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More Charges and Counter Charges in Latest '38 Studios' Hearing Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 Email: mcurtis@abc6.comA hearing by the Secretary of State’s office is focused on why local attorney Michael Corso, never registered as a paid lobbyist for “38 studios.”"As far as we're concerned there isn't any doubt that this is a political issue, and it has a lot to do with the fact that Mr. Mollis wants to be Lieutenant Governor and he trying to figure out a way to make the people actually think he is doing his job as Secretary of State," said Michael Corso’s atto...

Iconic New Bedford restaurant destroyed by fire

By Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comFlames reaching through the roof of The Lebanese Kitchen restaurant, and the home attached, onPurchase StreetinNew Bedford.The fire ignited around 11 AM Friday morning on the side of the home.The family of the five, who had run the restaurant for 30 years and lives upstairs, watched in horror."30 years of my life it took to build and it went so fast," Nabih Moujabber was inside with his wife, two of his sons, and a waitress getting ready to open for business...

Providence police amp up patrols around Chad Brown Housing Complex

Providence police are beefing up patrols in the area in and around the Chad Brown Housing Complex after five people were shot Tuesday night.

Second round of disaster recovery plan approved

By News Staff news@abc6.com The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the second round of the state’s disaster recovery action plan. A variety of state projects are lined up, including housing, economic development, and flood prevention. The majority of funds awarded are targeted to Washington County, the area with the highest concentration of impact from Hurricane Sandy. In recent weeks, HUD approved the State of Rhode Island’s current Action Plan which details ...

First Sun Smarts event of the summer

First Sun Smarts event of the summer

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comFriday was the first ABC6 SunSmarts event of the summer at First Beach in Newport. Doctors from University Dermatology and Lifespand were on hand to offer free skin cancer screenings to anyone who signed up. The doctors look for specific things in these screenings. Dr. John Kawaoka explains, "the a–b–c–d's of melanoma, so the a is asymmetry so one side of the mole is not like the other, b is border so the borders are irregular c is color so multiple colors, r...

Exit and lane closures starting tomorrow

By News Staff news@abc6.com Exit and lane closures are scheduled to take place on Rhode Island’s Interstate highways from July 12-18, 2014. The closures are: Providence:The off-ramp from Rtes. 6/10 West to I-95 South will be closed for construction, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Follow signed detour. Providence:Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Rtes. 6 10) off of I-95 North will be closed for construction, Thursday night from midnight to 5 a.m. the follo...

Warwick police seize drugs and arrest 3

Olivia Ciancinews@abc6.comWarwick Police have seized $45,000 worth of cash and ready-to-sell bags of heroine. Police also arrested 3 people during a joint investigation with Providence Police.Stephen Bush and Alfredo Paiva, both 48 from Fall River, have been charged with Possession of Heroine with Intent to Deliver. Jhovanny Almonte, 29 from Providence, has been charged with 4 counts of delivery of drugs.The 3 were held overnight pending arraignment.

Department of Corrections veteran arrested

By: Associated Pressnews@abc6.comA security specialist at the Rhode Island prisons department is charged with using credit the department had at a police supply company to purchase nearly $5,000 worth of personal ammunition.State police say 53-year-old Gerald Masso, of North Providence, has been charged with two felony counts of fraudulent conversion.Police say they began investigating Masso, an 18-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, in March at the request of the director. Masso i...

Mega Bus introduces double decker

News Staffnews@abc6.comA new double decker bus in Southern New England. It's a way to travel directly from Newport to New York City, as well as New Bedford and Fairhaven.Mega Bus has an arrival and departure location outside of the visitors center, offering rides only Friday and Sundays.

Grieving father asking people to ‘pay-it-forward’ in memory of his daughter

Grieving father asking people to ‘pay-it-forward’ in memory of his daughter Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The father of a teen killed in a car crash last summer is turning his grief into something positive. On the first anniversary of the tragic accident, the Burrillville man is launching a social media campaign called ‘Share for Shannon’. July 11th is a day Brian Heil will never forget. It's the day lost his daughter, Shannon. Friday he showed his appreciation to the first responders who were there at the scene of the tragic accident. “I don't know how t...

