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Man arrested for spree of delivery driver robberies

A Middleboro man was arrested Monday on several counts connected to numerous delivery driver robberies. After noticing a pattern in the robbery reports...

Crash victim also shot in Providence

A male who was shot Monday evening was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, ABC6 News learned.

Anonymous threat cancels classes at two Taunton schools

All classes are cancelled at both Taunton High School and Parker Middle School on Tuesday. An anonymous and threatening note was found by a Taunton High School...

State to get $7 million in emergency and security funds

Rhode Island's congressional delegation has announced an influx of money will be sent to the state to help emergency responders and state agencies with...

Police: Man beat dog with baseball bat because it ate his Whopper Video included

50-year -old Gregory Ostiguy was held on $5,000 bail after being charged with animal cruelty stemming from a May 18 incident in Dartmouth, where witnesses say he beat his dog with a baseball bat. 

Monkey captured after escaping crate at San Antonio Airport

 A retired research monkey from Brown University was on the loose at San Antonio International Airport, authorities said Monday afternoon. ABC6 ...

Gas prices rise ahead of holiday weekend

 The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is up another five cents per gallon ahead of the holiday weekend.             AAA Northeast says Monday its weekly...

Maryland Gov.: Baltimore County police officer fatally shot

 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has confirmed the death of a Baltimore County police officer who was shot while investigating a suspicious ...

Police recover rescue stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Video included

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.comProvidence, R.I. (WLNE)- Police have recovered a rescue after it was stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Monday morning.The rescue was reported stolen at 5:44 A.M. after it was left on, outside the hospital. It was later recovered in Connecticut near exit 92 on I-95 South.Police identify the suspect as 36-year-old Johnny Kimbrouth 

RI companies to receive millions in tax credits

By: Ross Perry Email: Rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – More than two thousand jobs and millions of dollars in revenue coming to Rhode Island, all part of the deal approved today by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation in exchange for millions of dollars in tax credits...

Exclusive Look Inside Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Home

By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Fall River, M.A. (WLNE) - Lizzie Borden was born, raised and died in Fall River, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Along the way of course, she lived an infamous life, accused of murdering her parents inside their home on second street. After she was cleared of the murders, she lived at a home on French street known as Maplecroft. It's now a bed and breakfast and we were invited to sleep over before anyone else. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 News &nb...

Memorial marks 15 years since Station Nightclub fire Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WEST WARWICK, R.I. – A somber gathering at the Station Fire Memorial Site marked 15 years since the devastating fire took 100 lives. Several speakers recalled their memories from that day and the months to come at the memorial service Sunday. Donald Carcieri, who was the governor at the time of the fire in February 2003, recalled the recovery efforts after the fire. "I got here and saw the effort going on to recover those that ha...

UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal East Bridgewater crash

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EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA (WLNE) – Police have identified the victims in a single-car crash that left four teenagers dead Saturday afternoon in East Bridgewater...

Local wedding shop celebrates Royal Wedding

History was made this morning when American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry. But all eyes were on the bride waiting to see what she would be wearing for her big day.

State Police investigating overnight I-95 crashes

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police responded to two crashes on Route 95 Friday night, both in the area of Exit 24 in Providence. According to State Police...

New Bedford man arrested in Dartmouth on animal cruelty charges

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, MA (WLNE) – A New Bedford man was arrested on animal cruelty charges Friday night in Dartmouth. According to Police, officers responded to the area of Colonial Way ...

In RI, calls for action on both sides of gun issue after TX shooting Video included

America is coming to grips with yet another school shooting--this time, 10 people are dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas. "It's a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims and their families," said Gov. Gina Raimondo. "We cannot accept a reality that we live in a country that has this sort of gun violence."  Raimondo is again calling on Cong...

Providence Park Features New, Green Storm Runoff Features

Providence Park Features New, Green Storm Runoff Features Video included

When it rains, the water that falls eventually finds its way into streams and rivers.  Sometimes, that means flooding and dirty water. Several new features at Riverside Park in Providence, which sits right next to the Woonasquatucket River, are meant to help slow down storm runoff and cut down on some of the pollutants reaching the river.

