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Puerto Rican natives finally get in touch with loved ones after Maria

 "They didn't expect it to be this bad" Belen Florez says her friends and family living in her native Puerto Rico are reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria 6 days after it made landfall. "This one is the biggest one where it destroyed Puerto Rico." 

Tiverton Power Adds Solar Power to Electricity Output

Tiverton Power Adds Solar Power to Electricity Output

A power plant in Tiverton that uses gas to create electricity is increasing its output with the help of solar power. 

Benny's changing hours due to impending closures

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Time is slowly running out for the almost century old New England..

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

Courtesy of The Associated Press Courtesy of The Associated Press

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the...

Mother of Foxboro boy killed by dad in murder-suicide speaks out

Days after a 6-year-old was murdered by his father inside his home on East Street in Foxboro, the little boy’s mother is speaking out defending the man behind the gun. "He just wanted to protect his son from the cruel world,” said Laurie Tolliver. Tolliver says William (Billy) Scaccia has long suffered with depression and PTSD. 

Cranston deputy fire chief faces assault charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A heated fire house fight has landed one Cranston official on the wrong side of the law...

NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college...

Cranston deputy fire chief in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston deputy fire chief is set to face a judge Tuesday morning...

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to high school soccer player Video included

Looking out at the hundreds of candles illuminating the Chariho High School soccer field--the same field Maddie Potts played on so many times--it was clear the impact she had on those around her in her 17 short years. Potts, who was captain of the girls soccer team, died of a brain aneurysm after collapsing while taking a penalty kick in a game Saturday night. "She has always been a l...

West Warwick Police seek missing man

Eugene Bester. Courtesy of the West Warwick Police Department. Eugene Bester. Courtesy of the West Warwick Police Department.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are seeking assistance locating a man with Alzheimer’s..

Man stabbed outside meat market in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A 26-year-old man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital following..

RI officials break ground on multi-million dollar innovation complex Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Officials in Rhode Island broke ground on a multi-million dollar project Monday morning...

Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England...

Local veteran "disgusted" by NFL players who kneel during anthem Video included

To Ray Blanda, the national anthem is more than just a song. It has a deep and emotional meaning for him, and other veterans like him. 

With free tuition, CCRI enrollment drops; up for some groups

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fewer students have enrolled at the Community College..

Brown, tribe sign agreement to end tribal encampment

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has reached an agreement to end an encampment..

UPDATE: Suspect who attacked dog, woman, with machete sought by police

Thomas Vargas. Courtesy of the Taunton Police Department Thomas Vargas. Courtesy of the Taunton Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Police have identified the out of control man who attacked a pit bull..

Puppies left for dead in Uxbridge rescued by kayakers Video included

Six puppies left for dead in a potato sack on the side of the Blackstone River in Uxbridge are safe thanks to the quick work of two kayakers. The pups thought to be some type of lab mix around 1 week old were found in the water off of River Road around 1pm on Sunday after one the kayakers heard them whimpering "It's unconscionable. You can't even imagine going through my head as a police officer for 29-years someone would do that,” said Chief Jeffrey Lourie. "Wh...

Concession controversy at Gillette Stadium

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — The national anthem was not the only controversy from Gillette...

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl...

Chariho community mourns death of soccer captain

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (WLNE) — A local high school athlete passed away after collapsing on the field during a game Saturday night...

Weiner due in court for sentencing in sexting scandal

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced in a sexting scandal...

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot...

‘The Codfather’ to be sentenced for evading fishing quotas

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas...

RI Lawmakers to break ground on multimillion-dollar complex

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation to break ground on...

2 people hit by cars in Warwick this weekend

A dangerous weekend in Warwick. Two people struck by cars, one of those accidents was fatal and the other left a man in the hospital, his young son witnessed the entire thing.

Pedestrian struck on Post Road in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Warwick Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk...

Puerto Rican Professional Association of RI collecting goods for hurricane relief Video included

Hurricane Maria is heading North after leaving widespread damage in Puerto Rico. As Puerto Ricans look towards recovery, dozens of Rhode Islanders are looking to help. 

UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian hit, killed by car in Warwick

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Police have identified a teenager who died after he was hit by a car Friday night...

Police: 2 officers shot by man they suspect shot wife first

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot...

RI State Police arrest 2, respond to high number of motor vehicle crashes

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Troopers made two arrests while responding to an unusually high number...

Raccoon jumps on police windshield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DENVER, Colo. (WLNE) — A police officer in Colorado was on his way to an accident when a raccoon jumped onto his windshield...

