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Providence Mayoral candidates meet in first forum

By: The Associated PressEmail: news@abc6.comTwitter:@abc6The three candidates running for Providence mayor will share a stage for the first time as they participate in a candidate's forum at a retirement community on the city's East Side.The hour-long forum is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Laurelmead and includes former Mayor Buddy Cianci, an independent, Democrat Jorge Elorza, a law professor and former housing court judge, and Republican Dan Harrop, a psychiatrist.Elorza won the Democrati...

Service held for PC Basketball Legend Marvin Barnes

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFriends, family, and fans will say goodbye to Providence College legend Marvin Barnes on Wednesday. A wake for the famous basketball player will be held at Trinity Church in Providence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In college he was known for helping lead the PC Friars to the final four in 1973. The following year Barnes was the second pick in the NBA draft but he chose to play for the St. Louis Spirits of the ABA instead. He later we...

Dee from the Desk: Blaming Block?

The heated Republican Gubernatorial Primary is over but some Republicans still can't resist pointing fingers. The newest issue to arise among the small Rhode Island Republican Party is the announcement of the candidacy of Bob Healey for Governor. Healey says he will step into the governor's race as a Moderate and replace James Spooner who had previously announced but now has taken ill. With the announcement, some Republicans are pointing fingers at Ken Block, the loser of the Republican Prima...

PawSox fall to Omaha, to return home to victory rally

By; Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe Pawtucket Red Sox lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers in the AAA Championship Tuesday night in Charlotte. The team, who had just won the Governors' Cup over the weekend lost 4-2. Despite the season ending with the loss, the team will return home to McCoy stadium today to a rally to celebrate the PawSox's second Governors' Cup in just three years. The rally is set to begin at McCoy at 12:30 p.m.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Police locate assault suspect in Attleboro Video included

By Sean Cahillscahill@abc6.comPolice are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman at a home on Hackett Avenue in Attleboro Tuesday afternoon.Police say the suspect left the scene. Mass State Police are helping in the search.The woman's injures were not immediately known.(C) WLNE/TV

Man assaults police officer, shop owner in Seekonk

By Sean Cahill news@abc6.com Police have arrested a man after he assaulted a Seekonk Police officer and an auto body shop owner Tuesday. Police say the man was trying to get his car back after he had it towed to the auto body shop in Seekonk. The man confronted the owner and assaulted him. Seekonk Police where called to the scene and confronted the man, who punched an officer in the head during the confrontation. Police say they had to tase the man. The officer was taken to the hospital, wh...

Jewelry District Association against $3 Bar Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Hoping to block The $3 Bar from re–opening after getting its licensed revoked, the Jewelry District Association is getting involved. "You can't have a vibrant night life when these things are happening and people are getting stabbed or shot or there's violence going on," said association president, Arthur Salisbury. For the last ten years, the Jewelry District Association has fought to keep establishments they claim bring unruly ...

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"Cool Moose" on the Loose; Moderate Bob Healey Wants to be Rhode Island Governor Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6email: mcurtis@abc6.comThe "Cool Moose," Bob Healey, entered the Secretary of State's office making sure he has all the paper work in order, to be the Moderate Party candidate for Governor.He's says his sudden candidacy is dead serious."The issue becomes whether or not people want to buy my platform, which I think is pretty good. It deals with state austerity, consolidation, efficiencies. Bringing everybody back together," said Robert Healey, (M) Candidate for Rhode Is...

Lifesaver Project Saving Lives Video included

By: Liz TuftsIt weighs less than an ounce and you wear it on your wrist. It's the newest life saving tool being used by police across Bristol County to locate missing people in minutes. 17–year–old Jack Furtado of Swansea looks like any other teen, but he was born with autism and needs and iPad to communicate, but he recently learned how to do something new. “We originally had extra safety lock on our doors, now that jack is older he's able to unlock those locks, “ says Jack's mother Debbie F...