The royal wedding isn't the only wedding happening May 19... Video included

May 19 is almost here…it's time for the big wedding! That’s Lauren and Alberto's wedding, of course. They’re getting hitched at the Atlantic Resort in Newport the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   

House passes bill that would allow terminally ill to try experimental drugs Video included

A bill that could give people suffering from a terminal illness another shot at treatment, unanimously passed in the Rhode Island house. The "Right to Try" bill would allow patients to use experimental drugs that haven't been passed by the FDA yet.

UPDATE: 8 people dead in Santa Fe school shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday that one person is in custody and a second person has been detained following the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School. Gonzalez says a police officer was injured but the extent of the officer's in...

Wareham Police apprehend fugitive wanted in New Hampshire

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, MA (WLNE) – Wareham Police have arrested a fugitive wanted in New Hampshire for drug charges. Police said officers responded to the area of Naushon Road in Wareham for reports...

Murder suspect sought by Atlanta Police arrested in New Bedford

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, MA (WLNE) – The Massachusetts State Police and New Bedford Police Department captured a homicide suspect on the Atlanta Police Department’s Most Wanted List Thursday while searching for a suspect in a separate case. State Troopers and New Bedford Police Detectives responded to 267 Rivet Street ...

'Red flag' bill and bump stock ban clear another hurdle

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Measures to ban bump stocks and implement a statewide "red flag" policy in Rhode Island are one step closer to becoming law...

Wild about monarchs, local man in London for royal wedding

Millions of people will gather around their televisions to watch as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say 'I do.' But for an Acushnet man who is mad about the monarchs seeing it on TV just won't do. He had to be in England for this experience of a lifetime. Troy Rice started planning the trip of a lifetime immediately after the couple got engaged and released the wedding date..

Jane Pickens Theater hosting royal wedding viewing party

If you didn't get your invitation to the wedding you can still RSVP to a local watch party! Jane Pickens Theater in Newport is hosting an event to help celebrate as Prince Harry and Meghan say 'I do'. Guests can dress as formal as they like from wedding attire to pajamas...

Local shop owner talks fascinators for the royal wedding Video included

After the dress, the royal wedding is really all about the hats. Fascinators expected to be front and center for guests attending the big event and those celebrating from afar....

Local stylist makes Markle wedding dress predictions Video included

With one day to go before the royal wedding, the big question on everyone's mind is what will Meghan Markle wear? Local stylist Anthony Palmieri is making his predictions...

North Scituate woman raising awareness about Lyme disease Video included

Mikayla Vacher is used to being hooked up to an IV. It's part of her daily routine. The medicine inside the Picc line helps her to manage symptoms of Lyme disease. "It's really like one day at a time type thing. There are good days and bad days," she explained. "There's always some new symptom or some new problem that comes up....

Providence, plaintiffs reach settlement in speed camera suit Video included

The City of Providence has made a deal with the people involved in a class-action lawsuit over those school zone speed cameras. Even though a settlement has been reached, that doesn't mean the cameras are going away. At a meeting Thursday night, the City Council's Committee on claims and pending suits approved a settlement between the city and the plaintiffs in a class act...

Body recovered in water off Goat Island in Newport

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – The United States Coast Guard confirmed Thursday that a body was recovered in Newport near Goat Island. According to the Coast Guard, a Newport Fire Department boat recovered ...

Community Rallies Behind 7-year-Old Crash Victim

By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com WARWICK, RI (WLNE)---The little girl injured when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver last week remains in serious condition at Hasbro Children's Hospital. 7-year-old Haylee suffered severe injuries to her legs after being struck by an SUV while riding her scooter on the sidewalk near her home. She has undergone several surgeries and remains fairly isolated within the hospital. "We discovered that not seeing the kids created a ...

Historic Providence Theatre Gets New Life

Historic Providence Theatre Gets New Life Video included

After years of sitting idle and falling into disrepair, the Bomes Theatre on the south side of Providence is about to get new life, thanks to a local developer.

