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Rhode Island launches bid for new Amazon headquarters

By Bianca Buono bbuono@abc6.com @BBuonoABC6 The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has launched a statewide bid for the coveted new Amazon headquarters...

Bridgewater classroom photo sparks racially-charged debate Video included

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRIDGEWATER, M.A. (WLNE) — A questionable photo taken at an elementary school in Bridgewater..

Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

By: The Associated Press Email:news@abc6.com Twitter:@ABC6               WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint 

Changes coming to Mega Millions lottery game

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Mega Millions lottery tickets will now be..

Warwick PD seek break-in suspect

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Police shared they are seeking help identifying a man wanted..

Scituate vice principal accused of bullying students Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) — The vice principal of the Scituate Middle and High school was accused of bullying...

Women undergoing cancer treatment pampered at Gillette

Eleven women going through cancer treatment at Boston hospitals got some star studded treatment at Gillette Stadium on Thursday. "My day has been amazing. Probably second to my wedding day, it's just been awesome all the way around,” said Lisa Rapoza. 

Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery...

American Cancer Society: Volunteer drivers needed

By: ABC6 News Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Hearing the words “you have cancer” can turn a person’s world upside down...

State Police investigating State House allegations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island State Police and the Attorney General’s office are working together...

Tatum won’t develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co...

Stevens: Full recovery, but no timetable for Hayward return

By: The Associated Press/ABC6 News Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward...

Warwick School Committee, Teachers' Union reach tentative agreement

The Warwick Teachers' Union and the Warwick School Committee have reached a tentative agreement with regards to a new contract. The agreement was reached at about 12:30 AM Thursday, in Mayor Scott Avedisian's office at Warwick City Hall. The meeting lasted nearly six hours, and followed a day of parent-led protests across Warwick, and several days of sick-outs by teachers. The two sides st...

Fire in abandoned home in East Providence under investigation

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence Police are investigating a 2-alarm fire that heavily..

Parents march to support Warwick teachers as contract talks continue Video included

Contract negotiations between the teachers union in Warwick and the school administration continue Wednesday night. The meeting got underway at 7PM at City Hall. The talks come on the heels of protests on the streets of Warwick Wednesday afternoon.  Parents marched to show their support of teachers--who have been working without a contract for more than two years, and recentl...

Prov. Police bring in FBI after uncovering large check fraud ring

Providence police have uncovered a large scale check fraud operation spreading across the state and into Massachusetts.

"This is the new generation bank robbers. You don't go into a bank with a gun anymore and hold it up you do it this way,” said Maj. David Lapatin.

Providence Second Grader Sells Hot Chocolate for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Providence Second-Grader Sells Hot Chocolate for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Video included

Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, efforts are still underway to help the island recover.  A second-grader from Providence decided she could make a difference.

FBI applauds conviction in beheading terror plot

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials say the conviction of a Massachusetts man charged..

Meeting on 'bump stock' ban draws few attendees

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, M.A. (AP) — Only a handful of people have attended a brief “informational”..

RI Dept. of Health: No need to panic as Memorial Hospital prepares to close

By: News Staff Email: cleshner@abc6.com Twitter: CLeshnerABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The closure of Memorial Hospital will be a big change..

Smithfield police investigating home invasion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Smithfield police are investigating a home invasion that left two people...

Best-selling author visits 7th graders in East Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — New York Times best-selling author and Massachusetts native...

Jurors to resume deliberations in beheading plot trial

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused...

Fall River Iwo Jima Memorial vandalized

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A Fall River War Memorial, which has been a magnet for vandals in the past...

Police investigate stabbing in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating a stabbing in the capitol city Wednesday morning...

UPDATE: 74-year-old sexual assault suspect held without bail

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY R.I. (WLNE) — A man who was arrested for child molestation in 2012 is in trouble ..

Boston Celtics player set for surgery on broken ankle

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CLEVELAND, Ohio (WLNE) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is back in Boston Wednesday morning...

State House sexual harassment allegations

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A longtime State representative opened up about the advantages...

Union, city officials react to Memorial Hospital closure Video included

The finger pointing has begun, now that Memorial Hospital is shutting down.  Executives with Care New England announced Tuesday they've decided to close the hospital, after a deal to sell it to Prime Healthcare fell through. "We couldn't come to terms that would be mutually agreeable to both sides. That doesn't mean both sides didn't try," said Care New England COO James Fa...

Rep. Tanzi says she was sexually harassed at State House

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi is making some serious allegations of sexual harassment telling ABC 6 News that one person in a position of power at the State House told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go further. Tanzi is not naming the person who said that to her, but does say it was someone with a higher rank.

Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in RI Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Friday the 13th proved to be very lucky for someone in Rhode Island..

