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Family Court finalizes 21 adoptions for National Adoption Day

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Family Court finalized 21 adoptions with 15 different families Saturday at their 14th Annual National Adoption Day. The celebration, sponsored by many ...

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

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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. 

UPDATE: Warwick police issue arrest warrant for Donald Morgan

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – The man charged with stealing a police cruiser last week, leading to a manhunt and a deadly officer involved shooting, has been connected ...

Fuel truck catches fire in Cumberland

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — A driver made a morning fuel delivery to a Cumberland landscaping business...

Cancer: The leading cause of death among firefighters

Donna MacDonald Donna MacDonald

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Alarming new numbers show firefighters are *three* times more..

Blackstone Police investigate overnight explosion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BLACKSTONE, Mass. (WLNE) — Blacktone Police are investigating an overnight explosion that damaged a vehicle...

Rhode Island animal welfare grants Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating having awarded almost half a million dollars...

BALLPARK AT SLATER MILL: Yale students help design stadium

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A team of architecture students from Yale University will present their design of the...

Councilor calls for evaluation of Providence Police policies after deadly shooting

A week after a deadly officer-involved shooting on I-95, one city councilor wants to see Providence Police take a hard look at how they respond to certain calls. Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune is calling for the department to closely evaluate their high-speed pursuit policy and de-escalation tactics. This comes after Joseph Santos was shot and killed by police after leading them on a high-...

Councilor proposes installing cameras in all Providence classrooms Video included

If you have a child in the Providence school system, big brother could soon be watching them. A proposal to put cameras in all classrooms was introduced by Councilor John Igliozzi at Thursday night's council meeting. "When a child goes into the school grounds they have an expectation of safety," said Igliozzi. Right now the city's schools currently have cameras--most are outsi...

UPDATE: Beef hotpot to blame for carbon monoxide levels at Saint Andrew's School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Crews are investigating an carbon monoxide leak at Saint ..

National Grid, East Providence Fire Department Hold Preparedness Drill

National Grid, East Providence Fire Department Hold Preparedness Drill Video included

It's a call emergency responders never want to hear, but they need to be prepared.

Roger Williams Park Zoo condemns lift on elephant trophy hunt ban

An African Elephant at Roger Williams Park Zoo An African Elephant at Roger Williams Park Zoo

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Roger Williams Park Zoo announced Thursday that they are condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to lift a ban on importing trophies from African elephant hunts. The Obama-era policy, which banned ...

Man pleads guilty to killing pregnant woman, setting fire

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering his ..

Rhode Island on track for $60M budget deficit

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is on pace for a $60 million deficit in the..

Cop who saved woman during 95 shooting speaks out Video included

A Providence police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a woman literally stuck in the middle of the wild scene on 95 last week.

New Bedford superintendent resigns

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, MA (WLNE) – Superintendent of schools for the New Bedford school district Pia Durkin has resigned from her position, effective at the end...

Fall River Police search for missing teen

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – The Fall River Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing girl Jaidynn Garcia-Vilkri, 15, of Fall River, was last seen Tuesday afternoon leaving Durfee High School. Garcia is currently living in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Police say Garcia is believed to be with her boyfriend Noah Souto AGE 18.           &...

One week later: What we know about Providence officer involved shooting

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @sfenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — One week after the deadly officer involved shooting on the 95 on-ramp...

Councilman: College students are throwing bottles at police

Eaton Street, a popular off-campus housing location for college students in Providence Eaton Street, a popular off-campus housing location for college students in Providence

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Providence city councilman says college students have been throwing glass bottles at police officers and he wants the city ...

Man whose relatives died mysteriously gets a lawyer in suit

Nathan Carman Nathan Carman

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A Vermont man who's a suspect in the death of his millionaire grandfather is no longer representing ...

Roger Williams Park Zoo to offer free admission Black Friday

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Roger Williams Park Zoo has announced they will be offering free admission on Black Friday, November 24. Visitors to the zoo ...

New state police head amid criticism of altered report

Gov. Baker swears in Colonel Kerry Gilpin as superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police Gov. Baker swears in Colonel Kerry Gilpin as superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) - The governor of Massachusetts has appointed a new superintendent for the state police following the resignation ...

A closer look: Police report details case against Warwick principal

After an elementary school principal in Warwick was arrested for not reporting startling allegations of sexual abuse between children, the police report released to us Wednesday details claims from the victim's parent, saying that principal was not taking the case seriously. Cedar Hill Elementary School principal Dr. Colleen Mercurio has been put on paid leave. She's facing a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse.

