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Fatal fire in Fall River a challenge for responders Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 An early morning fire in Fall River takes the life of the home owner and lands 1 firefighter in the hospital. Officials say they had a few challenges fighting the fire, first the heat and humidity then finding the woman on the third floor and the source of the fire because of how many boxes and how much stuff the owner had collected in her home. All is quiet now on Orswell Street but neighbors say it was a different story around 3...

Freetown police welcome first ever K-9

Freetown Police Department Freetown Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FREETOWN, M.A. (WLNE) – Freetown police are officially welcoming a new officer to their ranks, but this officer prefers to walk on four-legs as opposed to the normal two ...

Man on mend after acquiring flesh-eating bacteria on New Hampshire hike

By: Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) - A Florida man is recovering from flesh-eating bacteria he encountered while hiking in New Hampshire. Thirty-two-year-old Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father's Day weekend. WHDH-TV  reports Atkins was left in a two-week coma because his organs were shutting down. Doctors say the bacteria entered Atkins' body through blisters on his foot from when he went on a hiking tri...

Treasurer: Residents get back $12.2M in unclaimed property

By: Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state treasurer's office says that $12.2 million in unclaimed property was returned to more than 10,000 Rhode Island residents in the last fiscal year. The office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is currently overseeing more than $330 million in unclaimed property that's waiting to be reclaimed. The office returned about $12.2 million in unclaimed property to 10,070 people in the 2017 fiscal y...

Fall River woman killed in Raynham head-on collision

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RAYNHAM, Mass. (WLNE) -- A Fall River woman died in a head-on collision in Raynham early Sunday morning, according to police. Raynham Police and Fire responded at 3:16 a.m. Sunday to Route 138 in the area of the Raynham Park for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 43-year-old woman from Fall River, who was traveling in the southbound lane of Route 138 in a 1992 Honda Civic, crossed t...

Local family raises money for American Brain Tumor Association Video included

Hundreds of people supporting a Taunton woman who beat brain cancer at a fundraiser this afternoon. 

Cranston grocery store re-opened after false bomb threat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- A supermarket that was evacuated for a bomb threat that turned out to be false is now open, according to local police. The Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue in Cranston was evacuated around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when an employee received a call saying there was a bomb in the building. Cranston Police and Rhode Island State Police responded to the scene. No legitimate threat was found. The building ...

Woman drowns in South Kingstown pool

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) -- A 61-year-old woman died in South Kingstown after an apparent drowning early Saturday morning. Police and EMS responded to a private residence on Wild Flower Trail. The woman appeared to have drowned in the pool at the residence. The incident is still under investigation. ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Man seriously injured after rollover accident

A car went airborne after hitting the chain link fence (left) beside 71 Murray St. in Providence around midnight Saturday. A car went airborne after hitting the chain link fence (left) beside 71 Murray St. in Providence around midnight Saturday.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- A 21-year-old was seriously injured after his vehicle rolled over into a house on Murray Street in Providence just after midnight Saturday, according to police. Providence Police say the man was driving at a high rate of speed down Murray Street when his vehicle hit a chain link fence near 71 Murray St., went airborne and hit an unattended parked car in a vacant lot beside the residence.  The drive...

Roof collapses in 2-alarm New Bedford fire

New Bedford Fire still on the scene 1 p.m. Saturday following a roof collapse due to the fire that occurred 12 hours prior. New Bedford Fire still on the scene 1 p.m. Saturday following a roof collapse due to the fire that occurred 12 hours prior.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) -- Fire officials are still on the scene at 91 Adams St., New Bedford where a two alarm fire caused a roof to collapse. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Saturday. The roof collapsed on the two-and-a-half story building, but no one was injured, according to fire officials. Firefighters were spotted at the scene at the building over 12 hours later. They told ABC News that the building starte...

List of cooling shelters open to the public in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Cooling shelters in Pawtucket are in place to keep people cool amidst the summer heat wave...

Cranston library hires goats from local farm to chomp at invasive plants

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. – Dozens of goats invaded Cranston’s Central Library after they were hired to chomp away at invasive plants outside such as poison ivy...

Specialty 'Bristol 4th of July' license plates handed out

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone 1,447 people who ordered their special Bristol 4th of July Celebration license plates can finally tack it on to their car. Saturday, the 4th of July Committee handed out the plates and swapped out over 1,000 old plates for the new special edition ones. This has been a long time coming -  back in 2011, the committee needed at least 900 people to submit applications before the plates could be made. They received over 1000. The...

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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