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McKee calls out Mollis on 38 Studios investigation Video included

By Mark Curtis Cumberland mayor Dan McKee is heading to the Rhode IslandState House to lodge more complaints about the 38 studios deal. McKee says Secretary of State Ralph Mollis knew two years ago that Michael Corso was working as an unregistered lobbyist for 38 studios but that Mollis did not launch an investigation until a few months ago. "Well I think it is clear in 2012, that he knew and he didn't do anything there so it would be interesting,” says Mayor McKee. “You know where there is s...

Bristol man arrested on child porn charges

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Bristol man who had worked with the disabled was arrested on child porn charges Wednesday morning. Matthew Antig–Nano, 31, is accused of sending pictures and videos of child pornography over the internet. Police say the images were found on his computer when they searched his home on Matacom Ave. Antig–Nano was recently employed by "Looking Upwards" in Middletown, a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities. Authorities say his job did not p...

One dead after single car crash in Coventry

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comCOVENTRY, R.I. - Police responded to a one car crash that occurred around 1:49 a.m. July 23 in the area of 1800 Plainfield Pike. The lone occupant, 35-year-old Scott Deware of Sterling, Conn., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe Deware lost control of his vehicle while traveling westbound on Plainfield Pike about one mile from the Conn. line. The accident remain under investigation.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Two stabbed in altercation at New Bedford café

By News Staffnews@abc6.comTwo men were stabbed in an altercation at a New Bedford café Wednesday.The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. at Al’s Café on Belleville Avenue.Police say two men entered the café and an argument began with two other men.The argument turned physical and two of the men were stabbed.One man was stabbed in the arm and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The second was stabbed in the stomach and Taken to Rhode Island Hospital.The seriousness of their injuries is unknown. Th...

Fall River Police search shooting suspect

By News Staff news@abc6.com Fall River Police are offering a cash reward to try and track down a shooting suspect they say is armed and dangerous. Nathaniel Anton Lewis, 27, is wanted in a July 6th shooting on Shove Street. He's facing several charges including attempted murder. Lewis's last known address is 70 Barrows Street in Fall River. He also has ties to the Boston area.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Police: Bristol man touched 10-year-old girl in gym pool

By News Staffnews@abc6.comA local man has been accused of touching a 10-year-old girl in a local pool.Police say 53-year-old Raymond Dubord of Bristol was in the pool at the HealthTrax gym in East Providence when he approached the girl.Duborn then apparently tried to talk with her, swam up to her and touched her.One of the girl’s family members reported the incident.Dubord is being charged with simple assault.He is a registered sex offender.© WLNE-TV 2014

Town spending thousands on temporary Dartmouth police headquarters

By Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comDartmouth Police Officers have been working from their parking lot for several months after Legionnaires Disease was found inside the police station.Now, they may never be able to use that building again.Modulars and trailers in the police station parking lot were supposed to be a temporary solution lasting maybe a few weeks.But this new “headquarters” is now costing the town more than $10,000 per month.The 80 employees of the Dartmouth Police...

Newport city councilman arrested for assault

Newport city councilman arrested for assault

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: Ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Newport City Councilman has been arrested for simple assault after an incident with a contractor over a ladder. State Police say City Councilor Michael Farley assaulted 41-year-old Kevin Schiavone who was working on a house next door to his back in June. ABC6 News reporter Mike LaCrosse spoke to both Farley and Schiavone after the incident and both men told different stories. Farley claimed that Schiavone stole his ladder but...

Unemployment rate for veterans is high, could rise further

Unemployment rate for veterans is high, could rise further Video included

By: Melissa Randallmrandall@abc6.com Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, especially in Rhode Island which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. That task is even more difficult for veterans who are facing even more employment challenges when they return home. When members of the military serve over seas their jobs aren't always waiting for them at home. The search for a new one can mean months without a paycheck. For Jonathan Bermudez, 25, the transition from the b...

Women & Infants Hospital settles lawsuit with Massachusetts

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroWomen Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has settled a case with the state of the Massachusetts for failing to protect confidential information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts. The hospital will pay $150,000 for a data breach that took place in Nov. of 2012. Information including patient names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, dates of exams, doctors names and ultrasound images were part of the breach. “Pers...

