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Photographers for public safety families

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Local photographers spent their time and used their skills on Wednesday to give...

Researcher from Cranston headed to kayak Arctic Sea

By Kirsten Glavin  CRANSTON, RI –  A recent Harvard PhD graduate from Cranston embarked on the trip of a lifetime, Wednesday; one very few have ever done. Dr. Christopher Horvat, 27, will spend the next five weeks kayaking through the Arctic Sea to study the effects of climate change. 

Senate approves paid sick leave bill

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Senate passed a bill Wednesday evening that would guarantee paid sick days for most employees...

Syrian Dr. unable to return to RI moves to Canada Video included

After spending almost six months living in limbo in Turkey trying to get back to Rhode Island to his pregnant wife and to continue his studies at Brown University Syrian Dr. Khaled Almilaji made the decision to move to Canada. "I think it is safe and more certain for me,” said Almilaji. We spoke to the 35-year-old via video chat on Wednesday a little less than 2 weeks after he landed across the border. 

Robert Squatrito honored with Hattie Brown Award Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com BRISTOL, R.I. – Every year, Bristol's 4th of July Committee recognizes an exceptional person who demonstrates the spirit of the late Hattie Brown. This year's award recipient is Robert Squatrito. Squatrito has logged countless volunteer hours over the past six decades: from calling balls and strikes at Little League games to working for the Knights of Columbus. He also served 26 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Squatrito was not expec...

UPDATE: Police identify body of missing Westport woman found in water

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 WESTPORT, Mass. -- Westport police recovered the body of a missing woman near Horseneck Beach at approximately 12:30 p.m. Wednesday...

Governor expects Canadian PM Trudeau at governors' summit

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she expects Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with the nation's governors at a summer summit in Rhode Island, but his office couldn't confirm his attendance...

Two children struck by vehicle while riding bicycles in Smithfield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) – Two children were struck by a vehicle while riding bicycles in Smithfield early Tuesday night...

Syrian doctor caught in travel ban gives up, moves to Canada

Dr. Khaled Almilaji. Courtesy of Brown University. Dr. Khaled Almilaji. Courtesy of Brown University.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Syrian doctor says he won't return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the Trump administration's travel ban...

Elderly woman injured in single-car crash in South Kingstown

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – South Kingstown Police responded to reports of a roll over accident on Mooresfield Road in the area of Tower Hill Road at approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning...

UPDATE: Woman arrested for robbing 80-year-old in Fall River

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Fall River Police have arrested Victoria Marcellus (Debarros) in connection with the robbery of an 80-year-old woman in Fall River...

Four people sent to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Burrillville

Four people sent to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Burrillville By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) – Four people were transported to Rhode Island Hospital Tuesday night with serious injuries after police discovered a pickup truck against a tree on Colwell road in Burrillville...

Family files lawsuit against state over silly string fight

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) -- The parents of a former high school student have filed a federal lawsuit against a Rhode Island school district and state education officials, claiming they attempted to cover up a fight between their daughter and another student over silly string...

Former State Representative Joe Trillo plans to run for governor

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Former State Representative Joe Trillo announced Tuesday that he may toss...

Man to be sentenced in death of girl known as ‘Baby Doe’

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is set to be sentenced in the death of a 2-year-old girl...

Providence firefighter terminated for racial comment

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare confirmed to..

RI Senate approves letting law enforcement use pill database

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would allow law ..

How the Hallamore Clydesdales get ready for their Bristol 4th appearance Video included

In the midst of the music and laughter of the Bristol 4th of July Parade comes the showstopper, the Hallamore Clydesdales. The lineup of 8 majestic horses, weighing in at over 2,000 pounds each, is always a crowd favorite from parades in Bristol to Boston to Springfield. And they call Lakeville, Massachusetts “home”.

RI House passes bill for highway surveillance system Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A highway surveillance system intended to fine uninsured, out-of-state drivers, could soon become reality in Rhode Island. The House passed legislation Monday allowing for the license plate scanning system, but it's not without controversy. Police and civil liberties groups are sounding the alarm, calling it "big brother-esque." Supporters, though, say the data will be immediately erased if there is no pro...

New legislation for PawSox stadium submitted

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — An $83 million plan for a new PawSox stadium at the Slater Mill..

Body of missing Coventry man found

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The search for the missing Coventry man John Benevides has come to..

FiRE+iCE to close permanently after 17 years at the Providence Place Mall

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – FiRE+iCE at the Providence Place mall has closed its doors for good after 17 years at the location...

RI State Police seize numerous firearms, military gear, drugs, during traffic stop in West Greenwich

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police seized a number of firearms and illegal drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich last week...

Dancer with Festival Ballet Providence injured in hit and run

By: ABC6 News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Reporting By: Melissa Randall PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)— A dancer with Festival Ballet Providence was seriously injured in a hit and run in Providence over the weekend...

Woonsocket man arrested for molesting child, possible other victims Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Christian Gonzalez, 27, of Woonsocket was arrested Monday for molesting a child. Police believe there may be more victims...

‘Baby Doe’ mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston...

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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