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New Bedford whale makes it into Ripley’s

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A whale skeleton at the New Bedford Whaling Museum has earned a spot...

Teen shot at Providence Place Mall, shooter at large Video included

The search is underway for a suspect who shot someone inside the parking garage at the Providence Place Mall. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare says one person, identified as a 19-year-old male, was shot on the second floor of the North Parking Garage. He says those injuries appear non life-threatening.

UPDATE: Warwick Fire Department investigating arson

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick Fire Department responded to not one, but two fires within a couple...

Woman with cerebral palsy gets wheelchair stolen during Patriots game

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — A woman with cerebral palsy had her wheelchair stolen during Saturday’s Patriots game...

Preview: Raimondo to deliver 4th State of the State address

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Governor Gina Raimondo is upbeat one day ahead of her fourth State of the State address. "It's an opportunity to address the people of Rhode Island and share my optimism. You now the state and our economy is stronger than it's been in a long long time and now we have to commit ourselves to keep going,” said Raimondo. We do know one focus of this year's speech will be on fixing school buildings across Rhode Island. The issue front and ...

Officials to celebrate Martin Luther King at annual ceremony

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island political, community and religious leaders plan to celebrate...

Governor pushes for bill to give her office line-item veto

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Governor Gina Raimondo is pushing for a bill that would give the governor...

OPIOID CRISIS: ‘Owning Our Story’

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island health officials will tackle the opioid crisis Monday night...

East Providence Police investigating suspicious death

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence Police announced they are ...

Missing kayak recovered in East Providence

Less than 24 hours after the Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man in the Providence River, first responders recovered his kayak. Firefighters recovered that bright orange kayak off of Squantum Point earlier today and when they found it, it was completely encased in ice.

Raimondo to deliver State of the State speech to lawmakers

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo plans to use this year's State of the State speech to highlight the state's progress and make the case for continued...

UPDATE: DLT computer systems back online

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced Saturday that the Teleserve system that provides telephone and internet service to unemployment insurance claims is back online...

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker Video included

The Coast Guard has called off its search for a man who went missing kayaking off of Conimicut Point Friday, saying conditions are no longer conducive to finding him alive.

RIDOT advises caution on roadways in anticipation of flash freezing

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is advising drivers to use extra caution on Rhode Island roadways Saturday in anticipation of flash freezing. Roadways wet  ...

UPDATE: Police ID victim of fatal pedestrian accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police are investigating an accident in Pawtucket where a pedestrian...

More than 40 animals taken from condemned Riverside home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence has condemned a home after removing dozens...

Portsmouth School Committee testing cameras on school buses

school Committee members in Portsmouth are growing concerned about school bus safety. Bus drivers there say some people have been ignoring their stop signs, putting the children getting off the bus at risk.

Reaction pouring in to President Trump's alleged immigration comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Outrage and disappointment are brewing among Rhode Island lawmakers following reports that President Trump made comments slamming immigrants from Haiti and African countries while working out an immigration deal. The comment in question, "why are we having all these people from 's---hole' countries come here?" "The comments weren't Presidential they were not only derogatory but they were divisive,” said Senator Jack Reed.

CVS says it will keep Aetna in Connecticut’s capital city

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — CVS Health Corp. says it has no plans to move Aetna...

Fire officials deny barn fire may have been arson

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials have denied a previous claim that a barn fire that killed...

Meet-and-greet with former Patriots players at Warwick Mall Video included

The Warwick Mall played host to a special meet-and-greet with former Patriots players Thursday night. People lined up for hours, waiting for the chance to meet Harold Shaw and Patrick Pass. It was all organized by the Rhode Island Lottery to promote a new Patriots-themed scratch-ff game called 5X Champions. Shaw and Pass were available to sign autographs and take phots with fans, along wit...

Attleboro proposes new $266m high school with state aid Video included

Walking through the 56-year-old Attleboro High School, it's clear it's more than a little worse for wear. Leaking steam pipes have left a patchwork of metal plates in the floor, and have caused safety hazards like burning hot floor tiles. Unreliable heating controls have caused vastly different temperatures from room to room. "The building has systems that need replacing. But the f...

Mother, son indicted for death of mother's boyfriend

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 17-year-old and his mother have been indicted in...

National Grid asks for $26M less in Rhode Island rate hikes

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — National Grid is asking for $26 million less in rate...

RI Department of Health lifts boil water advisory on areas of Coventry

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health announced Thursday that the boil water advisory issued for Centre of New England Boulevard in Coventry in late December has been lifted. About ...

Two rushed to hospital after barge explosion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — An explosion on a barge is under investigation. North ...

Failure to Clear Storm Drains Could Result in Flooding, Fines

Failure to Clear Storm Drains Could Result in Flooding, Fines

Cities and towns are gearing up for the heavy rain by digging out storm drains so the water will have somewhere to go.  They're also asking people to help, and in some cases, it's not optional.

