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Warwick brothers reflect on Emmy nom for Netflix series Video included

It's the last thing Warwick natives and identical twins Kevin and Matthew McManus were expecting as the Emmy nominees were announced last Thursday.  "We didn't even look it up that morning to see if we were nominated because we just didn't expect it to happen. And then suddenly we're getting text messages from our friends saying hey congratulations on the Emmy nom...

18 cats seized from Newport home, another 26 dead in freezer Video included

A gruesome discovery at a Newport home Wednesday as officials with the RISPCA seized 18 cats and found another 26 dead ones being stored in a freezer.

Police search for suspect in Cranston robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - Police ask the public for help identifying individuals involved in a robbery...

RI & MA Officials Warn Against Algae Blooms

RI & MA Officials Warn Against Algae Blooms

Environmental officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are warning people to avoid three bodies of water along the state line. An algae bloom is affecting Turner Reservoir, which straddles the line between East Providence and Seekonk; Omega Pond in Rumford; and the Ten Mile River in that area. 

Heavy Rain & High Bacteria Levels Close Two Summer Camp Beaches

Heavy Rain & High Bacteria Levels Close Two Summer Camp Beaches

In the height of summer camp season, two Girl Scout camp ponds in Rhode Island have been temporarily closed. Tuesday night's heavy rain means no swimming for the next 24 hours at Camp Cookie in Chepachet. Also, high bacteria levels at Camp Hoffman in South Kingstown are forcing their beach to close. 

DA reflects on bail reform, judge accountability in Massachusetts Video included

People have been speaking out about the death of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and why his accused killer was walking the streets at the time of his death. Emanuel Lopes was previously arrested for selling cocaine to minors while he was out on bail for throwing a rock through a house window. 

Harbormaster: teens shouldn't have been swimming in Watuppa Pond Video included

New details about a drowning in Fall River Tuesday. The harbormaster says the teen and his friend should not have been there in the first place. Watuppa Pond is not meant for swimming and the conditions are so lousy, it's even dangerous for boaters.

RISPCA seize 18 cats, remains of 26 others in deplorable home

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – In a release sent out Tuesday, the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) announced that they have seized 18 living and 26 dead cats from a Newport home. The RISPCA found the cats while executing a search warrant at 103 Kay Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The search resulted in the discovery of 18 cats living in deplorable conditions, as well as the remains of 26 ca...

Two men arraigned for 2016 murder of elderly Woonsocket woman Video included

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Two suspects will be arraigned in Providence District court Tuesday in connection to the murder of a Woonsocketresident in 2016. Tyler Grenon, 23, and Matthew Dusseault, 20, have been charged in the homicide case involving 81-year-old Woonsocket resident Constance Gauthier. In March of 2016, Gauthier was murdered at her home on Fairfield Avenue. ...

Man in critical condition after Providence stabbing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A victim is in critical condition after being stabbed Tuesday night in Providence. Around 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night, Providence Police responded to stabbing reports at two separate locations. For the first call, Police responded to Bernon Street and Candace Street. For the second, they were dispatched to 67 Lydia Street. At the 67 Lydia Street residence, Police encountered Samuel Holder,...

Car crashes into the side of a Warwick home, leaving 2 injured

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) - Two people were sent to the hospital after a car crashed into a house in Warwick Tuesday night. It happened right around 8:30 on Warwick Ave. The car went off the road, and into the house, leaving a significant hole the foundation.

Lightning hits Pascoag home during storms Video included

As summer storms barreled across the state on Tuesday, one neighborhood in Pascoag was left shaken after lightning hit a home.

Hit and run under investigation after pieces left behind

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) - Police investigate a hit and run that occurred earlier this month, that resulted in serious injury. This hit and run took place on July 8, at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Victory Highway at Waterman Hill Road.

RI Hospital union nurses set to strike Monday as contract negotiations hit snag Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nurses at Rhodes Island Hospital are moving ahead with their plans to strike next week over the hospital’s proposed three-year contract. The hospital had given the local chapter of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (NAP) until late Tuesday to change its mind, before hiring temporary workers for next week. Rhodes Island Hospital Spokesperson Christina O’Reilly says that move is costing $10-millio...

