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UPDATE: Construction worker injured at Coventry building site identified

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The construction worker who suffered serious injuries Monday morning after an accident on the property of a new home construction in Coventry has been identified...

Dancer with Festival Ballet Providence injured in hit and run

By: ABC6 News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Reporting By: Melissa Randall PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)— A dancer with Festival Ballet Providence was seriously injured in a hit and run in Providence over the weekend...

Woonsocket man arrested for molesting child, possible other victims

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Christian Gonzalez, 27, of Woonsocket was arrested Monday for molesting a child. Police believe there may be more victims...

‘Baby Doe’ mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston...

Legislation on new PawSox stadium to be introduced Tuesday Video included

A new PawSox stadium at the Slater Mill site in Pawtucket may be a possibility after all. A month after the General Assembly essentially shot down the $83 million proposal choosing not taking up that legislation during the current session, ABC 6 News has learned that a new  bill will be submitted on Tuesday. "I am very pleased to say that Mayor Grebien has listened to my concerns. I had a number of concerns about the prior bill. He has addressed those concerns an...

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) _ The White House says it has found “potential” evidence that Syria is preparing..

Barry Cadden sentenced to 9 years for role in deadly meningitis outbreak

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: Sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 BOSTON,M.A. (WLNE) — Nearly five years after the fungal meningitis outbrea

RI House OKs domestic violence gun control bill

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to pass legislation..

Search continues for missing Coventry man Video included

Amanda Benevides says she and her family are at a loss for words when it comes to her uncle's disappearance John Benevides disappeared from his Edward St home on Friday, June 16. 

RI State Police arrest 12 motorists, 1 boater for DUI’s over the weekend

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police have arrested 13 people for operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol this past weekend...

Michael McCarthy found guilty of 2nd degree murder in Bella Bond murder trial

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The jury in the Bella Bond murder trial reached a verdict Monday morning, finding Michael McCarthy guilty of second degree murder in the death of the two-year-old girl...

Providence-Newport ferry back in service starting Tuesday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PLAINFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) – Ferry service between Providence and Newport is set to return Tuesday...

Plainville Police searching for vehicle in connection to Heather Hill Country Club robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PLAINFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) – Plainville Police are looking for a vehicle in connection to a robbery at a local country club Friday morning...

North Smithfield man seen riding stolen pink bicycle after car is towed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A North Smithfield man was seen riding a stolen pink children's bicycle after his vehicle was towed Monday morning for motor vehicle infractions...

New Bedford Police cite 24 vehicles, issue $7,000 in fines after drag racing

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford Police cited 24 vehicles and issued $7,000 in fines after reports of drag racing in the area of the Aerovox building Sunday...

Administrators looking at the program as a potential solution to long wait times

Reservations at RI DMV required during computer launch

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)— The Rhode Island DMV is requiring reservations for service during its computer launch period. The process will be used between July 5 and July 17 for customer needing to complete in-person transactions. Here’s how it works: Customers will need to visit www.dmv.ri.gov and access the ‘Customer Reservations’ portal. Users will follow the prompt to select a date and time for the appointme...

Westport man charged after assaulting, attempting to kidnap woman in New Bedford

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – A Westport man was arrested on kidnapping charges Sunday after assaulting a woman and attempting to kidnap her at Petro Mart in New Bedford...

Rhode Island bill seeks background checks for church workers

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Church employees or volunteers whose work involves routine contact with children could be required to submit to a national criminal background check, if asked, under legislation approved by the General Assembly...

6 children hospitalized after Providence fire

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Six children have been hospitalized as a precautionary measure following...

One person stabbed at Federal Hill festival

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – As the Federal Hill Summer Festival wrapped up Saturday night, a 27-year-old man was...

Boston breast cancer walk raises $3M for research Video included

By: Rebecca Turco rturco@abc6.com BOSTON – A two day, 39-mile walk in Boston raised nearly $3-million for breast cancer research, improved access to screening and treatment. More than 1,200 people gathered for the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, including 218 breast cancer survivors. “We're able to help community members put food on the table for those who are undergoing chemo therapy, provide patient navigation programs to make sure people are attending their appoi...

Memorial ride honors Taunton man who saved lives during stabbing rampage Video included

A superhero to many, George Heath was remembered today with a memorial motorcycle ride raising money for a scholarship fund in his name.

Four arrested in connection with armed breaking and entering

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police arrested four suspects who allegedly fled the scene of an armed breaking and entering that happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning at Pires Street in Wareham. According to a press release, a homeowner alerted police that he noticed unknown persons inside his home on the home security system. No one was home at the time of the incident. Upon arrival, two officers entered the home and hea...

