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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

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.

RI lawmakers approve paid sick time Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island General Assembly voted Tuesday night to phase-in paid sick days. Under the bill, workers will be able to take up to three paid sick days beginning July 2018, rising to five days by 2020. Companies with 17 or fewer employees can offer that sick time as unpaid. “It’s a big win for workers in Rhode Island,” said Georgia Hollister Isman, the state director of the Working Families ...

South Kingstown Police seek bank robber

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAKEFIELD, R. I. (WLNE) — The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking assistance..

Trial of man accused in ISIS plot underway, Warwick man testifies as key witness

The prosecution in the trial against 27–year–old David Wright of Everett began opening statements by saying that this is a case about a U.S. citizen who was committed to ISIS, that’s according to WCVB, our Boston affiliate who was in the courtroom for the first day of the trial. Wright is charged with plotting to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller and random police officers in the name of the Islamic State. 

Newport Police investigating officer impersonation scam

By: News Staff Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) –The Newport Police Department is investigating two incidents where two local women were contacted by someone impersonating ...

Gooseberry Island causeway closed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents hoping to watch the surf from Gooseberry Island in Westport were disappointed...

Tropical Storm Jose makes waves in Narragansett Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — As waves pounded on Narragansett Beach Wednesday morning...

Roofs fly, windows break as Maria makes landfall

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Zinc roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as Maria approached Puerto Rico...

Man attacks dog with machete in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — An out of control man with a machete attacked a pit bull in the street while also...

Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers, soldiers and police are digging and tunneling overnight...

Body found in Providence stairwell identified

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The body found in a stairwell last week has been identified as a missing...

Strong winds, rising water as Jose hits South Coast of Mass. Video included

At the edge of the causeway leading to West Island, folks are concerned about water levels around high tide Wednesday morning--with the possibility that water could wash over the road.  Meanwhile, as the wind from Jose kicked up over Buzzards Bay Tuesday night, Jim Moraux, the owner of Earl's Marina, is thankful he took the proper precautions.  "Everything is facing kind o...

ABC6 Chief Meteorologist discusses active hurricane season

We're almost four months into hurricane season and already there have been 13 named storms with seven hurricanes. "I think we're seeing more of hurricane ..

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves Video included

The coast has been taking a beating for the past few days as Jose churns offshore.  High surf and beach erosion are both concerns for some of the homes and businesses that face the ocean head on.

New Bedford braces for Jose Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Towns and cities along the coast are bracing for Jose...

Police seek window smashing suspect dressed as Batman

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Cranston Police Department is seeking a man dressed as Batman ..

Mansfield Police seek bank robber, vehicle thief

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — A man is being sought by police on Tuesday for his connections..

Westport campers asked to evacuate beach

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents along the coastline geared up for the potential impacts of Jose both on water and on land...

UPDATE: RISP identify man hit by car on I-95 in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police has identified the pedestrian involved in the deadly...

Driver dies after car strikes tree in South Kingstown

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A deadly car crash in South Kingstown claimed the life of a...

URI assistant basketball coach placed on leave after arrest

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — An assistant basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island has been placed on...

Ferries to Newport cancelled

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — As we prepare for the potential impact of Jose, boaters are not taking...

Candlelight vigil held for New Bedford man stabbed to death Video included

Family and friends lit candles, said prayers and shared memories of 45-year-old Juan Roman Monday night. The vigil was held at the spot where Roman was stabbed to death behind a shopping center on Nauset Street Sunday night, following what witnesses describe as an argument with his girlfriend over a cigarette. "This place has gotten worse and worse. that's why I don't hang around h...

Taunton Police investigating female and dog stabbed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Taunton Police are investigating an incident where a female and dog were stabbed..

Gov. Raimondo announces new initiatives to help RI DACA recipients

Governor Gina Raimondo announced a new initiative on Monday to help eligible DACA recipients in e state pay for the nearly $500 renewal fee by the October 5th deadline. "We've secured more than $170,000 in philanthropic donations so that we are going to be able to pay for that $500 to the federal government,” said Raimondo. This announcement comes almost two weeks after the Trump administration bombshell to end the program that provided relief for people who illegally imm...

