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PawSox stadium deal dead for this session Video included

PROVIDENCE, RI –  The clock's run out on the PawSox stadium deal. According to the state Senate, the window of time needed to discuss the proposal during this session has passed.

Providence Principal files restraining order against guidance counselor

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence middle school principal has a restraining order against a guidance ..

Hobby Lobby recalls 43,400 light-up spinner toys after a 14-month old ingested a battery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 OKLAHOMA CITY, O.K. (WLNE) – Hobby Lobby announced Tuesday that Easter and July 4th themed light up spinner toys are being recalled after the battery....

ABC6 honors the 'Best of the Class of 2017'

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE) – Students at the top of their class at their high school from across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts were honored  at Roger Williams University on Tuesday. ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6          PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating ...

Stoneham dog walker arrested for stealing clothes and jewelry

Angela Sharby. Courtesy of the Stoneham Police Department Angela Sharby. Courtesy of the Stoneham Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 STONEHAM, M.A. (WLNE) – A local dog walker has been arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of ..

Man in custody for DUI following multi-vehicle crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – A man is in police custody for a DUI following a three car accident Tuesday evening. Cranston Police told ABC6 News officers responded to the area of Phenix Ave and Natick Ave for a mult-vehicle crash around 5:23 p.m. Officers on scene noted a female had to be extricated from one of the vehicles that had rolled over. No further information is available at this time.  ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 ...

Ocean State Theatre Company announces sudden closure

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – Ocean State Theatre Co, Inc. (OSTC) announced suddenly Tuesday evening they will be closing ...

Providence likely doesn't qualify as sanctuary city under new definition Video included

In the eyes of Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, his city is a sanctuary city...but not according to new guidelines released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Rhode Island House passes bill to deregulate hair braiding

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed legislation that would deregulate the business of African-style braiding...

20,000 ride-on toys recalled after pedals sticking, reports of minor injuries

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 AMERICAN CANYON, C.A. (WLNE) – Dynacraft is recalling 20,000 Surge and Tonka battery operated ride-on toys after receiving 19 reports of the acceleration pedal sticking, raising the potential for falls and crashes. The company received seven reports of minor injuries.....

Hidden vault uncovered at Rhode Island capitol Video included

Demolition crews have been working on cleaning up that part of the State House but they certainly were not expecting to find the safe buried behind paneling and a layer of sheet rock. The vault they discovered hasn't been opened since 1935.

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install...

UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Fall River homicide

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE)  – A woman has died after being stabbed during a domestic dispute Monday night, according to the Massachusetts District Attorney’s office...

Elderly man assaulted during breaking-and-entering in Lincoln

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN. R.I. (WLNE) — Police are searching for an unidentified suspect who assaulted an elderly male with a Taser in his home on Friday...

Report: No one hurt when Rhode Island house explodes

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — A house has apparently exploded in Rhode Island but there were no reports of injuries...

UPDATE: Islamic State group claims Manchester blast

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack...

Daughter walks in honor of late father at his URI graduation ceremony: "I knew I wanted to honor his lifelong dream" Video included

FOSTER, RI – Just 3 days after her 70-year-old father’s death, Jennifer Gaudiana walked dressed in his cap and gown at the University of Rhode Island graduation ceremony, Sunday. "I was shaking going across the stage, but I was doing it for him."

Rule change withdrawn at Providence City Council meeting

Three days after former Providence City Council President Luis Aponte resigned from his leadership role, he skipped a special meeting held to vote on changing the rules.

The meeting was called to vote on a rule change that would allow the removal of the city council President. Majority Leader Bryan Principe withdrew that request saying it was no longer necessary.

Dangerous Barriers: Roadblocks for our first responders Video included

Just like we rely on our firefighters, police, and EMT's to get to our emergencies as quickly as possible, they rely on us, too, to get out of their way. But that, according to local firefighters, is becoming more and more difficult.

Police: 2 women hit, killed by vehicle on Cape Cod

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) _ Police in Massachusetts say two women who were hit by a minivan on Cape Cod..

Wakefield DMV temporarily closed

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

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Del Sesto Middle School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan visited Del Sesto Middle School in Providence on Monday to see how the school is advancing in making learning personalized. According to a press release from Providence Public Schools, the middle school uses technology and targeted instruction to tailor learning to each student. The school district had been expecting representatives from the Chan Zuckerbe...

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 ...

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...

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

Courtesy of the Athol Police Department. Courtesy of the Athol Police Department.

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

Courtesy of the Cranston Police Department. Courtesy of the Cranston Police Department.

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

Motorcycle Crash Motorcycle Crash

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

Courtesy of Rhode Island State Police. Courtesy of Rhode Island State Police.

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...

  • 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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