Estranged husband arrested for murder in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police have arrested the estranged husband of the woman found dead...

UPDATE: Providence murder suspect held without bail

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating a deadly stabbing that now marks...

Tip jar thief wanted by Acushnet Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) — A male suspect is wanted for the theft of a tip jar from a Honey Dew Donuts, police said. Attleboro Police are seeking a suspect who was seen over surveillance cameras wearing a red sweatshirt and black pants. The suspect entered the Honey Dew Donuts on Pleasant Street around 12: 33 p.m., Wednesday and swiped the tip jar from the counter. Anyone with information leading to the identification of ...

Spike in Demand Puts Strain on Food Pantry

Spike in Demand Puts Strain on Food Pantry Video included

As Thanksgiving gets closer, the lines get longer at food pantries across the state.  The food pantry at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Providence is seeing that demand.

Warwick principal charged with failure to report abuse

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Cedar Hill Elementary School Principal Dr. Colleen Mercurio...

Twin River Tiverton Casino increases price tag, pushes back opening date Video included

A year after Tiverton residents voted yes for a Twin River Casino in their town, construction on the project is well underway. The owners tell us they hit a few roadblocks which means it'll open later and cost more. 

Cause of death released for man shot on 95

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office release the autopsy of the man...

UPDATE: Providence man charged with murder appears in court

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The 28-year-old man accused of a deadly Providence stabbing is being held without bail...

Wrentham athletes suspended for using racial slurs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WRENTHAM, Mass. (WLNE) — Several high school athletes in Massachusetts were suspended for using...

Warwick School Committee votes on contracts

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick School Committee has voted to approve two new teacher contracts...

Large crowd prompts cancellation of meeting to re-appoint controversial E. Greenwich manager

People in East Greenwich were fired up Tuesday night over the prospect of re-appointing a controversial town manager. So many people turned out at the meeting where that was set to happen, that the meeting had to be canceled. The planned meeting followed a Superior Court judge's ruling last week that the July appointment of town manager Gayle Corrigan was "null and void" because the town did it in violat...

Over $60K in scholarships awarded to high school students

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Nearly ninety Providenceschool alumni and their families received..

Two Rhode Island women charged in federal child porn case

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has been charged with producing..

UPDATE: Seekonk 911 call system fully operational

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SEEKONK, M.A. (WLNE) — The 911 call system for the town of Seekonk is down until further...

RI State Police vehicle thief faces judge Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence man arrested for stealing a Rhode Island State Police cruiser...

Providence Police release audio from officer-involved shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Police released their radio recordings from the day..

Robbery suspect sought by Pawtucket Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Pawtucket Police are currently investigating a robbery that..

Beloved Roger Williams Park Zoo giraffe dies

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Amber, a 26-year-old giraffe housed at the Roger Williams Park..

RI Highway Renumbering Begins Soon

RI Highway Renumbering Begins Soon Video included

We now know when work will begin to renumber Rhode Island's highway exits.  Work starts in less than two weeks on the north end of I-295.

UPDATE: Toddler found safe after reported missing in Warren

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are seeking help locating ..

Man arrested for exposing himself at Old Navy in Dartmouth

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, M.A. (WLNE) — Dartmouth Police arrested a man who exposed himself at Old Navy...

Shootings at multiple sites kill 3, wound kids at school

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed in shootings at multiple...

Protocol changes for RISP

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island State Police released new information about the shooting on 95...

Fines for texting while jaywalking considered

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Stepping off the curb with a phone in hand could soon cost you...

Attorney wants fresh look at frat house charges

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity member accused of new counts of furnishing alcohol to minors...

Providence restaurant organizes fundraiser for murdered mother's children

Police in Providence are still trying to figure out who killed a mother of four who recently moved here from Africa. Now the restaurant where she worked is reaching out to help her devastated family. Two years ago Maniriho Nkinamubanzi moved to Providence as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hours after her children reported their mother missing Friday, her body was found...

UPDATE: Bristol DA's Office identify teen who died in officer-involved shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Fall River Police are investigating an overnight police-involved shooting...

CVS Pharmacy battles prescription database issues

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A connectivity problem downed CVS Pharmacy prescription services ..

ACLU questions how high-speed chase ended in deadly shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions..

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