Fire erupts at tire plant in New Bedford

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA fire at a tire recycling plant in New Bedford is under investigation. Firefighters arrived at "F B Rubberized" just after 4 a.m. after tires caught fire. It took crews three hours to put out the flames. No official word on the cause, however, the manager tells ABC 6 he believes it was intentionally set because he says tires need an accelerant to catch fire. According to the manager three trailers of tires are a total loss. He...

Police investigating shots fired in Providence

By: Dee DeQuattroTwitter: @deedequattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comProvidence Police are investigating after several shots were fired in the city early Friday morning. Police were called to Georgia Avenue around 1 a.m. for a report of shots fired. There they met with a witness who said they observed a subject fleeing in a black Sedan. At that point it was discovered that more shots had been fired on Georgia Avenue. Several vehicles were shot including one with two individuals inside. One of th...

North Kingston resident found with child pornography

Olivia Cianci News@abc6.com South Kingston resident Anthony S. Partridge, 21, was arrested today for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography. After State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Crimes Against Children (ICAC) launched an undercover investigation, it was discovered that his internet connection on Sweet Fern Lane in South Kingston was being used to download images of alleged child pornography. A person found guilty of Possession of Child Pornography can be fine...

Supermoon expected in sky this weekend

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By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @DeedequattroAccording to NASA a supermoon is expected to be in the sky on Saturday July 12. The supermoon phenomena occurs when the moon is full at the same time that the moon’s orbit is at the point where it is closest to earth. It is generally bigger and brighter than other full moons in the calendar year. The last supermoon was in June of 2013 but this summer three are expected; one on July 12, one on August 10, and one on September 9.(C...

Pawtucket Paintbox Project to beautify utility boxes

Olivia Cianci news@abc6.com The Pawtucket “Paintbox Project” is turning 16 dull utility boxes into works of art throughout the city. The Paintbox Project, modeled after a similar, successful project in Providence, is headed by a volunteer arts panel. The panel is in charge of encouraging projects to recognize and celebrate local artists. Artists receive $300 for any supplies needed. To apply, they must be at least 18 years old and live in/have a permanent studio or office in the city. The...

Kid chef gets key to the city

Olivia Cianci news@abc6.com Kinnian Hammod-Dowie, a 12 year old Pawtucket resident, is headed to the White House for Michelle Obamas “Kid’s State Dinner”. His winning recipe, “Mediterranean Kebab Wrap with Cilantro Tabbouleh”, won him a trip to Washington as the Rhode Island winner of Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge contest. Kinnan was congratulated by Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and top brass from the Fire and Police departments. A huge fan of law enforcement, Kinnan was especi...

Hearing at State House on possible lobbying violation in 38 Studios deal

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA hearing will be held at the State House on Friday regarding possible lobbying violations in connection to the 38 Studios loan deal. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis alleges that Attorney Michael Corso violated Rhode Island lobbying laws by failing to register as a lobbyist for his involvement in the $75 million loan deal. State officials are holding a hearing to determine if Corso should have registered as a lobbyist while he w...

Portsmouth police investigating sexual assault and social host violation

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroPortsmouth Police are investigating a sexual assault and a social host violation after a house party on the Fourth of July. Police say 22-year-old Tyler Blanchard Gammons and his brother 23-year-old Connor Gammons hosted a party of more than 100 people at their Bayview Avenue home. The guests were a mix of people under the age of twenty one and over the age of 21. Police responded to the address around 1:45 a.m. for a report of ...

