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Tropical Storm Jose impacting local oyster farmer Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE) — Tropical Storm Jose has been causing strong winds and rough surf on the south coast of Massachusetts...

New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida

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

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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 ...

Gooseberry Island causeway closed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents hoping to watch the surf from Gooseberry Island in Westport were disappointed...

Tropical Storm Jose makes waves in Narragansett Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — As waves pounded on Narragansett Beach Wednesday morning...

Roofs fly, windows break as Maria makes landfall

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Zinc roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as Maria approached Puerto Rico...

Man attacks dog with machete in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — An out of control man with a machete attacked a pit bull in the street while also...

Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers, soldiers and police are digging and tunneling overnight...

Body found in Providence stairwell identified

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The body found in a stairwell last week has been identified as a missing...

Strong winds, rising water as Jose hits South Coast of Mass. Video included

At the edge of the causeway leading to West Island, folks are concerned about water levels around high tide Wednesday morning--with the possibility that water could wash over the road.  Meanwhile, as the wind from Jose kicked up over Buzzards Bay Tuesday night, Jim Moraux, the owner of Earl's Marina, is thankful he took the proper precautions.  "Everything is facing kind o...

ABC6 Chief Meteorologist discusses active hurricane season

We're almost four months into hurricane season and already there have been 13 named storms with seven hurricanes. "I think we're seeing more of hurricane ..

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves Video included

The coast has been taking a beating for the past few days as Jose churns offshore.  High surf and beach erosion are both concerns for some of the homes and businesses that face the ocean head on.

New Bedford braces for Jose Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Towns and cities along the coast are bracing for Jose...

Police seek window smashing suspect dressed as Batman

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Cranston Police Department is seeking a man dressed as Batman ..

Mansfield Police seek bank robber, vehicle thief

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — A man is being sought by police on Tuesday for his connections..

Westport campers asked to evacuate beach

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents along the coastline geared up for the potential impacts of Jose both on water and on land...

UPDATE: RISP identify man hit by car on I-95 in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police has identified the pedestrian involved in the deadly...

Driver dies after car strikes tree in South Kingstown

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A deadly car crash in South Kingstown claimed the life of a...

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