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R.I. Senate passes “Red Flag” and bump stock ban bills Video included

The Rhode Island Senate passed two bills Thursday to enact a “red flag” law and ban gun bump stocks. One of the bills...

Opioid Crisis: RI Statewide Drug Take Back Day

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- In an effort to safely dispose of unused drugs and prescriptions, ABC6 News is teaming up with Rhode Island State Police for a 'Drug Take Back Day'. State Police are holding a drug take back day in several locations on Saturday June 9th, from 10am – 2pm. If you would like to dispose of medication, you can visit: RI State Police Headquarters, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituat...

Narragansett Lifeguard’s Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Company Takes Off

Narragansett Lifeguard’s Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Company Takes Off Video included

It's that time of year: sunscreen season.  That’s something Rhode Island native Brian Guadagno has spent years thinking about.  Guadagno is the CEO and Founder of Raw Elements USA. 

Police Union Official Pleads Guilty in fraud Case

By: Sarah E. Rooney Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A former Newport police union official pleaded guilty Thursday to a fraud charge involving the transfer of department funds for personal use. Former Treasurer of the Newport Police Department Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Adam Conheeny, 46, admitted in federal court to illegally transferring more than $31,000 of department funds into his personal accounts. Michael Mikulka, Special Agent in ...

Tip-jar at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder stolen twice, culprit found

Earlier this week, the tip jar at Iggy's Doughboys and Chowderhouse was stolen, not once but twice. The culprit has since been identified, but not before outraging locals who love their Iggy's.

Milford teacher arrested for open and gross lewdness

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 BELLINGHAM, M.A. (WLNE) – Milford Elementary teacher has been arrested following accusations that he performed a lewd act in a Walmart bathroom. Bellingham police say Jared Anzelone exposed himself to a child. He was arrested and arraigned on several charges including open and gross lewdness. The superintendent of Milford Public Schools says Anzelone has been placed on administrative leave, pending the result of an investig...

Purported motorcycle gang leader arraigned

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – The purported leader of a Rhode Island motorcycle gang has been held without bail after his arraignment on more than 220 charges. Deric McGuire was arraigned Thursday, the first of more than four dozen alleged gang members arrested Wednesday. Authorities say McGuire is the leader of the Rhode Island Pagans. McGuire did not enter a plea and it couldn't immediately be determined who represent...

Teen driver shot while on Providence street

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Police say a 19-year-old woman has been shot while driving in Providence. Maj. David Lapatin says the victim was driving in the area of Academy and Whitford avenues at about 6 p.m. Wednesday when someone shot at her car several times. Her passenger took her to the hospital where she was treated for one gunshot wound not considered life threatening. Neither her name nor her home town were re...

Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing `tremendous anger'

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting." The presi...

R.I., Mass. partnering on massive new wind farm Video included

By John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- A massive new wind farm will soon be off the coasts of Rhode island and Massachusetts--after both states announced a clean energy partnership. Though it's a single project, Massachusetts will use Vineyard Wind to produce power for the Bay State, while Rhode Island will work with Providence-based Deepwater Wind. That's the company that currently operates the Block Island wind farm. Th...

RI State Police arrest 49 after year long investigation Video included

Early morning raids on Wednesday led to 49 arrests in northern Rhode Island, related to motorcycle gang activity Rhode Island State Police said. An investigation launched 12 months ago...

American Idol contestant reflects on experience

 Former American Idol contestant Colton McGrath was live in studio...

Taunton Police make arrest in connection with threatening note

A female student was arrested for writing a threatening note that closed two schools on Tuesday. Taunton Police would not release her...

North Providence woman faces animal cruelty charges Video included

By: NewsStaff Email:news@abc6.com Twitter:@abc6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.(WLNE)_ A North Providence woman was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, conspiracy, and obstructing police. The suspect, 28-year-old Kayla Card was arraigned in court Tuesday on animal cruelty charges. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) has shared evidence of Card’s interaction with Michael Williams, 34, a defendant in a Smithfield animal cruelty case that...

City of Pawtucket Looking to Revamp Slater Mill Area

City of Pawtucket Looking to Revamp Slater Mill Area

The city of Pawtucket is taking another step toward keeping the paw sox in town.  To get ideas on what would work, they've partnered with a development consultant company.