Layoffs coming to the Fall River Fire Department Friday

Layoffs coming to the Fall River Fire Department Friday Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Nearly two dozen firefighters in Fall River are working their last shifts. Layoffs across the department go into effect at 5 PM Friday. The federal grant that pays their salaries is set to run out. 27 firefighters in all will lose their jobs. Crews have known about the cuts for a while, but were hoping the city would find the funds to keep them. After the staffing cuts, only 175 firefighters will remain. Residents told ABC6 News that they are concern...

Injured fawn rescued thanks to the kindness of a passerby

Injured fawn rescued thanks to the kindness of a passerby

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com An injured fawn was rescued during Thursday mornings commute thanks to the kindness of a passerby. A driver was on his way to work around 5:30 when he spotted the animal on West Ave in Seekonk. The fawn was limping. Police say the man pulled over and sat with the animal in his lap until they arrived to help. Officers put the fawn in a cruiser, and an animal control took it to the Bristol County Animal Hospital. The fawn did not have any broken bones, ...

Uxbridge crash sends four people to the hospital

Uxbridge crash sends four people to the hospital

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Four people were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital after an early morning rollover crash in Uxbridge. It happened right around midnight Friday in the area of Route 146 South, near exit one. There is no word on the conditions of the victims, though the fire department posted on their FaceBook page that the four were taken to the trauma center. Both the North Smithfield and Millville Fire Departments sent ambulances. State Police were also on scene. This...

State Police investigating serious accident on Rt 99

Woonsocket man killed in Rt 99 Crash Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police are investigating a rollover crash on Route 99 in Lincoln that reportedly sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened around 10 Wednesday night in the Southbound lane near the Sayles Hill Ave ramps. According to the Woonsocket Call at least two people were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. The paper reports that one person is in critical condition. The road was shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear th...

Two Rhode Island men plead guilty to cigarette trafficking

By News Staff news@abc6.com Two men at the center of a massive illegal cigarette trafficking scheme have pleaded guilty today in federal court. Wissam Khalil, 41, of Central Falls and his brother Bassam Khalil, 49, formerly of Pawtucket, admitted Thursday that they brought more than 6 million cigarettes into Rhode Island from Virginia and sold them without proper state tax stamps. The scheme cheated the state out of nearly $1.1 million of tax revenue. Both men are detained in federal custody...

Chafee nominates new director of administration

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is nominating his policy director as director of administration.The Democrat's office said Thursday he's nominating Steven Hartford to replace Richard Licht. Licht is being sworn in as a Superior Court judge next month.Chafee's office also says Tom Mullaney will become acting director of the state Office of Management and Budget. Mullaney is executive director and budget officer in the Rhode Island Bu...

New mural on display in North End of New Bedford Video included

A new mural in New Bedford hopes to send a positive message to city residents. The  20 by 7 foot painting is located at the corner Acushnet and Coffin Avenues.

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New Bedford Gets Ready for Boost from Cape Wind Jobs Video included

Twitter: markcurtisABC6Email: mcurtis@abc6.comOn the water's off New Bedford, there is hope for another shot in the arm for the local economy.The Mayor and other dignitaries toured the harbor, updating construction of the new Marine Commerce Terminal.The facility will be the pre–construction and departure point for off–shore turbine in the Cape Wind project.That could mean lots of new jobs."As we talk with the contractors and see what their manning schedules are going to be, and see what thei...

12-year-old Pawtucket chef honored by city Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Pawtucket 12–year-old, who is being recognized at the White House for his cooking later this month, got a key to his home city today. Kinnan Dowie is the Rhode Island state champion for the National Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. It is a nationwide challenge to promote kids eating healthy. Dowie won with his original recipe of "Mediterranean kebab wraps with cilantro tabbouleh." He credits his mom and grandma for all of his cooking talents. “My grandmother's side ...

Parents in New Bedford say neighborhood park is dangerous Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comParents in one New Bedford community are outraged. They say their neighborhood park is a danger to their kids and are pleading for city officials to help. The Eddie James Park in New Bedford looks more like an abandoned lot. That's because the playground at the city owned park was so old it became rusted and rotted. So, that equipment was recently removed, but parents say it's still not safe.Jaggedfences, backless benches, and swingless swing sets are what'...