Local caregivers compete in breast cancer competition

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA group of local caregivers are hoping to win a national competition to benefit local breast cancer research. The group, Health Concepts Ltd., have entered an inspirational music video into the competition. The video is inspired by a local care giver Pam who has recently been diagnosed with the disease. In the video you will see some of Rhode Island's Icons including the dancing cop and the state House. The group needs to get the...

Aaron Hernandez: I felt helpless to refuse police

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says in a court filing he felt helpless and concerned about his fiancee and their baby when police investigating a 2013 killing questioned him during a warranted search at his home.Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 2013 fatal shooting of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd of Boston. His affidavit released Tuesday is part of a motion to suppress evidence related ...

Hasbro announces pediatric multispecialty clinic in Fall River

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comHasbro Children's Hospital has opened a new specialty care clinic in Fall River to better serve patients and their families who live east of Providence.The Fall River Multispecialty Clinic houses five exam rooms and a multipurpose treatment room, plus a waiting room with children's play area.Medical staff at the clinic can perform EKG and echocardiogram services as well as specimen collections, and has partnered with local laboratories to offer those services ...

Wynn's $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to award the license to the Las Vegas casino giant for its proposed $1.6 billion resort casino on a former chemical plant in Everett. Connecticut-based Mohegan Sun had proposed $1.1 billion casino at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in Revere.The decision came after Wynn earlier Tuesday conceded to a ...

Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comATLANTA (AP) _ President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility.The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to erect new facilities and train health workers. He says i...

Blackstone house cleanup complete, but fate remains uncertain Video included

By Samantha LavienSlavien@abc6.comThe cleanup is complete at the proclaimed ‘house of horrors' in Blackstone, although the fate of the property where the remains of 3 infants were discovered last week has yet to be determined.It took days and cost more than $20,000 to clean out the home. Officials say that even though it is deemed clean, it still remains heavily stained throughout.The house of horrors was boarded up Tuesday, less than a week after the remains of 3 infants were found inside.Bl...

Lawyer: Mom in infants case in prison unit Video included

The massive effort to clean up the vermin infested Blackstone home where the remains of three infants were found last week continues this afternoon. For the first time, we get an inside look at the basement of the home where Erika Murray's boyfriend was living.

Escaped inmate spotted in Providence

Escaped inmate spotted in Providence Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The inmate who escaped from a work detail at the ACI Monday afternoon has been spotted. Keurys Pena, 25, who also goes by Michael Santana, was captured on surveillance video in Providence, according to Rhode Island State Police. Pena is on the run. He was last seen at convenience store in the area of Cadillac Drive and Elmwood Avenue in the South side of the city. State Police have been trying to track him down since the minimum security inmate walked a...

Black pepper recalled over salmonella fears

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comGround black pepper sold at Big Lots stores nationwide is now being recalled over contamination fears.Gel Spice Company, based in New Jersey, is recalling 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper because they may be contaminated with salmonella.The recalled product is sold in 3.53-oz. plastic jars with Best By Dates of 6/30/17, 7/01/17, 7/02/17, 7/22/17 and 7/23/17, with a Fresh Finds brand label with UPC Code 4 11010 98290 1.Anyone who has the recalled...

Reserve unit moving to Arizona from Rhode Island

The Associated Press SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) _ An Army Reserve military intelligence headquarters unit is moving to Arizona from Rhode Island. Officials at Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU'-kuh) say the headquarters of the 1st Brigade of the 100th Training Division will move in October to the Army base in Sierra Vista from Providence. The announcement says the move transfers 72 positions, including 58 positions for part-time reservists who participate in monthly drills and two weeks of annual trai...

70-year-old brothers plead guilty in stolen cooking oil case

The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Two Cranston brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell 200,000 gallons of cooking oil stolen from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The U.S. attorney said Monday 78-year-old Andrew Jeremiah and his 72-year-old brother Bruce pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully transport stolen goods. They own Jeremiah Motors Corp. and Removal Services and Green Energy in Central Falls. Prosecutors say co-defendant Antho...

