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Local Irish dance school honoring Parkland shooting victim

One of the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting was an avid Irish dancer. A local school has started a worldwide movement to honor the 14 year old.

Raimondo to sign order on gun control after Florida shooting

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is signing an executive order establishing a so-called ``red flag'' policy to prevent people from having guns if they are deemed a danger to themselves or others. 

Providence Police searching for suspect after early morning hit-and-run

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are working to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning. Providence Police told ABC6...

Warwick Police arrest suspect in serious hit-and-run

James Pinel (Courtesy Warwick PD) James Pinel (Courtesy Warwick PD)

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @VaccaroABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Warwick Police said an arrest has been made in connection to Wednesday’s hit-and-run that left a Warwick man seriously injured. Eduardo Amaral, 31, was struck 840 Post Road just before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, and rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he remained in stable condition as of Saturday morning. With help from the Coventry and West Warwick Police Departments, Warwick Police we...

Blackstone Fire Department recognized for ice rescue Video included

 A local firefighter is being recognized after saving a dog stranded on an icy pond. It was that firefighter's first water rescue and he tells ABC 6 News he never expected it would get this much attention.

Driver charged with DUI after driving pickup truck into river

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The driver of a pickup truck that drove into the Providence River near the Rhode Island Yacht Club late Friday night has been charged with a DUI.

UPDATE: Warwick Police identify victim in serious hit-and-run Video included

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Police identified the victim in hit-and-run that left a pedestrian seriously injured Wednesday night. 

Fundraiser helps Coventry family torn apart by deadly fire Video included

It was a busy Thursday night at the Applebee's in Coventry. An all-day "Dining to Donate event raised money for the Lorenzen family, which was torn apart by a deadly fire. "It's so great. I don't even know what to say about it. It's a little overwhelming, the support that I've been getting. It means a lot to us," said Kellie Lorenzen, mother of 4-year-old Michael Lorenzen, who died ...

R.I. bill aims to disarm would-be shooters

Rhode Island is looking to stop would-be shooters by taking away their guns. House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Rep. Dennis Canario introduced the "Red Flag" bill on Smith Hill Friday. "In Florida all the signs were there, so if there was a red flag order, that would have put the tools in place where people would have paid attention more and would have recognized, hey wait a...

Woman suffers head injury in Providence pedestrian strike

A woman was rushed to the hospital after she was hit by a car Friday night, said officials from the Providence Fire Department.  ABC6 News learned a...

Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too

Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too Video included

Landscaping can be a tough job, made even tougher when unwanted plants invade the area. One park in Providence is going back to an old solution to deal with those invasive plants.  Three goats are doing the job at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. 

New Jersey Company Launching Three New Projects in Rhode Island

New Jersey Company Launching Three New Projects in Rhode Island Video included

A New Jersey company is making some big investments in the Ocean State starting this summer.  Two new electricity projects are coming to Johnston, as well as a different statewide project you'll notice if you ride RIPTA. 

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

 The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security...

Rhode Island plan to increase number of college grads

 Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a plan to increase the number of college-educated Rhode Islanders. Raimondo announced the state-wide...

Local teachers react to President Trump's suggestion to arm teachers Video included

Carrying in the classroom. President Trump suggesting that there would be less school shootings if teachers were trained to carry concealed weapons. That proposal is getting mixed reviews and so far, local teachers say: absolutely not.

New Bedford woman dies in car crash in Mattapoisett

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford woman died after police say she lost control of her car and struck a tree...

North Attleboro police investigating fatal accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — North Attleboro police are investigating a fatal accident...

RI police chiefs urging legislators to pass 'red flag' law

Rhode Island police chiefs are calling on state legislators to approve a so-called "red flag" law that would prevent people from having guns if they are deemed....

Attleboro woman shocked when metal crashes through her windshield

An Attleboro woman got quite a surprise Thursday morning when a piece of metal flew through her windshield.  According to Massachusetts State Police, a...

Physicians rally together in midst of opioid crisis

By: Ross Perry Email: rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — With an alarming number of overdoses in New Bedford each

Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever...

Police seek thieves with a taste for Newport cigarettes

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 Police are seeking two suspects that have an eye for packs of Newports. Around 8:00 p.m., Wednesday night, Fall River Police responded to Stop & Save Convenience...