House votes to ban 'gay or trans panic' defense

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to prohibit the “gay or trans panic” defense, a controversial legal strategy that seeks to use a victim's sexual orientation or identity as justification for a violent crime. The House voted to ban the legal defense Wednesday. It will now go to the Senate. Rep. Kenneth Marshall introduced the bill. While the defense strategy has not ...

Lifting spirits one song at a time Video included

Arilyn Mitchell comes from a musical family and began taking harp lessons when she was just 9 years old. Now, a seasoned musician, she try's to push the boundaries of what people think the harp can do. She spends a few hours every week volunteering her time at Charlton Memorial Hospital where she plays songs and lifts spirits... 

More RI students pushing for gun control following school shootings Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – More students in Rhode Island are getting involved in the fight for gun control following recent school shootings. Around a dozen students lobbied lawmakers at the state house Tuesday evening for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV). "We don't want a tragedy to happen,” said Toll Gate High School Senior Grace Reed. “We don't want to have to reference one of our Rhode Island schoo...

Lawmakers want drivers to learn what to do when pulled over

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require driving schools to teach students what to do when they get pulled over by...

Rhode Island bill would prohibit pet leasing

Lawmakers in Rhode Island are considering whether to prohibit leasing arrangements for pets.         Democratic Rep. Charlene Lima introduced a bill...

Clean Water Advocate to Swim Entire Length of Narragansett Bay

Clean Water Advocate to Swim Entire Length of Narragansett Bay

Christopher Swain's love for Narragansett Bay is so great, he says he wants to make sure the bay gets the attention it deserves.  To show his love and raise awareness for cleanup efforts, he plans to swim the entire length of the bay.  That’s roughly 40 miles from Point Judith to Providence.  He wants to use the swim as an outlet to share his three ways you can love the bay too.

Police looking for man who threatened to kill woman's dog.

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Police are searching for a man who threatened to kill a woman’s dog after she refused to give him money. A woman was walking her dog alone...

Mayor, District Attorney question judge's bail decision Video included

Xavier Betancourt Echevarria is accused of setting fire to a North Front Street home back in February. Despite prosecutors' efforts to have him held, a district court judge released him on $500 bail. He didn't show up to a subsequent court appearance, and now, it’s believed he fled to Puerto Rico. 

Chariho schools to adopt policy for transgender students Video included

By: Chloe Leshner cleshner@abc6.com @ChloeLeshner CHARIHO, R.I. (WLNE) -- The Chariho School Committee will be looking at passing a policy that better accommodates transgender students. Every school in the state needs to pass some sort of policy by July 1. There’s currently no policy in Chariho to help make accommodations for transgender students and the superintendent says there are about 12 people, and possibly more, that would be impacted. Chariho Schools ready to adopt ...

Coast Guard search for owners of kayak found adrift

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Warwick, R.I. (WLNE) -  The Coast Guard station in Castle Hill is conducting a search after a kayak was found floating in the waters near Conimicut Point Beach. A person found the yellow kayak at about 7 A.M. Tuesday morning. Officials say no one has been reported missing but they will continue to look. Anyone with information should contact the U.S. call U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211. © The Assoc...

Taunton Students and Parents Demand Answers Following School Threat

Two school in Taunton, Taunton High and Parker Middle School, were closed Tuesday after a threat was made against the schools on Monday.

Community, medical organizations oppose drug homicide bill

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ More than a dozen medical and community organizations are asking the Rhode Island Senate to reject a bill that would punish drug dealers for fatal overdoses. The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Services wrote in a letter to senators that the bill would have a “deleterious effect” on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The American Civil Liberties Union was among the organizations that sig...

Man arrested for spree of delivery driver robberies

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A Middleboro man was arrested Monday on several counts connected to numerous delivery driver robberies. After noticing a pattern in the robbery reports...

Crash victim also shot in Providence

A male who was shot Monday evening was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, ABC6 News learned.

Anonymous threat cancels classes at two Taunton schools

All classes are cancelled at both Taunton High School and Parker Middle School on Tuesday. An anonymous and threatening note was found by a Taunton High School...

State to get $7 million in emergency and security funds

Rhode Island's congressional delegation has announced an influx of money will be sent to the state to help emergency responders and state agencies with...