Judge orders halt on protests by Warwick teachers

By: Rebecca Turco Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A superior court judge ordered a temporary halt on Warwick teachers..

Sleeping teen almost hit by bullet in Mansfield

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — A teenager was almost hit by a bullet while he was sleeping Monday..

WWII veteran, 98, honored in Rhode Island for his service

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A 98-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II..

Providence Police to crack down on dangerous driving habit

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Police said on Tuesday officers will begin to reinforce..

Volunteers Upgrading Veterans’ Apartments in Johnston

Volunteers Upgrading Veterans’ Apartments in Johnston Video included

It's been a busy day at "Operation Stand Down Rhode Island" in Johnston as Rhode Island veterans get some much needed upgrades to their living spaces.

6 Questions: Sojourner House rebuilding lives impacted by abuse

With October being domestic violence awareness month, ABC6 News Anchor John DeLuca sat down with..

Helmet maker vows fight against Hernandez concussion lawsuit

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend...

Middletown police lieutenant charged with domestic assault

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A Middletown police lieutenant is facing domestic assault charges...

Suspect in 10 hour standoff arrested, faces judge

By: Bianca Buono Email: bbuono@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EASTON, M.A. (WLNE) — Anthony Tatarouns rolled his eyes as he appeared before an Attleboro..

Coventry town council temporarily halts sewer project

By: News Desk Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) -- The Coventry Town Council voted Monday night to temporarily halt a new sewer system...

Suspect who led police on multi-state chase arraigned

38–year–old Dyewane Traynum faced a judge two days after he was shot in an officer–involved shooting and led police on a high speed chase across state lines to Fall River. Monday's court appearance was a brief one, the judge automatically entering pleas on Traynums behalf. Early Saturday morning Traynum was spotted driving a stolen jeep wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on Friendship street last weekend. Providence police say Traynum took off, leading pol...

Miriam Hospital receives grant to study RI DOC opioid program

By: Melissa Randall Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Miriam Hospital has been awarded a major federal grant to study the impacts...

RISP finds 52 pounds of marijuana during drug bust

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police seized 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop...

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry damages boats

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — An investigation is underway Monday into what caused a well known tall ship to run aground...

3 schools closed today in Warwick

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — There are now three schools canceled in Warwick Monday. In addition to Oakland Beach Elementary...

Oakland Beach school closed today

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Another “sick out” cancelled classes at an elementary school in Warwick Monday...

Chemical explosion sends Taunton man to hospital Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com TAUNTON, Mass. – A chemical explosion sent a Taunton man to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday evening. Firefighters say the man was washing his back deck on Pine Street, when he mixed two cleaning products together into a spray bottle that should not have been paired up. "It was just two of the wrong ones,” explained Capt. Keith Hartung. "The container that he was mixing them in exploded [and] gave him some pret...

Special mass held in Providence to pray for those impacted by recent tragedies

 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, the Las Vegas massacre and now the wildfires in California, all within the last few months. With these tragedies weighing on the minds of many, today, some parishioners took extra time to pray for those impacted.

RIDOT completes I-95 bridge construction ahead of schedule

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EXETER, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of transportation has announced that bridge work on I-95 North ...

Victim in Friendship Street shooting dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The victim in last week’s Friendship Street shooting has died, Providence Police say...

UPDATE: Suspects identified in Saturday's officer-involved shooting, car chase Video included

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –Two men are in custody following an officer-involved shooting and a high speed chase ...

Norton PD investigating fatal motorcycle accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, MA (WLNE) – Norton police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident ...

Crowd gathers to remember Woonsocket man killed in crash Video included

A crowd of people came together at a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember a staple in the town's football community.  41-year-old Ricky Unwin died days after a crash in Uxbridge.  Two days ago a GoFundMe page was set up to help Unwin's family. It's already raised nearly $27,000. Hundreds gathered on Barry Memorial Field in Woonsocket Friday night to remember a man w...

Five arrested on DUI, other charges after crashes, stops in past 24 hours

It's been a busy 24 hours for State Police. We're told five people have been arrested on DUI and other charges, after crashes and stops. 21-year-old Onasi Rojas was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license. He lost his license after live-streaming a previous crash on Facebook Live.  Among the others facing charges--22-year-old Isaias Barrera. Witnesses told tro...

Local donations helping Puerto Ricans in need Video included

 In the weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, millions have been living without power and basic needs. Here in Rhode Island, several local organizations have collected a ton of donations to help those in need.n By now, a lot of those things are in the hands of Puerto Ricans, with much more on the way.

Facebook Live driver rearrested Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The man who live streamed a high speed crash on Facebook...

Warwick owl rescued from tangled fishing line

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick firefighters pulled out all the stops to free a baby owl who was tangled...

  • 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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