Warwick murder case still unsolved, reward offered 5 years later Video included

Today marks 5 years since an army vet was brutally murdered at Warwick City Park. The killer is still out there and investigators haven't given up on getting justice. 

UPDATE: Police ID Pedestrian struck in Warwick

Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that claimed the life of an elderly man Wednesday night.  Authorities responded to Warwick Ave around ...

Bill allowing experimental drugs for terminally ill advances

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a law that would allow terminally ill patients in the state to use experimental treatments not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The House voted Wednesday to pass the so-called “right-to-try”: bill named after Neil Fachon. The 20-year-old East Greenwich resident died of an aggressive brain tumor in February 2017. Lawmakers said...

Driver's license services resume at Rhode Island DMV

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles says driver's license services are back up and running after a technical problem was resolved. The DMV said Thursday morning that technicians working overnight fixed the telecommunications system. An agency spokesman said Wednesday that a network connection to a national data center was severed, preventing the state from accessing verification systems needed to issue licenses. A simila...

UPDATE: Man dead after armed standoff with police in Middleborough Video included

— Police say a man opened fire on officers trying to serve an arrest warrant, prompting a standoff and a shelter-in-place order for neighbors. Middleborough...

Pawtucket man sentenced to life for killing his daughter Video included

By: Alana Cerrone Email: acerrone@abc6.com Providence, R.I. (WLNE) - The Pawtucket man who killed his daughter in 2013 will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Judge Netti Vogel sentence Jorge DePina to life in prison Wednesday morning, the maximum sentence for second degree murder, for the beating death of his daughter Aleida. Before the sentencing we heard a plea from DePina explaining to the court how much he loved his daughter and that he would never kill her. Through a t...

New bill would legalize marijuana

A senator in Rhode Island is introducing a bill that would legalize marijuana by following the framework set by neighboring Massachusetts. Sen. ...

Less Severe Gypsy Moth Season for Most, Concern Remains for Some Areas

Less Severe Gypsy Moth Season for Most, Concern Remains for Some Areas

It's the beginning of another gypsy moth season.  As gypsy moth caterpillars hatch, they like to feed on the leaves of oak trees.  You may remember the damage they've caused in the past, resulting in leafless trees all across the area.  That ongoing, multi–year infestation isn't quite over yet, but DEM officials say activity is on the decline.

Licensing services down at the Rhode Island DMV Video included

Another day, another set of problems at the Rhode Island DMV. Another issue with the computer system that handles licenses had them actually turning people away at the door, frustration levels spiked for people needing that service.

Committee hears bill to allow sports betting in RI Video included

A day after the US Supreme Court ruled a ban on sports betting was unconstitutional, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio is pushing a bill to bring sports gambling to Twin River casino in Lincoln, and its new facility in Tiverton. "Well I think a lot of Rhode Islanders like to bet on sports, that's what I think," said Ruggerio.  Ruggerio wants to fast track this bill a...

Teen shot, stumbles into adult store in Providence

Providence Police are investigating after a teen stumbled into an adult store with a gunshot wound Tuesday night.  The 17-year-old male got himself into the..

Union: ACI stabbing a reminder of dangers correctional officers face Video included

Correctional Officer and RI Brotherhood of Correctional Officer President Richard Ferruccio says John Carillo has always been a violent, problematic inmate. He was held on bail Tuesday for allegedly stabbing correctional officer Jason Messier on Friday. But he's already serving a life sentence for stabbing to death correctional officer Donald Price in 1973. 

Former executive director charged with stealing $100K from educational trust Video included

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island State Police have arrested a former union official they say embezzled more than $100,000 from a union for health care professionals. Police say 33-year-old Christopher Matteson, of Harrisville, was arrested Tuesday on charges including embezzlement and forgery. Authorities say Matteson took the money between June 2016 and July 2017 while he was executive director of the United Nurses & Allied Prof...

Bomb threat evacuates Bristol-Plymouth Regional Tech School

A student at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School was arrested on Tuesday.  A report of a suspicious package came in just before noon, police ..