Police: Man beat dog with baseball bat because it ate his Whopper Video included

50-year -old Gregory Ostiguy was held on $5,000 bail after being charged with animal cruelty stemming from a May 18 incident in Dartmouth, where witnesses say he beat his dog with a baseball bat. 

Monkey captured after escaping crate at San Antonio Airport

 A retired research monkey from Brown University was on the loose at San Antonio International Airport, authorities said Monday afternoon. ABC6 ...

Gas prices rise ahead of holiday weekend

 The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is up another five cents per gallon ahead of the holiday weekend.             AAA Northeast says Monday its weekly...

Maryland Gov.: Baltimore County police officer fatally shot

 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has confirmed the death of a Baltimore County police officer who was shot while investigating a suspicious ...

Police recover rescue stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Video included

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.comProvidence, R.I. (WLNE)- Police have recovered a rescue after it was stolen from Rhode Island Hospital Monday morning.The rescue was reported stolen at 5:44 A.M. after it was left on, outside the hospital. It was later recovered in Connecticut near exit 92 on I-95 South.Police identify the suspect as 36-year-old Johnny Kimbrouth 

RI companies to receive millions in tax credits

By: Ross Perry Email: Rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – More than two thousand jobs and millions of dollars in revenue coming to Rhode Island, all part of the deal approved today by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation in exchange for millions of dollars in tax credits...

Exclusive Look Inside Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Home

By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com Fall River, M.A. (WLNE) - Lizzie Borden was born, raised and died in Fall River, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Along the way of course, she lived an infamous life, accused of murdering her parents inside their home on second street. After she was cleared of the murders, she lived at a home on French street known as Maplecroft. It's now a bed and breakfast and we were invited to sleep over before anyone else. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 News &nb...

Memorial marks 15 years since Station Nightclub fire Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com WEST WARWICK, R.I. – A somber gathering at the Station Fire Memorial Site marked 15 years since the devastating fire took 100 lives. Several speakers recalled their memories from that day and the months to come at the memorial service Sunday. Donald Carcieri, who was the governor at the time of the fire in February 2003, recalled the recovery efforts after the fire. "I got here and saw the effort going on to recover those that ha...

UPDATE: Victims identified in fatal East Bridgewater crash

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EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA (WLNE) – Police have identified the victims in a single-car crash that left four teenagers dead Saturday afternoon in East Bridgewater...

Local wedding shop celebrates Royal Wedding

History was made this morning when American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry. But all eyes were on the bride waiting to see what she would be wearing for her big day.

State Police investigating overnight I-95 crashes

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police responded to two crashes on Route 95 Friday night, both in the area of Exit 24 in Providence. According to State Police...

New Bedford man arrested in Dartmouth on animal cruelty charges

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 DARTMOUTH, MA (WLNE) – A New Bedford man was arrested on animal cruelty charges Friday night in Dartmouth. According to Police, officers responded to the area of Colonial Way ...

In RI, calls for action on both sides of gun issue after TX shooting Video included

America is coming to grips with yet another school shooting--this time, 10 people are dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas. "It's a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the victims and their families," said Gov. Gina Raimondo. "We cannot accept a reality that we live in a country that has this sort of gun violence."  Raimondo is again calling on Cong...

Providence Park Features New, Green Storm Runoff Features

Providence Park Features New, Green Storm Runoff Features Video included

When it rains, the water that falls eventually finds its way into streams and rivers.  Sometimes, that means flooding and dirty water. Several new features at Riverside Park in Providence, which sits right next to the Woonasquatucket River, are meant to help slow down storm runoff and cut down on some of the pollutants reaching the river.

The royal wedding isn't the only wedding happening May 19... Video included

May 19 is almost here…it's time for the big wedding! That’s Lauren and Alberto's wedding, of course. They’re getting hitched at the Atlantic Resort in Newport the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   

House passes bill that would allow terminally ill to try experimental drugs Video included

A bill that could give people suffering from a terminal illness another shot at treatment, unanimously passed in the Rhode Island house. The "Right to Try" bill would allow patients to use experimental drugs that haven't been passed by the FDA yet.

UPDATE: 8 people dead in Santa Fe school shooting

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday that one person is in custody and a second person has been detained following the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School. Gonzalez says a police officer was injured but the extent of the officer's in...

Wareham Police apprehend fugitive wanted in New Hampshire

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, MA (WLNE) – Wareham Police have arrested a fugitive wanted in New Hampshire for drug charges. Police said officers responded to the area of Naushon Road in Wareham for reports...