Westerly Police search for man who robbed bank at McQuade's Marketplace

By News Staff news@abc6.com Westerly Police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery at the Washington Trust Bank on Main Street. Police say just before 6:30 p.m., a man approached a teller and demanded money. The suspect indicated to the he had a gun but no weapon was shown. The man was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. Police describe him as white male, in his 20's, of average build and height, with short, light colored hair. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshir...

Neighbor credited with alerting police to house of horrors speaks out Video included

The woman credited with calling police and getting four kids out of the Blackstone home dubbed the house of horrors is speaking out. She contacted police two weeks before the remains of three infants and multiple animals were found in the home.

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Color-highlighted Ballot Proposed for Newport Casino Vote Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6email: mcurtis@abc6.comIf voters in Newport and statewide say "yes," table games will be allowed at the Newport Grand slot parlor.Now supporters of that effort have made a unique request.They want voters in Newport to have color coded ballots to highlight that vote.We created a mock up ballot to show what a yellow–highlighted race might look like."The local voters needs to approve of disapprove. And they have the final say regardless of what the statewide voter says. A...

Enterovirus Hit the Northeast Video included

By: Liz Tufts A virus that has made thousands of kids sick across the Midwest has now hit the northeast. A dozen children have tested positive in New York and several others in Connecticut for the Enterovirus. Health officials are now worried it's in Rhode Island. They are testing more than a dozen kids who were seen this weekend at hospitals across the state who had severe symptoms. Those results are expected back in two weeks.

EXCLUSIVE: Providence home used for sex, drugs Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- At 223 Wadsworth Street in Providence, overgrown grass and boarded windows signal the home is empty. But, even with a ‘no trespassing sign' the word vacancy doesn't carry any weight here. "I know these people have no where to go, but they just show up like it's a free hotel," said neighbor, Dustin Hedberg. One of the squatters, Alfonso Palcios said, "People drink, they smoke, some shoot up. I try not to mess with that stuff– I tr...

Brotherhood of Corrections Officers endorses Hodgson

By News Staff news@abc6.com A major endorsement for Rhode Island Attorney General Candidate Dawson Hodgson was announced Monday. The republican has the support of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Corrections Officers. The president of the brotherhood cites Hodgson's experience as a prosecutor and as a ranking member of the Rhode Island State Senate's Judiciary Committee, as reasons to endorse Hodgson. Hodgson says he is grateful for the endorsement and it speaks volumes about his plan to crea...

GOP challenging Moderate Party's new candidate Video included

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's Republican Party is challenging the Moderate Party's replacement of its original gubernatorial candidate, saying it's concerned the nominating process was circumvented.GOP Chairman Mark Smiley said Monday he filed an objection over the Moderate Party's replacement of James Spooner with Cool Moose Party founder Robert Healey. The party says it's ``extremely concerned that the Moderate Party has circumvented the legitima...

Brothers admit sending 239 pounds of pot on plane

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Two brothers have pleaded guilty to charges they conspired to ship 239 pounds of marijuana on a single-engine plane from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island. Thirty-seven-year-old Benjamin Daniels, of West Bountiful, Utah, pleaded guilty Monday. His brother, 32-year-old Michael Daniels, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty in August.Authorities said at the time the brothers were arrested that they had monitored the plane as it crosse...

Mass voc-tech schools leave kids waiting Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comDIGHTON - Sarah DeArruda will be finishing school in just a few months, but the Bristol County Agricultural High School senior says she's not worried about finding a job. "It's definitely beneficial to know that if you come to this school you do learn a lot of real world situations and a lot of skills that are going to help you," she said. The horticultural major feels ready to tackle her field... but others are concerned. A recent report shows ...