2 Warwick beaches reopen to swimming

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comWARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ The state health department has recommended the reopening of two Warwick beaches that had high levels of bacteria in the water.The Rhode Island Department of Health said bacteria levels have returned to within acceptable limits at Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach.All Rhode Island beaches were open for swimming as of Thursday afternoon, according to the department.The department tests water quality during the summer months to ensu...

Tax exemption approved for Station Fire Memorial Park

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By Alana Cerroneacerrone@Abc6.comGovernor Chafee has approved a tax exemption for the Station Fire Memorial Park being constructed in honor of those who died in the nightclub fire 11 years ago.The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Adam Satchell and Rep. Patricia Serpa, will greatly help the Station Fire Memorial Foundation continue its $2 million project.The nonprofit foundation is seeking to preserve the memories of the 100 Station fire victims by creating a park and memorial in their memory.Fo...

Foxboro raises age limit for tobacco purchases Video included

By Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Twenty-one has long been the minimum age for buying alcohol but in just a few weeks, cigarettes and chewing tobacco will have the same restriction here. The town of Foxboro is joining a growing list of Massachusetts towns that are changing the age restrictions for tobacco sales. Starting August 1st, it will rise from 18, the state minimum, to 21. “I think it's a great idea. I don’t think anybody should smoke. I think it’s disgusting and I hope it works,” s...

7 people have died in Lowell apartment fire

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressSeven people have died in an early morning fire in a Massachusetts apartment building.The fire in Lowell was reported at around 4 a.m.Those who died were all in third-floor units.Several people had to be rescued from upper floors and taken to the hospital.The cause remains under investigation. (C) WLNE-TV 2014

Suspects in Lincoln gym theft ID'ed; woman turns herself in

By News Staff news@abc6.com A North Smithfield woman has turned herself in after being accused of stealing a wallet from a Lincoln gym. Police say a woman reported her wallet stolen from Maxx Fitness in Lincoln back on June 27, and a short time later, noticed her credit card had been used at the Target next door. Lincoln Detectives produced two suspects in the crime by using surveillance footage from Target. The two suspects, male and female, were quickly identified and on Wednesday, 23-year...

Man arrested for home invasion and assault in Warwick

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comWarwick Detectives have arrested a Providence man who they say forced his way into a home and assaulted 3 residents.Jon Thomas, 24, of Providence, is accused of forcing his way into a New Britain Drive home in the early morning hours of July 5th and, along with another suspect, assaulted the three adults who lived there.At least one of the residents sustained injuries.Police say the suspects also stole specific items from the home before fleeing.Thomas was arr...

State Police purchase new mobile crime lab

Olivia Cianci News@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police have purchased a mobile crime laboratory paid for by federal forfeiture funds. The vehicle is replacing a 22 year old crime scene van. Many crime scene vehicles are used to transport personnel and equipment to the scene, and to bring evidence back to the laboratory for processing. The new mobile crime lab, however, allows the evidence to be processed on scene- greatly enhancing efficiency of crime scene investigations. The mobile crime...

Cumberland Police no longer searching for missing boy

By News Staff news@abc6.com Cumberland Police are asking for the publics help finding a 14-year-old boy. Mathew Rockefeller was last seen in the Manville Hill Road area. Police say the do no believe he is in any danger. If you have any information, please call the Cumberland Police Department at (401) 333-2500.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Central Falls male accused of vandalizing police car

by Shannon O'Hara news@abc6.com On Wednesday night, July 9th, a police officer on the night shift found damage done to a fleet vehicle. Surveillance video revealed a male leaving his Audi sedan and vandalizing the police SUV with a golf club, causing approximately $1400 worth of damage.

