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New TSA carry-on screening procedures to expand to all U.S. airports

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Airline travelers will soon have to adhere to stricter carry-on screening procedures, according to the TSA.  In response to an increased threat to aviation security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require airline passengers to remove any electronics larger than a cellphone and place them in bins for X-ray screenings in standard lanes. As new procedures are phased in, TSA offi...

Over 250 marijuana plants found inside Narragansett home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) – A Narragansett home was found to have over 250 marijuana plants and 300 seedlings inside when detectives and officers searched the home Tuesday evening...

Sex abuse victims worried freed ex-priest will re-offend

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) - Men who say they were raped by a Catholic priest at the center of the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal say they're worried that he will abuse more children after he is released from prison...

Two Rhode Island men killed while crossing the street in Maine

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 OXFORD, Maine. (WLNE) – Two Rhode Island men were killed in Oxford, Maine, Tuesday night while crossing the road...

Reed, Cicilline criticize Trump transgender military ban

By:The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rep. David Cicilline and Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military....

6 more RI beaches closed to swimming due to bacteria

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Six more Rhode Island beaches have been recommended closed to swimming by public health officials due to high bacteria counts....

School Committee, Superindentent addressing concerns over radon testing at North Providence schools

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Parents in North Providence will soon have a chance to get their questions answered about radon testing at several schools...

Suspect in death of Google worker faces arraignment

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing after going out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home is headed to court...

Developer's plan for Providence skyscraper approved

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island Commission has approved a revised proposal to build a 46-story skyscraper on the Providence waterfront....

78-year-old man killed after train strikes pickup truck

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A 78-year-old man has died after his pickup truck was struck by a commuter rail train south of Boston...

PawSox execs tour Worcester as obligation to Pawtucket ends

By: Alana Cerrone Email: acerrone@abc6.com Twitter: @Alana_Cerrone PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — It is not Pawtucket, or even Rhode Island – Worcester could...

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

By: The Associated Press/ABC6 News Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CHICAGO, Ill. — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease...

State Police seek witnesses of violent road-rage incident

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police announced Tuesday evening they are seeking..

Convicted pedophile priest Paul Shanley granted parole Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter:@ABC6 BOSTON (WLNE) -- The notorious pedophile priest Paul Shanley is scheduled to be released from prison and be placed on parole after 12 years, amidst opposition from priest abuse victims, their advocates and the district attorney's office. Shanley was convicted of two counts of rape of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child in February 2005. He was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison. After serving 1...

Illegal gambling case moves forward against former North Providence finance director

By John Krinjak @johnkrinjak jkrinjak@abc6.com The Rhode Island Attorney General's office is moving forward with a case against the former finance director in North Providence. 38-year-old Justin Cambio is accused of messing with the chips on a poker table at Twin River in 2015. Prosecutors say he illegally added more money to a bet in order to increase the payout. We're told surveillance video caught that on camera. Cambio was set to be arraigned Tuesday, but the judge granted...

Surveillance video shows altercation between Pelagio and Cranston police officer Video included

Cranston police have released a full report and surveillance video detailing what happened between the now suspended acting police chief in North Providence and an officer in Cranston. The video shows Christopher Pelagio getting into an argument with an unnamed Cranston police officer and witnesses say it was very obvious that Pelagio was the instigator.

Sen. Jack Reed with choice words for Trump, Texas Congressman in hot mic moment Video included

A hot microphone in a Senate hearing Tuesday caught an unusually candid moment involving Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island.  He used some colorful language to mock a Congressman from Texas.  A microphone left on during a Senate appropriations committee hearing picked up the unguarded moment. Reed and Senator Susan Collins of Maine were discussing concerns about getting a budget passed--in which ...

Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and widow, dies at 90

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank...

Man denies raping 11-year-old, says she might have raped him

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him as he slept...

New Bedford woman sought for alleged bomb threats

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 37-year-old woman in connection with bomb threats and threats of violence...

Decades-old suit against juvenile detention center settled

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A lawsuit filed 46 years ago by inmates at a juvenile correctional facility in Rhode Island has been settled....

Rhode Island budget impasse: Governor wants vote this week

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing for a vote..

City council backs off independent probe of school groping

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Providence City Council has backed off a proposal calling for an independent investigation into whether officials at an elementary school failed to properly report allegations that a gym teacher had groped female students...

Parking at the Providence Place Mall free for first two hours starting August 1 Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Free parking is coming to the Providence Place Mall starting August 1st...

