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UPDATE: Two charged for Kennedy Plaza stabbing

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A female has been stabbed at Kennedy Plaza early...

Gov. Raimondo submits $9.4B budget proposal

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Governor Gina Raimondo’s $9.4 billion budget was officially...

Providence Superintendent didn't know about law changes Video included

One last jam-packed day of testimony in the trial of a Providence elementary school principal at the center of a sexual assault scandal. Violet LeMar is accused of failing to report sexual assault complaints against a gym teacher to the DCYF.

Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, M.A. (AP) — Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration...

Family injured in Pawtucket hit and run

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are searching for the suspect in a hit and run early Thursday morning in Pawtucket. Pawtucket Police say around 5:00 a.m. Thursday officers responded to the area of 435 Weeden Street for a report of a hit and run with pedestrians struck. Upon arrival, officers observed two ...

Two hospitalized after fire, explosion destroys Providence home

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Two residents were rushed to the hospital Thursday after an explosion and a fire destroyed the second story of a Providence home...

Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters...

Principal: Complaints against teacher didn’t seem criminal

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island elementary school principal charged with failing...

‘Psychic’ paid $3.5M for exorcisms sentenced for tax evasion

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts...

Domestic assault charge against police officer dropped

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A domestic assault charge against a Rhode Island police officer...

RI Fire Marshal investigating Little Compton fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Fire Marshal is investigating a fire on Old Farm Road...

Video shows private school principal spouting hateful comments Video included

Officials at Bishop Hendricken High School are in damage control mode in light of inappropriate video. A six-second video of now-former principal Joseph Brennan was discovered where he uses derogatory slurs to refer to African Americans and those of the Jewish faith

Deadly flu season will continue to be a threat Video included

So far, 295 Rhode Islanders have been hospitalized with the flu and 7 people have died from the flu this season. Emergency rooms have been clogged with patients and state health officials say it will continue to be a threat for weeks to come.

Private caucus called discuss PawSox

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has called a private caucus for Democratic...

Senator Kettle not resigning amid investigation

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By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @SFenlonABC6  COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — A Coventry senator is not resigning despite Rhode Island State Police confirming...

DCYF INVESTIGATION: 9-month-old admitted to hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is investigating...

Box truck rolls over on 95 N near Thurbers Ave

By: Anthony Vega Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6  PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police responded to a tractor trailer rollover in Providence...

Providence house fire under investigation

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) —Firefighters knocked down a house fire early Wednesday morning...

New Bedford man arrested for second time on sex crime charges

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 YARMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford man was arrested for secretly videotaping women at his cleaning business...

State Senate approves PawSox bill

A big step forward was taken Tuesday night for a plan to build a new PawSox stadium. The Rhode Island Senate voted to approve a bill authorizing that deal to keep the team in Pawtucket. Senators passed the legislation 26 to 9 on the deal that was crafted by the Senate Finance Committee.

Gov. Raimondo strikes optimistic tone in State of the State Video included

In her third State of the State address as Governor, Gina Raimondo's message was one of optimism, in this gubernatorial election year.  "We're only in the third inning of our economic comeback. So tonight I say let's keep it going," said Raimondo. She touted accomplishments like job growth, raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and doing more to help small businesses....

Fall River Police seek armed robbery suspect

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, M.A. (WLNE) — Police in Fall River are seeking help identifying a suspect that...

Mall security a concern in light of Monday's shooting Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Mall security is a concern in light of Monday night’s shooting at Providence Place. Officials for Providence Place would not discuss any security changes they may be making in light of the shooting, only saying in a statement that their safety program “is always being evaluated.” “[T]he safety and well-being of our guests and tenants are our highest priorities,” said spokesperson Lindsa...

Man stalks woman 43 miles, robs her

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 QUINCY, M.A. (WLNE) — A West Warwick man was arrested after he stalked and robbed a...

Home of Coventry state Senator raided by State Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — The home of a state Senator was raided on Tuesday. Coventry...

Coventry Public Works rescues owl

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — An owl is on the mend after it was rescued by the Coventry Public Works Department...

Woonsocket pre-treating roads with salt brine

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — All 100 miles of roads in Woonsocket were being pre-treated...

UPDATE: Police identify victim in Providence Place Mall shooting Video included

By: John Krinjak Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Police identified the victim who was shot at the Providence Place Mall...

New Bedford man killed in stabbing in Hartford

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HARTFORD, Conn. (WLNE) — A 17-year-old was arrested for stabbing his older brother to death in Hartford...

UPDATE: Wheelchair stolen at Gillette Stadium found

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Crews at Gillette Stadium found the wheelchair of a Rhode Island woman who thought it was stolen...

New Bedford whale makes it into Ripley’s

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A whale skeleton at the New Bedford Whaling Museum has earned a spot...

UPDATE: Warwick Fire Department investigating arson

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Warwick Fire Department responded to not one, but two fires within a couple...