Man charged with killing parents pleads not guilty

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressA North Providence man accused of killing his parents in their home last summer has pleaded not guilty.Thirty-seven-year-old Mark Yu entered the not guilty plea Wednesday to two charges of murder.He is accused of killing 60-year-old Young Yu and 61-year-old Yeon Yu at their home in July 2013. Authorities have said the Yus had been dead for about two days when their bodies were found wrapped in bedding. The cause of death was determined to be blunt...

Near drowning leaves woman in critical condition in Wareham

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA woman is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Swifts Beach in Wareham on Wednesday.Police say they responded to the beach around 11:30 a.m. and found people attempting to perform CPR on an adult female. Officers continued CPR on the woman until EMS arrived and took her to Tobey Hospital.Witnesses say she was swimming just prior to the incident.Her condition remains critical at this time, and her identity is being withheld.© WLNE-TV 2014

Many in Haiti still displaced by 2010 earthquake Video included

By News Staffnews@abc6.comDozens of people came to Providence Tuesday night to help people in need.The event was a fundraiser for the “Haiti Community Outreach” organization, which raises money to help people suffering from the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.Rhode Island has a large number of Haitian-American residents.People at the event dined on Haitian food and bid on auction items.Stephanie Charles, who is with the organization, says, "Well we want to help communities in Haiti that ...

$400 worth of lobsters stolen from fisherman's boat

Lobsters were stolen from a crate on this dock in Wickford Lobsters were stolen from a crate on this dock in Wickford

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA local fisherman who sells his fresh catch out of his boat is dealing with a larceny of lobsters.Saturday night, a crate full of cull lobsters, which are lobsters with only one claw, was stolen right from the ‘End o Main Lobster’ boat at the town wharf in Wickford.About 30-35 lobsters were stolen, valued at anywhere from $350-$400.The company is working with North Kingstown to find the suspect but unfortunately the surveillance camera was not setup properly o...

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down

By: The Associated PressEmail: News@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.(C) WLNE-TV/ The Associated Press

Block, Fung announce policy plans if elected

By: Mark CurtisEmail: mcurtis@abc6.comIn seven weeks Rhode Island primary voters will head to polls and the Republican race for governor is really heating up.Candidate Ken Block held a press conference at the DMV on Tuesday saying he'll reform that agency, if elected.The DMV still has a multi-million dollar contract dispute with computer maker Hewlett-Packard and wait-times for customers are still long."Wait times at this department are at a three-year high. We've been asking people as they w...

Family of six escapes Providence fire Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA family of six is safe after escaping a morning fire at their home on Admiral Street. The fire started around 3:30 a.m. on the third floor of the three family home. No one was injured. The family is now be assisted by the Red Cross.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Woonsocket man faces code violations for holiday displays

Nicole Brazier @NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comWOONSOCKET - On a hot July day, David Densmore sits on the porch of his Blackstone St. house, and reads the laundry list of violations he'll face Wednesday in housing court in Woonsocket....issues he says the city has with the materials he uses to build his famous Halloween and Christmas displays each winter. Issues, he also says, he's taken care of. "We already removed everything. We had trucks coming in and taking all the wood away! It all dis...

Dee from the Desk: Democrats get their hands dirty

The first official jabs in the Democratic primary are being delivered in the latest round of television ads. Gina Raimondo is taking aim at Taveras claiming he has caused the city to bleed jobs by raising taxes on commercial properties.

Former Sharon resident living in Israel responds to FAA flight suspension Video included

All flights from the U.S. into Israel's busiest airport in Tel Aviv have been suspended. The FAA’s decision came after a rocket fired by Hamas landed near the airport on Tuesday. ABC 6 News spoke with a former Sharon resident living in the country and her family still living in the United States about the decision.

Firefighters battle truck fire in Coventry

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By News Staff news@abc6.com Coventry Fire crews battled a massive tractor trailer fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the fire on Centre of New England Boulevard near the Home Depot. Members of the department say West Warwick, Warwick and Johnston firefighters were called to the scene to help. No word on any injuries. Police say the fire marshals office is investigating.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number. Two people with knowledge of the investigation say the gun is the one that was used to kill Massachusetts Institu...

Immigration issue enters RI Governor's race Video included

By Mark Curtis As the immigration crisis now heats up at the southern border, it's also entering the race for Rhode Island Governor. Republican Ken Block pointing to a 2003 resolution from then Cranston city councilor Allan Fung, supporting the national "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride". "It's shocking that a Republican candidate for Governor would support full amnesty, without addressing the larger problem of uncontrolled immigration in this country" says Block. The "Immigrant Workers Freedom...