Pawtucket names RI's first female police chief

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – The Pawtucket Police Department swore in their first female Police Chief Friday ...

What is CTE? Local brain expert weighs in

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy--or CTE--is a degenerative brain disease in which the brain deteriorates in a way similar to Alzheimer's. "That happens when there's multiple head trauma, generally occurring over time," said Dr. William White, a brain expert at Brain in Play International in Warwick. Dr. White says what jumped out at him the most about Hernandez was the fact that...

URI clinic to help smokers quit

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The University of Rhode Island is launching a new effort to help the community...

Foxboro library censorship exhibit taken down

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An exhibit on censorship at the Boyden Library in Foxboro was taken down after complaints...

RI State Police ‘Vintage Cruiser Show’ happening Sunday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — It will be a blast from the past at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters in Scituate...

UPDATE: Police identify the two men hospitalized after live wire accident Video included

Two men were rushed to the hospital Thursday night after the ladder they were working on got tangled in the middle of live power lines. The men were working on the roof of a home on Chestnut Hill Avenue, when the metal ladder tipped off the roof and landed on high tension lines. 

Father kills son, then himself in Foxboro Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Foxboro and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a murder-suicide...

Two people shot on Manton Ave in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating the violence that sent two people to the hospital Thursday...

Attleboro Library book returned 78 years late

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An overdue library book was returned to the Attleboro Public Library 78 years late...

Aaron Hernandez's estate suing NFL, Patriots over evidence of brain disease Video included

Lawyers for former Patriot Aaron Hernandez announced late Thursday afternoon that they will sue the NFL and the Patriots over the results of a newly-released brain study. According to the study, Hernandez, who committed suicide earlier this year, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy--a severe brain disease. 

Photographs document scary moments at Point Judith Video included

By Bianca Buono bbuono@abc6.com @BBuonoABC6 A rescue at Point Judith was all caught on camera. An angler was caught in waves churned up by Tropical Storm Jose. The images show just how dangerous it is out there this week. "All of a sudden he was taken back by a wave,” said Mike Laptew of Mike Laptew Photography. Laptew was at the coast Wednesday documented the big waves. "As an underwater cinematographer I'm often shooting seascapes below water but when th...

Dartmouth Animal Control seeks support for injured cat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, MA (WLNE) – Dartmouth Animal Control is seeking the help of the public in supporting a local cat that was shot ...

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence Video included

Construction is underway in a neighborhood in Providence that some would call a "food desert."  Right now, there isn't much access to affordable, fresh food in that neighborhood.  A new food co–op is hoping to change that.

Father charged in infant's death denied bail

Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department. Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department.

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

Suspect sought in Mansfield convenience store robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, MA. (WLNE) – Mansfield police are seeking the help of the public to identify the man who robbed a local...

Parents in Scituate fed up with bullying Video included

Several families in Scituate are fed up with bullying in schools. Making it worse, parents who spoke to ABC 6, say the district is denying that there's a problem.

Drew Peterson likely to appeal to US Supreme Court

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An attorney for Drew Peterson says he'll likely appeal an Illinois ..

CVS announces opioid addiction programs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — CVS Health has a new policy when it comes to opioid prescriptions...

RIDOT changing wording on RhodeWorks signs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — RhodeWorks construction signs will have a new look moving forward...

Tropical Storm Jose impacting local oyster farmer Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE) — Tropical Storm Jose has been causing strong winds and rough surf on the south coast of Massachusetts...

New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Red Cross is still actively sending members to help continue relief efforts in areas...

After Maria, locals struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico Video included

Tanya Guilfoile spent 24 years living in Puerto Rico before attending grad school at Boston College. She currently lives in Dallas but was traveling back to Providence Wednesday night. Speaking with us on a layover, Guilfoile says seeing the images from the place where she grew up has her on edge.  "Those places that were very familiar to me, I've seen images and I don't recogn...

Gov. Raimondo signs bill to help children who witness domestic abuse Video included

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that would help children who witness domestic violence. Under the law, the state will provide up to $1500 for counseling for children who witness abuse. The idea came from detectives in the Central Falls Police Department. The goal--to help children recover from abuse, while easing the financial burden on their families. "There are kids out there who a...

Three arrested for neglect of Central Falls 'Treasure' Video included

Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6 Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Three people have been charged following the discovery of an extremely ..

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England Video included

With Tropical Storm Jose offshore, winds have been on the increase today, and damage reports have been coming in from around the area.

  • Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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  • 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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