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UPDATE: Police say 19 killed in blast at Grande concert

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LONDON (AP) – Police says there are “a number of fatalities” after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.              Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena Monday night.               There were no immediate details of what happene...

Dangerous Barriers: Roadblocks for our first responders

Just like we rely on our firefighters, police, and EMT's to get to our emergencies as quickly as possible, they rely on us, too, to get out of their way. But that, according to local firefighters, is becoming more and more difficult.

Police: 2 women hit, killed by vehicle on Cape Cod

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) _ Police in Massachusetts say two women who were hit by a minivan on Cape Cod..

Wakefield DMV temporarily closed

Expect longer wait times at the DMV as the Wakefield office shut down today. 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Del Sesto Middle School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan visited Del Sesto Middle School in Providence on Monday to see how the school is advancing in making learning personalized. According to a press release from Providence Public Schools, the middle school uses technology and targeted instruction to tailor learning to each student. The school district had been expecting representatives from the Chan Zuckerbe...

Over 210,000 hot dogs recalled after metal objects found inside packages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Check your freezer before your Memorial Day cookout because a hot dog company is recalling more than 210,000 pounds of hot dogs. John Morrell and Company announced the recall on Monday after customers found metal objects inside the packages. The recall affects the 14 ounce packages of Nathan’s skinless beef franks, and the 16 ounce packages of the "Curtis Beef Master beef franks.” The items recalled were produced on January 26, 2017. The f...

Massachusetts man charged in nonfatal drive-by shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Authorities in Rhode Island say an alleged gang member has been charged with participating in the shooting of a rival in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that Alexander "Bird" Dejesus, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon and other offenses in the Jan. 9 drive-by shooting. Dejesus' lawyer argued against the $250,000 bail ...

Pawtucket Police investigating Sunday night home invasion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men with handguns forced their way into a home on Manton Street in Pawtucket Sunday night and demanded money and drugs. Pawtucket Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of the armed home invasion around 11:30 p.m. Two adults and one child were home during the incident. The only injury was one male victim who was cut from a broken window. The home invasion is still under inve...

Mark Zuckerberg seen in Newport

Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook...

Rhode Island House speaker promises no all-night sessions

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives is promising “no...

Doughty pleads not guilty in gruesome double killing

Wes Doughty. Wes Doughty.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SALEM, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man killed two people..

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy is charged in the 2015 death of Bella Bond. The girl was known only as Baby Doe for months....

RI DMV closing several locations to switch to new computer system

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Several branches of the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily close as the switch to a new computer system begins. Starting Monday, the Wakefield office will close through July 18th. Other offices in the state will only close for a few days in July. Temporarily shutting down the branches will allow staff to be trained on the new system. DMV officials want to remind drivers tha...

UPDATE: Body found in woods identified as Franklin college student

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified the body of a missing Duke University student that went missing last Sunday morning...

Liver Life Walk raises money for liver disease research Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WARWICK, R.I. - Around 150 people laced up their sneakers in Warwick for the annual Liver Life Walk. The walk raises money for the American Liver Foundation, which has brought back more than $12 million to Rhode Island hospitals during the years, according to organizers. This year's Liver Life Champion, Louis Laprade of Woonsocket, tells ABC6 News he is alive because of an organ donor. He is encouraging more people to become organ donors.&n...

Behind the scenes: Jessie Chris shoots music video in RI

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- Radio Disney Country Artist Jessie Chris filmed her new music video for the single..

Hundreds attend Station Nightclub memorial dedication Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @CleshnerABC6 WEST WARWICK R.I. -- An emotional dedication for the long-awaited Station Nightclub memorial at the spot where 100 people lost their lives in that horrific nightclub fire 14 years ago. It was an emotional day of reflection as family, friends and survivors themselves honored the 100 people that died in the fire. The crowd fell silent as 100 names were read aloud and 100 roses were lifted in the air. One for each life...

Ceremony will open The Station nightclub fire memorial park

By: The Associated Press news@abc6.com WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ A memorial park is due to open at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a ceremony to open the memorial to The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick Sunday afternoon. The blaze began when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable foam installed as soundproofing. More than 200 people were injured. The service will featur...

New 'Greenway' line to open at Roger Williams Park

By: News Staff news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence Parks Department announced the opening of a 3.2 mile Greenway line at Roger Williams Park on June 1st. The Greenway line will have tracks for biking, running, walking and/or running, and car travel will become one-way in most areas along the Greenway loop. “With the recent array of enhancements, we are encouraging folks to come out and explore one of Rhode Island’s best public parks,” said Mayo...

Rhode Island considers bill to deregulate hair braiding

By: The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would deregulate the business of African-style braiding. The state House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday, but instead delayed it until Tuesday. It would exempt natural hair braiders from the costly licensing requirements for hairdressers and barbers. Braiders say their practice is a cultural tradition and art form and the training and saf...

Police: 8 gravestones vandalized at local cemetery

By: News Staff news@abc6.com WARREN, R.I. - Police are investigating after 8 gravestones were vandalized at the South Burial Ground. Some gravestones were broken and some were brought down to the floor. Police say the stones, located along Franklin Street, were vandalized last week. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 401-245-1311. © WLNE-TV / ABC6    2017 

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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