The Providence Journal sells for $46 million Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com The Providence Journal has been sold for $46 million in cash to a company out of New York. New Media Investment Group and the Journal’s parent company, A.H. Belo Corporation made the announcement Tuesday afternoon in separate press releases. The sale includes all of the print and digital elements of the paper. The Journal went up for sale last December. A.H. Belo blamed sharply declining readership and ad revenue mainly because of internet competition.The deal is ...

Sentencing in fatal drunk driving crash delayed Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comThe man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving crash, breaks down in court. His sentence is now delayed. Brandon Borge has already plead no contest to the 2012 drunk driving crash in which he lost his girlfriend and both of his legs. He was supposed to learn his sentence today, but Borge broke down, explaining his confusion with the proceedings. "The thing is, I don't remember anything so I'm going by whatever I read in the papers," said Bor...

American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge mysteriously replaced Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe NYPD is investigating a mysterious incident that happened at the Brooklyn Bridge.The American flags that usually fly atop the span have been replaced by white flags.Authorities believe they may be painted over American flags, as the stars and stripes are faintly visible underneath.There is surveillance video, but so far no arrests have been made.Crews took the flags down this morning.© WLNE-TV 2014

Proposed gun range ordinance controversy in Tiverton Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin TIVERTON, RI- Gun range enthusiasts are concerned about a proposed ordinance that makes an 81–year-old gun club essentially illegal to operate. The proposed ordinance was allegedly adopted from a similar ordinance in Maine, but conflicts with Rhode Island state law. In Tiverton, outdoor and indoor gun ranges may be subject to stricter rules and regulations if the proposed licensing ordinance is approved by the city council. Tiverton Rod and Gun ...

Attorney: Dispute over Patriots records resolved

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattro Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior court today for a status hearing in the Odin Lloyd murder case.  

Sentencing delayed for man in drunk driving crash

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe sentencing of a man who pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving accident has been delayed after an emotional outburst in the courtroom. Brandon Borge was set to be sentenced for a 2012 car accident in Cranston that killed Barbara Ellis. Borge lost both legs in the crash. Borge told the court that the whole process is confusing for him since he does not remember the accident. The Judge pushed the senten...

Police: Neighbors helped lead officers to vehicle break-in suspects

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By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comTwo men and one juvenile have been arrested in Tiverton after neighbors alerted police to the suspects breaking into nearby vehicles.Police say residents called headquarters Monday evening to notify them of the break-ins.When police responded to the area of Haskins Ave., three suspects attempted to flee but were caught after a brief foot pursuit.19-year-old Devin O’Loughlin and 20-year-old Kyle Simons, along with a third juvenile, were arrested.Police found pr...

Donor replaces bows stolen from state program

By Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comDue to a generous donation, the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish Wildlife has been able to replace 12 Genesis bows that were stolen during a break-in at a DEM facility in early June. After Johnston orthopedic surgeon and avid hunter A. Robert Buonanno, MD, heard about the break-in, he immediately donated $1,100 to replace the missing bows and help the programs get back on track. The loss of the training equipment impacted DEM field day ...

Red Cross calling for blood donations to avoid 'emergency situation'

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@Abc6.comA blood shortage has sparked the American Red Cross to make an urgent call for donors.Officials say donations through the Red Cross are down by about 8% over the last 11 weeks. That means there are about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.With donor numbers on the decline, the Red Cross says the shortfall could potentially cause an emergency situation in the coming weeks.All eligible donors are encouraged to donate blood. All blood types are needed and encou...

Eastside Marketplace being purchased by Stop & Shop owner

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA popular East Side market is being bought by the company that operates Stop Shop.Eastside Marketplace owner Scott Laurans confirmed Tuesday that a deal is in place with Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop Shop and Giant supermarkets, to purchase the Pitman Street market.Laurans says he plans to keep the existing 168 employees and management team in place, and will continue to operate the business as “Eastside Marketplace”.He will remain in an advisory rol...

Providence murder suspect held without bail

Providence murder suspect held without bail Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The man accused of gunning down a young Providence father is being held without bail. Tuesday morning Justice Andrade went before a judge in the capitol cities 10th murder of the year. Andrade walked into the courtroom wearing a blue t–shirt and handcuffs. The 20–year–old was formally charged with the murder of Ty–Shon Perry. Noplea was entered. It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say Andrade shot and killed the Perry, who was a...

