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Man accused in girlfriend's death faces a judge

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone The man accused of killing his girlfriend in Fall River faced a judge in Rhode Island 26-year-old Scott Rego was taken right from Rhode Island Hospital where he's been since Monday night to Providence District Court. He showed up in a wheelchair and hospital gown. He's being charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, 36-year-old Kristina Reis. It happened Monday night at the couple's Linden Street home. Police ...

Cumberland 4th Grader Publishes Book

Cumberland 4th Grader Publishes Book Video included

Ten year old Simon Aydin's family is Syriac Orthodox.  They have a mission.  That mission is to preserve their language, music, culture, and religion.  The Cumberland 4th grader is continuing that mission by becoming a published author

Police investigate shots fired in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Pawtucket Police responded to Magill Street at approximately 8:00 p.m...

Gunman in ‘93 school shooting facing new charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ACUSHNET, Mass. (WLNE) — After spending 22-years in custody an Acushnet man once charged in the shooting death of a school nurse in 1993 is back in court Friday...

Rhode Island beaches opening Saturday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — State beaches across Rhode Island are opening for the season beginning on Saturday just in time for the holiday weekend...

Hillary Clinton to address Wellesley College graduates

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater, Wellesley College, to deliver this year’s...

State officials remind drivers to stay safe during MDW

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — With the unofficial start of summer upon us, Rhode Island officials are reminding people to stay safe when behind the wheel...

MDW travelers in Cranston can register homes, have them checked on by police Video included

CRANSTON, RI – Cranston Police are asking all residents who plan to hit the road this Memorial Day Weekend to take a minute and register their addresses on their website, so they can keep an eye on people’s empty homes.

Brown University to start new medical group

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By: News Staff news@abc6.com Brown University announced a merge between six medical practices. A press release from Brown University states that the new group called ‘Brown Physicians Inc.’ will employ more than 500 doctors. The group was announced on Thursday. The goal of the new medical practice is to collaborate on research education and patient care in order to benefit Rhode Islanders. The new collaboration will launch in July. © WLNE-TV / ABC6  ...

YOUR HEALTH: Sunscreen- don’t get burned by the label

By: Melissa Randall Email: mrandall@abc6.com Twitter: @MRandallABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- With the unofficial start to summer right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about protecting your skin...

Rhode Island House takes aim at left-lane "lollygagging"

By: The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban highway drivers from lingering in the left lane unless they're passing another vehicle. The House voted 60-8 to pass the bill Thursday. It now moves to the state Senate. Proponents say it's aimed at the ``lollygagging'' drivers traveling too slowly in the high-speed line, causing dangerous traffic conditions by angering other drivers who try to ...

Change of plea for suspect in Burrillville murder

In a change of plea Thursday, Michelle Morin pled no contest to 4 of 5 felony charges she's facing in the death of Domingo Ortiz. The court dismissed the murder charge against her. 

15-year-old facing charges for giving students tattoos

By: News Staff news@abc6.com WESTERLY, R.I. – A Westerly High School student is facing charges for allegedly giving tattoos to two of her friends on school grounds. Police say the 15-year-old student used a makeshift needle to give the two minors a tattoo. School administrators were made aware of the situation on Friday. The student is facing charges because it’s unlawful to give a tattoo to a minor in the state. The two girls who received the tattoos are 15 and 16 ye...

TRAFFIC: Tanker tips over in East Greenwich

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — A part of Frenchtown Road in East Greenwich has been blocked due to a tanker truck..

Juveniles assault four staff members at RI Training School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – The Rhode Island State Police are investigating a disturbance that sent one staff...

DOT Dir. doesn't anticipate toll changes despite President's budget plan

Rhode Island DOT Director Peter Alviti calls Rhode Island a model for the way it is going about implementing tolling of commercial trucks. He says the plan is for gantries to be up and running in the Ocean State in December. "More and more states will be doing this,” said Alviti. To the naysayers, the Director does point to the fact that the Trump administration is trying to loosen federal regulations on tolling. "The president's recent budget request includes a pr...

Pawtucket Police Searching for Larceny Suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, RI (WLNE) – Police are looking for the public's help to identify a man involved ...

Rhode Island cities growing slowly

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's biggest city isn't growing very fast. The U.S. Census..

Providence police arrest dozens in drug trafficking ring bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police announced Thursday morning that they arrested dozens of people in connection to a ten-month drug trafficking investigation known as...

Providence City Council passes smoking ban; but veto looms

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) –  Providence's City Council has passed a smoking ban but failed to deliver enough...

State police: Suspicious device was not a bomb

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 READING, Mass. (AP) – Police say they have determined that a suspicious device that triggered an evacuation in a Massachusetts neighborhood was not a bomb.               A man in Reading called police Wednesday to say he had discovered what he suspected to be a pipe bomb while mowing his lawn. A state police bomb squad blew up the device.   ...

Driving apps sending concert-goers through Mansfield neighborhoods, causing gridlock Video included

By: Kirsten Glavin Email: kglavin@abc6.com Twitter: @kirstenglavin MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) – Residents around the Xfinity Center are used to crowds and traffic after concerts get out...

Legal drama for Ocean State Theatre Company Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @RTurcoABC6 Facebook: RebeccaTurcoABC6 WARWICK, R.I. – We're learning more about the financial struggles plaguing the Ocean State Theatre Company. Court documents show the theatre's landlord is suing, claiming the non-profit owes more than $860,000 in back rent and other charges. In a statement, Mutual Properties claims Ocean State Theatre owes them more than $1-million total. Tax filings over the years show the theatre co...

Double arm amputee runs Boston Marathon for RI girl battling cancer

By: News Staff news@abc6.com BOSTON, Mass. – A double arm amputee ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday for a 12-year-old Rhode Islander battling cancer. Hector Picard finished his 26.2 mile run while clutching the photo of a 12-year-old from Smithfield. Picard ran the marathon in honor of Anna Kitada who is currently battling bone cancer and is an amputee herself. The pair met for the first time Friday. “I’m trying to get back to running again and because Hecto...

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