Police search for inmate who escaped work detail

By News Staff news@abc6.com A search is underway for an ACI inmate who walked away from a work detail Monday afternoon. State Police say 25–year–old Keurys Penav, also known as Michael Santanna, left his minimum security detail on Power Road in Cranston around 12:50 p.m. The Providence man is serving a 54 month sentence for a breaking and entering conviction. State Police ask anyone who has seen this man to call 911.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Fox belatedly files campaign finance report

By The Associated Pressnew@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has belatedly filed his campaign finance report for the second quarter and says he continues to have nearly $250,000 in his campaign account.Fox resigned his leadership post in March a day after his home and Statehouse office were raided by the FBI, IRS and State Police. The Board of Elections, which oversees campaign finance reports, has said they were contacted by authorities about Fox.The report for ...

US Navy awards Electric Boat

By News Staff news@abc6.com The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat. The money will go towards planning yard work, engineering, and technical support for nuclear submarines. Under the terms of the award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering, material and logistics support, and research and development activities for active U.S. submarines and submersibles. Electric Boat's engineering and design organization will be utilized, which is made ...

19 deaths linked to GM switch flaw

By News Staff news@abc6.com 19 deaths have been linked to the General Motors ignition switch flaw. The number was released today by the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims. Originally, the company said 13 deaths were tied to the problem, which went unreported for a decade years after company engineers discovered it. GM has recalled nearly 2.6 million vehicles this year because of the problem. © WLNE-TV 2014

Kent Hospital Announces New Weight Loss Surgery Program Video included

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter:@mattblanchette Those in need of weight loss surgery have a new resource thanks to Care New England and Kent Hospital. Behind doctor Jeannine Giovanni, Kent Hospital is now offering a comprehensive surgical weight loss program to help those who suffer from obesity and other weight–related diseases. The program starts with planning, continues through surgery and long term post–op planning. "Surgery as we explain to patients is the first step to get...

Developers back yellow highlight for ballot issue

The Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Prospective developers of a casino at Newport Grand have endorsed a bid by city officials to highlight casino referendum questions in yellow to reduce voter confusion. The City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to ask Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis to present the two casino-related questions on yellow paper to eliminate voter ``uncertainty.'' The issue came up after city officials realized there would be no separate local and statewide casino ...

USS Saratoga arrives in South Texas to be scrapped

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas, where it will be scrapped. The Saratoga on Friday reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville. The Navy is paying Esco Marine a penny to dispose of the Saratoga. It plans to make money by selling what it recovers from the ship. The Saratoga had departed Rhode Island on Aug. 21. It was named for the decisive battle...

Services for fallen soldier to be held

Services for fallen soldier to be held Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The Northborough, Mass. paratrooper killed in a firefight earlier this month will be laid to rest this week. Friends and family will gather his home town Monday and Tuesday as they prepare to say good– bye to Spc. Brian Arsenault. Calling hours for the specialist will be held this afternoon from 3 to 8 pm at St. Rose of Lima church in Northborough. A funeral mass will be held at the same church Tuesday morning. Arsenault, 28, was killed September 4th d...

People gather for vigil in Blackstone Video included

By Michael LaCrosse mlacrosse@abc6.com Hundreds gathered behind the JFK Elementary School in Blackstone Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of three dead babies. The remains of the three infants were pulled from a home on St. Paul Street last week. “I just felt like I had to do something you know you feel helpless and you jut feel so bad for the kids,” said Lynn Morin, Blackstone. “It's just three mom friends that got together and we just decided to organize it we all have...

Prudence Island Ferry service ends Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin BRISTOL, RI- There's champagne for what may seem like a celebration- but it's not. Sunday was the last trip to Prudence Island for the sole–ferry service that's been in operation since the 80's. Carol Teague lives on the island. She said, “I'm sad that the people that we've dealt with for years, you know, we won't be seeing them anymore. And hopefully the new carrier will treat us with respect and we will work out fine." A and R Marine is taking...

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home. A medical examiner is determining ...

Providence Police search for suspect in high speed chase

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Providence Police are searching for a suspect who fled from the scene after driving under the influence and nearly hitting police early this morning. Officers stopped the suspect, identified as Osvaldo Negron, 23, of Providence, after he was seen driving onto a sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue just before 2 am. Negron tried exiting the vehicle before officers ordered him back inside, where he claimed he “needed to go home.” Officers smelled a strong odor of a...

