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Chariho schools to adopt policy for transgender students

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @ChloeLeshner CHARIHO, R.I. (WLNE) -- The Chariho School Committee will be looking at passing a policy that better accommodates transgender students. Every school in the state needs to pass some sort of policy by July 1. There’s currently no policy in Chariho to help make accommodations for transgender students and the superintendent says there are about 12 people, and possibly more, that would be impacted. Chariho Schools ready to adopt ...

Coast Guard search for owners of kayak found adrift

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Warwick, R.I. (WLNE) -  The Coast Guard station in Castle Hill is conducting a search after a kayak was found floating in the waters near Conimicut Point Beach. A person found the yellow kayak at about 7 A.M. Tuesday morning. Officials say no one has been reported missing but they will continue to look. Anyone with information should contact the U.S. call U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211. © The Assoc...

Taunton Students and Parents Demand Answers Following School Threat

Two school in Taunton, Taunton High and Parker Middle School, were closed Tuesday after a threat was made against the schools on Monday.

Community, medical organizations oppose drug homicide bill

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ More than a dozen medical and community organizations are asking the Rhode Island Senate to reject a bill that would punish drug dealers for fatal overdoses. The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Services wrote in a letter to senators that the bill would have a “deleterious effect” on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The American Civil Liberties Union was among the organizations that sig...

Man arrested for spree of delivery driver robberies

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A Middleboro man was arrested Monday on several counts connected to numerous delivery driver robberies. After noticing a pattern in the robbery reports...

Crash victim also shot in Providence

A male who was shot Monday evening was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, ABC6 News learned.

Anonymous threat cancels classes at two Taunton schools

All classes are cancelled at both Taunton High School and Parker Middle School on Tuesday. An anonymous and threatening note was found by a Taunton High School...

State to get $7 million in emergency and security funds

Rhode Island's congressional delegation has announced an influx of money will be sent to the state to help emergency responders and state agencies with...

Police: Man beat dog with baseball bat because it ate his Whopper Video included

50-year -old Gregory Ostiguy was held on $5,000 bail after being charged with animal cruelty stemming from a May 18 incident in Dartmouth, where witnesses say he beat his dog with a baseball bat. 

Monkey captured after escaping crate at San Antonio Airport

 A retired research monkey from Brown University was on the loose at San Antonio International Airport, authorities said Monday afternoon. ABC6 ...

Gas prices rise ahead of holiday weekend

 The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is up another five cents per gallon ahead of the holiday weekend.             AAA Northeast says Monday its weekly...

Maryland Gov.: Baltimore County police officer fatally shot

 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has confirmed the death of a Baltimore County police officer who was shot while investigating a suspicious ...

Police recover rescue stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Video included

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.comProvidence, R.I. (WLNE)- Police have recovered a rescue after it was stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Monday morning.The rescue was reported stolen at 5:44 A.M. after it was left on, outside the hospital. It was later recovered in Connecticut near exit 92 on I-95 South.Police identify the suspect as 36-year-old Johnny Kimbrouth 

RI companies to receive millions in tax credits

By: Ross Perry Email: Rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – More than two thousand jobs and millions of dollars in revenue coming to Rhode Island, all part of the deal approved today by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation in exchange for millions of dollars in tax credits...

Exclusive Look Inside Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Home

By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Fall River, M.A. (WLNE) - Lizzie Borden was born, raised and died in Fall River, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Along the way of course, she lived an infamous life, accused of murdering her parents inside their home on second street. After she was cleared of the murders, she lived at a home on French street known as Maplecroft. It's now a bed and breakfast and we were invited to sleep over before anyone else. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 News &nb...

Memorial marks 15 years since Station Nightclub fire Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WEST WARWICK, R.I. – A somber gathering at the Station Fire Memorial Site marked 15 years since the devastating fire took 100 lives. Several speakers recalled their memories from that day and the months to come at the memorial service Sunday. Donald Carcieri, who was the governor at the time of the fire in February 2003, recalled the recovery efforts after the fire. "I got here and saw the effort going on to recover those that ha...

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  • Anonymous threat cancels classes at two Taunton schools

    Anonymous threat cancels classes at two Taunton schools

    All classes are cancelled at both Taunton High School and Parker Middle School on Tuesday. An anonymous and threatening note was found by a Taunton High School...

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    All classes are cancelled at both Taunton High School and Parker Middle School on Tuesday. An anonymous and threatening note was found by a Taunton High School...

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  • Exclusive Look Inside Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Home

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    By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Fall River, M.A. (WLNE) - Lizzie Borden was born, raised and died in Fall River, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Along the way of course, she lived an infamous life, accused of murdering her parents inside their home on second street. After she was cleared of the murders, she lived at a home on French street known as Maplecroft. It's now a bed and breakfast and we were invited to sleep over before anyone else. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 News &nb...

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    By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Fall River, M.A. (WLNE) - Lizzie Borden was born, raised and died in Fall River, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Along the way of course, she lived an infamous life, accused of murdering her parents inside their home on second street. After she was cleared of the murders, she lived at a home on French street known as Maplecroft. It's now a bed and breakfast and we were invited to sleep over before anyone else. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 News &nb...

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