New Bedford woman charged for stabbing homeless man

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Police have charged a New Bedford woman with murder in connection...

UPDATE: Second victim dies following Rehoboth crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A woman seriously injured following a crash in Rehoboth, has succumbed..

Rough surf attracts surfers in Narragansett

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — When a hurricane passes near Southern New England, it is music to surfers...

Politics makes appearance quickly at Emmy Awards

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Politics could not help but make its way onto the Emmy Awards stage...

Boston College students attacked with acid in France

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PARIS (AP) — An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid...

Families displaced after Fall River fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Two families were displaced after a large fire Sunday afternoon...

Police investigating animal neglect case in Central Falls

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — A disturbing case of animal neglect is under investigation in Central Falls...

Surfers follow Jose's swell to RI beaches

Jose is churning out in the Atlantic, but we're feeling the impacts here in Rhode Island. The hurricane causing huge waves and a rip current risk at some of our local beaches today.

Dartmouth man arrested on narcotics charges

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, M.A. (WLNE) — A man found slumped over inside his car was arrested on narcotics..

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island celebrates 25 years Video included

70,000 veterans are living in Rhode Island, many of them in need of support services like medical, legal or housing. This weekend they can get all of that and more in one place all thanks to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island.

Attleboro student honored during first football game Video included

A touching tribute to an Attleboro High School student who died on vacation with his family last week. The community coming together at tonight's football game.

11 Providence school district staff members placed on leave

Ten days into the Providence school year ABC 6 News has learned that 11 staff members in the district have been placed on leave. Laura Hart, the Communications Director for the Providence Public Schools issued a statement on behalf of the district reading in part, "the majority of these leaves involve separate incidents that were not related." The statement says the staff was placed on leave out of an abundance of caution for allegations of “inappropriate behavior or...

Police investigating man who allegedly videoed high school cheerleaders Video included

Classical High School cheerleaders are on edge after a suspicious man was seen video taping their practice. Providence police are now investigating.

Documents show mold in Scituate Police station was detected in 2014

The day after the Scituate town council approved $65,000 for the police department to move out of their contaminated building and into a temporary trailer, police administration gave ABC6 News a tour of their station. "We spoke of the lead paint on this building - look at all the chips that are missing."

Mobster serving time for murder, racketeering denied parole

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A well-known New England mobster serving time for murder, racketeering..

Fall River Police seek hit-and-run suspect

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Fall River Police are seeking help identifying a man that hit a 20-year-old..

Man arrested after striking multiple police cruisers

Herberto Almonte. Courtesy of the Raynham Police Department Herberto Almonte. Courtesy of the Raynham Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RAYNHAM, M.A. (WLNE) — A man from New York was arrested after he struck multiple Raynham police..

Taunton police charge Fall River man for bank robberies

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A Fall River man is behind bars for robbing a bank in two Massachusetts...

New Bedford ‘High Five Friday’

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Kids in New Bedford received a special greeting as they made their way to class...

New U.S. citizens naturalized in Providence ceremony marking Citizenship Day Video included

24 people from 16 countries around the world became the newest US citizens at an emotional ceremony at Roger Williams National Memorial. The special public ceremony was held in honor of Citizenship Day, which happens every September. "We're recognizing the history of the country, the history of Rhode Island, and also celebrating the citizenship of 24 people," said Adam Bergeron, Providence office director ...

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  • South Kingstown Police seek bank robber

    South Kingstown Police seek bank robber

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAKEFIELD, R. I. (WLNE) — The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking assistance..

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  • Tropical Storm Jose makes waves in Narragansett

    Tropical Storm Jose makes waves in Narragansett

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — As waves pounded on Narragansett Beach Wednesday morning...

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  • Three arrested for neglect of Central Falls 'Treasure'

    Three arrested for neglect of Central Falls 'Treasure'

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

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  • 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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  • 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 >>
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