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Cranston Police seek porch thief

 Police are seeking help identifying a man who snagged several packages from a Cranston porch.  According to a post on the Cranston Police ...

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident

Rhode Island Tall Ship Back In Action After Accident Video included

Rhode Island's tall ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry is back where it belongs, out on the open ocean, months after an accident in Newport Harbor.  With the accident behind them, the crew is focusing on their mission to teach. The crew of the tall ship is excited for their first voyage since that October accident.

Hazing investigation bars swim team from competition

Brown University is barring its men’s varsity swim team from competing in the ivy league championships while it investigates...

Police: Suspect wanted for deserting frozen turtle turns himself in

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A man wanted for abusing his turtle by leaving its tank to freeze over has been arrested. Luis Rosa, 24, turned himself in around 8:00 a.m., Coventry Police..

Fall River Mayor in support of new Durfee High Video included

The mayor of Fall River is getting behind plans for a new $263 million Durfee High School. He says the damage from the pipe that burst there last month is just the tip of the iceberg and a band–aid won't be enough to fix the school.

E. Providence city worker accused of stalking

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The East Providence city worker accused of stalking another woman appeared before a judge Wednesday. Leah Stoddard, 37, is charged with stalking, installing an electronic tracking device in or on a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit those acts. The stalking charge is a felony. No pleas were entered. On January 2, a woman told East Providence Police she found a GPS tracking device under her car, according to court docu...

StyleWeek: SEED-lings Challenge

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — StyleWeek kicks off at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Wednesday night...

North Providence man arrested after stabbing

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police arrested a North Providence man after he allegedly stabbed...

Senate files resolution to expel State Senator Kettle

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Senate filed a resolution to expel the Republican lawmaker...

Some WHS students calling for increased security in light of school shootings Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WESTERLY, R.I. – Some Westerly High School students are pushing for more than one school resource officer in light of the deadly school shooting in Florida. The high school has two buildings about a block apart from each other, with one officer monitoring both. Senior Quinn Chappelle is urging school administrators to have at least two officers on campus – one designated for each building. "We can't just cross our fingers ...

UPDATE: Woman shot in the torso in New Bedford shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police are investigating a shooting in the city...

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Reverend Billy Graham, who transformed American religious...

Oliver Hazard Perry setting sail for first time since crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island’s tall ship the Oliver Hazard Perry is gearing up for its first voyage Wednesday morning...

Former nightclub shark put up for sale

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Buyers searching for a 25-foot shark to complete their home collection are in luck...

Students at Westerly High School concerned about class safety

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — In the days following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school, concerns about school safety are ringing close to home...

Vigil marks 15 years since deadly Station nightclub fire

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- Families of victims and survivors gathered at the Station Fire Memorial Park Tuesday night to commemorate the exact moment the deadly fire started 15 years ago.  At 11:03 PM they raised their cell phones, turned on their headlights. 100 lights in the night sky to remember the 100 people who never made it out of the station nightclub on that horrible night back in 2003. This m...

Fentanyl suspected in Providence hazmat

A hazmat situation Tuesday night was caused by a deadly overdose. Crews from both Providence Fire and Police responded to the level one hazmat at a triple...

Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Justice Department says it is moving quickly with its review of "bump stock" devices after President Donald Trump directed the agency to propose...

Suspects break into home, ID themselves as police officers

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Fall River Police have made an arrest in connection with a home invasion from Sunday. It happened near Robeson and New Boston Streets around...

ACLU raises concerns about plans to remove Kettle from Senate

The ACLU is raising concerns about plans by Rhode Island Senate leadership to remove Sen. Nicholas Kettle--if he doesn't resign himself. Senate President Ruggerio says the Senate will use its constitutional power to throw him overboard. Within hours of Senator Kettle being charged on Friday with video voyeurism and extortion, Ruggerio called on Kettle to resign. He's now taking that one...

Golden Retriever puppy diagnosed with rare disease

A Cranston couple is hoping to bring awareness to a rare disease that could take the life of their golden retriever if he doesn't get treatment. The puppy, named Roman...

Woman with baby in car charged with DUI

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 A North Providence woman who was driving with her 7-month-old child in tow was charged with DUI. Margaret Khoury, 44, was arrested around 2:45 p.m. on Monday...

Edgewood Highland school to reopen Monday

Students at the Edgewood Highland school will be able to return to the school beginning Monday. After being forced to close due to a busted water pipe..

