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Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot...

Uxbridge puppies rescued by kayaker

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 UXBRIDGE, Mass (WLNE) — The Uxbridge Police Department is searching for any leads to find the owner of six puppies found...

‘The Codfather’ to be sentenced for evading fishing quotas

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas...

RI Lawmakers to break ground on multimillion-dollar complex

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo will join members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation to break ground on...

2 people hit by cars in Warwick this weekend

A dangerous weekend in Warwick. Two people struck by cars, one of those accidents was fatal and the other left a man in the hospital, his young son witnessed the entire thing.

Pedestrian struck on Post Road in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Warwick Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk...

Puerto Rican Professional Association of RI collecting goods for hurricane relief Video included

Hurricane Maria is heading North after leaving widespread damage in Puerto Rico. As Puerto Ricans look towards recovery, dozens of Rhode Islanders are looking to help. 

UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian hit, killed by car in Warwick

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Police have identified a teenager who died after he was hit by a car Friday night...

Police: 2 officers shot by man they suspect shot wife first

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot...

RI State Police arrest 2, respond to high number of motor vehicle crashes

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Troopers made two arrests while responding to an unusually high number...

Raccoon jumps on police windshield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DENVER, Colo. (WLNE) — A police officer in Colorado was on his way to an accident when a raccoon jumped onto his windshield...

Pawtucket names RI's first female police chief

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – The Pawtucket Police Department swore in their first female Police Chief Friday ...

What is CTE? Local brain expert weighs in

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy--or CTE--is a degenerative brain disease in which the brain deteriorates in a way similar to Alzheimer's. "That happens when there's multiple head trauma, generally occurring over time," said Dr. William White, a brain expert at Brain in Play International in Warwick. Dr. White says what jumped out at him the most about Hernandez was the fact that...

URI clinic to help smokers quit

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The University of Rhode Island is launching a new effort to help the community...

Foxboro library censorship exhibit taken down

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An exhibit on censorship at the Boyden Library in Foxboro was taken down after complaints...

RI State Police ‘Vintage Cruiser Show’ happening Sunday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — It will be a blast from the past at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters in Scituate...

UPDATE: Police identify the two men hospitalized after live wire accident Video included

Two men were rushed to the hospital Thursday night after the ladder they were working on got tangled in the middle of live power lines. The men were working on the roof of a home on Chestnut Hill Avenue, when the metal ladder tipped off the roof and landed on high tension lines. 

Father kills son, then himself in Foxboro Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Foxboro and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a murder-suicide...

Two people shot on Manton Ave in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating the violence that sent two people to the hospital Thursday...

Attleboro Library book returned 78 years late

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — An overdue library book was returned to the Attleboro Public Library 78 years late...

Aaron Hernandez's estate suing NFL, Patriots over evidence of brain disease Video included

Lawyers for former Patriot Aaron Hernandez announced late Thursday afternoon that they will sue the NFL and the Patriots over the results of a newly-released brain study. According to the study, Hernandez, who committed suicide earlier this year, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy--a severe brain disease. 

Photographs document scary moments at Point Judith Video included

By Bianca Buono bbuono@abc6.com @BBuonoABC6 A rescue at Point Judith was all caught on camera. An angler was caught in waves churned up by Tropical Storm Jose. The images show just how dangerous it is out there this week. "All of a sudden he was taken back by a wave,” said Mike Laptew of Mike Laptew Photography. Laptew was at the coast Wednesday documented the big waves. "As an underwater cinematographer I'm often shooting seascapes below water but when th...

Dartmouth Animal Control seeks support for injured cat

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, MA (WLNE) – Dartmouth Animal Control is seeking the help of the public in supporting a local cat that was shot ...

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence

Construction Begins on New Food Co-Op in Providence Video included

Construction is underway in a neighborhood in Providence that some would call a "food desert."  Right now, there isn't much access to affordable, fresh food in that neighborhood.  A new food co–op is hoping to change that.

Father charged in infant's death denied bail

Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department. Ryan Beeley. Courtesy of the Warwick Police Department.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island father accused of killing his infant daughter..

Suspect sought in Mansfield convenience store robbery

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, MA. (WLNE) – Mansfield police are seeking the help of the public to identify the man who robbed a local...

Parents in Scituate fed up with bullying Video included

Several families in Scituate are fed up with bullying in schools. Making it worse, parents who spoke to ABC 6, say the district is denying that there's a problem.

Drew Peterson likely to appeal to US Supreme Court

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An attorney for Drew Peterson says he'll likely appeal an Illinois ..

CVS announces opioid addiction programs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — CVS Health has a new policy when it comes to opioid prescriptions...

RIDOT changing wording on RhodeWorks signs

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — RhodeWorks construction signs will have a new look moving forward...

Tropical Storm Jose impacting local oyster farmer Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WLNE) — Tropical Storm Jose has been causing strong winds and rough surf on the south coast of Massachusetts...

New RI Red Cross volunteers deployed to Florida Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Red Cross is still actively sending members to help continue relief efforts in areas...

After Maria, locals struggle to reach family in Puerto Rico Video included

Tanya Guilfoile spent 24 years living in Puerto Rico before attending grad school at Boston College. She currently lives in Dallas but was traveling back to Providence Wednesday night. Speaking with us on a layover, Guilfoile says seeing the images from the place where she grew up has her on edge.  "Those places that were very familiar to me, I've seen images and I don't recogn...

Gov. Raimondo signs bill to help children who witness domestic abuse Video included

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday that would help children who witness domestic violence. Under the law, the state will provide up to $1500 for counseling for children who witness abuse. The idea came from detectives in the Central Falls Police Department. The goal--to help children recover from abuse, while easing the financial burden on their families. "There are kids out there who a...

