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New Bedford braces for Jose

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

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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...

Woman stabbed, dog attacked with machete in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a stabbing in Taunton Monday night of a woman as well as...

UPDATE: 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...

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...

Hurricane Jose

Hurricane Jose

Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for parts of the area (See Graphic). Main impact from Jose will be Tuesday through Wednesday night. Tropical Storm force winds (58-73 MPH) possible for locations at the coast. Rainfall totals of 2-5" for the area. Strongest winds will be late Tuesday night and through Wednesday. 

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...

Surfers follow Jose's swell to RI beaches

Jose is churning out in the Atlantic, but we're feeling the impacts here in Rhode Island. The hurricane causing huge waves and a rip current risk at some of our local beaches today.

Dartmouth man arrested on narcotics charges

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, M.A. (WLNE) — A man found slumped over inside his car was arrested on narcotics..

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island celebrates 25 years Video included

70,000 veterans are living in Rhode Island, many of them in need of support services like medical, legal or housing. This weekend they can get all of that and more in one place all thanks to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island.

Attleboro student honored during first football game Video included

A touching tribute to an Attleboro High School student who died on vacation with his family last week. The community coming together at tonight's football game.

11 Providence school district staff members placed on leave

Ten days into the Providence school year ABC 6 News has learned that 11 staff members in the district have been placed on leave. Laura Hart, the Communications Director for the Providence Public Schools issued a statement on behalf of the district reading in part, "the majority of these leaves involve separate incidents that were not related." The statement says the staff was placed on leave out of an abundance of caution for allegations of “inappropriate behavior or...

Police investigating man who allegedly videoed high school cheerleaders Video included

Classical High School cheerleaders are on edge after a suspicious man was seen video taping their practice. Providence police are now investigating.

Documents show mold in Scituate Police station was detected in 2014

The day after the Scituate town council approved $65,000 for the police department to move out of their contaminated building and into a temporary trailer, police administration gave ABC6 News a tour of their station. "We spoke of the lead paint on this building - look at all the chips that are missing."

Mobster serving time for murder, racketeering denied parole

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A well-known New England mobster serving time for murder, racketeering..

Fall River Police seek hit-and-run suspect

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Fall River Police are seeking help identifying a man that hit a 20-year-old..

Man arrested after striking multiple police cruisers

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RAYNHAM, M.A. (WLNE) — A man from New York was arrested after he struck multiple Raynham police..

Taunton police charge Fall River man for bank robberies

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A Fall River man is behind bars for robbing a bank in two Massachusetts...

New Bedford ‘High Five Friday’

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Kids in New Bedford received a special greeting as they made their way to class...

New U.S. citizens naturalized in Providence ceremony marking Citizenship Day Video included

24 people from 16 countries around the world became the newest US citizens at an emotional ceremony at Roger Williams National Memorial. The special public ceremony was held in honor of Citizenship Day, which happens every September. "We're recognizing the history of the country, the history of Rhode Island, and also celebrating the citizenship of 24 people," said Adam Bergeron, Providence office director ...

I-93 highway murder suspect charged

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A man who was accused of shooting and killing a Taunton motorcyclist...

Wheaton College student faces multiple drug charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A Wheaton College student was arrested Thursday night for possession of a large...

Union members rally ahead of PawSox hearing

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A rally in favor of the proposed PawSox stadium deal was organized...

UPDATE: Police identify victims in fatal Rehoboth crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 REHOBOTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A crash in Rehoboth killed a man and seriously injured his girlfriend Wednesday evening...

Witness says flames on Tube train reached to the ceiling

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LONDON (AP) —  Chris Wildish, who was on London subway train where a fire occurred that is being treated as...

First PawSox hearing draws big crowd Video included

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, .R.I. (WLNE) — The first of six hearings on the $83 million proposed PawSox ..

Money for temporary police facilities approved by Scituate Town Council

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCIUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — Major health concerns at the Scituate Police Department prompted..

A look inside Air Force One

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) —  Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside Air Force One? 

Suspects sought in alleged robbery, home invasion, chase and crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Cranston Police are seeking assistance locating three armed robbery..

Psychiatrists: Man charged in stabbing had psychotic break

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —Two psychiatrists say a Rhode Island man was having..

Alleged Providence gang member lends guns for music video, arrested

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE (WLNE) — A 22-year-old alleged Providence gang member was arrested on Tuesday..

State officials prioritizing needs following study into RI school building conditions Video included

We're digging deeper into a first of its kind study into Rhode Island's crumbling classrooms. Now that state officials have a pretty good grasp about just how bad the schools are, 2 questions need to be answered. How to fix it and how to pay for it.

Rhode Island gives tour to invite self-driving car firms

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Companies that are developing self-driving cars and other..

Providence Public Safety Complex evacuated

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Public Safety Complex evacuated Thursday morning when a suspicious...

Woonsocket offering graffiti reward Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The city of Woonsocket is cracking down on graffiti by offering reward...

Fans denounce racism with sign above Green Monster

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A few fans seated above the Green Monster dropped down a sign denouncing racism...

First Pawsox Stadium hearing scheduled for tonight Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Thursday marks the first of six hearings all across Rhode Island over whether it is financially feasible...

Police search for motive in NH murder

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LEBANON, N.H. (WLNE) — 49-year-old Travis Frink was handcuffed and shackled in a New Hampshire court room...

Silver Alert issued for Cumberland man with Alzheimer's

Arnulfo Ledesma. Courtesy of the Cumberland Police Department Arnulfo Ledesma. Courtesy of the Cumberland Police Department

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are seeking assistance locating an 80-year-old man with..

Study finds RI public school buildings get failing grade Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @cleshnerabc6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) -- The first independent report studying the conditions of every public school in Rhode Island was released today. That report found that only a small percentage of schools in the state are in good or average condition, prompting the Governor to call on state and city officials to work together to make big changes With the Governor's signature, the Rhode Island School Building Task Force is created, a group that wil...

Old Sakonnet River Bridge Demolition Ramping Up

Old Sakonnet River Bridge Demolition Ramping Up Video included

It really is the end of the road for the old Sakonnet River Bridge.  It was famously replaced a few years ago, and now it's time for what's left of it to come down. Crews have been working on it for a while, but now is when you'll really start to notice the demolition.

St. Thomas after Hurricane Irma

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Days after Irma, and communication from St. Thomas is still hard..

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