Accused Weymouth cop killer arraigned, held without bail Video included

20-year-old Emmanuel Lopes was ordered held without bail late Tuesday in the shooting deaths of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna and innocent bystander Vera Adams.  The entire courtroom was a sea of blue, with Chesna's colleagues from the Weymouth Police Department watching closely as Lopes was brought in in a wheelchair. A judge entered not guilty pleas...

Update: 14 year-old victim pulled from Fall River pond identified

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Tuesday afternoon, Fall River Police responded to reports of a teen that had gone under water after jumping into Watuppa Pond. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 14 year-old male and his 13 year-old female friend jumped from a rocky ledge into Watuppa Pond in Fall River, Massachusetts. According to witnesses at the scene, both of the teens showed sign of distress immediately after...

Local bakery raises money for fallen Weymouth sergeant, one of their "regulars" Video included

The last baker’s dozen of White’s Bakery's special blue and black half moon cookies was out the door before 8:00 Tuesday morning. The cookies were a favorite of fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. White’s COO John DeSimone says Sgt. Chesna would come into the Hingham location and buy eight half moons at a time.

Longtime Providence City Councilman won’t be on ballot

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Terrence Hassett, Providence’s longest serving city councilman, will not be on the ballot for City Council this coming September. According to the Providence Board of Canvassers, Hassett received only 47 of the required 50 citizen signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. As a result, he will not be on the ballot this September. This news comes as a surprise to many, as ...

Vigil held for fallen Weymouth officer Video included

Well over 1,000 people turned out on the football field at Weymouth High School Monday night--officer Michael Chesna's alma mater--to pay tribute to him and to bystander Vera Adams--both of whom were gunned down early Sunday morning. "Michael Chesna protected his community at great expense. What happened to Michael was horrific. It should not happen to someone else," said Weymout...

Norton Police search for missing man

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, M.A. (WLNE) – A man has gone missing after he was last seen in Taunton. The man reported missing is 75-year-old David Welch.

Gov. Raimondo signs executive order to “tackle plastics”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday that establishes the formation of a Task Force designed to advise the state on issues related to eradicating plastic waste and pollution. The order, which the Governor signed from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, claimed that the necessity of the law derived from the contribution of plastic to ecosystem damage, climate change, and li...

Community, law enforcement honor fallen Weymouth police officer, husband, father

Hundreds of officers from cities and towns across Massachusetts escorted fallen Officer Michael Chesna's body from Boston to a Weymouth funeral home. The 42-year-old was shot and killed Sunday investigating reports of an erratic driver. 

‘Camp Tomorrow’ brings smiles to the faces of young cancer patients, siblings Video included

By: Melissa Randall Email: mrandall@abc6.com Twitter: @MRandallABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE-TV)— Last week The Fogg brothers of Exeter, Noah and Ian, joined other kids for the special camp. It’s ‘Camp Tomorrow’ is new and is meant for young cancer patients and their siblings “It's actually been an awesome week for them and I’m so glad that they opened the camp up to an older age group because this is the perfect age for kids to experience a real ...

Mayor Elorza to walk with Providence police, greet residents

Mayor Jorge Elorza Mayor Jorge Elorza

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will walk with Providence Police Monday afternoon to greet residents and businesses. The Mayor will walk with officers from the intersection of Pocasset Avenue and Plainville Street to the Neutaconkanut Park Farmers’ Market at 700 Plainfield Street. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 2018

Verizon tech arrested for video voyeurism of customer Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Verizon tech is charged with video voyeurism after police say he shared a sensitive video from a customer’s iPad. Derrick Calvano, 47, of Dighton, Mass., is also charged with intentional computer access. Calvano was installing Verizon services at a woman’s new apartment Wednesday when he asked the woman if she had any devices she wanted to connect. The woman told East Providence Police she handed ...

