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Coventry residents vote to cut fire budget by 15%

By: Rebecca TurcoEmail: rturco@abc6.comTwitter: @Rebecca_TurcoFacebook: RebeccaTurcoABC6COVENTRY – Residents in Coventry voted to cut their embattled fire district's budget by nearly 15 percent.The nearly three-hour budget meeting Tuesday night was heated at times. Voters approved a taxpayer-pitched budget reduction of $432,500, then approved the modified budget of $2,470,800.As a result, the tax rates have been set on each $100 to 26 cents on residential property, 39 cents on commercial prop...

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  • Man intentionally collides with another car

    Man intentionally collides with another car

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) - A man intentionally collided with another car Thursday night. Police responded to a 911 call on July 19, at 10:30 p.m. for a motor vehicle accident. After investigating, Police concluded that Geoffrey Warburton, 24-years-old, had purposely struck a female victims car in the area of Old North Road. Warburton has previously been in a dating relationship with the victim. As a result of the crash intention...More >>
    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) - A man intentionally collided with another car Thursday night. Police responded to a 911 call on July 19, at 10:30 p.m. for a motor vehicle accident. After investigating, Police concluded that Geoffrey Warburton, 24-years-old, had purposely struck a female victims car in the area of Old North Road. Warburton has previously been in a dating relationship with the victim. As a result of the crash intention...More >>
  • Patients concerned over looming Lifespan nurses strike

    Patients concerned over looming Lifespan nurses strike

    For 81-year-old Luke Sepe, Monday morning can't come soon enough. "I'm having my right hip replaced, which is in bad shape," said Sepe. "I can't walk. I've got to take either this or a walker, you know?" But then he heard that was the day nurses at Rhode Island Hospital--where he's having the surgery--and Hasbro Children's will likely hit the picket lines...

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    For 81-year-old Luke Sepe, Monday morning can't come soon enough. "I'm having my right hip replaced, which is in bad shape," said Sepe. "I can't walk. I've got to take either this or a walker, you know?" But then he heard that was the day nurses at Rhode Island Hospital--where he's having the surgery--and Hasbro Children's will likely hit the picket lines...

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  • Fallen Sgt. laid to rest, officers from across country attend funeral

    Fallen Sgt. laid to rest, officers from across country attend funeral

    Inside St. Mary’s Church in Hanover, family and friends said goodbye to fallen Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna, a loving husband and father who served his country. Outside, he was honored as a police Sergeant who protected his community, and as a fellow brother in blue.

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    Inside St. Mary’s Church in Hanover, family and friends said goodbye to fallen Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna, a loving husband and father who served his country. Outside, he was honored as a police Sergeant who protected his community, and as a fellow brother in blue.

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  • Study: Outdoor Exercise Beneficial to Heart Health, Even in Polluted Air

    Study: Outdoor Exercise Beneficial to Heart Health, Even in Polluted Air

    Study: Outdoor Exercise Beneficial to Heart Health, Even in Polluted Air

    An Air Quality Alert is a warning designed to make you think twice about spending too much time outside when ozone levels are high, but a new study released this week says regular exercise reduces the risk of heart attacks, even when it's done outdoors in that polluted air. 

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    An Air Quality Alert is a warning designed to make you think twice about spending too much time outside when ozone levels are high, but a new study released this week says regular exercise reduces the risk of heart attacks, even when it's done outdoors in that polluted air. 

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  • New Bedford girl stars in "The Equalizer 2"

    New Bedford girl stars in "The Equalizer 2"

    Denzel Washington's movie "The Equalizer 2" is out this weekend, he is obviously the star but there's also a local connection to look for in the action film.

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    Denzel Washington's movie "The Equalizer 2" is out this weekend, he is obviously the star but there's also a local connection to look for in the action film.

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  • Captain of fatal duck boat accident lived in RI, worked for RIPTA

    Captain of fatal duck boat accident lived in RI, worked for RIPTA

    The captain of the fatal Branson duck boat accident that killed 17 lived and worked in Rhode Island. 

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    The captain of the fatal Branson duck boat accident that killed 17 lived and worked in Rhode Island. 

