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UPDATE: Former Newport police sergeant sentenced to six months in prison

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Former Newport police sergeant who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from the police union...

Providence City Council passes ATV task force resolution

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence City Council voted unanimously to create a task force to help crack down...

Wife of Donald Eugene Webb reveals new details to police

Authorities revealing new information today about a decades old murder of a Pennsylvania cop.

Male shot in New Bedford, police investigating

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a shooting that sent a male to the ..

Johnston Police seize 47 marijuana plants from home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police seized 47 ..

Pawtucket Police seek robbery suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston Police are seeking assistance identifying and locating..

Local shelter pets tied to tennis star's success Video included

For every ace John Isner serves at the Newport Hall of Fame Open,it's one more point for him and 10 more meals for the pets at the South Coast Humane Society & Shelter. 

Breaking and entering suspect assaults witness with prosthetic arm

Brandon Demoranville Brandon Demoranville

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FREETOWN, M.A. (WLNE) — Freetown Police announced the arrest of a local man for assaulting an i

Fall River's mayor weighs in after second teacher arrested Video included

The mayor of Fall River is now weighing in after another middle school teacher was arrested. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, is accused of intentionally bumping into nine girls at the Providence Place Mall and groping them. 

Fall River shop offers free gowns for brides impacted by Alfred Angelo closure Video included

By John Krinjak @johnkrinjak FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) - Some local brides-to-be are getting some much needed help after their bridal gowns were pulled out from under them. The sudden, stunning closure of Alfred Angelo left women scrambling to find that all important gown for the big day. But the generosity of another store's owner is giving them a shot at walking down the aisle in style. When Morwondor Suomie of Providence found out her wedding dress wasn't going to be ready in time...

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard Working to Prevent Oil Spills in New Bedford Harbor Video included

New Bedford Harbor has an oil spill problem.  It's not one big spill plaguing the harbor that getting a lot of attention, but dozens of small spills that are starting to add up.  

Local jewelry store owner arrested in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE R.I. (WLNE) – The owner of Kent Jewelry, a wholesale distributor based out of Johnston is accused of swindling ...

Man who robbed, set fire to bank, sentenced to prison

Joseph Lavoie Joseph Lavoie

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man was sentenced Thursday morning to serve ..

Naked man arrested for stealing car, fleeing from police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A Pawtucket man and a Wrentham woman were arrested Wednesday after fleeing from police...

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer ..

Teen suspect in Cranston murder appears in court

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston teenager accused of killing his mother’s boyfriend appeared...

UPDATE: 17-year-old shot multiple times in Providence in stable condition

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A teenager was transported to the hospital Wednesday night after being shot multiple times...

Davey Lopes Recreation Center pool closed due to maintenance

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Families in one Providence neighborhood are facing an extra obstacle as they try to escape the oppressive heat...

List of cooling shelters open to the public in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Cooling shelters in Pawtucket are in place to keep people cool amidst the summer heat wave...

Cranston library hires goats from local farm to chomp at invasive plants

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. – Dozens of goats invaded Cranston’s Central Library after they were hired to chomp away at invasive plants outside such as poison ivy...

Fall River teacher arrested for child molestation Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) -- A Fall River middle school teacher has been accused of child molestation, according to school and law enforcement officials. Matthew Labriola, a special education teacher at Morton Middle School, was arrested July 12 on charges of second degree child molestation after allegedly groping five children ages 12 to 14 at the Providence Place Mall. According to court documents, Labriola allegedly b...

Unlicensed New Bedford driver crashes vehicle, 7 to hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) -- An unlicensed New Bedford driver crashed his car into the woods off I-195 in Mattapoisett Tuesday night, sending himself and six others to area hospitals. The 48-year-old was driving a 2000 Toyota Sienna minivan without a license on I-195 West around 7:37 p.m. when he veered off the road, into the woods near exit 19B. The driver, along with six adult passengers from ages 22 to 48, were tran...

Law enforcement now allowed to access prescriptions for investigations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE, AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that allows certain law enforcement agencies to use a prescription drug database in drug investigations, despite outcry from advocacy groups. The attorney general's office told the Associated Press that the bill would allow law enforcement to investigate "pill mills and drug diversion." According to the governor's office, th...

Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removed

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with ..

UPDATE: Teen arrested for murder of mother's boyfriend, two others face charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) – Attleboro Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating in the area of Prescott Street where a burned body was found....

UPDATE: Driver identified from fiery crash in Mansfield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) -- One man was killed in a fiery crash between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on I-95 North in Mansfield around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. State police responded to scene, finding a 2015 Ford F250 pickup that had caught on fire after striking the rear of a tractor-trailer which was disabled in the breakdown lane with a flat tire. The driver of the pickup truck was found dead at the scene, and his identity h...

Budget Feud: Could the stalemate almost be over? Video included

On day 19 of the budget stand-off there is some optimism from House Speaker Nick Mattiello. ABC 6 News caught up with the Speaker one day after his much hyped sit down with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

“It was a helpful conversation that I believe brought us to the point where the stalemate is going to be eradicated,” said Mattiello.