94 Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives Military Honors From Senator Reed

Senator Jack Reed presented 94 year-old World War II veteran Ernest Mallory with several medals he earned but never received, Monday afternoon. Mallory served in the 71st Division, which helped liberate the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp which contained over 15,000 prisoners. In 2004, 60 years after the war, Mallory met three of the survivors that he helped liberate. Mallory also served in the Korean...

Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

By: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) _ A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. Emanuel Lopes will be arraigned Monday in connection with the deaths of Weymouth officer Michael Chesna and an unidentified woman, who was hit by stray bullets in a nearby home. It's unclear if Lopes has an attorney. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says Weymouth police ...

Hair salons raise money for 10 year old in coma Video included

A 10 year old girl is still in the ICU at Hasboro after a car crash on Route 6 in Westport a few weeks ago. Today, the community came together in a big way to help raise money for her family.

Juvenile killed in Scituate dirt bike accident

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – A child has died following a dirt bike accident in Scituate Saturday. Scituate Police confirmed the death of a juvenile in an accident ...

West Warwick Fire Department knocks down overnight fire

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Firefighters reported to the scene of a smoky fire at a West Warwick business early Sunday morning. Fire officials said crews...

Woonsocket man shot in head inside vehicle

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WORCESTER, MA (AP) – A Rhode Island man was shot in the head in Massachusetts, but is expected to survive. Authorities say a 19-year-old Woonsocket man was shot...

Providence Police investigating another violent home invasion Video included

Providence Police are investigating the fifth home invasion in the last month and a half, the second in 2 days. Early Saturday morning a 19 year old man was pistol whipped in own house.

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold...

Motorcycle accident in Johnston deemed fatal

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - It's happened again, another deadly motorcycle accident has occurred. This is now the  eighth deadly motorcycle accident on Rhode Island roads this year. The fatality happened in Johnston at Central ave and John Drive. The motorcycle rider was involved in a crash with a car. This death follows a deadly motorcycle accident that happened just a day ago, on July 12 in North Kingston. N...

Fight night: Rhode Islanders settle scores in real-life fight club Video included

They call it the "Brawl for It All." 20 regular guys, with 10 real-life grudges to settle.but instead of taking it outside, they're taking it inside--as in inside the boxing ring! And Friday night was fight night.  "There was a little beef between us. It was nothing major but just a small money dispute. We settled it in the ring and now we're just goin...

Motorcyclist killed in crash with front-end loader

A 28-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Rhode Island. Police say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in North Kingstown. The motorcyclist was taken to Kent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

South Kingstown Police arrest two while executing warrant, seeking additional suspects

By News Staff Twitter: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Police arrested two suspects and seeking two more after executing a warrant at a South Kingstown home. Following a narcotics investigation...

'She saved my life': Dog alerts man to Warwick house fire

A Warwick man said his roommate's dog saved his life, after the German shepherd mix woke him up as a home went up in flames early Friday morning. 

Providence Police investigating possible connection in recent home invasions Video included

Another home in Providence ransacked, the family left helpless during another brutal home invasion. This is the fourth home invasion in recent weeks and that's leading police to investigate whether they're all connected.

Large pile of scrap metal catches fire in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A fire broke out on Allens Ave Friday morning. Fire Officials say the fire began around 7 A.M. when a large pile of scrap metal caught fire. No injuries have been reported. ABC6 News is working on gathering more details. © ABC6 News /  WLNE-TV    2018

Rep. Cicilline reacts to heated exchange in FBI agent hearing

Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline was right in the middle of some fireworks on Capitol Hill Thursday during the chaotic hearing of an FBI agents ousted from the team in charge of the Russia probe.

Mass. lobster industry feeling effects from China tariffs

The lobster industry in Massachusetts is beginning to feel the impact of new tariffs placed on seafood headed to China. China imposed the 25% tariff after President Trump placed tariffs on Chinese goods. Local markets like the lobster trap in Bourne. Say they've already seen a sharp drop in orders from China. The Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association worries the tariffs will ul...

