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6 Questions: Celebrating 35 years at ABC6 with Ken Bell

By: John DeLuca Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 John: Has it hit you yet...that this is it? Ken: You know I had a moment last week when I was..

UPDATE: Crews rescue 9 children, 3 adults after boat capsizes

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6  WAREHAM, M.A. (WLNE) — A  boat overturned in Buzzard's Bay Wednesday night. According ..

Transgender veteran living in Providence reacts to news of military ban Video included

Sad and disgusted those are the words Audrina Bauer, a trans army veteran living in Providence, is using to describe her reaction to the President's twitter announcement that he plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military. 

Popular wedding venue closes abruptly due to zoning issues

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- Soon-to-be-wed couples are dealing with sudden changes as the historic reception venue Stone House was forced to close its doors suddenly amidst a zoning battle. Sixteen brides are seeking alternative arrangements now that the Little Compton venue has been ordered by Superior Court Judge Brian Van Couyghen not to hold special events for zoning and usage violations brough...

USDA officials search for remains of Swansea Civil War vet

By: Alana Cerrone Email: acerrone@Abc6.com Twitter: @Alana_Cerrone The family farm in Swansea where Alfred Gardner lived before he went off to war..

Drivers on edge in wake of road rage fueled shooting on Rt. 146 Video included

It was in the middle of the day--12:30PM Tuesday--when a case of road rage on Route 146 escalated into gunfire. Police say a red Nissan SUV pulled onto the I-295 access road, and fired several rounds into a blue Hyundai which continued north on 146. "It's a great danger to everyone that was on the highway at that particular time," said Capt. Derek Borek of Rhode Island State Police. Police found two rounds in the rear pass...

LGBT advocates criticize Trump's military ban on transgender people Video included

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....

Senate rejects proposal for 'Obamacare' repeal

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) —The Republican-run Senate has rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle..

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...

RISP arrest EP man, large quantities of fentanyl pills and cocaine seized

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — An East Providence man arrested twice in one week has..

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...

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...

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...

  • 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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