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Missing man battles 8-10 foot waves to swim to shore

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — A man missing off Block Island is safe after swimming to shore...

Puerto Rican natives finally get in touch with loved ones after Maria

 "They didn't expect it to be this bad" Belen Florez says her friends and family living in her native Puerto Rico are reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria 6 days after it made landfall. "This one is the biggest one where it destroyed Puerto Rico." 

Tiverton Power Adds Solar Power to Electricity Output

Tiverton Power Adds Solar Power to Electricity Output

A power plant in Tiverton that uses gas to create electricity is increasing its output with the help of solar power. 

Benny's changing hours due to impending closures

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Time is slowly running out for the almost century old New England..

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the...

Mother of Foxboro boy killed by dad in murder-suicide speaks out

Days after a 6-year-old was murdered by his father inside his home on East Street in Foxboro, the little boy’s mother is speaking out defending the man behind the gun. "He just wanted to protect his son from the cruel world,” said Laurie Tolliver. Tolliver says William (Billy) Scaccia has long suffered with depression and PTSD. 

Cranston deputy fire chief faces assault charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A heated fire house fight has landed one Cranston official on the wrong side of the law...

NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college...

Cranston deputy fire chief in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston deputy fire chief is set to face a judge Tuesday morning...

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to high school soccer player Video included

Looking out at the hundreds of candles illuminating the Chariho High School soccer field--the same field Maddie Potts played on so many times--it was clear the impact she had on those around her in her 17 short years. Potts, who was captain of the girls soccer team, died of a brain aneurysm after collapsing while taking a penalty kick in a game Saturday night. "She has always been a l...

West Warwick Police seek missing man

Eugene Bester. Courtesy of the West Warwick Police Department. Eugene Bester. Courtesy of the West Warwick Police Department.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are seeking assistance locating a man with Alzheimer’s..

Man stabbed outside meat market in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 26-year-old man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital following..

RI officials break ground on multi-million dollar innovation complex Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Officials in Rhode Island broke ground on a multi-million dollar project Monday morning...

Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England...

Local veteran "disgusted" by NFL players who kneel during anthem Video included

To Ray Blanda, the national anthem is more than just a song. It has a deep and emotional meaning for him, and other veterans like him. 

With free tuition, CCRI enrollment drops; up for some groups

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fewer students have enrolled at the Community College..

Brown, tribe sign agreement to end tribal encampment

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has reached an agreement to end an encampment..

UPDATE: Suspect who attacked dog, woman, with machete sought by police

Thomas Vargas. Courtesy of the Taunton Police Department Thomas Vargas. Courtesy of the Taunton Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Police have identified the out of control man who attacked a pit bull..

Puppies left for dead in Uxbridge rescued by kayakers Video included

Six puppies left for dead in a potato sack on the side of the Blackstone River in Uxbridge are safe thanks to the quick work of two kayakers. The pups thought to be some type of lab mix around 1 week old were found in the water off of River Road around 1pm on Sunday after one the kayakers heard them whimpering "It's unconscionable. You can't even imagine going through my head as a police officer for 29-years someone would do that,” said Chief Jeffrey Lourie. "Wh...

Concession controversy at Gillette Stadium

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — The national anthem was not the only controversy from Gillette...

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl...

Chariho community mourns death of soccer captain

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (WLNE) — A local high school athlete passed away after collapsing on the field during a game Saturday night...

Weiner due in court for sentencing in sexting scandal

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced in a sexting scandal...

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot...

‘The Codfather’ to be sentenced for evading fishing quotas

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas...

RI Lawmakers to break ground on multimillion-dollar complex

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation to break ground on...

Father kills son, then himself in Foxboro Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Foxboro and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a murder-suicide...

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