Psychological Health Concerns for Trapped Thailand Soccer Team

Psychological Health Concerns for Trapped Thailand Soccer Team Video included

Now that the 12 member soccer team and their coach have been rescued from that cave in Thailand, they are in the hospital and physically improving.  Going forward, the focus will now center on their mental health. After spending two weeks inside that cave, health officials are now worried about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

UPDATE: Police identify motorcyclist killed in North Kingstown Crash

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 North Kingstown Police and Fire responded to Roger Williams Way at Mainsail Drive around 12:19 p.m. for reports of a motor vehicle accident. Initial investigation by North Kingstown Police determined that...

Trillo's campaign billboard battle heads to Narragansett court

On a hot summer day, this billboard sure gets a lot of traffic at its spot right next to Scarborough beach in Narragansett. Gubernatorial candidate Joe Trillo's sister lives there. But unfortunately, it has to come down. 

Couple arrested after luring man to parking lot, stabbing him

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A couple that stabbed a man after luring him to a parking lot with promises of sex have been arrested, Pawtucket Police said. Police responded to 181 Garden Street on July 6th for reports of a stabbing. Officers on scene located a 28-year-old male victim who had been stabbed several times. The victim told Police he was contacted on social media by an unknown woman, identified by Pawtucket Police as C...

Police: Taunton men allegedly blew marijuana smoke in goat's face Video included

Three Taunton men are facing felony charges after putting a video of themselves seemingly blowing marijuana smoke into a goats face on social media. Now each is being charged with one count of animal cruelty and the goat is in the care of animal control.  

Serious Car Accident in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A severe accident in Providence left at least one victim critically injured. Two cars collided at an intersection between Potters and Broad street, sending five people to the hospital.

Surgeon's reattached Warwick woman's lip after dog bite Video included

Since the day Amy Dorsen rescued Lucy they've been thick as thieves. But recently the Warwick native says she got a little too close to the jack Russell–pointer mix's face while playing. Lucy ripped the 22–year–old's top lip right off. Dorsen was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital where a team of plastic surgeons came up with a plan to reattach it...

Woonsocket woman arrested on DUI charges with 5 children in car

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Woonsocket woman was arrested on DUI charges after driving intoxicated with five children in her vehicle. State Police said Leah B. Duran, 41, of Woonsocket, was arrested around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday after beach staff alerted park police ...

Quick-thinking 911 dispatchers help driver with diabetic episode Video included

Two very calm and smart 911 dispatchers may have saved the life of a woman having a diabetic episode while driving in Providence. It all started just before 10:30 on the night of June 22nd. State Police dispatchers Jon Desmaris and Steven Castaldi got a frantic call from a man named Michael, after his girlfriend didn't show up for dinner in Providence. "My ...

Hurricane at sea causing rip currents, closing Horseneck beach

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, R.I. (WLNE) - With Hurricane Chris making his way up the coast, the risk of rip currents has increased forcing Horseneck Beach to temporarily shut down.  The Massachusetts DCR announced the beach would be closing at 6 p.m. on July 11, due to "high surf conditions and the risk of strong rip currents developing." Gooseberry Island is also closed at this time.  The conditions of the beach w...

New security changes at Bold Point Park Video included

With a sell–out crowd expected for Wednesday’s Halsey concert, management at Bold Point Park wants fans to be aware of a few new changes. Starting Wednesday, lawn chairs are no longer allowed at the venue.

Man indicted in connection to chiropractor death

By: Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Rhode Island man has been indicted in connection to the killing of a former chiropractor. A statewide grand jury reported an indictment on Wednesday in Providence charging 21-year-old Owen Morris for the death of Clive Bridgham. Morris is accused of stabbing Bridgham, his chiropractor, at his home in East Providence in January. Morris and other patients had filed a complaint in 2016 alleging Bridg...

Tiverton faces lifeguard shortage Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com TIVERTON, R.I. – A summer bummer in Tiverton. Depending on the day, two town beaches are closed. Grinnell’s Beach is off-limits due to an ongoing construction project and Fogland Beach because of a lifeguard shortage. The town can’t get enough lifeguards for three days a week – even though the pay is $14. On those days, it’s swim at your own risk. Currently, the town employs two lifeguards and is hoping a third...