Providence Police continue to target vehicles operating illegally on city streets

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @VaccaroABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are continuing to crack down on illegal vehicles operating on the streets of Providence. On Wednesday Providence Police...

State Police, AG help fund a statewide youth recovery center Video included

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to teen substance abuse. That's part of the driving force behind a first-of-its-kind recovery center opening up in the state, geared solely toward young people.

Sen. Kettle resigns, maintains innocence

Senator Nicholas Kettle Senator Nicholas Kettle

State Senator Nick Kettle has officially resigned.

One of Kettle's attorney’s, Priscilla DiMaio, submitted his letter of resignation at the state house Thursday afternoon. She and another member of the legal team also cleared out the now former Senator’s office and desk.

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

In February, ABC6 aired a series of special reports examining the severity of the opioid epidemic in Southern New England.  Over the course of two weeks, ABC6 featured a new segment each night that delved into an aspect of this multifaceted problem.  The series culminated with a one-hour Town Hall program that brought together parents, students, mental health and addiction experts, law enforcement officials, recovering addicts, and other concerned members of our community.

Providence school locked down after reports of possible intruder

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as Police investigated reports of a stranger in the building....

Cranston teachers back in the classroom after flooding Video included

Teachers at Edgewood Highland Elementary have been busy during February vacation. They’ve been putting the finishing touches on their classrooms before students return next week. The Cranston school has been undergoing renovations after flooding from a burst pipe caused serious damage...

Gas leak in Warwick has crews scratching their heads

A bizarre gas leak in a residential neighborhood has authorities scratching their heads.  Crews from Warwick Police and Fire Departments, as well as National Grid...

Three elderly Massachusetts residents killed in NY rollover

 Police are investigating a crash that killed three people from Massachusetts. New York State Police responded to a crash on the New York State Thruway...

Cranston Police seek porch thief

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 Police are seeking help identifying a man who snagged several packages from a Cranston porch.  According to a post on the Cranston Police ...

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident Video included

Rhode Island's tall ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry is back where it belongs, out on the open ocean, months after an accident in Newport Harbor.  With the accident behind them, the crew is focusing on their mission to teach. The crew of the tall ship is excited for their first voyage since that October accident.

Hazing investigation bars swim team from competition

Brown University is barring its men’s varsity swim team from competing in the ivy league championships while it investigates...

Police: Suspect wanted for deserting frozen turtle turns himself in

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A man wanted for abusing his turtle by leaving its tank to freeze over has been arrested. Luis Rosa, 24, turned himself in around 8:00 a.m., Coventry Police..

Fall River Mayor in support of new Durfee High Video included

The mayor of Fall River is getting behind plans for a new $263 million Durfee High School. He says the damage from the pipe that burst there last month is just the tip of the iceberg and a band–aid won't be enough to fix the school.

E. Providence city worker accused of stalking

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The East Providence city worker accused of stalking another woman appeared before a judge Wednesday. Leah Stoddard, 37, is charged with stalking, installing an electronic tracking device in or on a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit those acts. The stalking charge is a felony. No pleas were entered. On January 2, a woman told East Providence Police she found a GPS tracking device under her car, according to court docu...

StyleWeek: SEED-lings Challenge

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — StyleWeek kicks off at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Wednesday night...

North Providence man arrested after stabbing

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police arrested a North Providence man after he allegedly stabbed...

Senate files resolution to expel State Senator Kettle Video included

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Senate filed a resolution to expel the Republican lawmaker...

Some WHS students calling for increased security in light of school shootings Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WESTERLY, R.I. – Some Westerly High School students are pushing for more than one school resource officer in light of the deadly school shooting in Florida. The high school has two buildings about a block apart from each other, with one officer monitoring both. Senior Quinn Chappelle is urging school administrators to have at least two officers on campus – one designated for each building. "We can't just cross our fingers ...

UPDATE: Woman shot in the torso in New Bedford shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police are investigating a shooting in the city...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Reverend Billy Graham, who transformed American religious...

Oliver Hazard Perry setting sail for first time since crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island’s tall ship the Oliver Hazard Perry is gearing up for its first voyage Wednesday morning...

Former nightclub shark put up for sale

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Buyers searching for a 25-foot shark to complete their home collection are in luck...