Providence Police officer struck by van

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Providence Police officer was treated for injuries after being struck by a van last night. The officer was on a bike patrol in the intersection of Westminster and Exchange Street around 9 p.m. when he was struck. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital as a precaution. The officer is expected to make a full recovery. The man driving the van has been issued a courts summons for driving with an expired lic...

Suspect in deadly Providence shooting due in court

Suspect in deadly Providence shooting due in court Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The man accused of killing a young father from Providence is due in court Tuesday morning. The suspect, Justice Andrade, turned himself into police Monday afternoon. An arrest warrant was issued over the weekend. Andrade is accused of shooting Ty-Shon Perry early Saturday morning at the intersection of Allston and River Avenue’s. Perry later died at the hospital. Investigators say Perry was not the intended target. His family tells ABC6 the 20-year-o...

Two men arrested in Rehoboth break in

By News Staff news@abc6.com Two Mansfield men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside a home in Rehoboth. Police say they received a call for a suspicious auto that was seen pulling around to the back of the residence. The home-owner had recently been admitted to the Hospital, according to police. When police arrived on scene, the side window of the garage had been opened. Police conducted a search where they located Alex Troy, 22, and Joseph Coughlin, 26 in the garage. ...

New Bedford Market Basket workers among thousands to protest Video included

Dozens of Market Basket employees lined the entrance of the New Bedford store Monday in an effort to get their former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas reinstated. The workers were among thousands across the region to take part in similar protests.

UPDATE: Justice Andrade turns himself in for death of Ty-shon Perry Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Police are looking for 20-year old Justice Andrade in connection with Saturday’s shooting death of Ty-shon Perry, 20. Police believe Andrade is armed and dangerous. The Saturday morning shooting occurred around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Allston Street and River Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Providence Police. ©2014 ABC6/WLNE-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Fire crews fight fire at Lincoln auto repair shop Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: Ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @Dee DeQuattroFire crews are on scene at a structure fire in Lincoln. The fire broke out at George’s Repair Towing shortly before 2 p.m. There are reports that a firefighter may have been injured during the blaze. It took about an hour to control the flames. ABC6 is on scene and will bring you the latest when it is available.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

New Bedford fire chief warns residents after series of fires Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comA series of unexplained fires in New Bedfordhas the fire chief calling on the public for help. All of the fires were started at businesses. Most were in the middle of the night. The fire chief says whenever they can't find a cause for a fire that starts that in the middle of the night, it's a concern. He's hoping to put an end to them before someone gets hurt.In the last ten days, 4 business owners in New Bedford have taken a hit. Some more than others, but...

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Sheriff Hodgson Returns from Southern Border; More Immigration Debate Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com As the U.S. deals with thousands of children being brought across the border illegally, many others states are being asked to care for some of these kids."We're a country of laws, and we can't start to break those laws down," said Sheriff Tom Hodgson, of Bristol County Massachusetts.The Sheriff of Bristol County, Massachusetts just returned from a fact-finding trip to the Texas border.He says Governor Deval Patrick’s willingness to house 1,000 ...

Nationwide fruit recall affects some RI stores

By News Staff news@abc6.com A food packing company has voluntarily recalled certain fruit products that have been sold in some stores in Rhode Island. The Wawona Packing Company in California has recalled certain peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1st through July 12th, due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Department of Heath says Sam's Club, BJ's, Trader Joe's, Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, Save-A-Lot are stores in Rho...

Hidden artwork found in North Kingstown

Hidden artwork found in North Kingstown Video included

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comHidden on different trails throughout North Kingstown are hidden treasures, from sculptures to stoneware to painted houses, all made by local artists. Nancy Whyte Sherman explains the idea, "why not bring local artists some PR and get people out hiking!"The North Kingstown Arts Council asked for local artists to create pieces to be hidden as part of the first "ArtVenture", the idea of bringing art and nature together. Sherman goes on, "Even if you don't find ...

