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Raynham great grandmother goes skydiving for 90th birthday Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Julie Phillips has fond memories of her 90th birthday which she recently celebrated. The Raynham woman spent the milestone day jumping out of a plane. "Once I make

Woman Robbed at New Bedford McDonald's

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchetteNew Bedford police say the manager of the McDonald's on Hathaway Rd. was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning at approximately 9 a.m. She was

Fox investigation leads to subpoena of city hall records

By: Dee DeQuattro & MArk Curtis Twitter: @deedequattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Providence Mayor Angel Taveras confirms that the city received a federal subpoena for documents and information related

Guilty plea in '08 shooting death avoids 3rd trial

By: The Associated Press Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 A Pawtucket man has pleaded guilty to murder, avoiding a third trial in the shooting death of his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend in 2008. Juan

Teacher targeted in violent incident could be disciplined

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA New Bedford teacher could face disciplinary action today after a student threw a chair at her and the whole incident was caught on camera. Joanne

Woman Arrested for Prostitution in East Greenwich

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchettePolice in East Greenwich arrested Tiffany M. Burgess, age 33, of 31 Clym Street, Providence, RI for one count each of Prostitution and Obstruction

Fire hydrant crashes through local business

courtesy of Tiverton Fire Department courtesy of Tiverton Fire Department

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA fire hydrant went crashing through a Tiverton business on Wednesday just before noon. A car struck the hydrant outside of the China Gourmet

Family of man charged in Marathon hoax issues statement Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Kevin "KayVon" Edson, 25, is in a state hospital undergoing a court ordered mental evaluation. Doctors say he was off his medication when he allegedly carried out

Dee from the Desk: A primary issue, GOTV

In September, it is not going to matter who voted for who, or who had a scandal in their police department, but rather who can get out the vote. The Republicans are faced with a difficult task in the September

2 seriously hurt in Boston house explosion

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ Boston officials say two elderly people have been seriously injured in an explosion and fire at a house in the Dorchester neighborhood. Fire Commissioner

Providence Mayoral Forum

By News Staff news@abc6.com The six candidates hoping to become Providence's next mayor met for the first of a series of forums Wednesday night. The forum was hosted by the Providence Community Library

Parents voice concerns about moving Pre-K classes Video included

By: Samantha LavienSlavien@abc6.comTwitter: @samanthalavienA decision by the Providence Superintendent of Schools to move Pre–K classes from Vartan Gregorian Elementary School to Asa Messer is not sitting

Shark Tank open casting call in Cambridge

By News Staff news@abc6.com The folks behind ABC's hit show Shark Tank are holding an open casting call. Only the first 500 people in line will get the chance to make a 1 minute pitch of their business/product/idea

House panel hears bill to legalize marijuana Video included

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A House panel is considering several marijuana bills, including one to legalize the drug and regulate and tax it like alcohol. The Judiciary

Ex-con pleads not guilty in murder of girlfriend

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Rhode Island man, who served nearly two decades in prison for killing his girlfriend back in 1992, was arraigned today for another murder. Andrew Jett, 55, pleaded not

Department of Health declares flu widespread in RI

By News Staff news@abc6.com A second wave of flu has forced the Department of Health to declare it as widespread again in Rhode Island. Director of Health Michael Fine, M.D. made the declaration

UMass Dartmouth honors marathon bombing victims Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @danaRgriffin DARTMOUTH, MA-Today's vigil was held a day after the actual anniversary due to weather. One year ago, when two bombing suspects were America's most wanted,


Group hopes to put Mayor Cianci portrait in City Hall Video included

by ABC6 News Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis  mcurtis@abc6.com City Hall isn't just the seat of government it's a mini–art museum, with portraits of just about every providence mayor. Now friends

3 sisters, over 100-yrs-old, reunited in Bristol Video included

By: Alexandra Cowley acowley@abc6.comThree sisters, all over 100 years old, are reunited in Bristol. The sisters live hundreds of miles apart and haven't seen each other in ten years. That is until, one

Providence officer and K9 to assist in Marathon Monday security Video included

By: Alexandra Cowley acowley@abc6.com A Providence officer and his K9 have been callled to help with security on Marathon Monday. Lincoln Sisson and Kyra will be reporting to Boston at 3 AM and will be

Concern after flooding in Pawtucket City Hall Video included

Samantha DwyerNicole Gerber ngerber@abc6.com @nicolegerber PAWTUCKET - In Pawtucket's City Hall there are buckets set up to catch dripping water, and ceiling tiles that are completely rotted through...

Mother of man accused of hoax at finish line says he has mental disorder Video included

By: Melissa Randallmrandall@abc6.comThe mother of the man who carried out a terrifying hoax at the finish line of the marathon Tuesday says her son suffers from mental illness. The security scare occurred

Providence Police search for missing woman

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comProvidence Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman.Police say Paula Salvo, 57, was reported missing by family on April 14.She was last seen driving

One year later: Trooper Bastajian discusses marathon bombings Video included

One year later, ABC6 News Anchor John Deluca sits down with Trooper Bastajian who ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013 and after the bombs went off he assisted victims at the site. John Deluca: I read somewhere

Judge allows pension lawsuit to proceed

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro The lawsuit over the pension reform overhaul will go forward. On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter rejected a motion

RI Board of Elections contacted in Fox probe

By: Michelle Smith / The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 The Rhode Island Board of Elections says it has been contacted by law enforcement about former House Speaker Gordon Fox,

Suspect in custody after security scare at Boston Marathon finish line Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A Boston man is due in court Wednesday following a terrifying security scare at the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday afternoon. Two suspicious backpacks

Charges against NK Lawyer dropped; MADD rejects donation

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter:@deedequattro Charges against a North Kingstown lawyer for violating the state's social host law have been dropped on the condition that she donates

UPDATE: Suspect in custody, police investigate 2 backpacks left at finish line

Two suspicious backpacks dropped near the Boston Marathon finish line were found just hours after the anniversary tribute.