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  • VIDEO: girl rescues shark on Block Island

    VIDEO: girl rescues shark on Block Island

    By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com BLOCK ISLAND, RI  (WLNE) - A brave girl on Block Island was caught on camera rescuing a stranded baby shark. Ali Twachtman carefully tip-toed over the rocks on the shore of a beach waiting for the perfect moment to catch the shark that was struggling in the surf. The shark remained calm as carried it to a safer spot to swim. The moment was captured on video by Ali’s father. © WLNE-TV  /  ABC6 News    2018More >>
    By: Liz Tufts Email: ltufts@abc6.com BLOCK ISLAND, RI  (WLNE) - A brave girl on Block Island was caught on camera rescuing a stranded baby shark. Ali Twachtman carefully tip-toed over the rocks on the shore of a beach waiting for the perfect moment to catch the shark that was struggling in the surf. The shark remained calm as carried it to a safer spot to swim. The moment was captured on video by Ali’s father. © WLNE-TV  /  ABC6 News    2018More >>
  • Woman arrested for DUI with kids in the car for the second time

    Woman arrested for DUI with kids in the car for the second time

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – A Woonsocket woman has been arrested for the second time, for drunk driving, erratic driving, with children in the car. Police say 41-year-old Leah Duran was stopped for erratic driving on West Shore Road...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – A Woonsocket woman has been arrested for the second time, for drunk driving, erratic driving, with children in the car. Police say 41-year-old Leah Duran was stopped for erratic driving on West Shore Road...

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  • Union nurses plan to strike

    Union nurses plan to strike

    PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Local union nurses plan on walking out Monday afternoon as part of a strike...The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) have denied a final contract offer from Lifespan saying they "will not be bullied, threatened or disrespected by an out-of-touch --

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    PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Local union nurses plan on walking out Monday afternoon as part of a strike...The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) have denied a final contract offer from Lifespan saying they "will not be bullied, threatened or disrespected by an out-of-touch --

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  • Joe Trillo's billboard battle continues in Narragansett court

    Joe Trillo's billboard battle continues in Narragansett court

    The billboard battle continued in Narragansett municipal court Thursday as Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Trillo is digging in his heels to keep a huge campaign sign on his sister's property. 

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    The billboard battle continued in Narragansett municipal court Thursday as Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Trillo is digging in his heels to keep a huge campaign sign on his sister's property. 

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  • Thousands pay respects to Sgt. Michael Chesna

    Thousands pay respects to Sgt. Michael Chesna

    Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna's brothers in blue from near and far saluted his casket as it was escorted from a Weymouth funeral home to St. Mary's Church in Hanover, where a wake was held Tuesday evening.  "A lot of us have been in that situation," said Patrick Monroe of the Boston Police Department. "Sometimes when that happens officers feel alone, and I think us b...

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    Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna's brothers in blue from near and far saluted his casket as it was escorted from a Weymouth funeral home to St. Mary's Church in Hanover, where a wake was held Tuesday evening.  "A lot of us have been in that situation," said Patrick Monroe of the Boston Police Department. "Sometimes when that happens officers feel alone, and I think us b...

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  • Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virus

    Mosquitoes found with Eastern equine encephalitis virus

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island officials say mosquitoes in Warwick have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

    The state environmental management department says the virus was found in mosquitoes collected July 9.

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    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island officials say mosquitoes in Warwick have tested positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

    The state environmental management department says the virus was found in mosquitoes collected July 9.

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  • Woonsocket Teacher Picks Up STEM Teaching Skills at Space Camp

    Woonsocket Teacher Picks Up STEM Teaching Skills at Space Camp

    Woonsocket Teacher Picks Up STEM Teaching Skills at Space Camp

    It’s a unique approach to career development.  A sixth grade teacher in Woonsocket is among those upping her game by going to space camp.  What she learned there should take her lessons to the next level.

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    It’s a unique approach to career development.  A sixth grade teacher in Woonsocket is among those upping her game by going to space camp.  What she learned there should take her lessons to the next level.

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  • Cranston police, store owner looking to identify robbers

    Cranston police, store owner looking to identify robbers

    Enough is enough. That's the word from a business owner in Cranston after his store was robbed twice in a few days.

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    Enough is enough. That's the word from a business owner in Cranston after his store was robbed twice in a few days.

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  • Details emerge about relationship between Woonsocket murder victim, suspects

    Details emerge about relationship between Woonsocket murder victim, suspects

    Two years after a gruesome murder in Woonsocket, neighbors can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that two suspects have been arrested. 23-year-old Tyler Grenon and his friend, 20-year-old Matthew Dusseault, are behind bars, charged with murder in the stabbing death of 81 year old Constance Gauthier. 

