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UPDATE: Medway woman dies from crash injuries, driver charged

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police confirmed with ABC6 News that the woman who struck a Medway mother...

Woonsocket Police arrest Providence man during traffic stop

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Police arrested a Providence man after they found a gun underneath his seat during a motor vehicle stop...

UK police: ‘shots fired’ at busy London station

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6.com LONDON (AP) — British police say they have responded to reports of “shots fired” in and around Oxford Circus...

Benny’s announces two more store closures

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6.com EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Benny’s announced Friday that two more store locations...

UPDATE: One charged in Thanksgiving double rollover

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A double rollover is under investigation Rhode Island State ..

Rehoboth police arrest Taunton man for OUI

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6.com REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A Taunton man arrested overnight in Rehoboth is facing OUI charges...

Black Friday shoppers camping out to be first to snag deals Video included

People lined up at area stores as early as Wednesday evening, trying to be the first in line when they open for black Friday.  Most of the big-box stores don't open until 1AM Friday, but that hasn't stopped die-hard shoppers from lining up and camping out to be the first to get their hands on those deals. At Wal-Mart shoppers started arriving at 10PM Wednesday.  At Best Buy we m...

Church hosts Thanksgiving breakfast for those in need

Before most people woke up Thanksgiving morning, dozens of parishioners and volunteers were already at St. Paul’s Church in Pawtucket cooking up a storm. It's breakfast, not the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but still about a hundred people came out to the church to share a meal.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys...

Fellini’s Pizzeria serving famous Thanksgiving pizza

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Rhode Island pizza shop is turning its Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicacy...

Safety barriers put in place for pedestrians at Wrentham Outlets

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WRENTHAM, Mass. (WLNE) — A popular shopping center is taking extra security precautions for Black Friday...

Former Providence police chief dies Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Former Providence Police Chief Urbano Prignano Jr. has died...

ABC6 rides along on holiday DUI patrol with Woonsocket Police Video included

Police officers all across the state are stepping up patrols on one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.  At 8PM this Thanksgiving Eve, Officer Jason Berthelette of the Woonsocket Police Department is just beginning his shift on DUI detail. "To look for impaired drivers obviously a radar gun, we'll check for speed. Portable breath test, which is kind of a smaller unit...

Three men shot in one day in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Police responded to a shooting early Wednesday ..

Thirteen arrested for failure to pay child support

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Thirteen men were arrested on Wednesday for failure to ...

Two men shot in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon that..

RI State Police increase patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police say more people died..

City of Providence announces free holiday parking

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The City of Providence will have free holiday parking starting ..

Robbery suspect sought by North Smithfield Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — A man who was seen grabbing money out of a cash register..

RI State Sen. speaking out about sexism at state house in new Glamour article

State Senator Gayle Goldin is speaking out about sexual harassment and sexism in the Rhode Island State House in a new online article for Glamour Magazine.

The article is titled: “State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office.”

Christmas tree shortage not impacting RI business

By: ABC6 News Staff E-mail: News@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 Reporting by: Melissa Randall WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE-TV) — It is the most wonderful time of the year...

Warren man dies in single-car crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — A 26-year-old Warren man died after a single-car crash in town Tuesday night...

HOLIDAY TRAVEL: DOT officials launch travel initiative

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Whether it is by plane, train, or automobile, it is going to be a busy couple of days...

ONLY ON ABC6: RI couple scammed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — In theory, it was supposed to a memorable day for all of the right reasons, but the special day for a Coventry couple...

Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TOKYO, Japan (AP) — The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash...

Longtime resident, neighbor who rescued him speak out after Providence fire Video included

A family of four is safe and sound after escaping from their burning home in Providence Tuesday. Stories of heartbreak and heroism are emerging from what was a very chaotic scene. The West Street home is a total loss following the fire that broke out around 2PM.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67.               Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died “surrounded by those he loved.” No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, ...

Walmart in North Kingstown re-opened after hazmat incident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A local Walmart has been closed after..

Man facing domestic murder charge in death of girlfriend

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of killing his..

Weight Loss Surgeries Help Woonsocket Couple Have Child

Weight Loss Surgeries Help Woonsocket Couple Have Child

After years of wishing for a baby, Sindia and Luis Hernandez are finally enjoying their first little bundle of joy. 