One hurt in crash on 95 North in Pawtucket

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com One woman was sent to the hospital after a car accident on Route 95 North in Pawtucket Saturday night. It happened at approximately 10:22 pm when troopers received a report of a single vehicle crash just north of Exit 29. Police say the combination of wet, slick roads and poor visibility caused the operator to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a light pole on a curve near the Broadway overpass. The driver was sent to Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket w...

Westerly man pleads guilty to theft of government funds

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Westerly man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on Friday for theft of government funds. Donald S. Gingerella, 53, admitted to the court that he applied for and collected a total of $82,346 in public assistance payments based on fraudulent statements. He received payments from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP). In Novembe...

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"The Sunday Political Brunch" September 14, 2014, by ABC6 Political Reporter Mark Curtis

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- September 14, 2014(Providence, Rhode Island) -- I know they drive most people crazy, but polls are a part of politics. People always tell me how much they hate all of the polls, only to turn around and ask me, “Who's ahead?” I'm a numbers guy. I love polls. I love to analyze and dissect them. I love to skewer them, too, (after the fact), when they are horribly wrong. A new CNN 2016 Presidential Poll is out from I...

Blackstone vermin-infested home cleaned Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin BLACKSTONE, MA- Over the next four days, this home will look like a decontamination scene out of a movie. Crews will dress in full protective HAZMAT suits while they disinfect and gut the home where the bodies of three decomposing babies, dead animals and mounds of dirty diapers were found inside. Town Administrator, Dan Keyes said, "You always say that my God, it doesn't happen in our town. Well, it did and there's no playbook for this at all a...

Fire damages North Kingstown home

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Two people are displaced after a fire at a 2-story home early this morning in North Kingstown. The fire started on the second floor of the one-family home on 230 Hatchery Road. Fire officials say a “careless” smoking act caused the fire from a bedroom in the home. Two occupants were inside but made it out safely without injuries. One firefighter was sent to South County Hospital receiving treatment for exhaustion and fatigue, while another firefighter sustai...

Fire crews work to extinguish landfill fire in Nantucket

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Police and Fire Departments are on scene at a landfill fire in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Fire crews are currently working to extinguish the fire, which started on a pile made up of wood pallet and compost in the landfill. Police say it could take several hours before the fire is put out. © WLNE-TV 2014

Police investigate car fire in New Bedford

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Police are investigating after a stolen car was found engulfed in flames in New Bedford. Just after midnight this morning, reports came in that a car was on fire in the lot of the Jewish Cemetery at 1400 Old Plainville Road. The New Bedford Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.Police say that the car, a 1997 Honda Civic, was reported stolen by its owner. The New Bedford Fire and Police Departments are investigating. © WLNE-T 2014

Lawyer for PC student alleging rape to press case

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Providence College student who accused two Brown University football players of rape has hired a Boston lawyer and former sex crimes prosecutor to represent her.Wendy J. Murphy has taken up the Brown case after a grand jury declined to indict the players last month.Murphy accused the state attorney general's office of trying to ``stonewall'' her attempts to gather documents and challenged a District Court judge's decision to seal c...

Dan Harrop stops by ABC 6 studios Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com The third major candidate for Providence mayor is speaking out on the heels of Tuesday's primary results. Republican candidate Dr. Daniel Harrop dropped by our ABC 6 studios Friday to talk about his financial plan for the city. Harrop criticized both Democratic nominee Jorge Elorza and Independent candidate Vincent “Buddy” Cianci for not having adequate plans to deal with the city's money problems. Harrop wants Providence to file for bankruptcy and start all over ...

Woman held without bail after 3 dead infants found in home

Woman held without bail after 3 dead infants found in home Video included

One day after the remains of three infants were discovered inside of her Blackstone home, 31 year old Erika Murray silently faced a judge, appearing quite disheveled.

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