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Boston breast cancer walk raises $3M for research Video included

By: Rebecca Turco rturco@abc6.com BOSTON – A two day, 39-mile walk in Boston raised nearly $3-million for breast cancer research, improved access to screening and treatment. More than 1,200 people gathered for the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, including 218 breast cancer survivors. “We're able to help community members put food on the table for those who are undergoing chemo therapy, provide patient navigation programs to make sure people are attending their appoi...

Memorial ride honors Taunton man who saved lives during stabbing rampage Video included

A superhero to many, George Heath was remembered today with a memorial motorcycle ride raising money for a scholarship fund in his name.

Four arrested in connection with armed breaking and entering

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police arrested four suspects who allegedly fled the scene of an armed breaking and entering that happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning at Pires Street in Wareham. According to a press release, a homeowner alerted police that he noticed unknown persons inside his home on the home security system. No one was home at the time of the incident. Upon arrival, two officers entered the home and hea...

Four beaches closed due to high bacteria counts

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — After the closing of Oakland Beach on Friday, officials at The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing two more Rhode Island beaches for swimming Sunday afternoon due to high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommended that Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach in Newport be closed Sunday afternoon. Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick remain&nbs...

K-9 Gronk joins Athol Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATHOL, Mass. (WLNE) -- As training nears for the New England Patriots' Rober "Gronk" Gronkowski, a furrier Gronk wraps up his training and begins his work as a full-time K-9 officer in western Massachusetts. "Gronk," the one-year-old German Shepard was sworn into the Athol Police Department after completing training with his current handler, Officer Craig Deveneau, at the prestigious Boston ...

One person stabbed at Federal Hill festival

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – As the Federal Hill Summer Festival wrapped up Saturday night, a 27-year-old man was stabbed on Atwells Avenue. Police say the stabbing occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Atwells Avenue and Messenger Street, nearby Rock & Rye Pub and the stage where live entertainment had just finished up for the second night of the three-day-long festival. The victim was transporte...

Rhode Islanders march to show support for President Trump Video included

Rhode Islanders show their support for President Trump along with recent marches that have been held nationwide. 

Police investigating third homicide of the year

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating the city’s third homicide of the year...

Providence police arrest two gun traffickers

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were arrested after guns and drugs were seized in Providence...

Man struck by vehicle overnight in Providence, driver fled scene

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A 46-year-old man was hit by blue Honda CRV early Saturday morning at approximately 1:11 a.m.,,

Dead humpback whale carcass removed from shoreline

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) _ Environmental officials have removed the carcass of a humpback whale that beached on the rocks at a Rhode Island state park...

Gov. Raimondo signs law streamlining solar panel permits

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation designed to make it easier for people to install rooftop solar panels...

Homeless man arrested for stabbing, found hiding in bedroom

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence Police arrested a man early Friday evening, who...

Attorney General's Office employee arrested for deleting criminal records Video included

By Kirsten Glavin  PROVIDENCE, RI – A Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) employee working at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office was arrested Friday morning for tampering with data.

No drugs found in captain, pilot in ferry crash

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HYANNISPORT, Mass. (AP) — Ferry officials say drug tests on the captain and pilot of a ferry that ..

High bacteria counts closes Oakland Beach for swimming

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Officials at The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended ..

Woman arrested for punching elderly woman, kicking officer

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — A woman was arrested Thursday evening after she allegedly punched a ..

Sears shutting down at RI Mall location Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Sears inside the Rhode Island Mall is the latest location to close...

House passed free tuition plan: What you need to know

Governor Gina Raimondo's scaled back free tuition plan passed overwhelmingly on the House floor Thursday night taking it one step closer to being implemented. If approved, the plan would provide two free years to tuition at CCRI to Rhode Islanders with several restrictions and requirements. "We're thrilled to have a starting point and really want to prove to this state that we are going to make the best of that starting point,” said Sara Enright the VP of Student Affairs a...

Whale Carcass Removed from Beach

By: Melissa Randall Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 The whale and its stench are officially gone. The 30 foot humpbacks carcass has...

ABC6 Honors: Army veteran who came back from death to live life to the fullest Video included

Greg Reynolds from Dighton should not be alive. But he feels so fortunate that he got a second chance that he has dedicated his life to motivating others...

