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Over 210,000 hot dogs recalled after metal objects found inside packages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Check your freezer before your Memorial Day cookout because a hot dog company is recalling more than 210,000 pounds of hot dogs. John Morrell and Company announced the recall on Monday after customers found metal objects inside the packages. The recall affects the 14 ounce packages of Nathan’s skinless beef franks, and the 16 ounce packages of the "Curtis Beef Master beef franks.” The items recalled were produced on January 26, 2017. The f...

Massachusetts man charged in nonfatal drive-by shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Authorities in Rhode Island say an alleged gang member has been charged with participating in the shooting of a rival in Providence. The Providence Journal reports that Alexander "Bird" Dejesus, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon and other offenses in the Jan. 9 drive-by shooting. Dejesus' lawyer argued against the $250,000 bail ...

Hot dogs recalled after metal found in packaging

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Check your freezer before your Memorial Day cookout because a hot dog company is recalling more than...

Pawtucket Police investigating Sunday night home invasion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men with handguns forced their way into a home on Manton Street in Pawtucket Sunday night and demanded money and drugs. Pawtucket Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of the armed home invasion around 11:30 p.m. Two adults and one child were home during the incident. The only injury was one male victim who was cut from a broken window. The home invasion is still under inve...

Wakefield DMV temporarily closed

Expect longer wait times at the DMV as the Wakefield office shut down today. 

Mark Zuckerberg seen in Newport

Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook...

Rhode Island House speaker promises no all-night sessions

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives is promising “no...

Doughty pleads not guilty in gruesome double killing

Wes Doughty. Wes Doughty.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SALEM, Mass. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man killed two people..

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy is charged in the 2015 death of Bella Bond. The girl was known only as Baby Doe for months....

RI DMV closing several locations to switch to new computer system

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Several branches of the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily close as the switch to a new computer system begins. Starting Monday, the Wakefield office will close through July 18th. Other offices in the state will only close for a few days in July. Temporarily shutting down the branches will allow staff to be trained on the new system. DMV officials want to remind drivers tha...

UPDATE: East Providence murder suspect appears in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – An East Providence man faced a judge in Providence District Court Monday morning after being accused of brutally killing his girlfriend...

UPDATE: Body found in woods identified as Franklin college student

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified the body of a missing Duke University student that went missing last Sunday morning...

Liver Life Walk raises money for liver disease research Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WARWICK, R.I. - Around 150 people laced up their sneakers in Warwick for the annual Liver Life Walk. The walk raises money for the American Liver Foundation, which has brought back more than $12 million to Rhode Island hospitals during the years, according to organizers. This year's Liver Life Champion, Louis Laprade of Woonsocket, tells ABC6 News he is alive because of an organ donor. He is encouraging more people to become organ donors.&n...

Behind the scenes: Jessie Chris shoots music video in RI

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- Radio Disney Country Artist Jessie Chris filmed her new music video for the single..

Hundreds attend Station Nightclub memorial dedication Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @CleshnerABC6 WEST WARWICK R.I. -- An emotional dedication for the long-awaited Station Nightclub memorial at the spot where 100 people lost their lives in that horrific nightclub fire 14 years ago. It was an emotional day of reflection as family, friends and survivors themselves honored the 100 people that died in the fire. The crowd fell silent as 100 names were read aloud and 100 roses were lifted in the air. One for each life...

Ceremony will open The Station nightclub fire memorial park

By: The Associated Press news@abc6.com WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ A memorial park is due to open at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a ceremony to open the memorial to The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick Sunday afternoon. The blaze began when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable foam installed as soundproofing. More than 200 people were injured. The service will featur...

Seasonal Coast Guard stations open for summer boating season

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)  –  The U.S. Coast Guard is opening seasonal stations in Massachusetts and Rhode..       ...

State kicks off summer game to get kids and parents outdoors

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) –  The state is kicking off a summer-long game aimed at getting children and par..

Timeline: Station Nightclub Memorial; 14 years in the making Video included

It's been 14 years since the horrific Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick and finally there is permanent memorial for all of the 100 victims. The memorial will be dedicated in their honor on Sunday.

Aponte resigns as Providence city council President Video included

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Luis Aponte resigned as President of the city council Friday afternoon. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Luis Aponte resigned as President of the city council Friday afternoon.

Senator Whitehouse addresses special counsel Video included

By Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 PROVIDENCE -- Senator Whitehouse sharing his thoughts on the new special counsel investigating Russian interference. The senator speaking on camera today for the first time since the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Senator Whitehouse said he thinks Robert Mueller will be able to conduct an efficient investigation but believes there are some logistics to sort out. With the appointment of a special counsel ther...