Timeline: Station Nightclub Fire, 15 year anniversary

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — It has been 15 years since the Station Nightclub in West Warwick went up in flames killing 100 people and injuring hundreds more. The fire erupted on February 20, 2003 after the rock band Great White set off pyrotechnics. The flammable sound proof insulation inside the club went up in flames quickly sparking a fast moving fire that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history. In the years to come, laws would change in the state to tighten...

Illegal catch donated to charity in New Bedford

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Local veterans sat down to a nice sea food lunch Tuesday afternoon...

Owner of St. Bernard puppies facing animal cruelty charges

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 DOUGLAS, Mass. (WLNE) — A Sutton man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say puppies found in his home...

15 year anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Tuesday marks 15 years since a fire tore through the Station Nightclub...

UPDATE: Smoky 3-alarm fire in New Bedford

Crews are battling a smoky 3-alarm fire in New Bedford Monday afternoon. According to the New Bedford Fire Department, the blaze ignited at a home on...

Teens busted for stealing money, pot, and a gun

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Rhode Island State Police arrested three teenagers for a home invasion and robbery along South County Trail in Exeter last week. According to police....

Dartmouth man seriously injured in snowmobile crash

A Dartmouth man was seriously injured in a snowmobile crash Monday morning. Chad Beattie, 38, lost control of his rented snowmobile, went off trail, down an embankment...

"Rhode" to The Oscars

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — For some filmmakers the road to the Academy Awards starts in Rhode Island. Seven short films vying for Oscar ...

Man arrested after swiping cash from elderly woman at Twin River Casino

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 A man from Woonsocket was arrested after he money from an elderly woman at Twin River Casino, State Police said Monday afternoon. Michael A....

State Police: Man drives wrong way on highway, crashes into cruiser

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A man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly drove the wrong way on the highway and crashed into a State Police cruiser. Rhode Island State Police ...

Police ID body found in Cranston pond

Cranston Police have released the identity of the body removed from Spectacle Pond Saturday night. Officials confirmed on Monday that the body found was that of...

Senator Kettle pleads not guilty to extortion charges

State Senator Nick Kettle pleaded not guilty to two counts of extortion during a Superior Court arraignment on Monday morning. A secret grand jury charged the 27-year-old lawmaker with threatening a then male State House intern to engage in sexual acts against his will.

Advocates protest alleged animal abuser

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAKEFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Protestors at the Washington County Courthouse spoke out against animal cruelty aimed at an East Greenwich man...

Rhode Island troopers encouraged to bring guns to church

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they encourage troopers to bring their guns...

ABC6 EXCLUSIVE: Bride misses cocktail hour after being trapped in elevator Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A bride missed the cocktail hour for her wedding reception Saturday night, after she became stuck in the elevator...

Memorial service held for Pascoag firefighter who died in the line of duty

A 33 year veteran of the Pascoag Fire Department who died in the line of duty was honored Sunday night. Firefighters and law enforcement from all over the region along with dozens of community members paying their final respects to Lieutenant Richard Jenks.

Body discovered in Cranston pond

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Police removed a body from a Cranston pond late Saturday evening. An unidentified body...

Providence Police arrest two men after chase

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police say two men were arrested after a car and foot chase early Saturday morning in Providence. Alkhalif Sirleaf, 19, and Reynolds Youboty, 19, both ...

Cranston Pen Pal Program Bridges the Gap Between Generations

Cranston Pen Pal Program Bridges the Gap Between Generations Video included

A program is bridging the gap between generations.  This Valentine’s Day, a lunch date, of sorts, spanned those generations.  The gathering was the culmination of a pen pal project between two Cranston elementary schools: Edgewood Highland and Glen Hills.

Security expert weighs in as several local schools experience copycat threats Video included

Americans are on edge as copycat threats are made in the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting. And those nerves are felt close to home.

BREAKING: Providence Police, Medical Examiner on scene for body found in water

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence Police and the Office of the Medical Examiner are on scene for reports of a body found in the Providence River...

Ceremony to mark deadly nightclub fire postponed due to snow

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been postponed due to an expected snowstorm...

State Senator arrested for video voyeurism, extortion Video included

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State Sen. Nicholas Kettle was arrested Friday for video voyeurism and extortion. Republican  Sen. Nicholas Kettle, of Coventry, was arrested Richmond Friday afternoon, and charged with one count of video voyeurism, and two counts of extortion, after a month-long investigation. Kettle was arraigned by a justice of the peace Friday night at State Police Headquarters in Scituate.

