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Rhode Island cities growing slowly

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's biggest city isn't growing very fast. The U.S. Census..

Providence police arrest dozens in drug trafficking ring bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police announced Thursday morning that they arrested dozens of people in connection to a ten-month drug trafficking investigation known as...

Pawtucket Police Searching for Larceny Suspect

Pawtucket Police Pawtucket Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, RI (WLNE) – Police are looking for the public's help to identify a man involved ...

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck in Warwick dies, driver charged Video included

Howard Marshall Howard Marshall

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A 23-year-old man from Massachusetts has died after being struck by car Tuesday night in Warwick, according to police...

Providence City Council passes smoking ban; but veto looms

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) –  Providence's City Council has passed a smoking ban but failed to deliver enough...

State police: Suspicious device was not a bomb

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 READING, Mass. (AP) – Police say they have determined that a suspicious device that triggered an evacuation in a Massachusetts neighborhood was not a bomb.               A man in Reading called police Wednesday to say he had discovered what he suspected to be a pipe bomb while mowing his lawn. A state police bomb squad blew up the device.   ...

Driving apps sending concert-goers through Mansfield neighborhoods, causing gridlock Video included

By: Kirsten Glavin Email: kglavin@abc6.com Twitter: @kirstenglavin MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) – Residents around the Xfinity Center are used to crowds and traffic after concerts get out...

'Gentlemen's Academy' creating positive male role models in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – It starts with a tie. “The tie symbolizes that we're going to be holding you accountable..

Man charged with murder, dismemberment of body found in Lincoln

By News Staff Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Providence R.I. - (WLNE) – Police have arrested a man for several crimes including allegedly dismembering...

Life after Ebola: One on one with Ashoka Mukpo

It's been more than two and a half years since freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo was flown out of Liberia and rushed into isolation...

Pawtucket Mayor pleads with legislators to take up PawSox deal Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – The Mayor of Pawtucket gave a very passionate speech saying legislators have pulled..

Legal drama for Ocean State Theatre Company Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @RTurcoABC6 Facebook: RebeccaTurcoABC6 WARWICK, R.I. – We're learning more about the financial struggles plaguing the Ocean State Theatre Company. Court documents show the theatre's landlord is suing, claiming the non-profit owes more than $860,000 in back rent and other charges. In a statement, Mutual Properties claims Ocean State Theatre owes them more than $1-million total. Tax filings over the years show the theatre co...

Road rage caught on camera in Providence Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone Sheena Cooke calls herself a cautious driver. But on Sunday morning while she was merging onto 195 in Providence, the man behind her apparently thought she was a little too cautious. "I happen to have been the girl that was in his way that day and he wanted me to know I was going too slow for his liking." "When the door opens you think ‘What is this!? What's happening, what is he about to do!?’” T...

Buddy Cianci's family unhappy with "Crimetown" podcast Video included

The wildly popular "Crimetown" podcast is over but one of the main character's family is not happy with how it turned out. Buddy Cianci's nephew speaks out about why he feels betrayed by the podcast.

UPDATE: Police ID man arrested for DUI following multi-vehicle crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – A man is in police custody for a DUI following a three car accident Tuesday evening. Cranston..

Former RI State Rep charged with embezzlement

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Former Rhode Island State Representative Peter Palumbo, 56, was indicted Wednesday on several charges...

Warwick Police arrest two men in connection with stolen tires and rims

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Warwick Police arrested two men Monday night in connection to stolen tires and rims in the city...

State Police: Body found on train tracks, death not suspicious

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EXETER, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police are reporting that the death of a man who’s body was found on train tracks in Exeter does not appear to be suspicious....

RI expert advises parents on how to address Manchester tragedy with children Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Kayla David, a clinician at the Family Service of Rhode Island spoke to ABC6 about the best way for parents to address the Manchester tragedy with their children....

Man robs Yankee Candle in Newport at knifepoint

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Newport Police responded to the Yankee Candle on America’s Cup Avenue Monday night after reports of an armed robbery. Victor Lambert, 43, revealed a knife and demanded all of the money in the cash register at approximately...

Family of Pete Frates struggling to cover costs, asking for donations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. – The family of Pete Frates who helped inspire so many with the Ice Bucket Challenge is facing a new battle. Loved ones revealed that they are struggling to cover the costs of in-home care for Frates....

Sit down with ‘13 Reasons Why’ actress

By: LIz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Twitter: @LizTuftsabc6 NEW YORK, NY (WLNE) — “13 Reasons Why” has captivated the country, becoming the highest rated series on Netflix...

Manchester raises number of wounded to 119

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LONDON (AP) — Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing...

PawSox stadium deal dead for this session Video included

PROVIDENCE, RI –  The clock's run out on the PawSox stadium deal. According to the state Senate, the window of time needed to discuss the proposal during this session has passed.

Providence Principal files restraining order against guidance counselor

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence middle school principal has a restraining order against a guidance ..

Hobby Lobby recalls 43,400 light-up spinner toys after a 14-month old ingested a battery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 OKLAHOMA CITY, O.K. (WLNE) – Hobby Lobby announced Tuesday that Easter and July 4th themed light up spinner toys are being recalled after the battery....

ABC6 honors the 'Best of the Class of 2017'

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) – Students at the top of their class at their high school from across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were honored  at Roger Williams University on Tuesday. ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6          PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating ...

