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Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SAN ANTONIO, TX (AP) — A 60-year-old man who was arrested after authorities say at least nine people died...

Police investigate double shooting in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating a double shooting following a car crash...

North Providence Acting Police Chief suspended

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The North Providence Town Council is expected to discuss the fate...

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...

Local reaction to Rhode Island native Sean Spicer's resignation Video included

Sean Spicer may have had a short run as White House Press Secretary but it was certainly a memorable one.

Tracking Great Whites on Cape Cod Video included

CAPE COD, M.A. (WLNE) — Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have tagged more than 100 Great White Sharks in the waters off of Cape..

New study reveals benefits of volunteering for seniors

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)—Two longitudinal studies conducted by the Corporation for National ..

New Signs Tell the Story of Rocky Point

New Signs Tell the Story of Rocky Point Video included

Many Rhode Islanders of a certain age can come up with a list of Rocky Point memories like it was just yesterday.  A new project unveiled Friday might give you a reason to revisit the park 22 years after it closed.

Sale of Providence alternative radio station means big changes for listeners Video included

Thousands of alternative music fans tune into WBRU every day. Now the station is being sold, and that has many listeners wondering what's next.

Motorcycle crash claims life of Millis man in Foxborough

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBOROUGH, M.A. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash..

Last of Quonset museum's aircraft getting shipped out Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) - On Route 4, there's a sign for the Quonset Air Museum. But the museum's been closed for over 2 years now, and today one of the last remaining historic aircraft was being packed up and shipped out. It’s an A-4F Skyhawk, the same kind Senator John McCain flew in when he was gunned down in Vietnam. It's heading to its new home at a museum in Alabama. "It's a cool airplane. It completes p...

Woman texting while driving rolls car in Mansfield

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — A 20-year-old female is was cited with texting while driving after ..

Gas leak causes evacuations in Lincoln

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — Crews in Lincoln are working to contain a gas leak Friday afternoon...

ABC6 Honors: Civilian soldier who searches for missing people Video included

When people go missing in Southern New England it’s only so long before law enforcement has to call off their search. That often leaves the family of the missing person feeling hopeless. That’s when civilian soldier Bill McIntosh steps into action. He has recently made it his mission to bring these families closure. And he will stop at nothing to make it happen.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders replaces Spicer as press secretary

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — New York financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally ..

UPDATE: Former Newport police sergeant sentenced to six months in prison Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Former Newport police sergeant who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from the police union...

Providence City Council passes ATV task force resolution

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence City Council voted unanimously to create a task force to help crack down...

Wife of Donald Eugene Webb reveals new details to police Video included

Authorities revealing new information today about a decades old murder of a Pennsylvania cop.

Male shot in New Bedford, police investigating

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a shooting that sent a male to the ..

Johnston Police seize 47 marijuana plants from home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police seized 47 ..

Pawtucket Police seek robbery suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston Police are seeking assistance identifying and locating..

Local shelter pets tied to tennis star's success Video included

For every ace John Isner serves at the Newport Hall of Fame Open,it's one more point for him and 10 more meals for the pets at the South Coast Humane Society & Shelter. 

Breaking and entering suspect assaults witness with prosthetic arm

Brandon Demoranville Brandon Demoranville

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FREETOWN, M.A. (WLNE) — Freetown Police announced the arrest of a local man for assaulting an i

Fall River's mayor weighs in after second teacher arrested Video included

The mayor of Fall River is now weighing in after another middle school teacher was arrested. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, is accused of intentionally bumping into nine girls at the Providence Place Mall and groping them. 

Fall River shop offers free gowns for brides impacted by Alfred Angelo closure Video included

By John Krinjak @johnkrinjak FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) - Some local brides-to-be are getting some much needed help after their bridal gowns were pulled out from under them. The sudden, stunning closure of Alfred Angelo left women scrambling to find that all important gown for the big day. But the generosity of another store's owner is giving them a shot at walking down the aisle in style. When Morwondor Suomie of Providence found out her wedding dress wasn't going to be ready in time...

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor Video included

New Bedford Harbor has an oil spill problem.  It's not one big spill plaguing the harbor that getting a lot of attention, but dozens of small spills that are starting to add up.  

Local jewelry store owner arrested in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE R.I. (WLNE) – The owner of Kent Jewelry, a wholesale distributor based out of Johnston is accused of swindling ...

Man who robbed, set fire to bank, sentenced to prison

Joseph Lavoie Joseph Lavoie

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man was sentenced Thursday morning to serve ..

Naked man arrested for stealing car, fleeing from police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A Pawtucket man and a Wrentham woman were arrested Wednesday after fleeing from police...

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer ..

Teen suspect in Cranston murder appears in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston teenager accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend appeared...

UPDATE: 17-year-old shot multiple times in Providence in stable condition

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A teenager was transported to the hospital Wednesday night after being shot multiple times...

Davey Lopes Recreation Center pool closed due to maintenance

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Families in one Providence neighborhood are facing an extra obstacle as they try to escape the oppressive heat...

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...

Fall River teacher arrested for child molestation Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) -- A Fall River middle school teacher has been accused of child molestation, according to school and law enforcement officials. Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, was arrested July 12 on charges of second degree child molestation after allegedly groping five children ages 12 to 14 at the Providence Place Mall. According to court documents, Labriola allegedly b...

Unlicensed New Bedford driver crashes vehicle, 7 to hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) -- An unlicensed New Bedford driver crashed his car into the woods off I-195 in Mattapoisett Tuesday night, sending himself and six others to area hospitals. The 48-year-old was driving a 2000 Toyota Sienna minivan without a license on I-195 West around 7:37 p.m. when he veered off the road, into the woods near exit 19B. The driver, along with six adult passengers from ages 22 to 48, were tran...

Law enforcement now allowed to access prescriptions for investigations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE, AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that allows certain law enforcement agencies to use a prescription drug database in drug investigations, despite outcry from advocacy groups. The attorney general's office told the Associated Press that the bill would allow law enforcement to investigate "pill mills and drug diversion." According to the governor's office, th...

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removed

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with ..

UPDATE: Teen arrested for murder of mother's boyfriend, two others face charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) – Attleboro Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating in the area of Prescott Street where a burned body was found....

UPDATE: Driver identified from fiery crash in Mansfield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) -- One man was killed in a fiery crash between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on I-95 North in Mansfield around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. State police responded to scene, finding a 2015 Ford F250 pickup that had caught on fire after striking the rear of a tractor-trailer which was disabled in the breakdown lane with a flat tire. The driver of the pickup truck was found dead at the scene, and his identity h...

Budget Feud: Could the stalemate almost be over? Video included

On day 19 of the budget stand-off there is some optimism from House Speaker Nick Mattiello. ABC 6 News caught up with the Speaker one day after his much hyped sit down with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

“It was a helpful conversation that I believe brought us to the point where the stalemate is going to be eradicated,” said Mattiello.

Automatic voter registration passes in Rhode Island

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill on automatic voter registration into law Tuesday, making Rhode Island the ninth state to move forward with this kind of reform. This law will allow eligible citizens to automatically register to vote when they interact with a state agency. Implementation will begin with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and may eventually expand to other agencies under the Fe...

  • Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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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

    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 >>
  • Double arm amputee runs Boston Marathon for RI girl battling cancer

    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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    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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