Comment shakes up sexual harassment training at the State House Video included

By: Chloe Leshner Email: Cleshner@abc6.com Twitter: @cleshnerabc6 PROVIDENCE (WLNE) — A state representative is under fire after a....

Authorities investigating after cats found abandoned in lobster crates

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Investigations are underway to locate those responsible for abandoning a number of cats outside in the cold late last month. On Friday December 22nd a concerned citizen brought five cats...

Suspect sought for theft from Fatima Hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The theft of construction equipment from Fatima ...

Police investigating armed robbery in Fall River

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – Shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning Fall River Police officers responded to Irving Street and Pleasant Street for reports of an armed robbery...

Harbor seal pup returned to ocean after rehabilitation at Mystic Aquarium

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A baby seal was released back into the ocean Thursday following a four-month rehabilitation program  ...

Cranston students return to class

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Students from Edgewood-Highlands Elementary School finally returned...

Preservation Society plans to close Vanderbilt family apartment at Newport mansion

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – The Preservation Society of Newport County (PSNC) announced plans Thursday to close the apartment owned and operated by descendants of the Vanderbilt family due to safety concerns. A PSNC spokesman said that in an assessment of the integrity of The Breakers mansion, the PSNC instructed ...

Brown University, Prospect Medical announce plans to acquire Care New England group Video included

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Brown University, in partnership with Prospect Medical, announced Thursday...

Central Falls man arrested after fleeing police, jumping into Blackstone River

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A Central Falls man was arrested Wednesday after fleeing Pawtucket Police...

Providence man arrested following restaurant assault

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET. R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man was arrested Wednesday after assaulting a man at a Pawtucket restaurant late last month. On December 27th Pawtucket Police responded to Royal Fried Chicken ...

Documents offer glimpse of state's push to woo Amazon

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Internal documents show Massachusetts officials moved quickly to seize a potentially...

RI State Police respond to fight inside courthouse

Damon Winslow Damon Winslow

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were arrested after a fight broke out inside a Providence courthouse...

Boston museum to protect art with pest-sniffing dog

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s venerable Museum of Fine Arts has gone to the dogs...

Mentally ill inmates sue sheriff over solitary confinement

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against officials at a Massachusetts county jail alleges that mentally ill inmates...

Cranston students being moved

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston elementary students are heading back to class Thursday after water forced...

UPDATE: Providence Police ID body pulled from Providence fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A body was pulled from the ashes of a Providence house fire Monday morning...

UPDATE: Water main ruptures in Lincoln

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN, R.I.  (WLNE) —  A water main break in Lincoln flooded the streets Wednesday...

RI House members attend first-ever sexual harassment training Video included

A packed house at Wednesday night's first-ever sexual harassment training for members of Rhode Island's House of Representatives. "We want to provide persons with as much education and training as possible so they know where the lines are," said House Speaker Nick Mattiello. The session covered topics such as groping, sexual assault, inappropriate language, and quid-pro-quo sex...

Crews execute ice rescue in Fall River

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Crews in Fall River worked to save a woman who fell through...

Electrical fire at Providence Place prompts evacuation

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I.  (WLNE) —  An electrical fire forced parts of the third floor of Providence ...

Cities Unclogging Storm Drains to Prevent Flooding

Cities Unclogging Storm Drains to Prevent Flooding Video included

By: Tim Studebaker Facebook: @TStudebakerABC6 Twitter: @TStudebakerABC6 Email: tstudebaker@abc6.com CRANSTON, R.I. – Last week's winter wallop is still causing problems for cities and towns, and now there's a new concern.  With heavy rain in the forecast, clogged storm drains could spell trouble as flooding becomes an issue. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) says, “Just living with this brutal winter from the deep freeze now to the anticipated heavy rains that are go...

Durfee High School closes after pipe bursts Video included

Students at Durfee High School in Fall River got to stay home today after a pipe burst early this morning, sending tens of thousands of gallons of water flooding through the building. The record low temperatures we just experienced are surprisingly not to blame here.

Pawtucket kidnapping suspects arraigned

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two Pawtucket residents accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman with a developmental disorder...

Johnston High School students dismissed after heating problems

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Students at Johnston High School were dismissed early Wednesday morning...

West Warwick man facing child porn charges for second time

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A West Warwick man is facing child pornography charges for the second time...

Burst pipe floods Durfee High School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Fire officials responded to a burst pipe at Durfee High School in Fall River...

Committee approves PawSox stadium proposal Video included

The Senate Finance Committee approved the most recent PawSox stadium proposal Tuesday evening. Before the vote the finance committee held a public hearing to get feedback on the revised bill. The recent changes include requiring the team to develop around the stadium and the city getting naming rights money. In a statement the PawSox say they are pleased by the leadership roles undertaken by Senate Presi...

Pawtucket Senator resigns citing alcohol problems Video included

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Pawtucket Senator James E. Doyle announced his resignation on Tuesday. Doyle, who was first elected in November of 2004, resigned on Tuesday, after thirteen years...

UPDATES: Gas leaks in Newport cause closures

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Part of Thames Street has been closed with Newport Police and...

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