New 'Greenway' line to open at Roger Williams Park

By: News Staff news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence Parks Department announced the opening of a 3.2 mile Greenway line at Roger Williams Park on June 1st. The Greenway line will have tracks for biking, running, walking and/or running, and car travel will become one-way in most areas along the Greenway loop. “With the recent array of enhancements, we are encouraging folks to come out and explore one of Rhode Island’s best public parks,” said Mayo...

Memorial to open at site of 2003 Station Nightclub fire

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) –  A memorial is due to open at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people.            The memorial at the site of The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick is scheduled to open Sunday with a ceremony that's expected to draw hundreds of people.             The blaze began when...

Warren police officer charged with cyberstalking faces judge

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Warren police officer who was charged with cyber stalking made his appearance in Providence District Court Friday morning...

Gronk joins the Athol Police Department

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATHOL, M.A. (WLNE) — “Gronk” has become the latest recruit at the Athol Police Department..

Cranston Police seek whereabouts of felony shoplifter

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The Cranston Police Department announced on Thursday they are seeking help locating a..

Seekonk Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal ....

Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor...

MDA Muscle Walk

By: Doreen Scanlon Email: dscalon@abc6.com Twitter: @ScanlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Melanie Carson from Rumford, RI is not letting her muscular dystrophy keep her down...

Baby Willow's cause of death released Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — We now know the cause of the death of a 7–month–old girl found dead in her Warwick home in February. An autopsy has found baby Willow Ramos was accidentally smothered...

One dead, two injured in Dartmouth car crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — One person was killed and two others were badly injured in a crash on 195 Thursday afternoon...

Classrooms closed due to an unknown rash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — The Veterans Memorial Elementary School has temporarily closed three classrooms due to a mysterious rash that has affected 16 students and 2 staff members...

Convicted child killer granted parole after 33 years Video included

Lawrence Perry Jr. Lawrence Perry Jr.

By Kirsten Glavin Email: kglavin@abc6.com Twitter: @kirstenglavin CRANSTON, R.I. — A man who was convicted of brutally beating a 20-month-old child to death in 1984, was granted parole, Wednesday...

Rhode Island considers bill to deregulate hair braiding

By: The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would deregulate the business of African-style braiding. The state House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday, but instead delayed it until Tuesday. It would exempt natural hair braiders from the costly licensing requirements for hairdressers and barbers. Braiders say their practice is a cultural tradition and art form and the training and saf...

No formal kindergarten or fifth grade graduations in Cranston schools Video included

Changes are coming to kindergarten and fifth grade graduation in Cranston, and parents aren't happy about it.

Judge denies release of 38 Studios grand jury documents

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Superior Court judge has denied the release of private grand jury documents in the 38 stu...

Police: 8 gravestones vandalized at local cemetery

By: News Staff news@abc6.com WARREN, R.I. - Police are investigating after 8 gravestones were vandalized at the South Burial Ground. Some gravestones were broken and some were brought down to the floor. Police say the stones, located along Franklin Street, were vandalized last week. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 401-245-1311. © WLNE-TV / ABC6    2017 

Man writes novel using his iPhone

By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Twitter: @LizTuftsabc6 GLOCESTER, R.I. (WLNE) — Most people use their cell phone to send a quick text, jot down a grocery list, or pay a bill online...

State Police seize over 1000 oxycodone pills during traffic stop

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST GREENWICH, RI (WLNE) – A Boston man is facing serious drug charges after Rhode Island State Police troopers seized ..

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others...

North Attleboro police officers roast ‘5-Oh Coffee’

By: Melissa Randall Email: mrandall@abc6.com Twitter: @MRandallABC6 It’s coffee for police officers, by police officers. The North Attleboro patrolman Rob Curran and 2 of his fellow boys in blue decided they could make a better, and stronger, cup of Joe...

West Warwick Police investigate hand grenade found in closet

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- West Warwick Police are investigating an incident where a hand grenade was found inside...

Breakers mansion introduces ‘Welcoming Center’

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — One of the Newport mansions began an addition on to their historic grounds Thursday morning...

Vistaprint to bring 125 jobs to Providence Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @CleshnerABC6 PROVIDENCE -- The deal gives Vistaprint the chance to seek $2.2 million in tax credits from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation over the next 10 years but...