Market Basket rallies lead to empty shelves

By News Staff news@abc6.com Thousands of Market Basket employees and their supporters rallied at the company’s headquarters for a second time. They’re calling for the former CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, to be reinstated. Speakers at the morning rally included many long-time employees, some of who were fired Sunday for a work strike protest. The lack of workers has led to empty shelves in many Market basket stores, including several in Massachusetts. © WLNE-TV 2014

JetBlue pilot arrested for buying heroin after landing at Logan Airport

By News Staff news@abc6.com A JetBlue pilot was arrested for buying heroin hours after landing at Logan Airport. Officers patrolling the Boston Common noticed several drug deals going down. They arrested several people including 42-year-old John Manwaring of Florida. He told officers he was a pilot and had arrived in Boston just a few hours earlier. JetBlue says Manwaring was removed from his job, pending the outcome of an investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014

Two women to join Warwick Fire Dept. Video included

Nicole Brazier@nicolebrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comWARWICK - It's a long way down from atop a 40 foot ladder - but it's no big deal for recruits in Warwick's fire training program. 3 North Kingstown fire hopefuls join 13 from Warwick in their 12th week of training to become firefighters. "The primary thing has been team building, pretty much everything ties back into that. You have to be able to count on everyone that's around you," said recruit Ben Shermack-Moore. And this fall, firefighters in ...

Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family.The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening. Police said Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. But she never made it...

Alex and Ani suing BJ's over jewelry

By News Staff news@abc6.com A federal judge has given jewelry maker Alex and Ani the go ahead to sue BJ's wholesale company.

Azamat Tazhayakov found guilty

 By News Staff news@abc6.com Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Tazhayakov was accused of agreeing with another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev...

Hernandez protests airing of court chats

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings. Attorney James Sultan on Monday filed a motion in Bristol Superior Court, where Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Sultan said that during two hearings this month, a private conversation between Hernandez and his lawyers, and...

MA teen drowns in Plymouth pond

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Brockton teen drowned in a pond at a family campground in Plymouth. It happened at Ellis Haven Campground on Sunday, July 20th. Witnesses say 19-year-old Jared Marshall swam out to retrieve a float from the pond and never resurfaced. Divers recovered his body about an hour after receiving the 911 call. The incident is under investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014

Toddler burned after falling into fire pit

By News Staff news@abc6.com A 2-year-old boy from Massachusetts is recovering after falling into a fire pit in Burlingame State Park in Charlestown. It happened around 8 o’clock Sunday night. The boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with burns to his face, back, and arms. There is no word yet on his condition. © WLNE-TV 2014

WWII Veteran awarded medals nearly 70 years later

WWII Veteran awarded medals nearly 70 years later

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A World War II Veteran is finally awarded his medals for outstanding service. While serving with the Army's 38th Infantry Division Anthony "Tony" D’Abrosca earned, but never received several prestigious medals. In a ceremony Monday he graciously accepted them. “I waited almost 70 years for them and uh I thought it was a lost cause, but they finally came though,” he said. D'Abrosca was just 18 when he enlisted. He was just 4 months shy of his graduatio...

Five home invasion suspects set to be arraigned

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFive suspects arrested in connection with a Providence home invasion and shooting are set to be arraigned Monday morning. 20-year-old Miguel Pere, 23-year-old Tommy Bun, and 22-year-old Orlando Luciano are accused of rushing into a home on Forsyth Street on Friday July 11. Two female eexoticdancers identified as Vypatda Sophan and Vanassa Potter were also involved in the incident. During the invasion Kyana Willims, 18, and her f...

Fire tears through Dartmouth Home

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Dartmouth family is now being assisted by the Red Cross after a fire broke out in their Thibeault Lane home Sunday night. The fire started around 8 p.m. and tore through the roof and second floor of the home. The cause appeared to be electrical. No one was injured in the fire.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Second fire at Johnston waste disposal plant in less than a month

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroJust weeks after a fire in a storage unit at a waste disposal plant in Johnston a piece of equipment at the same plant caught fire. Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday a mechanical lift at Patriot Disposal on Shun Pike caught fire. The fire seemed to be caused by a diesel engine. No one was injured during the fire. On July 2 a storage unit at the facility also caught fire and was a total loss.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Firefighter’s hand amputated due to flesh eating bacteria Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin NEWPORT, RI- It's been about a month since Braden Leonard's right hand was amputated. Leonard said, "This is the only hand I’ve lost to a thorn so, and I’ve encountered several." Leonard's last trip to Ballard Park in Newport this past June could have turned deadly. He fell after riding his bike into a small cluster of rocks. “And I hit a tree and the tree had thorns like a vine wrapped around it, and kind of just buried it into my palm," said ...