Lack of lifeguards closes a beach in Smithfield Video included

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchetteSwimmers in Smithfield have one less beach to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Greenlake Beach on Slacks Pond is closed this summer. Budget cuts forced the town to downsize from nine to five lifeguards. Those five were assigned to Georgiaville Pond, leaving no one to watch private Greenlake Beach.""I just feel bad that it's not open. It's nice to see the people go down there and enjoy themselves. But they do park along here and...

Twin River company purchases Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe Twin River Management Group, Inc., announced Thursday that it successfully completed its acquisition of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.John E. Taylor, Jr., chairman of Twin River, says the deal will help lessen competitive threats from nearby Massachusetts casinos.Officials say the purchase will also strengthen Twin River’s value to stakeholders, and expand its geographic and operations footprint in the gaming industry.Twin River bought...

Navy Captain, RI native, retires after 30-year career

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA Navy Captain and Rhode Island native is retiring after 30 years of service.Captain Jim Cunha of Rumford will be relinquishing command as Commanding Officer at the Naval Academy Preparatory School on Friday morning.Captain Cunha assumed command in January 2010 after a lengthy and successful naval career. He will be relieved by Captain Mike Doherty in a formal change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Newport.© WLNE-TV 2014

Providence named Lead Plaintiff is Wall Street lawsuit

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroProvidence has been named Lead Plaintiff in a groundbreaking lawsuit against Wall Street for alleged high frequency trading. The suit alleges that public stock exchanges, trading firms, and brokerage firm were using high-speed trading to manipulate market and profit at the cost of institutional and public investors including Providence’s retirees. According to the complaint these groups had access to information not available to...

Man arrested for leaving dog in hot car

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA Rhode Island man has been arrested and is facing charges after leaving a miniature poodle in a 124 degrees car. Daniel Rodriguez was arrested on Monday when police found his poodle, Romeo, locked inside his car while he shopped at a Johnston BJ’s store. Rodriguez is the first person to be arrested under a new law signed by Governor Chafee last week that makes it a misdemeanor offense to leave a dog inside of a hot car. Rodrigu...

Providence Police equipped with Narcan

Olivia Cianci News@abc6.com Members of the Providence Police Department have been trained to administer Naloxone (Narcan) to combat opioid overdoses. The decision comes after the increase in opioid-related deaths this year. “As first responders, training our officers to safely administer Narcan is an important step to save lives and stem the increase of opioid-related overdoses that our region has experienced lately,” says Mayor Taveras. Taveras made equipping the PPD with Narcan a top pr...

U.S. team in Volvo Ocean race departed Video included

by News Staff news@abc6.com The Associated Press The U.S. team competing in the Volvo Ocean race has left Newport for a trans-Atlantic training leg to England.The voyage is one of Team Alvimedica's final steps in preparing for next year's round-the-world race. (C) WLNE-TV 2014

Motorcyclist killed in New Bedford Crash

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: Ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Route 140 Northbound in New Bedford Wednesday evening. Police say 29-year-old Ryan Levangie of Onset lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the woods around 10 p.m. Levangie was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Breaking-and-entering suspects arrested after flipping vehicle Video included

Three suspected were arrested after breaking into a Cranston home and crashing their getaway vehicle Wednesday morning. The break-in on Priscilla Drive was reported to police around 7 am.

Sheriff: Hernandez will be treated same as others

Sheriff: Hernandez will be treated same as others Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThis morning was Aaron Hernandez’s last morning at the Bristol County House of Corrections after serving more than a year inside. Hernandez will be transferred to a new jail in Boston after a court hearing this afternoon in Fall River.

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Airport Expansion Update at T.F. Green; New Projects Underway Video included

Twitter: markcurtisABC6 Email: mcurtis@abc6.comComing in for a landing at T.F. Green Airport will soon offer a new safety feature, especially for planes that touchdown, but have brake failure.Construction is now underway for what's known as the "EMAS" system.Workers are putting in a safety bed made up of thousands of crushable concrete blocks. "Worse case scenario is that you have a runaway aircraft, and it can't stop. This stops the energy from the aircraft and stops it in the bed, so that i...