Local volunteers join search for missing Franklin man

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRANKLIN, Mass. (WLNE) — The search for a 20-year-old continues into its fifth day and now people from all across Southern New England, including a Rhode Island man...

Protesters and supporters rally during Trump's visit to CT

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW LONDON, Conn. (WLNE) – Hundreds of people cried out, demanding their voices be heard during President Trump’s trip to New London on Wednesday...

Agriculture Day celebrates 16th year in Providence

By: Tim Studebaker Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: TStudebakerABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Wednesday’s weather was a perfect pairing for the state's 16th Annual...

Mayor Elorza wants to strip President Aponte of power

Exactly a week after Providence City Council President Luis Aponte faced a judge on felony charges including embezzlement, Mayor Jorge Elorza is looking to take away his power. "He's lost the authority to lead and we're going to make sure that he's President in name only,” said Elorza. The Mayor's harsh words coming two days after Aponte's refusal to step down, even after 12 of his colleagues took a vote of no confidence against him. "I like every other citizen...

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) –The top Republican and Democrat on the House oversight committee are applauding the choice of former...

President Trump addresses dedication, accomplishments, and media in commencement speech

"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly." In a reference to the media, President Trump advised the almost 200 graduates of the Coast Guard Academy to never let the critics get them down. 

ABC6 takes a wild ride ahead of the RI Air Show Video included

Preparations are underway for this weekend's Rhode Island Air Show. Despite the loss of the show's headlining performer, there are still several performers ready to wow the crowds.

Two arrested in largest Fentanyl bust in Foxborough Police history

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBOROUGH, M.A. (WLNE) – Two Bellingham man have been arrested in what Foxborough Police believe is the largest Fentanyl seizure in the department’s history. Mark A. Patten, 28, and Christopher Landi, 31, of Bellingham M.A., were arrested on Saturday evening, after reports came forward of suspicious activity on Wilkeson Way Authorities say over 50 grams of Fentanyl were seized. Both were arraigned Monday morning and...

Man shoots rifle, hits nearby McDonalds with stray bullet

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 WYOMING, R.I. (AP) — A Westerly man was shooting an AR-15 rifle when his stray rounds hit a McDonald’s Thursday evening, damaging windows and walls inside of the restaurant. Shawn G. Lucente, 26, legally owns his rifle and was shooting it at targets on a remote part of Richmond Sand and Stone’s property, where he is an employee. No one was injured in the incident. Police responded to the McDonald’s at the ...

Man dies after suffering medical emergency, crashing into Burger King

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The driver of the car that crashed into a North Providence Burger King has died. North Providence Police tell ABC6 that the vehicle collided with two other vehicles....

Supporters and protesters rally outside US Coast Guard commencement

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW LONDON, Conn. (WLNE) — It was not entirely a warm welcome for President Trump Wednesday morning in New London where he gave a commencement speech at the US Coast Guard Academy...

Rhode Island could ban lingering in leftmost highway lane

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban highway drivers from lingering in the leftmost lane unless they're passing another vehicle. The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to move the bill forward to the full House of Representatives. It would affect driving on Interstate 95 and other multilane highways. The bill's sponsor, Portsmouth Democratic Rep. Dennis Can...

Rhode Island considers driver's education for teens' parents

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents of teenagers learning how to drive would have to take their own driver's education class under a proposal being considered by Rhode Island lawmakers. The state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill Wednesday. It would mandate a free course for parents or guardians of drivers under 18 years old. Parents with multiple children wouldn't have to take the class more tha...

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK (AP) — Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion in 2016, the year the Patriots began a season in which the star quarterback led the Patriots to another Super Bowl title...

Wareham man arrested for possession of cocaine, stealing car in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, Mass. (WLNE) – Tyrone Lindsay, 35, of Wareham, was arrested Tuesday for possession of 20 grams of crack cocaine valued at $2,000, and $1,163 cash. Police were alerted around 5 p.m. Tuesday that a stolen vehicle was in the Wareham area. Upon tracking the signal, the vehicle and Lindsay were found at a garage on Cranberry Highway. The 2009 Infiniti sedan was stolen from Taunton earlier that day. Lindsay was ar...

PawSox, city officials pitch "The Ballpark at Slater Mill" as team's new home Video included

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The Paw Sox are making their biggest pitch yet to keep the team in Pawtucket and move to the former Apex site. “The Ballpark at Slater Mill” is the vision of the Paw Sox and city officials after two years of back and forth negotiations, but how much will it cost taxpayers?

  • 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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