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Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too

Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too Video included

Landscaping can be a tough job, made even tougher when unwanted plants invade the area. One park in Providence is going back to an old solution to deal with those invasive plants.  Three goats are doing the job at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. 

New Jersey Company Launching Three New Projects in Rhode Island

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A New Jersey company is making some big investments in the Ocean State starting this summer.  Two new electricity projects are coming to Johnston, as well as a different statewide project you'll notice if you ride RIPTA. 

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

 The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security...

Rhode Island plan to increase number of college grads

 Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a plan to increase the number of college-educated Rhode Islanders. Raimondo announced the state-wide...

Local teachers react to President Trump's suggestion to arm teachers

Carrying in the classroom. President Trump suggesting that there would be less school shootings if teachers were trained to carry concealed weapons. That proposal is getting mixed reviews and so far, local teachers say: absolutely not.

New Bedford woman dies in car crash in Mattapoisett

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford woman died after police say she lost control of her car and struck a tree...

North Attleboro police investigating fatal accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — North Attleboro police are investigating a fatal accident...

RI police chiefs urging legislators to pass 'red flag' law

Rhode Island police chiefs are calling on state legislators to approve a so-called "red flag" law that would prevent people from having guns if they are deemed....

Fundraiser helps Coventry family torn apart by deadly fire Video included

It was a busy Thursday night at the Applebee's in Coventry. An all-day "Dining to Donate event raised money for the Lorenzen family, which was torn apart by a deadly fire. "It's so great. I don't even know what to say about it. It's a little overwhelming, the support that I've been getting. It means a lot to us," said Kellie Lorenzen, mother of 4-year-old Michael Lorenzen, who died ...

Attleboro woman shocked when metal crashes through her windshield

An Attleboro woman got quite a surprise Thursday morning when a piece of metal flew through her windshield.  According to Massachusetts State Police, a...

Physicians rally together in midst of opioid crisis

By: Ross Perry Email: rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — With an alarming number of overdoses in New Bedford each

Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever...

Police seek thieves with a taste for Newport cigarettes

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 Police are seeking two suspects that have an eye for packs of Newports. Around 8:00 p.m., Wednesday night, Fall River Police responded to Stop & Save Convenience...

Providence Police continue to target vehicles operating illegally on city streets

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @VaccaroABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are continuing to crack down on illegal vehicles operating on the streets of Providence. On Wednesday Providence Police...

UPDATE: Warwick Police investigating serious hit-and-run Video included

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian seriously injured Wednesday night.  According to the Warwick Police Department, the victim was struck on Post Road...

State Police, AG help fund a statewide youth recovery center Video included

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to teen substance abuse. That's part of the driving force behind a first-of-its-kind recovery center opening up in the state, geared solely toward young people.

Sen. Kettle resigns, maintains innocence

Senator Nicholas Kettle Senator Nicholas Kettle

State Senator Nick Kettle has officially resigned.

One of Kettle's attorney’s, Priscilla DiMaio, submitted his letter of resignation at the state house Thursday afternoon. She and another member of the legal team also cleared out the now former Senator’s office and desk.

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

In February, ABC6 aired a series of special reports examining the severity of the opioid epidemic in Southern New England.  Over the course of two weeks, ABC6 featured a new segment each night that delved into an aspect of this multifaceted problem.  The series culminated with a one-hour Town Hall program that brought together parents, students, mental health and addiction experts, law enforcement officials, recovering addicts, and other concerned members of our community.

Providence school locked down after reports of possible intruder

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as Police investigated reports of a stranger in the building....

Cranston teachers back in the classroom after flooding Video included

Teachers at Edgewood Highland Elementary have been busy during February vacation. They’ve been putting the finishing touches on their classrooms before students return next week. The Cranston school has been undergoing renovations after flooding from a burst pipe caused serious damage...

Gas leak in Warwick has crews scratching their heads

A bizarre gas leak in a residential neighborhood has authorities scratching their heads.  Crews from Warwick Police and Fire Departments, as well as National Grid...

Three elderly Massachusetts residents killed in NY rollover

 Police are investigating a crash that killed three people from Massachusetts. New York State Police responded to a crash on the New York State Thruway...

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  • Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

    Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-02-24 00:28:19 GMT
    A panel of three Republican-appointed federal judges is in place to consider a request by eight sitting GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections.More >>
    A panel of three Republican-appointed federal judges is in place to consider a request by eight sitting GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections.More >>
  • Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

    Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-02-24 00:28:15 GMT
    (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.  A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy.More >>
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy.More >>
  • More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

    More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:28 PM EST2018-02-24 00:28:09 GMT
    Investment firm Blackrock wants to know how gun makers will respond to school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere.More >>
    Investment firm Blackrock wants to know how gun makers will respond to school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere.More >>
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