Guidance counselor indicted on child rape charges

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressA grand jury has indicted a former North Attleborough Middle School guidance counselor and music teacher on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1r8caUi) reports that Brian McBride of Attleboro is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on July 24 on five counts of aggravated statutory rape of a child, enticing a child under 16 and sending obscene matter to a minor.The 31-year-ol...

Rhode Island launches new website for state jobs

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chaffee unveiled a new online job application website Wednesday. The website, called ‘Apply RI,’ allows the state to create and post job openings online, recruit applicants, as well as track and review applications electronically. The system allows job applicants to sign up to receive electronic notice of new job listings. Applicants can also view job openings, create job interest cards, complete applicant pr...

Proposed AT&T tower opposed by residents Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin- In Dartmouth, cell phone users say a good signal can be hit or miss. ATT Customer, Bianca Cunha said, "I've never really had a problem with it. It's always been pretty good. I think adding towers would help." ATT wants to install 12 antennas on the Allen Street water tower and build a new 150–foot tower on Gulf Road. Michael Pope lives on Gulf Road. He said, "It will spoil the area. It's a historic district and simply we do not want it here. It...

Final demolition underway at old Rocky Point Amusement Park Video included

This is the week crews are starting to remove asbestos and knock down two major landmarks at the old Rocky Point Amusement Park, the dining hall and Palladium.

Five shot in Providence near Chad Brown Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFive people were shot last night in the area of the Chad Brown Housing Projects in Providence. Three were women, two were men. The incident happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. According to police the five victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Hernandez's lawyers, Patriots fight over records

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The New England Patriots say they'll turn over hundreds of pages of medical and other records to lawyers for former tight end Aaron Hernandez, but object to producing scouting reports and a psychological profile.Patriots' attorney Andrew Phelan said Wednesday the team has agreed to produce 317 pages of materials sought by Hernandez's defense attorneys. But Phelan says scouting reports are proprietary and irrelevant. He says the t...

New law protects renters from eviction after foreclosure Video included

By Matt Blanchette mblanchette@abc6.com twitter: @mattblanchette After six hard–fought years, renters in Rhode Island are celebrating after the passage of new legislation that protects their rights. The just cause eviction bill was signed on Tuesday. It protects tenants from being evicted by banks and lenders without just cause. It's meant to help prevent renters who live in recently foreclosed properties

ABC6 hosts free skin cancer screenings at local beaches

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com ABC6 is teaming up with local organizations to offer free skin cancer screenings at Rhode Island beaches this summer. As part of the ‘SunSmarts’ program, beachgoers can take advantage of free screenings by dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with University Dermatology. Screenings are first come, first served and participants are asked to wear their bathingsuits. Here are the 5 screenings taking place this summer:Friday, July 11 – 12:30 p.m.-...

Cell phone app wakes you up before your train stop

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA new app could help make sure you never miss your train stop again.The official MBTA Commuter Rail app allows riders to access important trip information right from their cell phones.Features include schedule info and train progress, a platform to record lost and/or found items, and an alarm that will gently wake you up in case you fall asleep before your stop.The app, offered by Keolis Commuter Services, is free for Apple and Android users.For more informati...

Conimicut Point Beach to be closed

by News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressWater tests have found high bacteria counts at Warwick's Conimicut Point Beach, with state health officials recommending its closure to swimmers.At the same time, Newport's King Park Beach is set to reopen after tests found bacteria levels are once again within acceptable limits.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Central Falls armed robbery suspects

By News Staffnews@abc6.comEarly Tuesday afternoon officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at AM Wireless, Inc on 1306 Broad Street in Central Falls.When they arrived at the scene they detained three suspects; one with possession of a loaded .25 caliber handgun. The three Rhode Island menconsidered suspects of the robbery are identified as Jose Quiles 19, of Providence, Julian Rivera 21, of Central Falls, and Isael Rodriguez 19, ofPawtucket. The men were held overnight a...

