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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.

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

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

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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,

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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

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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

One dead in North Kingstown Fire Video included

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro Fire crews remain on scene at what appears to be a fatal fire in North Kingstown. The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. on Monday on King

Raimondo rolls out part 5 of her jobs plan

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattroTwitter: @deedequattroGina Raimondo rolled out the final component of her five part jobs plan. The final component focuses on Raimondo's plan to encourage entrepreneurship

URI to begin arming campus police

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe University of Rhode Island will begin arming campus security officers with hand guns. The university made the announcement on Monday

Inmate attempts to attack ACI guard with razor

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAnother violent incident at the ACI over the weekend. On Saturday an inmate at the maximum security prison was retuning from the yard when

Exeter man facing drug, firearm charges

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAn Exeter man is facing criminal charges after a well-being check on his children led to the discovery of marijuana plants, cocaine, and

Local artist's painting honors Boston Marathon bombing survivors Video included

By Mike LaCrosse mlacrosse@abc6.com A Fall River artist is honoring the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings with a painting. Brian Fox painted "Endurance." It now hangs at the Spaulding Rehab

Fall River man killed in crane accident

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @danaRgriffin FALL RIVER, MA- 34-year-old Joseph Boyd's family call him a hard worker and a strong man. The reason Boyd often worked 6 to 7 days a week as a utility

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ABC-6 Reporter Mark Curtis: "The Sunday Political Brunch" April 13, 2014

by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis (Providence, Rhode Island) – The bizarre shoe-throwing attack on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought to mind a whole slew of weird attacks on

Nuala Pell passes away at 89

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com A long-time advocate for philanthropy, politics, and education in the state of Rhode Island has passed away. Nuala Pell, grandmother of Clay Pell and widow of the

Marathon survivor Heather Abbott determined to enjoy life

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressA year after Heather Abbott lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, the Newport resident says she's determined to get back to doing the things she

Officials identify 2 killed when truck topples

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressTwo Massachusetts men working on high-tension power lines are dead after their bucket truck tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in

DEVELOPING: Body of newborn baby girl found Video included

By Gilannie Pangburn gpangburn@abc6.com Twitter: @gilanniej05 Official's received a 911 call at around 6:30pm from a resident who discovered the remains of a deceased newborn outside of a home on County

Termination notices sent out to Central Coventry Fire District

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com Central Coventry firefighters received official termination notices in the mail as the Fire District prepares to close down. Central Coventry Firefighters Union President

2 in serious condition after hit-and-run in Central Falls

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comCentral Falls Police are looking for the driver who struck two pedestrians and then took off. The incident happened just before 3:00 Saturday morning near the CVS Pharmacy

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Providence Hotel Workers Wants $15 Per Hour Video included

by ABC6 News Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis mcurtis@abc6.com  "Si, se puede. Si, se puede." A small crowd of labor activists chanted, "yes we can," in Spanish. This after delivering over 1,000 signed

Aaron Hernandez’s associates indicted on murder charge

By News Staff News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Charges against Aaron Hernandez's two friends who police say were with him the night Odin Lloyd was killed have been upped to murder. Until now, Ernest Wallace

Fall River: Parking lot collapses, swallows pick-up truck

By: Mike Glynn mglynn@abc6.com A massive sinkhole in Fall River swallows a pick-up truck earlier this evening. The truck fell 15 feet when a portion of a parking lot outside the Academica restaurant

Warwick man killed after car hits several trees

By Alana Cerrone Acerrone@abc6.com A Warwick man has died after his car went off the road and struck several trees early Saturday morning. Warwick Police say a 54-year-old man was driving south on Lambert

Officer honored for Marathon bravery dies on duty

By News Staff news@abc6.com The Associated Press An officer who survived a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has died after an on-duty medical emergency. Officials say 28-year-old Officer

New Bedford junior high student hurt during school fight

By News Staff News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 A fight broke out inside of a New Bedford middle school Thursday afternoon sending one student to the hospital. Officials say two boys, a 12-year old and

Daycare owner set to serve 45-years in prison

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA Coventry man will serve a total of 45 years for molesting four children at a daycare he ran with his wife.David Lyons was found guilty of molesting a 6-year-old girl

Lights out at 26 businesses in Woonsocket Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.com 26 businesses in Woonsocket are scrambling to find a new location, after electricity is shut off to their building for unpaid bills. But that's not the only problem

Lighthouse restoration company wants to turn Conimicut Point into an inn Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A Fall River lighthouse is serving as inspiration for what could be a new tourist attraction in Wariwck. The city is looking into renting out the old Conimicut Point Lighthouse

East Greenwich Film Company lands big movie deal Video included

By: ABC6 News Staff news@abc6.com The Woodhaven Production Company is partnering with Screen Media Films to make 10 motion pictures. The movies will have a worldwide video on-demand release through universal

North Providence gym closes suddenly Video included

By: Dee DeQuattro Twitter: @deedequattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Patrons of Gold's Gym in North Providence who headed out to the gym early this morning were surprised to find out their gym had been

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Brown Poll Shows RI Race for Governor a Dead Heat Video included

by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis mcurtis@abc6.com General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has a slight lead in the latest Taubman Center Poll at Brown University, but the margin of error puts her

Police: New Bedford Jr. High student held classmate in choke hold

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com New Bedford Police say a Normandin Jr. High School student held another student in a choke hold Thursday afternoon. According to reports, a school teacher heard yelling

Mediation fails in Pension lawsuit, State prepares to go to court

By: Dee DeQuattro EMAIL: DDequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro Mediation talks in Rhode Island's Pension Overhaul deal have come to an end according to Governor Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer

I Luv RI bracket down to the final two

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro It's down to the final two in Rhode Island's version of the March Madness Bracket: clam cakes vs. Del's lemonade. Washington Trust

Allergy Season kicking off Video included

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comAfter what seemed to be an extra long winter, most are thrilled that the days are getting longer, the sun is staying out and the temperatures are warming up. But as with

Crews rescue man trapped underneath large tree

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By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com Crews in Duxbury used chainsaws and airbags to rescue a man trapped underneath a large tree Friday afternoon. Fire, Police, and rescue crews responded to the lot off

Visitors Bureau encourages first-ever "Do-Over Day"

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is taking a stand to make up for this winter's horrible weather.  They've organized the first-ever "Do-Over Day" for

Hotel workers call for minimum wage to be increased to $15

By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro One thousand signatures on a petition were delivered to the Providence City Council Friday morning. Local hotel workers are calling

A busy tax day

Many people waited to the last minute to get their tax returns in this year. At Liberty Tax in East Providence, the owner says Tuesday was the busiest day of the year. By 5 pm there 40 people had already

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