Hurricane Chris Increasing Rip Current Risk

Hurricane Chris Increasing Rip Current Risk Video included

The surfers are out in full force as waves from Hurricane Chris crash along the coast. Along with ideal surfing conditions, though, comes the risk of rip currents.

Road rage shootings suspect caught after unrelated gun crime Video included

According to Police, Providence resident Anthony Jackson, 24, was apprehended in connection to a number of charges related to highway road rage shootings.

The ACLU files a sex discrimination lawsuit against Newport Grand Video included

The ACLU taking on Newport Grand Casino with a sex discrimination lawsuit. A night manager who has been working there for a decade says shes making significantly less than her younger, male coworker.

Mass State Police receive overwhelming response for retired K-9 Adoptions

Klauss (Left) and Alex (Right), via MSP Facebook Page Klauss (Left) and Alex (Right), via MSP Facebook Page

By: Sarah E. Rooney Email: srooney@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WLNE) – Massachusetts State Police announced via Twitter that they have received about 500 requests from families hoping to be placed on the availability list for retired K-9 adoptions. In a Facebook post Monday, Mass State Police wrote that they are preparing for the retirement of two K-9 working dogs by updating their list of interested owners. According to the post, dogs that work with th...

Revised School zone speed camera authorization become law

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – New legislation amending previous language regarding school zone speeding cameras was signed into law Tuesday by the General Assembly. The bill was intended to adjust some of the rules regarding the hours that speed cameras can be in use and the fines associated with violation tickets. The new law also sets a requirement for more signage in areas where cameras are operational. “This leg...

  • Therapy Dog "Justice" to Join Providence Police

    Therapy Dog "Justice" to Join Providence Police

    Thursday, March 1 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-03-01 23:41:33 GMT
    By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A first of it’s kind therapy is the newest recruit to the Providence Police Department. Justice, is a six-month-old Golden Doodle who is currently being trained to become a certified therapy dog. Police in Providence currently work alongside social workers from non-profit Family Services of Rhode Island when responding to violent crimes. This partnership allows crime victims to have immediate resources for emoti...More >>
    By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A first of it’s kind therapy is the newest recruit to the Providence Police Department. Justice, is a six-month-old Golden Doodle who is currently being trained to become a certified therapy dog. Police in Providence currently work alongside social workers from non-profit Family Services of Rhode Island when responding to violent crimes. This partnership allows crime victims to have immediate resources for emoti...More >>
  • WATCH: ABC6 Push for Six Half Hour Special giving fans an inside look at Super Bowl fever in Minnesota

    WATCH: ABC6 Push for Six Half Hour Special giving fans an inside look at Super Bowl fever in Minnesota

    Saturday, February 3 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-03 05:33:42 GMT

    ABC6 Sports gives you a feel for what it's like to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Sports Director Nick Coit is joined by Ian Steele and Kainani Stevens for a PUSH FOR SIX Special.

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    ABC6 Sports gives you a feel for what it's like to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Sports Director Nick Coit is joined by Ian Steele and Kainani Stevens for a PUSH FOR SIX Special.

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  • Care New England cutting jobs at several hospitals across the state

    Care New England cutting jobs at several hospitals across the state

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:40:08 GMT
    By: News Staff news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Care New England announced Wednesday that jobs are being cut at several of its hospitals. The group isn’t saying yet how many people are being let go, but the layoffs do include both clinical and non-clinical staff. The vast majority are at Women and Infants Hospital. There are also some at Butler, Kent, and the VNA of Care New England. The announcement comes a week after Care New England said it’s planning to me...More >>
    By: News Staff news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Care New England announced Wednesday that jobs are being cut at several of its hospitals. The group isn’t saying yet how many people are being let go, but the layoffs do include both clinical and non-clinical staff. The vast majority are at Women and Infants Hospital. There are also some at Butler, Kent, and the VNA of Care New England. The announcement comes a week after Care New England said it’s planning to me...More >>
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