Preview: Raimondo to deliver 4th State of the State address

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Governor Gina Raimondo is upbeat one day ahead of her fourth State of the State address. "It's an opportunity to address the people of Rhode Island and share my optimism. You now the state and our economy is stronger than it's been in a long long time and now we have to commit ourselves to keep going,” said Raimondo. We do know one focus of this year's speech will be on fixing school buildings across Rhode Island. The issue front and ...

Officials to celebrate Martin Luther King at annual ceremony

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island political, community and religious leaders plan to celebrate...

Governor pushes for bill to give her office line-item veto

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Governor Gina Raimondo is pushing for a bill that would give the governor...

OPIOID CRISIS: ‘Owning Our Story’

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island health officials will tackle the opioid crisis Monday night...

East Providence Police investigating suspicious death

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence Police announced they are ...

Missing kayak recovered in East Providence

Less than 24 hours after the Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man in the Providence River, first responders recovered his kayak. Firefighters recovered that bright orange kayak off of Squantum Point earlier today and when they found it, it was completely encased in ice.

Raimondo to deliver State of the State speech to lawmakers

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo plans to use this year's State of the State speech to highlight the state's progress and make the case for continued...

UPDATE: DLT computer systems back online

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced Saturday that the Teleserve system that provides telephone and internet service to unemployment insurance claims is back online...

UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker Video included

The Coast Guard has called off its search for a man who went missing kayaking off of Conimicut Point Friday, saying conditions are no longer conducive to finding him alive.

RIDOT advises caution on roadways in anticipation of flash freezing

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is advising drivers to use extra caution on Rhode Island roadways Saturday in anticipation of flash freezing. Roadways wet  ...

UPDATE: Police ID victim of fatal pedestrian accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police are investigating an accident in Pawtucket where a pedestrian...

More than 40 animals taken from condemned Riverside home

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — East Providence has condemned a home after removing dozens...

Portsmouth School Committee testing cameras on school buses

school Committee members in Portsmouth are growing concerned about school bus safety. Bus drivers there say some people have been ignoring their stop signs, putting the children getting off the bus at risk.

Reaction pouring in to President Trump's alleged immigration comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Outrage and disappointment are brewing among Rhode Island lawmakers following reports that President Trump made comments slamming immigrants from Haiti and African countries while working out an immigration deal. The comment in question, "why are we having all these people from 's---hole' countries come here?" "The comments weren't Presidential they were not only derogatory but they were divisive,” said Senator Jack Reed.

CVS says it will keep Aetna in Connecticut’s capital city

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — CVS Health Corp. says it has no plans to move Aetna...

Fire officials deny barn fire may have been arson

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials have denied a previous claim that a barn fire that killed...

Meet-and-greet with former Patriots players at Warwick Mall Video included

The Warwick Mall played host to a special meet-and-greet with former Patriots players Thursday night. People lined up for hours, waiting for the chance to meet Harold Shaw and Patrick Pass. It was all organized by the Rhode Island Lottery to promote a new Patriots-themed scratch-ff game called 5X Champions. Shaw and Pass were available to sign autographs and take phots with fans, along wit...

Attleboro proposes new $266m high school with state aid Video included

Walking through the 56-year-old Attleboro High School, it's clear it's more than a little worse for wear. Leaking steam pipes have left a patchwork of metal plates in the floor, and have caused safety hazards like burning hot floor tiles. Unreliable heating controls have caused vastly different temperatures from room to room. "The building has systems that need replacing. But the f...

Mother, son indicted for death of mother's boyfriend

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 17-year-old and his mother have been indicted in...

National Grid asks for $26M less in Rhode Island rate hikes

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — National Grid is asking for $26 million less in rate...

RI Department of Health lifts boil water advisory on areas of Coventry

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health announced Thursday that the boil water advisory issued for Centre of New England Boulevard in Coventry in late December has been lifted. About ...

Two rushed to hospital after barge explosion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — An explosion on a barge is under investigation. North ...

Failure to Clear Storm Drains Could Result in Flooding, Fines

Failure to Clear Storm Drains Could Result in Flooding, Fines

Cities and towns are gearing up for the heavy rain by digging out storm drains so the water will have somewhere to go.  They're also asking people to help, and in some cases, it's not optional.

Comment shakes up sexual harassment training at the State House Video included

By: Chloe Leshner Email: Cleshner@abc6.com Twitter: @cleshnerabc6 PROVIDENCE (WLNE) — A state representative is under fire after a....

Authorities investigating after cats found abandoned in lobster crates

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Investigations are underway to locate those responsible for abandoning a number of cats outside in the cold late last month. On Friday December 22nd a concerned citizen brought five cats...

Suspect sought for theft from Fatima Hospital

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The theft of construction equipment from Fatima ...

Police investigating armed robbery in Fall River

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – Shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning Fall River Police officers responded to Irving Street and Pleasant Street for reports of an armed robbery...

Harbor seal pup returned to ocean after rehabilitation at Mystic Aquarium

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – A baby seal was released back into the ocean Thursday following a four-month rehabilitation program  ...

  • 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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