Heather Abbott reflects on anniversary, moving forward Video included

By Alana Cerrone Acerrone@abc6.com Over the last year people have gotten to know Heather Abbott and her story. Just past the finish line, when the bombs went off, she lost part of her leg. Yet through

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings Video included

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressSurvivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker


Tax day brings out RI politicians with tax reform ideas Video included

by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis mcurtis@abc6.com   As people pulled up to pay their taxes on the last day in Cranston, across town the Mayor – who's running for Governor - was also proposing

2 Providence firefighters will run again in Boston Marathon Video included

By: Alexandra Cowley acowley@abc6.com Two Providence firefighters will be in the crowd of 36 thousand running in this years marathon. The seasoned marathon runners say last year was going to be their final

Man found dead in New Bedford fire Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @danaRgriffin NEW BEDFORD, MA- The District's Attorney's office is suspecting foul play after a man was found dead inside his burning home. Around 8:30 this morning,

Social workers picket for more help, fewer cases Video included

Nicole Gerberngerber@abc6.com@nicolegerberNEW BEDFORD - They walked out chanting "caseloads, caseloads they're too high, reduce them now so kids don't die!" Dozens of social workers in New Bedford took

29 Property owner cited for cesspool violations

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twenty-nine property owners have been cited for violating the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007. The act specifically prohibits the use of cesspools located

Owner of frozen farm animals accepts plea

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro A man under investigation after three pigs and a cow were found frozen to death on his South Kingstown farm will serve 11 months probation

Fatal New Bedford fire under investigation

By: Dee DeQuattro Email:ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal fire this morning in New Bedford. Around 8:30 a.m. the fire department

Fung plans to cut taxes by up to $200 million

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter:@deedequattro As many Rhode Islanders are lining up to pay their taxes, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung rolled out his tax reform plan if he is elected

City prepares to pay tribute on anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing Video included

By: Melissa Randallmrandall@abc6.com Several special events are planned to honor the victims and the heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The solemn ceremonies will take place in the heart of the

Flood watch issued for Rhode Island

National Weather Service says there could be some flooding in Rhode Island as heavy rain sweeps into the region.

Maine Animal Shelter Buried Under Carrot Avalanche

A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do.

Obama having silent moment for Boston bombing

President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.

RI Tea Party to host tax day rally at the State House

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAfter a two year hiatus the Rhode Island Tea Party says it will bring back its annual Tax Day Rally today. The rally was originally scheduled

3 firefighters, 1 civilian injured in 3-alarm fire in Providence Video included

By: Samantha Lavien Slavien@abc6.com Twitter: @samanthalavien 3 Providence firefighters were injured Monday evening battling a fire on Plymouth Street. 2 of those firefighters suffered burns to the face,


Rhode Islanders Pay Tribute to Nuala Pell Video included

by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis mcurtis@abc6.comNuala Pell is being remembered as the first lady of a generation in Rhode Island politics, helping shape her husband Claiborne's 36 years in

Mayor Fung updates City Council on ticket scandal investigation Video included

By Mike LaCrosse mlacrosse@abc6.com Mayor Allan Fung updated the Cranston City Council on the ticket scandal investigation during a special council meeting Monday night.  The update was held during executive

Mass. woman killed in tractor trailer crash in Freetown

Photo Courtesy @BfragaHN Photo Courtesy @BfragaHN

By Alana Cerrone Acerrone@abc6.com A Massachusetts woman has died after her car swerved into the back of a tractor trailer in Freetown Monday afternoon. Massachusetts State Police say the 32-year-old Raynham

Former URI basketball player facing murder charge

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com A former URI basketball player is facing a murder charge in Canada. Police say Alwayne Bigby is one of two men accused in the drive-by shooting death of a 33-year-old

Man arrested for DWI 18 years after fatal DWI crash

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com A Kenyon, Rhode Island man who was previously sentenced for driving while intoxicated, death resulting, has been arrested again. Jamestown Police say Lawrence Brew, 54,

UMass Dartmouth to hold vigil for bombing anniversary Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.com UMass Dartmouth will hold a vigil and a moment of silence Tuesday to reflect on the anniversary of the Boston bombings. The surviving bombing suspect went to school

Flu deaths this season climb to 13 in RI

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com There have now been 13 reported flu deaths in Rhode Island this season. The Rhode Island Department of Health says that most of the 13 Rhode Islanders were in their

MEMA preps for Boston Marathon Video included

Nicole Gerberngerber@abc6.com@nicolegerberFRAMINGHAM - More than 1 million people are expected to flock to the Boston Marathon on Monday - from the Hopkinton start line, through downtown Boston. And this

Uncovering the State's first orphanage Video included

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comA local professor has been digging on the Rhode Island College campus and he's uncovered some interesting items from combs, to toy guns. The RIC Campus was once the site

URI arming campus police Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @danaRgriffin KINGSTON, RI- Come next spring semester, University of Rhode Island police will be adding a holster to their belt. The school announced today it's arming

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