An animal escapes its enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Providence, R.I. (WLNE) – An animal at the Roger Williams Park Zoo has been captured after it escaped its enclosure Tuesday morning. A zoo official says the animal is called a takin. It escaped around 9 a.m. The zoo was closed during the incident and it is now open to the public. A news release from the zoo is expected later on this morning. ABC6 News will have more information as details come about. © WLNE-TV / ABC6  &nbs...

Police: Panhandler territory clash leads to stabbing

Dean Natheos. Courtesy of The Cranston Police Department Dean Natheos. Courtesy of The Cranston Police Department

A clash between two panhandlers led to a serious stabbing Monday night.  According to the Cranston Police Department, it happened at the cross of 

SK Police: Man falls off bike, tumbles off bridge

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 A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after falling off his bike on the Church Street bridge and into the water Monday afternoon. When police got there...

East Greenwich Town Council to vote on fire department restructuring Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – East Greenwich firefighters are in limbo as the town council is set to decide whether to restructure the department mid-contract. The town manager is aiming to eliminate a platoon shift in a cost-cutting measure – potentially laying off six firefighters. Staffers’ hours and wages would be increased. The head of the Rhode Island Association of Firefighters calls it a dangerous move. "We need, in ...

SK police seek man who approached two kids at park

Police are investigating after a older man approached two kids at a park on Old Mountain Road, and asked if he could play with them. Police said the way.....

UPDATE: Westerly hit and run suspect arrested

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Westerly, R.I.  (WLNE) – Police have arrested a man suspected of running over a bicyclist on the night of April 28th. Police say 25-year-old Zachary T. Service of North Stonington, Connecticut is due in court today for leaving the scene of an accident. Service allegedly struck Jacob Mitchell as he was riding his bike on the side of Canal street the night of April 28th. Investigators had previously released surveillance video of servic...

Rhode Island reacts to repeal of sports betting ban

By: Ross Perry Email: Rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Governor Raimondo has issued her response to the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal the federal ban on sports betting. On Monday the Governor’s office issued a statement saying: “The administration took proactive measures...

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian welcomes new hotel on his last day in office

Warwick Mayor, Scott Avedisian, started his day like he has countless times before: with an early-morning ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome a new business to town. Except, this time the mayor knew going in, it would be his last time speaking on behalf of the city.

Supreme Court strikes down sports gambling ban

By: AP Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize ...

More than 8,000 people getting $1.3M from Rhode Island

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island is mailing more than 8,000 checks worth a combined $1.3 million to state residents who have unclaimed property. Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Monday the checks are part of the state's ``Your Money'' program, which automatically reunites Rhode Islanders with forgotten bank accounts, uncashed paychecks or unreceived refunds. The program matches unclaimed property lists with known addresses, which mean...

Commission to vote on residential skyscraper project zoning

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Providence City Plan Commission is scheduled to vote on zoning regulations that could usher in the tallest building in Rhode Island. New York developer Jason Fane unveiled the plan for the 46-story residential Hope Point Tower project late last month. The Providence Journal reports the commission will vote Tuesday on whether the building should be allowed to exceed 100 feet in height, the zoning limit. The c...

Local high school student starts a "Helpademic" Video included

By: Ross Perry Email: Rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (WLNE) – 17-year-old Matthew Dickerman is pairing his love for computer engineering with his passion for volunteering...

Hundreds participate in Gianna Cirella memorial 5k Video included

More than 500 people gathered Sunday morning to honor the life of Gianna Cirella. The 16-year-old died suddenly last year from sepsis and now her family and friends are raising money and awareness for the high risk infection.

RI State Police: 3 DUI drivers facing charges overnight

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police announced Sunday that three people are facing DUI charges after being involved in two separate wrong-way crashes, and a third, unrelated incident overnight. State Police said the first wrong way crash was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Route 4 in East Greenwich. A motorist, identified as Corey Stott Miller, 28, of Pawtucket, crashed into another vehicle while trav...

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