Girl Scouts: Urging parents to reconsider forcing hugs and kisses this holiday season

As we head into the holiday season the Girl Scouts are pushing out a new message to parents urging them to reconsider forcing their kids to kiss or hug relatives. In an article titled, "Reminder: She Doesn't Owe Anyone a Huge. Not Even At the Holidays" the organization is asking parents to give your daughter space to decide 'when and how she wants to show affection.'

No charges against Central High School assistant principal

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Central High School assistant principal who resigned after he was caught...

Young boy's wish to go to Disney is granted Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) - At first Devin Sullivan had no idea why New Bedford police officers brought him to their headquarters. The 10-year-old, who is battling cystic fibrosis, had always wanted to go back to Disney World, which reminded him of his beloved grandfather, who was a police officer "Before my grandfather was sick and died, we went there with him." Today, Devin was surprised with the news that Make-a-Wish ...

Carjacking in North Attleboro under investigation

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) — North Attleboro Police advise residents to expect a..

Providence Fire Department battles house fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Fire crews responded to a house fire on What Cheer Avenue and Pocasset Avenue...

‘CBS This Morning’ to air for 1st time after Rose suspension

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — “CBS This Morning” will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended...

UPDATE: East Greenwich Council reappoints town manager

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — The East Greenwich Town Council has decided to reappoint...

6 Questions: Judge Caprio discusses internet fame and worst excuse he's ever heard

By: John DeLuca Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — He's presided over the court of common sense for three ...

Suspect Sought From Armed Robbery in Fall River

FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) - Fall River Police are investigating...

Rhode Island's senators react to allegations against Franken

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse say...

Local restaurant prepares to feed hundreds for Thanksgiving Video included

A local restaurant is pulling out all the stops to feed hundreds on Thanksgiving. The family owned restaurant has been doing this for years and they collect donations all year round so they can serve the free meal.

Report: Hunger in RI at 10 year high

With hunger levels in Rhode Island at a 10 year high, the CEO of the state's food bank, Andrew Schiff, is speaking out against proposed federal cuts that could mean a $90 million a year loss in the state for those who rely on food stamps.

"Something has to give and the safety net is on the chopping block. That is a terrifying prospect for the food bank. We are already near capacity serving 57,000 people every month,” said Schiff.

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate...

Pawtucket woman arrested after apartment fire forces evacuation

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I – Police made an unexpected arrest Saturday while responding to a fire in a Pawtucket apartment building. While investigating ...

Hundreds of RI service members to receive care packages, part of Operation Holiday Cheer

More than 500 Rhode Island service men and women deployed this holiday season will receive care packages in the coming weeks. Operation Holiday Cheer is an annual event but with recent deployments of Rhode Island service members, this year was one of the biggest yet.

21 Rhode Island children adopted on National Adoption Day Video included

Twenty one Rhode Island children were officially given new homes today on the 14th annual national adoption day. It's the happiest day of the year in family court, when children in need of a loving home are legally adopted.

UPDATE: Two women in stable condition following head-on collision in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Two women were rushed to the hospital after crashing at..

Advocates say sexual misconduct allegations have sparked local change Video included

A record turnout at a fundraiser in Providence Friday night, aimed at ending sexual assault and domestic violence. Local advocates say the national conversation about sexual misconduct--driven by allegations against celebrities and politicians--is helping to bring about positive change in our area. Sojourner House's annual masquerade ball is a fundraiser to help victims of sexual assault...

What overcame Warwick officers during the CCRI hazmat?

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Police announced on Friday that officers were exposed to a cocktail of narcotics during an investigation near CCRI on November 2nd. Trace amounts of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl were revealed in a toxicology report, police said in a Facebook post. Officers were initially investigating a homeless encampment located in the woods between the CCRI campus and Kent Hospital, when they were overcome...

Man arrested for slew of robberies

Seamus Simcock . Courtesy of Pawtucket Police Seamus Simcock . Courtesy of Pawtucket Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A man wanted for his connection to several robberies in...

Men sentenced in "Captain Freddy" murder Video included

The two men who beat an elderly man to death over his lottery winnings learn their fate.

Newport Police seek surf shop shoplifter

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Newport Police are seeking a woman who allegedly stole from a..

Driver missing following serious crash

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are scratching their heads after the driver was...

UPDATE: Boil water order lifted in Westerly

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — Residents in Westerly are urged to boil their water ...

Students release new PawSox renderings; Leaders provide update on process

A group of Yale architecture students showed off a series of renderings for a new Pawsox stadium at Slater Mill in Pawtucket to a group including the city’s mayor and PawSox President Friday 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 >>
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