Police arrest Central Falls man selling illegal fireworks

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — Police in Central Falls got ready for the 4th of July earlier than expected...

Bristol DA appeals vacated Hernandez murder conviction

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney appealed the decision to vacate Hernandez’s...

UPDATE: Providence-Newport ferry service suspended through Wednesday

By:The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence-to-Newport ferry will remain...

Woonsocket Woman fakes Cancer for GoFundMe Money Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SCITUATE, RI (WLNE) - Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a woman for false...

Stuffed animal saves two-year-old boy

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CHELSEA, Mass. (WLNE) — A two-year-old Chelsea, Massachusetts boy is holding his stuffed cow extra tight after it...

Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston has renamed a street in honor of retired Red Sox player David Ortiz...

UPDATE: House passes $9.2 billion State budget

UPDATE: House passes $9.2 billion State budget Video included

The Rhode Island House passed a $9.2 billion budget in a 64 to 11 vote Thursday night.

The vote came after roughly five hours of debate.

Alligator, marijuana seized after police search Richmond smoke shop

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RICHMOND, R.I. (WLNE) — A South Kingstown man was arrested for illegally selling marijuana..

Man forces way into home, offers homeowner narcotics to smoke

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – At approximately 3:50 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon, police responded to the corner of Wilcox and Wall Street for a reported suspicious male with ...

Bridgewater State University puts on mock overdose for training Video included

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow, local EMTs and athletic trainers learn the skills they need to save lives. 

Former RIPTA employee arrested for stealing fares

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A former RIPTA bus operator has been arrested after an internal investigation revealed that he stole fares...

Man seriously injured after being shot in Fall River

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after he was..

Ocean State Theatre representatives to meet with Attorney General

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — After the abrupt closure of the Ocean State Theater last month that led to some consumer complaints...

Mystic Aquarium hopes to perform necropsy on dead whale on Friday Video included

By Kirsten Glavin   JAMESTOWN, RI – You may smell it before you see it. Five days after the 31-foot giant floated to shore, a humpback whale is still moving with the tide along the rocks at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown and the crowds have yet to die down.

Barrington Fire Dept. seeks information on attempted arson

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Barrington Police are seeking any information about an attempted ..

High court overturns murder conviction in triple slaying

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a 21-year-old serving two consecutive life sentences for a triple murder at a Providence apartment back in 2012.

Senate panel approves sick pay compromise

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island senate panel has approved a compromise..

RI House panel OKs domestic violence guns bill

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A proposal to take guns away from domestic..

Something isn't right on Westminster Street. Can you spot the mistake?

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R. I. (WLNE) — Westminster Street is considered a well known and busy spot in ..

UPDATE: Providence-Newport ferry suspended through Friday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Service has been suspended on the Providence to Newport ferry because of a small...

Captain, Pilot placed on administrative leave after ferry crash in Hyannis

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HYANNIS, Mass. (WLNE) – The Steamship Authority has placed the Captain and Pilot of the M/V Iyanough high-speed ferry on administrative leave after the vessel struck a jetty as it entered Hyannis Harbor Friday night...

Brown University Alzheimer's Study May Lead to Earlier Detection, Prevention

Brown University Alzheimer's Study May Lead to Earlier Detection, Prevention Video included

Butler Hospital and Brown University are participating in a three year, worldwide Alzheimer's study.

UPDATE: Officer justified in shooting pit bulls who attacked him and another man Video included

Two pit bulls were shot and killed after attacking a man while he was walking his dog early Tuesday evening. 

Coventry Police rescue escaped pigs

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By:News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — Animal control officers wrangled two escaped pigs Wednesday after..

UPDATE: Authorities investigating three-alarm fire in Central Falls as arson

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — The three-alarm fire that damaged a Central Falls home Monday morning is now being investigated as arson...

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON (AP) -- Thinking of getting your kid the wildly popular fidget spinner? A consumer watchdog group is warning parents to think again...

New Bedford Police investigating reports of stolen dirt bikes, motorcycles

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – New Bedford Police are investigating the theft of five motorized vehicles after suspects claim to be interested buyers, take them on test drives, and never return...

Second man sentenced in RI convenience store shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The second of five men charged in the shooting outside a Rhode Island convenience store that left a 46-year-old man dead and his adult son severely injured has been sentenced to prison...

