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Somerset residents speak out at meeting on power plant proposal Video included

Texas-based power marketer GSXI Wednesday night presented several ideas to taxpayers in Somerset to bring energy production back to the now-dormant Montaup or Brayton Point site--or possibly both.  "We are a site that's perfect for energy generation. Now it's up to the marketplace to figure out what's the best fuel to use at this site," said Lloyd Mendes of Somerset Economic Development. Among the options--solar, natural gas, biomass and hydrogen fuel cell--billed as.

Man thankful after close encounter with shark on Cape waters

Cleveland Bigelow considers himself incredibly lucky to be okay after an incredibly close encounter with a shark in the waters off of Wellfleet relatively unharmed. He was paddleboarding Wednesday morning when out of nowhere a shark grabbed hold of his board. 

Man injured by hit-and-run driver in Central Falls

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — A man was injured Wednesday night after he was struck by..

Man indicted in February hit-and-run death of Coventry teen

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – William Fallon has been indicted in the death of Matthew O’Gara, 19, after striking him with his truck and fleeing the scene....

Early morning vacant house fire in Westport deemed suspicious

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) – The Westport Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire on Forge Road at a home that was under construction....

Company wants to resurrect Somerset power plant into new one Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE) - A Texas company is hosting an informational session in Somerset about transforming an old power plant into a new one that is fueled by mesquite wood pellets. Houston-based GSXI wants to build the new plant at the site of the old Montaup Electric Company building. But the plan is being met with mixed reviews. The Coalition for Clean Air South Coast says another power plant is not what the town needs. ...

Smoke Shop owner arrested for selling marijuana edibles

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — A 30-year-old man was arrested for selling a variety of edible items..

Two men arrested for illegal marijuana growing operation in Johnston near elementary school

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men were arrested Tuesday after police seized numerous firearms, cocaine, and marijuana from a Johnston home....

Over 700 "Letters of Action" accidentally sent to vehicle owners from DMV

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Over 700 “Letters of Action” were inadvertently sent to vehicle owners from the DMV stating that they did not have passing inspection records....

Coventry man arrested for DUI after driving wrong way, crashing on Route 10

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Coventry man has been arrested after driving under the influence and crashing his car while driving the wrong way on Route 10 Wednesday morning....

Shark bites paddle board at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, person on board uninjured

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WELLFLEET, Mass. (WLNE) – A shark bit a stand-up paddle board at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet Wednesday morning....

Police seize $700,000 worth of counterfeit goods from Newport retailers

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Newport Police are cracking down on several businesses found to be selling counterfeit goods....

Jackpot reaches $700 million for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – For those who have been holding out on buying a Powerball ticket, Wednesday may be the day to play. The jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing has grown to $700 million.....

Voters elect Democrat Dawn Euer to fill RI Senate seat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Voters in Jamestown and Newport have elected Democrat Dawn Euer to fill the Rhode Island Senate seat once held by Teresa Paiva-Weed....

North Providence swears in new Police Chief

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Retired State Police Major David Tikoian was officially..

Warwick Police seek suspect wanted for counterfeit bills

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick Police Department are warning residents to be on alert..

Providence principal pleads not guilty for failing to report molestation allegations Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The principal at Harry Kizirian Elementary School in Providence pleaded guilty in court today for covering up molestation allegations against a gym teacher....

Former correctional officer acquitted in manslaughter trial

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A jury has found former correctional officer, Timothy Levesque, not ..

Placement of century-old battle gun at Seekonk memorial draws support, criticism Video included

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: johnkrinjakABC6 SEEKONK, MA (WLNE) - It's a battle town officials never saw coming. A 1920 Howitzer donated to the town by the National Guard in Rehoboth--placed on the newly-built Veterans Memorial near the Seekonk Library. "It is a memorial, and it stands for the men who fought in those wars, and those are the weapons they used," said Betty Berg of Seekonk.  "I think overall it's been a positive reaction...

Public Utilities Commission approves 19% National Grid rate increase Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A National Grid rate hike was approved by the Public Utilities Commission Tuesday...

Suspect in fatal East Providence hit-and-run says he thought he hit a dog Video included

Maria Raposo, 46, was killed Monday night as she crossed Newport Avenue in East Providence and was struck by a vehicle...

Westerly School Department employee charged after depositing $8,400 worth of checks

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) – A former Westerly School Department employee has been arrested and charged after depositing $8,400 worth of checks meant for the Town of Westerly...

Shark attack on seal at crowded beach caught on video

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) - A shark attack on a seal at a Cape Cod beach sent beachgoers scrambling, and surfers a few yards away had to frantically swim to shore...

Two Kennedy's arrested for disorderly conduct, violating town noise law at family compound

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WLNE) – Two members of the Kennedy family were arrested after police responded to the family compound Sunday...

Former MBTA officer sentenced to 6 months in jail

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass (AP) - A former Massachusetts transit officer convicted of assaulting a woman has been sentenced to six months in jail....

Voters head to polls in Newport's District 13 to fill Paiva-Weed seat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Voters in Newport’s District 13 will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots to fill the seat once held by Teresa Paiva Weed...

New Bedford man sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting girlfriend, intimidating her out of testifying

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – A New Bedford man who assaulted his girlfriend and attempted to intimidate her out of pursuing the criminal case has been sentenced to serve three years in prison....

Two arrested in connection to armed robbery in Woonsocket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police arrested two individuals Monday in connection to an armed robbery in Woonsocket....

Berkley man arrested for impersonating Taunton Police officer

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) – A Berkley man was arrested for impersonating a police officer at the Starbucks inside of the Target in Taunton....

6 Questions: David Tikoian named new Chief of Police in North Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — It was just over 2 years ago David Tikoian retired from the Rhode Island State Police...

Meals on Wheels discontinue weekend service

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island will discontinue weekend meal delivery...

New North Providence police chief set to be sworn in today

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Retired Rhode Island State Police Major David Tikoian will officially take office...

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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