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    Two years after a gruesome murder in Woonsocket, neighbors can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that two suspects have been arrested. 23-year-old Tyler Grenon and his friend, 20-year-old Matthew Dusseault, are behind bars, charged with murder in the stabbing death of 81 year old Constance Gauthier. 

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  • Dartmouth Police honor fallen officers in lip-Sync Challenge video

    Dartmouth Police honor fallen officers in lip-Sync Challenge video

    DARTMOUTH, M.A. (WLNE) -- The ‘First Responder Lip-sync Challenge’ has been sweeping the country, with hundreds of police and fire departments joining in on the fun. But after the passing of Weymouth Police Officer, Michael Chesna, one local department took a more serious approach to the light-hearted trend.

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    DARTMOUTH, M.A. (WLNE) -- The ‘First Responder Lip-sync Challenge’ has been sweeping the country, with hundreds of police and fire departments joining in on the fun. But after the passing of Weymouth Police Officer, Michael Chesna, one local department took a more serious approach to the light-hearted trend.

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  • Providence City Council holds hearing over proposed Fane tower

    Providence City Council holds hearing over proposed Fane tower

    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Providence City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening on what could b thee tallest building in the entire state. New York developer Jason Fane wants to build the 46–story "Hope Point Tower" on the old 195 land. Before the hearing, protestors and union members gathered outside. Many union members are in favor of the project because it'll create jobs, while protestors sa...

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    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Providence City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening on what could b thee tallest building in the entire state. New York developer Jason Fane wants to build the 46–story "Hope Point Tower" on the old 195 land. Before the hearing, protestors and union members gathered outside. Many union members are in favor of the project because it'll create jobs, while protestors sa...

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  • Warwick brothers reflect on Emmy nom for Netflix series

    Warwick brothers reflect on Emmy nom for Netflix series

    It's the last thing Warwick natives and identical twins Kevin and Matthew McManus were expecting as the Emmy nominees were announced last Thursday.  "We didn't even look it up that morning to see if we were nominated because we just didn't expect it to happen. And then suddenly we're getting text messages from our friends saying hey congratulations on the Emmy nom...

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    It's the last thing Warwick natives and identical twins Kevin and Matthew McManus were expecting as the Emmy nominees were announced last Thursday.  "We didn't even look it up that morning to see if we were nominated because we just didn't expect it to happen. And then suddenly we're getting text messages from our friends saying hey congratulations on the Emmy nom...

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  • 18 cats seized from Newport home, another 26 dead in freezer

    18 cats seized from Newport home, another 26 dead in freezer

    A gruesome discovery at a Newport home Wednesday as officials with the RISPCA seized 18 cats and found another 26 dead ones being stored in a freezer.

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    A gruesome discovery at a Newport home Wednesday as officials with the RISPCA seized 18 cats and found another 26 dead ones being stored in a freezer.

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  • Police search for suspect in Cranston robbery

    Police search for suspect in Cranston robbery

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - Police ask the public for help identifying individuals involved in a robbery...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - Police ask the public for help identifying individuals involved in a robbery...

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  • RI & MA Officials Warn Against Algae Blooms

    RI & MA Officials Warn Against Algae Blooms

    RI & MA Officials Warn Against Algae Blooms

    Environmental officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are warning people to avoid three bodies of water along the state line. An algae bloom is affecting Turner Reservoir, which straddles the line between East Providence and Seekonk; Omega Pond in Rumford; and the Ten Mile River in that area. 

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    Environmental officials in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are warning people to avoid three bodies of water along the state line. An algae bloom is affecting Turner Reservoir, which straddles the line between East Providence and Seekonk; Omega Pond in Rumford; and the Ten Mile River in that area. 

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  • Heavy Rain & High Bacteria Levels Close Two Summer Camp Beaches

    Heavy Rain & High Bacteria Levels Close Two Summer Camp Beaches

    Heavy Rain & High Bacteria Levels Close Two Summer Camp Beaches

    In the height of summer camp season, two Girl Scout camp ponds in Rhode Island have been temporarily closed. Tuesday night's heavy rain means no swimming for the next 24 hours at Camp Cookie in Chepachet. Also, high bacteria levels at Camp Hoffman in South Kingstown are forcing their beach to close. 

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    In the height of summer camp season, two Girl Scout camp ponds in Rhode Island have been temporarily closed. Tuesday night's heavy rain means no swimming for the next 24 hours at Camp Cookie in Chepachet. Also, high bacteria levels at Camp Hoffman in South Kingstown are forcing their beach to close. 