Stoneham dog walker arrested for stealing clothes and jewelry

Angela Sharby. Courtesy of the Stoneham Police Department Angela Sharby. Courtesy of the Stoneham Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 STONEHAM, M.A. (WLNE) – A local dog walker has been arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of ..

Ocean State Theatre Company announces sudden closure

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – Ocean State Theatre Co, Inc. (OSTC) announced suddenly Tuesday evening they will be closing ...

Providence likely doesn't qualify as sanctuary city under new definition Video included

In the eyes of Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, his city is a sanctuary city...but not according to new guidelines released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Rhode Island House passes bill to deregulate hair braiding

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style braiding...

20,000 ride-on toys recalled after pedals sticking, reports of minor injuries

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 AMERICAN CANYON, C.A. (WLNE) – Dynacraft is recalling 20,000 Surge and Tonka battery operated ride-on toys after receiving 19 reports of the acceleration pedal sticking, raising the potential for falls and crashes. The company received seven reports of minor injuries.....

Hidden vault uncovered at Rhode Island capitol Video included

Demolition crews have been working on cleaning up that part of the State House but they certainly were not expecting to find the safe buried behind paneling and a layer of sheet rock. The vault they discovered hasn't been opened since 1935.

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install...

UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Fall River homicide

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE)  – A woman has died after being stabbed during a domestic dispute Monday night, according to the Massachusetts District Attorney’s office...

Elderly man assaulted during breaking-and-entering in Lincoln

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN. R.I. (WLNE) — Police are searching for an unidentified suspect who assaulted an elderly male with a Taser in his home on Friday...

Report: No one hurt when Rhode Island house explodes

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — A house has apparently exploded in Rhode Island but there were no reports of injuries...

UPDATE: Islamic State group claims Manchester blast

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack...

Daughter walks in honor of late father at his URI graduation ceremony: "I knew I wanted to honor his lifelong dream" Video included

FOSTER, RI – Just 3 days after her 70-year-old father’s death, Jennifer Gaudiana walked dressed in his cap and gown at the University of Rhode Island graduation ceremony, Sunday. "I was shaking going across the stage, but I was doing it for him."

Rule change withdrawn at Providence City Council meeting

Three days after former Providence City Council President Luis Aponte resigned from his leadership role, he skipped a special meeting held to vote on changing the rules.

The meeting was called to vote on a rule change that would allow the removal of the city council President. Majority Leader Bryan Principe withdrew that request saying it was no longer necessary.

Dangerous Barriers: Roadblocks for our first responders Video included

Just like we rely on our firefighters, police, and EMT's to get to our emergencies as quickly as possible, they rely on us, too, to get out of their way. But that, according to local firefighters, is becoming more and more difficult.

Police: 2 women hit, killed by vehicle on Cape Cod

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) _ Police in Massachusetts say two women who were hit by a minivan on Cape Cod..

Wakefield DMV temporarily closed

Expect longer wait times at the DMV as the Wakefield office shut down today. 

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Del Sesto Middle School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan visited Del Sesto Middle School in Providence on Monday to see how the school is advancing in making learning personalized. According to a press release from Providence Public Schools, the middle school uses technology and targeted instruction to tailor learning to each student. The school district had been expecting representatives from the Chan Zuckerbe...

Over 210,000 hot dogs recalled after metal objects found inside packages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Check your freezer before your Memorial Day cookout because a hot dog company is recalling more than 210,000 pounds of hot dogs. John Morrell and Company announced the recall on Monday after customers found metal objects inside the packages. The recall affects the 14 ounce packages of Nathan’s skinless beef franks, and the 16 ounce packages of the "Curtis Beef Master beef franks.” The items recalled were produced on January 26, 2017. The f...

Massachusetts man charged in nonfatal drive-by shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Authorities in Rhode Island say an alleged gang member has been charged with participating in the shooting of a rival in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that Alexander "Bird" Dejesus, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon and other offenses in the Jan. 9 drive-by shooting. Dejesus' lawyer argued against the $250,000 bail ...

Pawtucket Police investigating Sunday night home invasion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men with handguns forced their way into a home on Manton Street in Pawtucket Sunday night and demanded money and drugs. Pawtucket Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of the armed home invasion around 11:30 p.m. Two adults and one child were home during the incident. The only injury was one male victim who was cut from a broken window. The home invasion is still under inve...

Mark Zuckerberg seen in Newport

Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook...

Rhode Island House speaker promises no all-night sessions

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives is promising “no...

Doughty pleads not guilty in gruesome double killing

Wes Doughty. Wes Doughty.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SALEM, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man killed two people..

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy is charged in the 2015 death of Bella Bond. The girl was known only as Baby Doe for months....

RI DMV closing several locations to switch to new computer system

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Several branches of the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily close as the switch to a new computer system begins. Starting Monday, the Wakefield office will close through July 18th. Other offices in the state will only close for a few days in July. Temporarily shutting down the branches will allow staff to be trained on the new system. DMV officials want to remind drivers tha...

UPDATE: East Providence murder suspect appears in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – An East Providence man faced a judge in Providence District Court Monday morning after being accused of brutally killing his girlfriend...

UPDATE: Body found in woods identified as Franklin college student

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified the body of a missing Duke University student that went missing last Sunday morning...

  • 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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