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R.I. Senate passes “Red Flag” and bump stock ban bills Video included

The Rhode Island Senate passed two bills Thursday to enact a “red flag” law and ban gun bump stocks. One of the bills...

Opioid Crisis: RI Statewide Drug Take Back Day

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- In an effort to safely dispose of unused drugs and prescriptions, ABC6 News is teaming up with Rhode Island State Police for a 'Drug Take Back Day'. State Police are holding a drug take back day in several locations on Saturday June 9th, from 10am – 2pm. If you would like to dispose of medication, you can visit: RI State Police Headquarters, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituat...

Narragansett Lifeguard’s Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Company Takes Off

Narragansett Lifeguard’s Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Company Takes Off Video included

It's that time of year: sunscreen season.  That’s something Rhode Island native Brian Guadagno has spent years thinking about.  Guadagno is the CEO and Founder of Raw Elements USA. 

Police Union Official Pleads Guilty in fraud Case

By: Sarah E. Rooney Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A former Newport police union official pleaded guilty Thursday to a fraud charge involving the transfer of department funds for personal use. Former Treasurer of the Newport Police Department Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Adam Conheeny, 46, admitted in federal court to illegally transferring more than $31,000 of department funds into his personal accounts. Michael Mikulka, Special Agent in ...

Tip-jar at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder stolen twice, culprit found

Earlier this week, the tip jar at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowderhouse was stolen, not once but twice. The culprit has since been identified, but not before outraging locals who love their Iggy's.

Milford teacher arrested for open and gross lewdness

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 BELLINGHAM, M.A. (WLNE) – Milford Elementary teacher has been arrested following accusations that he performed a lewd act in a Walmart bathroom. Bellingham police say Jared Anzelone exposed himself to a child. He was arrested and arraigned on several charges including open and gross lewdness. The superintendent of Milford Public Schools says Anzelone has been placed on administrative leave, pending the result of an investig...

Purported motorcycle gang leader arraigned

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – The purported leader of a Rhode Island motorcycle gang has been held without bail after his arraignment on more than 220 charges. Deric McGuire was arraigned Thursday, the first of more than four dozen alleged gang members arrested Wednesday. Authorities say McGuire is the leader of the Rhode Island Pagans. McGuire did not enter a plea and it couldn't immediately be determined who represent...

Teen driver shot while on Providence street

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Police say a 19-year-old woman has been shot while driving in Providence. Maj. David Lapatin says the victim was driving in the area of Academy and Whitford avenues at about 6 p.m. Wednesday when someone shot at her car several times. Her passenger took her to the hospital where she was treated for one gunshot wound not considered life threatening. Neither her name nor her home town were re...

Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing `tremendous anger'

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting." The presi...

R.I., Mass. partnering on massive new wind farm Video included

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- A massive new wind farm will soon be off the coasts of Rhode island and Massachusetts--after both states announced a clean energy partnership. Though it's a single project, Massachusetts will use Vineyard Wind to produce power for the Bay State, while Rhode Island will work with Providence-based Deepwater Wind. That's the company that currently operates the Block Island wind farm. Th...

RI State Police arrest 49 after year long investigation Video included

Early morning raids on Wednesday led to 49 arrests in northern Rhode Island, related to motorcycle gang activity Rhode Island State Police said. An investigation launched 12 months ago...

American Idol contestant reflects on experience

 Former American Idol contestant Colton McGrath was live in studio...

Taunton Police make arrest in connection with threatening note

A female student was arrested for writing a threatening note that closed two schools on Tuesday. Taunton Police would not release her...

North Providence woman faces animal cruelty charges Video included

By: NewsStaff Email:news@abc6.com Twitter:@abc6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.(WLNE)_ A North Providence woman was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, conspiracy, and obstructing police. The suspect, 28-year-old Kayla Card was arraigned in court Tuesday on animal cruelty charges. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) has shared evidence of Card’s interaction with Michael Williams, 34, a defendant in a Smithfield animal cruelty case that...

City of Pawtucket Looking to Revamp Slater Mill Area

City of Pawtucket Looking to Revamp Slater Mill Area

The city of Pawtucket is taking another step toward keeping the paw sox in town.  To get ideas on what would work, they've partnered with a development consultant company.

House votes to ban 'gay or trans panic' defense

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to prohibit the “gay or trans panic” defense, a controversial legal strategy that seeks to use a victim's sexual orientation or identity as justification for a violent crime. The House voted to ban the legal defense Wednesday. It will now go to the Senate. Rep. Kenneth Marshall introduced the bill. While the defense strategy has not ...

Lifting spirits one song at a time Video included

Arilyn Mitchell comes from a musical family and began taking harp lessons when she was just 9 years old. Now, a seasoned musician, she try's to push the boundaries of what people think the harp can do. She spends a few hours every week volunteering her time at Charlton Memorial Hospital where she plays songs and lifts spirits... 

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  • NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-05-25 07:03:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.More >>
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.More >>
  • Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-05-25 07:03:34 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.More >>
  • Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

    Rachel Dolezal accused of welfare fraud after race scandal

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    (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File). FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston, at the bureau of The Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader in Washington state whose ...
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    A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.More >>
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