North Providence Police searching for breaking and entering suspect

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – North Providence Police are searching for a suspect they believe is behind a stream of break-ins in the Centerdale area...

Del’s Lemonade stand robbed by three teenagers, one arrested

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Del’s Frozen Lemonade stand at Roger Williams Park Zoo was robbed by three teenagers Tuesday afternoon...

Big Blue Bug tagger arrested

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — It took two weeks but the man who spray painted the state’s favorite bug turned himself in Tuesday...

Your Health: Fight for funding of opioid alternatives for migraine sufferers Video included

By: ABC6 News Staff Email: News@abc6.com @ABC6 Providence, R.I. (WLNE)— A coalition has been formed to fight for funding of opioid alternatives for people who suffer for migraines...

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Taunton

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A man was seriously injured after being hit by a car while walking in Taunton Tuesday...

Police investigating private school sexual assault claim from the 70s Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a sexual assault claim at the Gordon school that dates back to the 1970s...

True love through an ALS diagnosis

Bob Forster is being honored this year at the ALS Association’s annual Evening of Hope. It’s not because of the rarity of his diagnosis, but for all the work he and his wife have done since Bob was diagnosed with the debilitating disease.

11-year-old misses flight; West Warwick family threatens legal action

A West Warwick family is threatening to take legal action after they say their 11-year-old was left behind at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The Bruns family blames Spirit Airlines for the ordeal; meantime, the airline stands firm that it did nothing wrong. Mason Bruns was traveling back from a BMX competition when he missed his flight on Monday. It was the 11-year-old's birthday.  "I didn't think I was going to make it home,” said Mason Bruns. His parents paid an...

UPDATE: Police ID bicyclist seriously injured following Coventry crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a crash that left a bicyclist with serious..

Mayor Elorza signs new 2018 budget

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The budget for the 2018 fiscal year was signed by Mayor Jorge Elorza at ..

Cranston Police encourage women, minorities to apply Video included

For several reasons, recruiting police officers has become more challenging for departments nationwide. This recruitment cycle ends in 10 days for Cranston Police.  So far, the department's received 90 applications. At their last recruitment two years ago, there were 200.

BREAKING: Providence woman charged after hitting boy, crashing into building in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Olayemi Mayowa, 61, of Providence, has been charged with Reckless Driving and Other Offenses to Public Safety after hitting an 11-year-old boy and then crashing into a building...

Shark season is underway

By: Rebecca Turco rturco@abc6.com NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Shark season is upon us! The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy recently detected three great whites off of Cape Cod. As the water gets warmer, more will follow, hunting for seals. "We see a subtle increase that's been happening each year," said Dr. Greg Skomal, fisheries biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. Last year, 147 great white sharks were spotted off of Cape Cod, up from 140 the ...

Town to pay $40,000 settlement for 3rd grader interrogation

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a third-grader who said police interrogated her for hours over a false report.           The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island sued the town of Tiverton in 2015 after the 8-year-old was taken off a school bus and questioned without her parents because ...

UPDATE: Suspect shot after Brussels station explosion

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By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brus..

Coventry Police searching for man missing since Friday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – Coventry Police are searching for a man who has been missing since Friday, June 17th..

Tractor trailer jackknifes into median, backs up traffic on 95 South in Foxborough

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WLNE) – A tractor trailer jackknifed into a median on 95 South near Exit 7A in Foxborough Tuesday afternoon...

Meet Monroe, today's Pick of the Litter! Visit him and other animals this Saturday at the RISPCA's Adoption Day!

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Monroe, a five-year-old dog who has been at the RISPCA for 81 days is ready to be adopted. Monroe loves car rides, playing with balls, and is great on a leash. Volunteers say he is an all-around great dog...

Fall River Police searching for missing 20-year-old

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Fall River Police are searching for a missing person last seen in the area of Haffards Street...

Elderly woman crashes into CVS in Rumford after hitting gas instead of brake

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 RUMFORD, R.I. (WLNE) – An elderly woman driving her grandson crashed into the CVS on Newport Avenue in Rumford Tuesday morning...    

Two arrested after remains of newborn baby found in trash bag in Worcester

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WORCESTER, Mass. (WLNE) – The remains of a newborn baby were found in a garbage bag in the woods behind a Worcester home on Monday...

UPDATE: Two suspects arrested in NYC for connection in New Bedford shooting

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon ..

  • 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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