Four beaches closed due to high bacteria counts

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — After the closing of Oakland Beach on Friday, officials at The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing two more Rhode Island beaches for swimming Sunday afternoon due to high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommended that Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach in Newport be closed Sunday afternoon. Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick remain&nbs...

K-9 Gronk joins Athol Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATHOL, Mass. (WLNE) -- As training nears for the New England Patriots' Rober "Gronk" Gronkowski, a furrier Gronk wraps up his training and begins his work as a full-time K-9 officer in western Massachusetts. "Gronk," the one-year-old German Shepard was sworn into the Athol Police Department after completing training with his current handler, Officer Craig Deveneau, at the prestigious Boston ...

Rhode Islanders march to show support for President Trump Video included

Rhode Islanders show their support for President Trump along with recent marches that have been held nationwide. 

Police investigating third homicide of the year

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating the city’s third homicide of the year...

Providence police arrest two gun traffickers

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were arrested after guns and drugs were seized in Providence...

Man struck by vehicle overnight in Providence, driver fled scene

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A 46-year-old man was hit by blue Honda CRV early Saturday morning at approximately 1:11 a.m.,,

Dead humpback whale carcass removed from shoreline

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) _ Environmental officials have removed the carcass of a humpback whale that beached on the rocks at a Rhode Island state park...

Gov. Raimondo signs law streamlining solar panel permits

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation designed to make it easier for people to install rooftop solar panels...

Homeless man arrested for stabbing, found hiding in bedroom

Albert Parenteau. Courtesy of the East Providence Police Department Albert Parenteau. Courtesy of the East Providence Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence Police arrested a man early Friday evening, who...

Attorney General's Office employee arrested for deleting criminal records Video included

By Kirsten Glavin  PROVIDENCE, RI – A Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) employee working at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office was arrested Friday morning for tampering with data.

No drugs found in captain, pilot in ferry crash

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HYANNISPORT, Mass. (AP) — Ferry officials say drug tests on the captain and pilot of a ferry that ..

High bacteria counts closes Oakland Beach for swimming

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Officials at The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended ..

Woman arrested for punching elderly woman, kicking officer

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — A woman was arrested Thursday evening after she allegedly punched a ..

Sears shutting down at RI Mall location Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Sears inside the Rhode Island Mall is the latest location to close...

House passed free tuition plan: What you need to know

Governor Gina Raimondo's scaled back free tuition plan passed overwhelmingly on the House floor Thursday night taking it one step closer to being implemented. If approved, the plan would provide two free years to tuition at CCRI to Rhode Islanders with several restrictions and requirements. "We're thrilled to have a starting point and really want to prove to this state that we are going to make the best of that starting point,” said Sara Enright the VP of Student Affairs a...

Whale Carcass Removed from Beach

By: Melissa Randall Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 The whale and its stench are officially gone. The 30 foot humpbacks carcass has...

ABC6 Honors: Army veteran who came back from death to live life to the fullest Video included

Greg Reynolds from Dighton should not be alive. But he feels so fortunate that he got a second chance that he has dedicated his life to motivating others...

Police arrest Central Falls man selling illegal fireworks

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Police in Central Falls got ready for the 4th of July earlier than expected...

Bristol DA appeals vacated Hernandez murder conviction

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney appealed the decision to vacate Hernandez’s...

UPDATE: Providence-Newport ferry service suspended through Wednesday

By:The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence-to-Newport ferry will remain...

Woonsocket Woman fakes Cancer for GoFundMe Money Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SCITUATE, RI (WLNE) - Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a woman for false...

Stuffed animal saves two-year-old boy

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CHELSEA, Mass. (WLNE) — A two-year-old Chelsea, Massachusetts boy is holding his stuffed cow extra tight after it...

Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston has renamed a street in honor of retired Red Sox player David Ortiz...

UPDATE: House passes $9.2 billion State budget

UPDATE: House passes $9.2 billion State budget Video included

The Rhode Island House passed a $9.2 billion budget in a 64 to 11 vote Thursday night.

The vote came after roughly five hours of debate.

Alligator, marijuana seized after police search Richmond smoke shop

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (WLNE) — A South Kingstown man was arrested for illegally selling marijuana..

Man forces way into home, offers homeowner narcotics to smoke

Fournier Fournier

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – At approximately 3:50 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon, police responded to the corner of Wilcox and Wall Street for a reported suspicious male with ...

Bridgewater State University puts on mock overdose for training Video included

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow, local EMTs and athletic trainers learn the skills they need to save lives. 

Former RIPTA employee arrested for stealing fares

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A former RIPTA bus operator has been arrested after an internal investigation revealed that he stole fares...

Man seriously injured after being shot in Fall River

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after he was..

  • 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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