Three arrested for neglect of Central Falls 'Treasure' Video included

Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department Juan Gonzalez, Jomar Gonzalez, and Ciara Pabon. Courtesy of the Central Falls Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6 Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Three people have been charged following the discovery of an extremely ..

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England Video included

With Tropical Storm Jose offshore, winds have been on the increase today, and damage reports have been coming in from around the area.

RI lawmakers approve paid sick time Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island General Assembly voted Tuesday night to phase-in paid sick days. Under the bill, workers will be able to take up to three paid sick days beginning July 2018, rising to five days by 2020. Companies with 17 or fewer employees can offer that sick time as unpaid. “It’s a big win for workers in Rhode Island,” said Georgia Hollister Isman, the state director of the Working Families ...

South Kingstown Police seek bank robber

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAKEFIELD, R. I. (WLNE) — The South Kingstown Police Department is seeking assistance..

Trial of man accused in ISIS plot underway, Warwick man testifies as key witness

The prosecution in the trial against 27–year–old David Wright of Everett began opening statements by saying that this is a case about a U.S. citizen who was committed to ISIS, that’s according to WCVB, our Boston affiliate who was in the courtroom for the first day of the trial. Wright is charged with plotting to kill conservative blogger Pamela Geller and random police officers in the name of the Islamic State. 

Newport Police investigating officer impersonation scam

By: News Staff Email: News@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) –The Newport Police Department is investigating two incidents where two local women were contacted by someone impersonating ...

Gooseberry Island causeway closed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents hoping to watch the surf from Gooseberry Island in Westport were disappointed...

Tropical Storm Jose makes waves in Narragansett Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — As waves pounded on Narragansett Beach Wednesday morning...

Roofs fly, windows break as Maria makes landfall

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Zinc roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as Maria approached Puerto Rico...

Man attacks dog with machete in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — An out of control man with a machete attacked a pit bull in the street while also...

Rescuers wriggle into collapsed school after Mexico quake

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers, soldiers and police are digging and tunneling overnight...

Body found in Providence stairwell identified

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The body found in a stairwell last week has been identified as a missing...

Strong winds, rising water as Jose hits South Coast of Mass. Video included

At the edge of the causeway leading to West Island, folks are concerned about water levels around high tide Wednesday morning--with the possibility that water could wash over the road.  Meanwhile, as the wind from Jose kicked up over Buzzards Bay Tuesday night, Jim Moraux, the owner of Earl's Marina, is thankful he took the proper precautions.  "Everything is facing kind o...

ABC6 Chief Meteorologist discusses active hurricane season

We're almost four months into hurricane season and already there have been 13 named storms with seven hurricanes. "I think we're seeing more of hurricane ..

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves

Coastal Homes & Businesses Brace for Jose's Waves Video included

The coast has been taking a beating for the past few days as Jose churns offshore.  High surf and beach erosion are both concerns for some of the homes and businesses that face the ocean head on.

New Bedford braces for Jose Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — Towns and cities along the coast are bracing for Jose...

Police seek window smashing suspect dressed as Batman

Courtesy of the Cranston Police Department Courtesy of the Cranston Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Cranston Police Department is seeking a man dressed as Batman ..

Mansfield Police seek bank robber, vehicle thief

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — A man is being sought by police on Tuesday for his connections..

Westport campers asked to evacuate beach

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) — Residents along the coastline geared up for the potential impacts of Jose both on water and on land...

UPDATE: RISP identify man hit by car on I-95 in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police has identified the pedestrian involved in the deadly...

Driver dies after car strikes tree in South Kingstown

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A deadly car crash in South Kingstown claimed the life of a...

URI assistant basketball coach placed on leave after arrest

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 KINGSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — An assistant basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island has been placed on...

Ferries to Newport cancelled

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — As we prepare for the potential impact of Jose, boaters are not taking...

Candlelight vigil held for New Bedford man stabbed to death Video included

Family and friends lit candles, said prayers and shared memories of 45-year-old Juan Roman Monday night. The vigil was held at the spot where Roman was stabbed to death behind a shopping center on Nauset Street Sunday night, following what witnesses describe as an argument with his girlfriend over a cigarette. "This place has gotten worse and worse. that's why I don't hang around h...

Taunton Police investigating female and dog stabbed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Taunton Police are investigating an incident where a female and dog were stabbed..

Gov. Raimondo announces new initiatives to help RI DACA recipients

Governor Gina Raimondo announced a new initiative on Monday to help eligible DACA recipients in e state pay for the nearly $500 renewal fee by the October 5th deadline. "We've secured more than $170,000 in philanthropic donations so that we are going to be able to pay for that $500 to the federal government,” said Raimondo. This announcement comes almost two weeks after the Trump administration bombshell to end the program that provided relief for people who illegally imm...

New Bedford woman charged for stabbing homeless man

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Police have charged a New Bedford woman with murder in connection...

UPDATE: Second victim dies following Rehoboth crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A woman seriously injured following a crash in Rehoboth, has succumbed..

Rough surf attracts surfers in Narragansett

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — When a hurricane passes near Southern New England, it is music to surfers...

Politics makes appearance quickly at Emmy Awards

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Politics could not help but make its way onto the Emmy Awards stage...

Boston College students attacked with acid in France

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PARIS (AP) — An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid...

Families displaced after Fall River fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Two families were displaced after a large fire Sunday afternoon...

Police investigating animal neglect case in Central Falls

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — A disturbing case of animal neglect is under investigation in Central Falls...

  • 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 >>
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