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Middletown police lieutenant charged with domestic assault

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A Middletown police lieutenant is facing domestic assault charges...

Suspect in 10 hour standoff arrested, faces judge

By: Bianca Buono Email: bbuono@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EASTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Anthony Tatarouns rolled his eyes as he appeared before an Attleboro..

Coventry town council temporarily halts sewer project

By: News Desk Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) -- The Coventry Town Council voted Monday night to temporarily halt a new sewer system...

RI local wins Mega Millions lottery jackpot

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Friday the 13th proved to be very lucky for someone in Rhode Island..

Man arrested for sexually assaulting elderly woman

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY R.I. (WLNE) — A man who was arrested for child molestation in 2012 is in trouble ..

Judge orders halt on protests by Warwick teachers

By: Rebecca Turco Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A superior court judge ordered a temporary halt on Warwick teachers..

Suspect who led police on multi-state chase arraigned

38–year–old Dyewane Traynum faced a judge two days after he was shot in an officer–involved shooting and led police on a high speed chase across state lines to Fall River. Monday's court appearance was a brief one, the judge automatically entering pleas on Traynums behalf. Early Saturday morning Traynum was spotted driving a stolen jeep wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on Friendship street last weekend. Providence police say Traynum took off, leading pol...

Miriam Hospital receives grant to study RI DOC opioid program

By: Melissa Randall Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Miriam Hospital has been awarded a major federal grant to study the impacts...

RISP finds 52 pounds of marijuana during drug bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police seized 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop...

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry damages boats

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — An investigation is underway Monday into what caused a well known tall ship to run aground...

3 schools closed today in Warwick

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — There are now three schools canceled in Warwick Monday. In addition to Oakland Beach Elementary...

Oakland Beach school closed today

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Another “sick out” cancelled classes at an elementary school in Warwick Monday...

Chemical explosion sends Taunton man to hospital Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com TAUNTON, Mass. – A chemical explosion sent a Taunton man to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday evening. Firefighters say the man was washing his back deck on Pine Street, when he mixed two cleaning products together into a spray bottle that should not have been paired up. "It was just two of the wrong ones,” explained Capt. Keith Hartung. "The container that he was mixing them in exploded [and] gave him some pret...

Special mass held in Providence to pray for those impacted by recent tragedies

 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, the Las Vegas massacre and now the wildfires in California, all within the last few months. With these tragedies weighing on the minds of many, today, some parishioners took extra time to pray for those impacted.

RIDOT completes I-95 bridge construction ahead of schedule

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EXETER, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of transportation has announced that bridge work on I-95 North ...

Victim in Friendship Street shooting dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The victim in last week’s Friendship Street shooting has died, Providence Police say...

UPDATE: Suspects identified in Saturday's officer-involved shooting, car chase Video included

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –Two men are in custody following an officer-involved shooting and a high speed chase ...

Norton PD investigating fatal motorcycle accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, MA (WLNE) – Norton police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident ...

Crowd gathers to remember Woonsocket man killed in crash Video included

A crowd of people came together at a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember a staple in the town's football community.  41-year-old Ricky Unwin died days after a crash in Uxbridge.  Two days ago a GoFundMe page was set up to help Unwin's family. It's already raised nearly $27,000. Hundreds gathered on Barry Memorial Field in Woonsocket Friday night to remember a man w...

Five arrested on DUI, other charges after crashes, stops in past 24 hours

It's been a busy 24 hours for State Police. We're told five people have been arrested on DUI and other charges, after crashes and stops. 21-year-old Onasi Rojas was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license. He lost his license after live-streaming a previous crash on Facebook Live.  Among the others facing charges--22-year-old Isaias Barrera. Witnesses told tro...

Local donations helping Puerto Ricans in need Video included

 In the weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, millions have been living without power and basic needs. Here in Rhode Island, several local organizations have collected a ton of donations to help those in need.n By now, a lot of those things are in the hands of Puerto Ricans, with much more on the way.

Facebook Live driver rearrested Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The man who live streamed a high speed crash on Facebook...

Warwick owl rescued from tangled fishing line

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick firefighters pulled out all the stops to free a baby owl who was tangled...

UPDATE: Cranston police release new images of suspected shoplifters

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston Police are searching for suspects connected to an almost..

New hotel coming to Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The construction of a new hotel in Providence is officially underway...

City leaders hold meeting on school repairs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence city leaders held a meeting Thursday night to discuss ways...

Rhode Island Hospital prepares in case of mass casualty incident

At least 58 people died and more than 500 people were injured after a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas. Moments after the horrific shooting, many compared the scene at area hospitals to a war zone. They were overflowing with patients in desperate need of medical attention. ABC6 takes a closer look at how Rhode Island's only level one trauma center prepares in case tragedy strikes closer to home.

Construction to temporarily close Pontiac Ave

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6            CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — All lanes of Pontiac Ave. at Pettaconsett Ave  will close at noon on..

New Bedford homicide rate highest its been in years, officials look to judicial system Video included

After three murders in just the past week, New Bedford's murder rate is now the worst it's been in more than a decade. 

Elementary school employee arrested on child rape charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBOROUGH, M.A. (WLNE) — An employee of an elementary after-school program plead not guilty..

Pawtucket police arrest 3 during drug bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUICKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Police nabbed three people in an apartment in Pawtucket on Wednesday...

Female student reportedly sexually assaulted at CCRI Warwick campus Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick Police Department is investigating a reported sexual..

Robbery suspect sought by New Bedford Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are seeking assistance identifying a suspect from a robbery..

UPDATE: Police identify suspect accused of stealing laptops from RI State House Video included

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 43-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a robbery at the Rhode Island State House.

Major David Lapatin says Carlos Martinez has been charged with possession of stolen goods and trespassing.

Fire commissioner faces charges after alleged altercation

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island fire commissioner is facing charges after police say he was involved...

Police find drugs hidden in compartment of car

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — Portsmouth and Newport police teamed up in a drug bust and found narcotics...

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit...

Fall River clerk fights off ninja robber

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A robber dressed like a ninja whipped around a weapon at Fall River store...

St. Joseph health services picket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Retirees from Saint Joseph’s and Fatima Hospitals were fighting an effort to slash...

Fish magnate The Codfather must forfeit 4 boats, 34 permits

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as The Codfather who was convicted...

Two displaced following New Bedford fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Two people have been displaced after a fire scorched their..

Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell After Second Straight ALDS Defeat Video included

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team’s second...

VNA of Rhode Island announces closure Video included

Hundreds of patients and staff were left scrambling, after the Visiting Nurse Association of Rhode Island announced Wednesday it's closing by December 20th, blaming financial constraints. This is the second home-based provider to shut down in as many months--after HomeFront Health Care in August.

Local filmmaker weighs in on Weinstein scandal

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — With more and more women coming forward with accounts of sexual..

Providence woman indicted in stabbing death of 15-year-old

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 18-year-old Providence woman has been indicted on a..

ACLU sues Johnston PD over right to free speech

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Johnston Police Department has been sued by the American..

Red Sox fans react to firing of John Farrell Video included

After five years with the team, Red Sox Manager John Farrell is out. The announcement came just days after the team lost to the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series. ABC6 spoke with a number of Red Sox fans just moments after the team announced the change. All of them were happy to see Farrell go.

Massachusetts House approves ban on bump stocks

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) —The Massachusetts House is set to debate a bill that would outlaw..

  • 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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