Massachusetts officials warn of phony email to E-ZPass users

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroMassachusetts transportation officials are warning E-ZPass customers about a suspicious email some have reported getting. The Department of Transportation said Tuesday people should not open or respond to an email that says it's from ``E-ZPass Customer Service Center'' with the subject, ``Payment for driving on toll road.'' Officials say it's not from E-ZPass and is likely a phishing scam. Some customers in Massachusetts and...

Mansfield School Committee discusses plagiarism accusations against superintendent Video included

By Mike LaCrossemlacrosse@abc6.comMANSFIELD, Mass. -- The School Committee met Tuesday night in executive session to discuss accusations of plagiarism against Superintendent Brenda Hodges.Portions of a speech given by Hodges at the 2014 graduation ceremony were very similar to those in a speech delivered by Navy Adm. William McRaven in Texas back in May.Hodges has defended herself saying some of the ideas in her speech were from an address given last year in Oklahoma and that she had permissi...

Providence considers ban on smoking in parks

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Providence City Council is considering a ban on smoking in all public parks. If it's approved, it would be illegal to use any tobacco product in any city-owned park, playground or recreation area. Violations would be punishable by a $50 fine. Council President Michael Solomon says Tuesday that prohibiting the use of tobacco will reduce the amount of exposure children have to nicotine and secondhand smoke.The ordinance was int...

Providence park to be named after couple celebrating 75th wedding anniversary Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comA Providence Park will be renamed Tomorrow in honor of a couple celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. Arthur and Ruby Lawrence have lived in the same home on Eddy Street for their seven decades of marriage. Now, their legacy will live on at a park around the corner.A lot has changed on Eddy Street in Providence over the last 75 years, but there has been one constant fixture, Ruby and Arthur Lawrence. On Wednesday, they'll celebrate 75 years of marriag...

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  • State Police investigating serious accident on Rt 99

    Woonsocket man killed in Rt 99 Crash

    Woonsocket man killed in Rt 99 Crash

    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police are investigating a rollover crash on Route 99 in Lincoln that reportedly sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened around 10 Wednesday night in the Southbound lane near the Sayles Hill Ave ramps. According to the Woonsocket Call at least two people were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. The paper reports that one person is in critical condition. The road was shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear th...More >>
    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police are investigating a rollover crash on Route 99 in Lincoln that reportedly sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened around 10 Wednesday night in the Southbound lane near the Sayles Hill Ave ramps. According to the Woonsocket Call at least two people were taken to Rhode Island Hospital. The paper reports that one person is in critical condition. The road was shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear th...More >>
  • Cumberland Police no longer searching for missing boy

    Cumberland Police no longer searching for missing boy

    By News Staff news@abc6.com Cumberland Police are asking for the publics help finding a 14-year-old boy. Mathew Rockefeller was last seen in the Manville Hill Road area. Police say the do no believe he is in any danger. If you have any information, please call the Cumberland Police Department at (401) 333-2500.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com Cumberland Police are asking for the publics help finding a 14-year-old boy. Mathew Rockefeller was last seen in the Manville Hill Road area. Police say the do no believe he is in any danger. If you have any information, please call the Cumberland Police Department at (401) 333-2500.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
  • Central Falls armed robbery suspects

    Central Falls armed robbery suspects

    By News Staffnews@abc6.comEarly Tuesday afternoon officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at AM Wireless, Inc on 1306 Broad Street in Central Falls.When they arrived at the scene they detained three suspects; one with possession of a loaded .25 caliber handgun. The three Rhode Island menconsidered suspects of the robbery are identified as Jose Quiles 19, of Providence, Julian Rivera 21, of Central Falls, and Isael Rodriguez 19, ofPawtucket. The men were held overnight a...More >>
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