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  • DA reflects on bail reform, judge accountability in Massachusetts

    DA reflects on bail reform, judge accountability in Massachusetts

    People have been speaking out about the death of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and why his accused killer was walking the streets at the time of his death. Emanuel Lopes was previously arrested for selling cocaine to minors while he was out on bail for throwing a rock through a house window. 

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    People have been speaking out about the death of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and why his accused killer was walking the streets at the time of his death. Emanuel Lopes was previously arrested for selling cocaine to minors while he was out on bail for throwing a rock through a house window. 

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  • Harbormaster: teens shouldn't have been swimming in Watuppa Pond

    Harbormaster: teens shouldn't have been swimming in Watuppa Pond

    New details about a drowning in Fall River Tuesday. The harbormaster says the teen and his friend should not have been there in the first place. Watuppa Pond is not meant for swimming and the conditions are so lousy, it's even dangerous for boaters.

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    New details about a drowning in Fall River Tuesday. The harbormaster says the teen and his friend should not have been there in the first place. Watuppa Pond is not meant for swimming and the conditions are so lousy, it's even dangerous for boaters.

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  • RISPCA seize 18 cats, remains of 26 others in deplorable home

    RISPCA seize 18 cats, remains of 26 others in deplorable home

    NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – In a release sent out Tuesday, the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) announced that they have seized 18 living and 26 dead cats from a Newport home. The RISPCA found the cats while executing a search warrant at 103 Kay Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The search resulted in the discovery of 18 cats living in deplorable conditions, as well as the remains of 26 ca...

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    NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – In a release sent out Tuesday, the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) announced that they have seized 18 living and 26 dead cats from a Newport home. The RISPCA found the cats while executing a search warrant at 103 Kay Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The search resulted in the discovery of 18 cats living in deplorable conditions, as well as the remains of 26 ca...

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  • Two men arraigned for 2016 murder of elderly Woonsocket woman

    Two men arraigned for 2016 murder of elderly Woonsocket woman

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Two suspects will be arraigned in Providence District court Tuesday in connection to the murder of a Woonsocketresident in 2016. Tyler Grenon, 23, and Matthew Dusseault, 20, have been charged in the homicide case involving 81-year-old Woonsocket resident Constance Gauthier. In March of 2016, Gauthier was murdered at her home on Fairfield Avenue. ...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Two suspects will be arraigned in Providence District court Tuesday in connection to the murder of a Woonsocketresident in 2016. Tyler Grenon, 23, and Matthew Dusseault, 20, have been charged in the homicide case involving 81-year-old Woonsocket resident Constance Gauthier. In March of 2016, Gauthier was murdered at her home on Fairfield Avenue. ...

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  • Man in critical condition after Providence stabbing

    Man in critical condition after Providence stabbing

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A victim is in critical condition after being stabbed Tuesday night in Providence. Around 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night, Providence Police responded to stabbing reports at two separate locations. For the first call, Police responded to Bernon Street and Candace Street. For the second, they were dispatched to 67 Lydia Street. At the 67 Lydia Street residence, Police encountered Samuel Holder,...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A victim is in critical condition after being stabbed Tuesday night in Providence. Around 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night, Providence Police responded to stabbing reports at two separate locations. For the first call, Police responded to Bernon Street and Candace Street. For the second, they were dispatched to 67 Lydia Street. At the 67 Lydia Street residence, Police encountered Samuel Holder,...

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  • Car crashes into the side of a Warwick home, leaving 2 injured

    Car crashes into the side of a Warwick home, leaving 2 injured

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) - Two people were sent to the hospital after a car crashed into a house in Warwick Tuesday night. It happened right around 8:30 on Warwick Ave. The car went off the road, and into the house, leaving a significant hole the foundation.

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) - Two people were sent to the hospital after a car crashed into a house in Warwick Tuesday night. It happened right around 8:30 on Warwick Ave. The car went off the road, and into the house, leaving a significant hole the foundation.

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  • Lightning hits Pascoag home during storms

    Lightning hits Pascoag home during storms

    As summer storms barreled across the state on Tuesday, one neighborhood in Pascoag was left shaken after lightning hit a home.

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    As summer storms barreled across the state on Tuesday, one neighborhood in Pascoag was left shaken after lightning hit a home.