Students at Westerly High School concerned about class safety

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — In the days following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school, concerns about school safety are ringing close to home...

Vigil marks 15 years since deadly Station nightclub fire

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- Families of victims and survivors gathered at the Station Fire Memorial Park Tuesday night to commemorate the exact moment the deadly fire started 15 years ago.  At 11:03 PM they raised their cell phones, turned on their headlights. 100 lights in the night sky to remember the 100 people who never made it out of the station nightclub on that horrible night back in 2003. This m...

Fentanyl suspected in Providence hazmat

A hazmat situation Tuesday night was caused by a deadly overdose. Crews from both Providence Fire and Police responded to the level one hazmat at a triple...

Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Justice Department says it is moving quickly with its review of "bump stock" devices after President Donald Trump directed the agency to propose...

Suspects break into home, ID themselves as police officers

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Fall River Police have made an arrest in connection with a home invasion from Sunday. It happened near Robeson and New Boston Streets around...

ACLU raises concerns about plans to remove Kettle from Senate

The ACLU is raising concerns about plans by Rhode Island Senate leadership to remove Sen. Nicholas Kettle--if he doesn't resign himself. Senate President Ruggerio says the Senate will use its constitutional power to throw him overboard. Within hours of Senator Kettle being charged on Friday with video voyeurism and extortion, Ruggerio called on Kettle to resign. He's now taking that one...

Golden Retriever puppy diagnosed with rare disease

A Cranston couple is hoping to bring awareness to a rare disease that could take the life of their golden retriever if he doesn't get treatment. The puppy, named Roman...

Woman with baby in car charged with DUI

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 A North Providence woman who was driving with her 7-month-old child in tow was charged with DUI. Margaret Khoury, 44, was arrested around 2:45 p.m. on Monday...

Edgewood Highland school to reopen Monday

Students at the Edgewood Highland school will be able to return to the school beginning Monday. After being forced to close due to a busted water pipe..

Timeline: Station Nightclub Fire, 15 year anniversary

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — It has been 15 years since the Station Nightclub in West Warwick went up in flames killing 100 people and injuring hundreds more. The fire erupted on February 20, 2003 after the rock band Great White set off pyrotechnics. The flammable sound proof insulation inside the club went up in flames quickly sparking a fast moving fire that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history. In the years to come, laws would change in the state to tighten...

Illegal catch donated to charity in New Bedford

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Local veterans sat down to a nice sea food lunch Tuesday afternoon...

Owner of St. Bernard puppies facing animal cruelty charges

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 DOUGLAS, Mass. (WLNE) — A Sutton man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say puppies found in his home...

15 year anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Tuesday marks 15 years since a fire tore through the Station Nightclub...

UPDATE: Smoky 3-alarm fire in New Bedford

Crews are battling a smoky 3-alarm fire in New Bedford Monday afternoon. According to the New Bedford Fire Department, the blaze ignited at a home on...

Teens busted for stealing money, pot, and a gun

Bourbonniere and White. Courtesy of Rhode Island State Police Bourbonniere and White. Courtesy of Rhode Island State Police

Rhode Island State Police arrested three teenagers for a home invasion and robbery along South County Trail in Exeter last week. According to police....

Dartmouth man seriously injured in snowmobile crash

A Dartmouth man was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash Monday morning. Chad Beattie, 38, lost control of his rented snowmobile, went off trail, down an embankment...

"Rhode" to The Oscars

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — For some filmmakers the road to the Academy Awards starts in Rhode Island. Seven short films vying for Oscar ...

Man arrested after swiping cash from elderly woman at Twin River Casino

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 A man from Woonsocket was arrested after he money from an elderly woman at Twin River Casino, State Police said Monday afternoon. Michael A....

State Police: Man drives wrong way on highway, crashes into cruiser

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A man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly drove the wrong way on the highway and crashed into a State Police cruiser. Rhode Island State Police ...

Police ID body found in Cranston pond

Cranston Police have released the identity of the body removed from Spectacle Pond Saturday night. Officials confirmed on Monday that the body found was that of...

Senator Kettle pleads not guilty to extortion charges

State Senator Nick Kettle pleaded not guilty to two counts of extortion during a Superior Court arraignment on Monday morning. A secret grand jury charged the 27-year-old lawmaker with threatening a then male State House intern to engage in sexual acts against his will.

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