Painting fundraiser helps New Bedford family, restaurant owners Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA special fundraiser taking place this weekend will help the New Bedford family who lost their home and restaurant in a fire.Flames tore through the Lebanese Kitchen last Friday, completely destroying the popular Purchase St. eatery.The restaurant had been there for more than 30 years.Sunday, July 20, ‘Painting with a Splash’ is holding an in-studio fundraiser to help. Tickets cost $39 to paint ‘Sunset Beach’, and all proceeds will go to the family.The event s...

Hot air balloon crashes in MA

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a hot air balloon struck a power line in Clifton, MA. The balloon was attempting to land in a residential area when it struck the line and caught fire around 7:40 PM Saturday night. WCVB-TV reports that six people were in the balloon and five suffered burns, ranging from minor to serious. All six passengers are being treated at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. The FAA will investigate the incident. No...

Providence store robbed at gunpoint

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Late Saturday night, Providence Police responded to a report of a robbery at a local convenience store. It happened around 10 PM when the suspect held up the City Stop Express on Orms Street. Providence Police described the suspect as a black male, 5’10”, with a stocky build. He was wearing black jeans, a black shirt, and a black scarf. The man held the store up at gunpoint before staling and undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. No one was injured and ...

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"The Sunday Political Brunch" by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- July 20, 2014(Providence, Rhode Island) – I was chatting on Facebook Saturday with my old Washington, DC news colleague, Bob Franken of CNN fame – I was at Cox DC back then. I mentioned that as of January 2015, I would start spending a fair amount of time in New Hampshire, getting ready for the 2016 Presidential election. Yes, that’s right, the campaign there will begin in earnest right after this November’s elec...

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  • Two men arrested in Rehoboth break in

    Two men arrested in Rehoboth break in

    By News Staff news@abc6.com Two Mansfield men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside a home in Rehoboth. Police say they received a call for a suspicious auto that was seen pulling around to the back of the residence. The home-owner had recently been admitted to the Hospital, according to police. When police arrived on scene, the side window of the garage had been opened. Police conducted a search where they located Alex Troy, 22, and Joseph Coughlin, 26 in the garage. ...More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com Two Mansfield men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside a home in Rehoboth. Police say they received a call for a suspicious auto that was seen pulling around to the back of the residence. The home-owner had recently been admitted to the Hospital, according to police. When police arrived on scene, the side window of the garage had been opened. Police conducted a search where they located Alex Troy, 22, and Joseph Coughlin, 26 in the garage. ...More >>
  • JetBlue pilot arrested for buying heroin after landing at Logan Airport

    JetBlue pilot arrested for buying heroin after landing at Logan Airport

    By News Staff news@abc6.com A JetBlue pilot was arrested for buying heroin hours after landing at Logan Airport. Officers patrolling the Boston Common noticed several drug deals going down. They arrested several people including 42-year-old John Manwaring of Florida. He told officers he was a pilot and had arrived in Boston just a few hours earlier. JetBlue says Manwaring was removed from his job, pending the outcome of an investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com A JetBlue pilot was arrested for buying heroin hours after landing at Logan Airport. Officers patrolling the Boston Common noticed several drug deals going down. They arrested several people including 42-year-old John Manwaring of Florida. He told officers he was a pilot and had arrived in Boston just a few hours earlier. JetBlue says Manwaring was removed from his job, pending the outcome of an investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014More >>
  • Proposed gun range ordinance controversy in Tiverton

    Proposed gun range ordinance controversy in Tiverton

    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin TIVERTON, RI- Gun range enthusiasts are concerned about a proposed ordinance that makes an 81–year-old gun club essentially illegal to operate. The proposed ordinance was allegedly adopted from a similar ordinance in Maine, but conflicts with Rhode Island state law. In Tiverton, outdoor and indoor gun ranges may be subject to stricter rules and regulations if the proposed licensing ordinance is approved by the city council. Tiverton Rod and Gun ...More >>
    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin TIVERTON, RI- Gun range enthusiasts are concerned about a proposed ordinance that makes an 81–year-old gun club essentially illegal to operate. The proposed ordinance was allegedly adopted from a similar ordinance in Maine, but conflicts with Rhode Island state law. In Tiverton, outdoor and indoor gun ranges may be subject to stricter rules and regulations if the proposed licensing ordinance is approved by the city council. Tiverton Rod and Gun ...More >>
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