Three injured after golf cart and motorcycle collide in Coptuit

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COPTUIT, Mass. (WLNE) – A motorcycle and golf cart collided in Coptuit Saturday night at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Falmouth Road...

Police pursue suspect to Providence Place Mall after gun incident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter:@ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police are investigating a crash near the Providence Place Mall that may be linked to an earlier gun incident when a suspect fled police. Police say the pursuit began at the Arbor Glen Apartments Monday afternoon when police received a call about a person waving a handgun near the complex. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, and police followed them to the Providence Place Mall. The car hi...

Restoration project underway to preserve Beavertail Lighthouse

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A restoration project is underway to preserve the historic Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown.....

Sale of Aaron Hernandez's home falls through

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Aaron Hernandez's home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through...

East Greenwich residents voicing concerns at Town Council meeting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter:@ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Residents in East Greenwich voiced their frustrations with the town council...

GOP sets Senate health care vote buoyed by McCain return

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter:@ABC6 WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their health...

Local reaction to planned healthcare vote

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Monday afternoon, President Trump made last..

Fire officials, mental health experts stress dangers of hoarding after deadly Fall River blaze Video included

74-year-old Lillian Cordeiro was pronounced dead after fire tore through her Orswell Road home early Sunday.  Fire officials now say the blaze started on the second floor, due to an improperly-used extension cord. Cordeiro was in bed on the third floor, and acting deputy chief Sean Flannery says a hoarding situation made it difficult to reach her--and the fire. "It was at a level that I've never see...

Freetown Police issuing 'positive citations' for good behavior

FREETOWN, Mass. (WLNE) -- The Freetown Police Association (FPA) will be issuing a different kind of citation for positive behavior around town.

Foster man, teen, seriously injured in motorcycle crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 GLOCESTER, R.I. (WLNE) — A 21-year-old man is facing felony DUI charges after crashing his..

Mass. Congressman Hosts Opioid Addiction & Affordable Care Act Roundtable

Mass. Congressman Hosts Opioid Addiction & Affordable Care Act Roundtable

With the US Senate debating a potential healthcare overhaul, planning a vote tomorrow, critics are fighting a repeal from all angles. In New Bedford on Monday, that fight focused on addiction and the opioid crisis with a roundtable discussion that had recovering addicts opening up about their struggle.

UPDATE: Police ID man killed in Foxborough motorcycle crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBOROUGH, M.A. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash..

North Providence in disarray after suspension of acting chief Video included

North Providence’s longtime acting police chief is now suspended indefinitely. Christopher Pelagio was suspended with pay on Friday and town officials have yet to explain what prompted the suspension. 

Police say woman killed boyfriend, hid body in closet

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) _ A Brockton woman is accused of killing her boyfriend, hiding his body in a closet and telling police he died during a botched robbery...

Acting Chief of North Providence PD suspended indefinitely

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Christopher Pelagio, acting Chief of the North Providence Police Department, has been suspended indefinitely....

Man injured when aircraft crashes through fence, hits parked car in Westerly

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) – A man was injured Sunday afternoon when his aircraft went through the fence at Westerly State Airport and hit a parked vehicle...

UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Fall River fire Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 An early morning fire in Fall River takes the life of the home owner and lands 1 firefighter in the hospital. Officials say they had a few challenges fighting the fire, first the heat and humidity then finding the woman on the third floor and the source of the fire because of how many boxes and how much stuff the owner had collected in her home. All is quiet now on Orswell Street but neighbors say it was a different story around 3...

July 24 marked Day of Remembrance for deceased animals at Westport farm

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) – A Westport community is holding a day of remembrance Monday to honor the animals who died at a squalid tenant farm last year....

Man who robbed, set fire to bank gets federal prison

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Federal authorities say a man is headed to prison for robbing and setting fire to a bank in Rhode Island last year...

Fire department gets nearly $338K to replace aging truck

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's congressional delegation says a fire department is getting nearly $338,000 in federal funding to purchase a new truck...

Rhode Island officials warn of blue-green algae in pond

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials are advising people to stay away from a Newport pond due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom...

Rhode Island home sales boom shows no signs of slowing down

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down...

Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SAN ANTONIO, TX (AP) — A 60-year-old man who was arrested after authorities say at least nine people died...

Police investigate double shooting in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating a double shooting following a car crash...

North Providence Acting Police Chief suspended

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The North Providence Town Council is expected to discuss the fate...

Freetown police welcome first ever K-9

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FREETOWN, M.A. (WLNE) – Freetown police are officially welcoming a new officer to their ranks, but this officer prefers to walk on four-legs as opposed to the normal two ...