Murder suspect sought by Atlanta Police arrested in New Bedford

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, MA (WLNE) – The Massachusetts State Police and New Bedford Police Department captured a homicide suspect on the Atlanta Police Department’s Most Wanted List Thursday while searching for a suspect in a separate case. State Troopers and New Bedford Police Detectives responded to 267 Rivet Street ...

'Red flag' bill and bump stock ban clear another hurdle

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Measures to ban bump stocks and implement a statewide "red flag" policy in Rhode Island are one step closer to becoming law...

Wild about monarchs, local man in London for royal wedding

Millions of people will gather around their televisions to watch as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say 'I do.' But for an Acushnet man who is mad about the monarchs seeing it on TV just won't do. He had to be in England for this experience of a lifetime. Troy Rice started planning the trip of a lifetime immediately after the couple got engaged and released the wedding date..

Jane Pickens Theater hosting royal wedding viewing party

If you didn't get your invitation to the wedding you can still RSVP to a local watch party! Jane Pickens Theater in Newport is hosting an event to help celebrate as Prince Harry and Meghan say 'I do'. Guests can dress as formal as they like from wedding attire to pajamas...

Local shop owner talks fascinators for the royal wedding Video included

After the dress, the royal wedding is really all about the hats. Fascinators expected to be front and center for guests attending the big event and those celebrating from afar....

Local stylist makes Markle wedding dress predictions Video included

With one day to go before the royal wedding, the big question on everyone's mind is what will Meghan Markle wear? Local stylist Anthony Palmieri is making his predictions...

North Scituate woman raising awareness about Lyme disease Video included

Mikayla Vacher is used to being hooked up to an IV. It's part of her daily routine. The medicine inside the Picc line helps her to manage symptoms of Lyme disease. "It's really like one day at a time type thing. There are good days and bad days," she explained. "There's always some new symptom or some new problem that comes up....

Providence, plaintiffs reach settlement in speed camera suit Video included

The City of Providence has made a deal with the people involved in a class-action lawsuit over those school zone speed cameras. Even though a settlement has been reached, that doesn't mean the cameras are going away. At a meeting Thursday night, the City Council's Committee on claims and pending suits approved a settlement between the city and the plaintiffs in a class act...

Body recovered in water off Goat Island in Newport

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – The United States Coast Guard confirmed Thursday that a body was recovered in Newport near Goat Island. According to the Coast Guard, a Newport Fire Department boat recovered ...

Community Rallies Behind 7-year-Old Crash Victim

By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com WARWICK, RI (WLNE)---The little girl injured when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver last week remains in serious condition at Hasbro Children's Hospital. 7-year-old Haylee suffered severe injuries to her legs after being struck by an SUV while riding her scooter on the sidewalk near her home. She has undergone several surgeries and remains fairly isolated within the hospital. "We discovered that not seeing the kids created a ...

  • Therapy Dog "Justice" to Join Providence Police

    Therapy Dog "Justice" to Join Providence Police

    By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A first of it’s kind therapy is the newest recruit to the Providence Police Department. Justice, is a six-month-old Golden Doodle who is currently being trained to become a certified therapy dog. Police in Providence currently work alongside social workers from non-profit Family Services of Rhode Island when responding to violent crimes. This partnership allows crime victims to have immediate resources for emoti...More >>
    By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A first of it’s kind therapy is the newest recruit to the Providence Police Department. Justice, is a six-month-old Golden Doodle who is currently being trained to become a certified therapy dog. Police in Providence currently work alongside social workers from non-profit Family Services of Rhode Island when responding to violent crimes. This partnership allows crime victims to have immediate resources for emoti...More >>
  • WATCH: ABC6 Push for Six Half Hour Special giving fans an inside look at Super Bowl fever in Minnesota

    WATCH: ABC6 Push for Six Half Hour Special giving fans an inside look at Super Bowl fever in Minnesota

    ABC6 Sports gives you a feel for what it's like to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Sports Director Nick Coit is joined by Ian Steele and Kainani Stevens for a PUSH FOR SIX Special.

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    ABC6 Sports gives you a feel for what it's like to be in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Sports Director Nick Coit is joined by Ian Steele and Kainani Stevens for a PUSH FOR SIX Special.

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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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