Providence high school basketball team qualifies for national Special Olympics

The unified basketball team from Mt. Pleasant High School will compete in the National Special Olympics this summer officials announced. The team, dubbed the...

Westport teen threatens to shoot up school

A student at Westport High School, could be facing felony charges for threatening to shoot up Westport High School. According to Westport Police...

RI State Trooper injured when cruiser was hit on I-95 N

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A State Trooper was injured after his cruiser was hit by another car...

Tim Tries It: Curling

Tim Tries It: Curling Video included

With the Winter Olympics, comes the realization that there are a lot of unique winter sports that we may only see on TV once every 4 years.  Yet, some of them can be so much fun to watch, and look like they might be fun to try.  We sent our own Tim Studebaker to Cranston to give one of those seldom seen sports a try.

East Providence councilor says National Grid lights quote is unfair

Out of the 5,000 street lights in the city of East Providence, only 3800 work. 1200 were shut off years ago to save the taxpayers money.

Bullets found in bathroom of Woonsocket middle school

Hamlet Middle School was placed on lockdown after bullets were found in a boy’s bathroom Friday afternoon. Detective Sergeant Matthew...

Students at The Gordon School take action following FL tragedy

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Kids at The Gordon School in East Providence are taking a pro-active stance following the tragedy in Florida earlier this week. During a workshop on Friday some students chose to write letters to those affected by the shooting, others made posters for an upcoming anti-gun violence rally and some chose to write to lawmakers about gun control. "I feel like it's important to empathize for those affected and to talk about how ...

Man charged in Attleboro murder held without bail Video included

A South Boston man is charged with murder after months on the run after a robbery gone bad left one man dead. Police have been looking for Jaquan Cohen since that murder.

Florida students quit class to protest shootings

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A group of high schoolers has walked out of classes to protest gun violence after a mass shooting killed 17 people at a neighboring school...

Judge seeks answers in case of detained Guatemalan mother

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge in Boston has ordered immigration officials to explain why a Guatemalan mother was detained...

One person shot in Pawtucket home invasion

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Pawtucket police are investigating an early morning home invasion...

Captain describes boat sinking, rescue by Coast Guard Video included

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) -- It was supposed to be the final leg of a five-day fishing trip for the Sea Star and its captain Andrew Arnett. "We were on our way home. we'd had a stellar trip, boat was running fine," said Arnett. But around 8:30 Wednesday night, that all changed in an instant. "My first mate woke me up and said something was wrong, the boat doesn't look right," said Arnett. Tur...

Romney makes it official: He’s running for Utah Senate seat

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah...

Fugitive arrested for December murder in Attleboro

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By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — A South Boston man wanted for murder has been arrested by Attleboro police...

Durfee High School receives anonymous threat via social media

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A Massachusetts high school will see extra police presence Friday after a possible threat was made via social media...

Nichols College recruiter describes Florida school shooting Video included

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- A recruiter from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. was among those inside Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as Wednesday's deadly shooting unfolded. Paul Brower is the Assistant Dean of Enrollment at Nichols. He returned to T.F. Green Airport Thursday night, and spoke to reporters about what he saw firsthand. Brower was at the high school with a football coach from Nichols, ...

Coventry Police seek suspect in "frozen turtle" case

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are searching for a Coventry man who reportedly abandoned a household turtle, allowing its tank to fully freeze over. On February 7th Animal Control Officers responded to a home in Maple Root Village for reports of an abandoned animal. Officers on scene located a fish tank that was frozen solid, containing a turtle encased in the ice. The tank was removed from the home and transported to Anima...

Budget deficit threatens North Attleboro departments; jobs, school at risk Video included

Stacey Nassaney remembers when the Allen Avenue School closed three years ago, and the effect it had on her children.

Providence councilor calls for meeting to discuss safety in wake of FL shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –Providence City Councilor Michael Correia is among those looking to take action in the wake of the dozen plus lives lost in Florida Wednesday. Correia is calling for a meeting with city officials including the Mayor, Police Commissioner, and Superintendent to look at gaps in school safety and ensure everything possible is being done to protect students. "We all say that it's not going to happen here in the city of Providence, well they didn't thin...

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