Automatic voter registration passes in Rhode Island

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Governor Gina Raimondo signed a bill on automatic voter registration into law Tuesday, making Rhode Island the ninth state to move forward with this kind of reform. This law will allow eligible citizens to automatically register to vote when they interact with a state agency. Implementation will begin with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and may eventually expand to other agencies under the Fe...

Another oversized truck to move through Coventry Wednesday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) -- Another oversized truck by Bay Crane, the same operators who took down utility poles and caused a transportation fiasco in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, will pass through Coventry Wednesday night. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) approved Bay Crane, to move another 560,000 generator from the Quonset Point near North Kingstown, R.I. to the Massachusetts State Line, according to t...

Hazmat crews on scene at Attleboro business after 50 gallons of acid leak out of tank

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Several hazmat crews remain on scene in Attleboro after a hydrochloric acid leak at a local business...

Rhode Island still without a new budget

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island's state budget impasse continues Wednesday. Today marks the 19th day since a feud at the State House left Rhode Island without a new budget...

OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson could have a good chance at parole when he asks officials this week...

UPDATE: Budget stand-off continues; No resolution following sit-down

There was no resolution to report after the sit-down meeting between House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

Smithfield teen severely injures hand after playing with illegal fireworks

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A 15-year-old sustained a severe hand injury after playing with illegal fireworks in Smithfield Tuesday morning...

NJ State Police arrest suspect wanted for connection in Milford murder

Jusselo Dias Dos Reis. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Police Jusselo Dias Dos Reis. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWARK, N.J. (WLNE) — The New Jersey State Police announced on Tuesday they have arrested a ..

Fate of Christian Lepore in judge's hands

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) - Two doctors have testified that Lepore suffered a psychotic episode the day he killed John O’Neil. If he's found guilty of murder, he'll be sent to prison. But if he's found not guilty by reason of insanity, he will be sent to a state hospital until it's deemed he's not a threat to others. "There's no winner in this case your honor - there's no winner and there's no loser." In his closin...

Crane company slammed with huge fine for over-sized big rig

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Bay Crane Northeast, the company that owns the big rig that was too heavy..

UPDATE: Police release surveillance video of Central Falls arson suspect

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — A surveillance video has been released showing the person of interest in a Central Falls arson on Central Street from June 19th...

Fire in Providence injures firefighter, displaces numerous families

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) — A firefighter was taken to the hospital and several families were displaced..

Frontier Airlines announces new flights out of T.F. Green Airport

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday their expansion plans at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick..

Local businesses helping Providence 49'ers raise money for lost equipment

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Local businesses are coming together to help a Providence youth football team whose equipment was destroyed in an arson fire...

Elderly woman crashes SUV into Acushnet chiropractic office

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ACUSHNET, Mass. (WLNE) – An SUV crashed into the Crabbe Chiropractic office building in Acushnet Tuesday morning...

UPDATE: Beavertail State Park diver identified as Attleboro man

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – The man that drowned Sunday afternoon after scuba diving in the waters off of Beavertail State Park has been identified....

ACLU sues Cranston again over panhandling ban

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – An ordinance that bans panhandling on busy roads in Cranston is the subject of another federal lawsuit...

Cape Cod Potato Chips will continue to be made on Cape Cod

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) – Cape Cod Potato Chips will continue to be made on Cape Cod. Snyder's-Lance Inc., which owns the snack food brand, had considered moving production of the chips not only off Cape Cod but out of Massachusetts because of what it called a "dated" and "overcrowded" plant in Hyannis....

Man who extorted sex from woman gets 15 years behind bars

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for extorting sex from a woman by offering to lend her $10,000 to pay ransom for her kidnapped boyfriend...

Lyft driver shot at on Boston-area highway

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts State Police are investigating a shooting on a Boston-area highway...

Providence City Council Committee calls for investigation into school after molestation allegations Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence City Council Special Committee on Education has called for an independent investigation into molestation charges at Harry Kizirian Elementary School. The unanimous yes vote calls on the Providence Police department to conduct a “thorough” investigation “on the incident in question.” By this, the committee’s councilors are calling on the police to investigate how officials...

Taco Bell vandal identified by North Smithfield Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police identified Damion Smith, 24, as the suspect who vandalized the inside of a Taco Bell restaurant on Eddie Dowling Highway after receiving the wrong order. Smith was seen on surveillance video obtained by ABC 6 News becoming irate after employees say he received the wrong order, destroying several objects on the counter. Smith’s last known address is 238 Manton Ave., in Providence. Nort...

Groups call on governor to veto prescription database bill

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - More than 20 groups, including the Rhode Island Medical Society and American Civil Liberties Union, are calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo to veto legislation that would allow law enforcement access to an electronic database of prescription painkillers without a warrant. The groups sent a letter to the Democratic governor saying the legislation would allow law enforcement to invade people's privacy and would und...

  • 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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