Man on mend after acquiring flesh-eating bacteria on New Hampshire hike

By: Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) - A Florida man is recovering from flesh-eating bacteria he encountered while hiking in New Hampshire. Thirty-two-year-old Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father's Day weekend. WHDH-TV  reports Atkins was left in a two-week coma because his organs were shutting down. Doctors say the bacteria entered Atkins' body through blisters on his foot from when he went on a hiking tri...

Treasurer: Residents get back $12.2M in unclaimed property

By: Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state treasurer's office says that $12.2 million in unclaimed property was returned to more than 10,000 Rhode Island residents in the last fiscal year. The office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is currently overseeing more than $330 million in unclaimed property that's waiting to be reclaimed. The office returned about $12.2 million in unclaimed property to 10,070 people in the 2017 fiscal y...

Fall River woman killed in Raynham head-on collision

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RAYNHAM, Mass. (WLNE) -- A Fall River woman died in a head-on collision in Raynham early Sunday morning, according to police. Raynham Police and Fire responded at 3:16 a.m. Sunday to Route 138 in the area of the Raynham Park for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 43-year-old woman from Fall River, who was traveling in the southbound lane of Route 138 in a 1992 Honda Civic, crossed t...

Local family raises money for American Brain Tumor Association Video included

Hundreds of people supporting a Taunton woman who beat brain cancer at a fundraiser this afternoon. 

Cranston grocery store re-opened after false bomb threat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- A supermarket that was evacuated for a bomb threat that turned out to be false is now open, according to local police. The Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue in Cranston was evacuated around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when an employee received a call saying there was a bomb in the building. Cranston Police and Rhode Island State Police responded to the scene. No legitimate threat was found. The building ...

Woman drowns in South Kingstown pool

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) -- A 61-year-old woman died in South Kingstown after an apparent drowning early Saturday morning. Police and EMS responded to a private residence on Wild Flower Trail. The woman appeared to have drowned in the pool at the residence. The incident is still under investigation. ©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Man seriously injured after rollover accident

A car went airborne after hitting the chain link fence (left) beside 71 Murray St. in Providence around midnight Saturday. A car went airborne after hitting the chain link fence (left) beside 71 Murray St. in Providence around midnight Saturday.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- A 21-year-old was seriously injured after his vehicle rolled over into a house on Murray Street in Providence just after midnight Saturday, according to police. Providence Police say the man was driving at a high rate of speed down Murray Street when his vehicle hit a chain link fence near 71 Murray St., went airborne and hit an unattended parked car in a vacant lot beside the residence.  The drive...

Roof collapses in 2-alarm New Bedford fire

New Bedford Fire still on the scene 1 p.m. Saturday following a roof collapse due to the fire that occurred 12 hours prior. New Bedford Fire still on the scene 1 p.m. Saturday following a roof collapse due to the fire that occurred 12 hours prior.

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) -- Fire officials are still on the scene at 91 Adams St., New Bedford where a two alarm fire caused a roof to collapse. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Saturday. The roof collapsed on the two-and-a-half story building, but no one was injured, according to fire officials. Firefighters were spotted at the scene at the building over 12 hours later. They told ABC News that the building starte...

Local reaction to Rhode Island native Sean Spicer's resignation Video included

Sean Spicer may have had a short run as White House Press Secretary but it was certainly a memorable one.

Tracking Great Whites on Cape Cod Video included

CAPE COD, M.A. (WLNE) — Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have tagged more than 100 Great White Sharks in the waters off of Cape..

  • Hundreds Run to Help Others Rise Above Cancer in Warwick

    Hundreds Run to Help Others Rise Above Cancer in Warwick

    A special race with a special cause, drawing hundreds of people in Warwick.  ABC6 Sports Director Ken Bell was the emcee of the Lifespan Event to fight cancer.

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    A special race with a special cause, drawing hundreds of people in Warwick.  ABC6 Sports Director Ken Bell was the emcee of the Lifespan Event to fight cancer.

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  • Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    Pick of the Litter: Jamie

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — This week’s Pick of the Litter is a 12-week-old Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix puppy called Jamie...

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  • Care New England cutting jobs at several hospitals across the state

    Care New England cutting jobs at several hospitals across the state

    By: News Staff news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Care New England announced Wednesday that jobs are being cut at several of its hospitals. The group isn’t saying yet how many people are being let go, but the layoffs do include both clinical and non-clinical staff. The vast majority are at Women and Infants Hospital. There are also some at Butler, Kent, and the VNA of Care New England. The announcement comes a week after Care New England said it’s planning to me...More >>
    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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