East Providence unveils new high school plan
East Providence unveils new high school plan

Built in 1952, East Providence High School is by any measurement crumbling. "It is really rotting, and we need to do something," said Superintendent of Schools Kathryn Crowley. There's much more beyond broken tiles, a rusty heating system and substandard

Burrillville domestic violence suspect has prior conviction
Burrillville domestic violence suspect has prior conviction

Stephen Morin is behind bars for a crime ABC6 News has learned he is no stranger to committing.

Rebecca Turco
Campaign sign depicting noose draws criticism
Campaign sign depicting noose draws criticism

The man behind the controversial display of Mayor Allan Fung’s campaign sign has spoken out.

Alana Cerrone
Worcester celebrates winning over PawSox
Worcester celebrates winning over PawSox

By: Amanda Pitts alpitts@abc6.com @AmandaPittsTV WORCESTER, Mass. (WLNE) -- A night of joy and excitement in Worcester Monday night as the city celebrated winning over the Pawtucket Red Sox. Walking the red carpet, city and state officials got the celebri

Amanda Pitts
Campaign to put Nike billboard in North Smithfield started
Campaign to put Nike billboard in North Smithfield started

Some backlash after the North Smithfield Town Council passed a resolution asking town departments to stop doing business with Nike.

Chloe Leshner
Cape leaders look for solution to increased shark sightings
Cape leaders look for solution to increased shark sightings

CAPE COD, M.A. (WLNE) -- We've seen them through out the summer; Video after video of shark encounters off the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts.

Scott Cook
Official says Providence boosting ESL training for teachers
Official says Providence boosting ESL training for teachers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence School Department's superintendent says the city will boost English as a Second Language training for all city elementary teachers.   

Sarah Rooney
'No Nike' resolution passes in North Smithfield
'No Nike' resolution passes in North Smithfield

A divisive resolution that would ask town departments in North Smithfield to refrain from buying Nike products passed the town council in a three to two vote Monday evening.

Daniel Keith
Massachusetts first responders jump to aid in Florence aftermath
Massachusetts first responders jump to aid in Florence aftermath

MORGANTON, N.C. (WLNE) - Dozens of first responders from Massachusetts are following through on their rescue mission in North Carolina.

Alana Cerrone
Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions
Foundation being set up for victims of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – The governor of Massachusetts and leaders from the three communities affected have announced that a relief fund will be established...

Sarah Rooney
Attleboro High students sent to hospital after eating marijuana edibles
Attleboro High students sent to hospital after eating marijuana edibles

Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) – Three Attleboro High School students were sent to a local hospital Thursday after overdosing on chocolate laced with marijuana. The Attleboro Schools superintendent's office confirmed Mon

Sarah Rooney
State senators to hold education summit, release action plan
State senators to hold education summit, release action plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —Two state senators are hosting an annual education summit to release a legislative action plan on education.

Sarah Rooney
Burrillville Police arrest man after alleged violent domestic assault
Burrillville Police arrest man after alleged violent domestic assault

Burrillville Police arrested a man Sunday night after he was allegedly involved in a violent domestic assault.

Sarah Rooney
Xfinity Center leads "Sensory Inclusive" initiative
Xfinity Center leads "Sensory Inclusive" initiative

By: Ross Perry

Email: Rtperry@abc6.com

Twitter: @RossTPerry

Going to a concert can be stressful for anyone, but for people sensitive to loud sounds, it can be almost unbearable.

Ross Perry
Bristol Post Office renamed in fallen soldier's honor
Bristol Post Office renamed in fallen soldier's honor

The United States Post Office in Bristol will now take on the name First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office, in honor of the Bristol native who died in the line of duty in 2015.

R.I. woman seriously hurt in New Hampshire motorcycle crash
R.I. woman seriously hurt in New Hampshire motorcycle crash

TWIN MOUNTAIN, N.H. (AP) –New Hampshire State Police say a Rhode Island motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a crash along the Mount Washington Auto Road.

Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions
Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions have been given the green light to return to their homes.

1,200 trees to be given away to Rhode Island homeowners
1,200 trees to be given away to Rhode Island homeowners

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island is once again working with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away trees this spring to help homeowners conserve energy, reduce utility costs and beautify their neighborhoods. 

Hazmat scare at Cranston DOC
Hazmat scare at Cranston DOC

A hazmat scare at the Department of Corrections has the women’s facility on lockdown. 

Church assault victims speak out after Bishop Tobin holds day of prayer
Church assault victims speak out after Bishop Tobin holds day of prayer

Church sex abuse victims are speaking out after Bishop Tobin held a day of prayer Friday as a response to recent clergy abuse findings in Pennsylvania.

State Archives opens new exhibit on the history of voting
State Archives opens new exhibit on the history of voting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The State Archives has opened a new exhibit on the history of voting.

MA State Police chase leads to arrest of robbery suspects
MA State Police chase leads to arrest of robbery suspects

A Massachusetts state trooper is being treated for minor injuries tonight following two police chases, resulting in the arrest of two robbery suspects.

Former Rhode Islander riding out Florence in South Carolina
Former Rhode Islander riding out Florence in South Carolina

Hundreds of people needing to be rescued from rising flood waters after Tropical Storm Florence made landfall as a hurricane Friday, dumping life-threatening amounts of rain and killing five people including an infant. 

Providence Fire Captain paralyzed in motocross accident, keeping positive attitude
Providence Fire Captain paralyzed in motocross accident, keeping positive attitude

Family, friends, and coworkers are rallying around a veteran Providence Fire Captain who was paralyzed in an accident. 

Local first responders head to NC for Florence rescue efforts
Local first responders head to NC for Florence rescue efforts

As Tropical Storm Florence slams the Carolina's, first responders here at home are getting ready to lend a hand in the rescue efforts.

Bishop Tobin holds day of prayer in response to recent clergy abuse claims
Bishop Tobin holds day of prayer in response to recent clergy abuse claims

A day of prayer and penance in Providence in response to recent clergy abuse claims. Today's mass was met with some opposition a small group of Catholics calling for Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin to resign. 

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