring awareness to a rare disease that could take the life of their golden retriever if he doesn't get treatment. The puppy, named Roman...

Woman with baby in car charged with DUI

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 A North Providence woman who was driving with her 7-month-old child in tow was charged with DUI. Margaret Khoury, 44, was arrested around 2:45 p.m. on Monday...

Edgewood Highland school to reopen Monday

Students at the Edgewood Highland school will be able to return to the school beginning Monday. After being forced to close due to a busted water pipe..

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