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  • Hit and run under investigation after pieces left behind

    Hit and run under investigation after pieces left behind

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) - Police investigate a hit and run that occurred earlier this month, that resulted in serious injury. This hit and run took place on July 8, at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Victory Highway at Waterman Hill Road.

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) - Police investigate a hit and run that occurred earlier this month, that resulted in serious injury. This hit and run took place on July 8, at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Victory Highway at Waterman Hill Road.

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  • RI Hospital union nurses set to strike Monday as contract negotiations hit snag

    RI Hospital union nurses set to strike Monday as contract negotiations hit snag

    By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nurses at Rhodes Island Hospital are moving ahead with their plans to strike next week over the hospital’s proposed three-year contract. The hospital had given the local chapter of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (NAP) until late Tuesday to change its mind, before hiring temporary workers for next week. Rhodes Island Hospital Spokesperson Christina O’Reilly says that move is costing $10-millio...

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    By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nurses at Rhodes Island Hospital are moving ahead with their plans to strike next week over the hospital’s proposed three-year contract. The hospital had given the local chapter of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (NAP) until late Tuesday to change its mind, before hiring temporary workers for next week. Rhodes Island Hospital Spokesperson Christina O’Reilly says that move is costing $10-millio...

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  • Accused Weymouth cop killer arraigned, held without bail

    Accused Weymouth cop killer arraigned, held without bail

    20-year-old Emmanuel Lopes was ordered held without bail late Tuesday in the shooting deaths of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna and innocent bystander Vera Adams.  The entire courtroom was a sea of blue, with Chesna's colleagues from the Weymouth Police Department watching closely as Lopes was brought in in a wheelchair. A judge entered not guilty pleas...

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    20-year-old Emmanuel Lopes was ordered held without bail late Tuesday in the shooting deaths of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna and innocent bystander Vera Adams.  The entire courtroom was a sea of blue, with Chesna's colleagues from the Weymouth Police Department watching closely as Lopes was brought in in a wheelchair. A judge entered not guilty pleas...

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  • Update: 14 year-old victim pulled from Fall River pond identified

    Update: 14 year-old victim pulled from Fall River pond identified

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Tuesday afternoon, Fall River Police responded to reports of a teen that had gone under water after jumping into Watuppa Pond. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 14 year-old male and his 13 year-old female friend jumped from a rocky ledge into Watuppa Pond in Fall River, Massachusetts. According to witnesses at the scene, both of the teens showed sign of distress immediately after...

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    FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Tuesday afternoon, Fall River Police responded to reports of a teen that had gone under water after jumping into Watuppa Pond. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 14 year-old male and his 13 year-old female friend jumped from a rocky ledge into Watuppa Pond in Fall River, Massachusetts. According to witnesses at the scene, both of the teens showed sign of distress immediately after...

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  • Local bakery raises money for fallen Weymouth sergeant, one of their "regulars"

    Local bakery raises money for fallen Weymouth sergeant, one of their "regulars"

    The last baker’s dozen of White’s Bakery's special blue and black half moon cookies was out the door before 8:00 Tuesday morning. The cookies were a favorite of fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. White’s COO John DeSimone says Sgt. Chesna would come into the Hingham location and buy eight half moons at a time.

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    The last baker’s dozen of White’s Bakery's special blue and black half moon cookies was out the door before 8:00 Tuesday morning. The cookies were a favorite of fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. White’s COO John DeSimone says Sgt. Chesna would come into the Hingham location and buy eight half moons at a time.

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  • Longtime Providence City Councilman won’t be on ballot

    Longtime Providence City Councilman won’t be on ballot

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Terrence Hassett, Providence’s longest serving city councilman, will not be on the ballot for City Council this coming September. According to the Providence Board of Canvassers, Hassett received only 47 of the required 50 citizen signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. As a result, he will not be on the ballot this September. This news comes as a surprise to many, as ...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Terrence Hassett, Providence’s longest serving city councilman, will not be on the ballot for City Council this coming September. According to the Providence Board of Canvassers, Hassett received only 47 of the required 50 citizen signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. As a result, he will not be on the ballot this September. This news comes as a surprise to many, as ...

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  • Vigil held for fallen Weymouth officer

    Vigil held for fallen Weymouth officer

    Well over 1,000 people turned out on the football field at Weymouth High School Monday night--officer Michael Chesna's alma mater--to pay tribute to him and to bystander Vera Adams--both of whom were gunned down early Sunday morning. "Michael Chesna protected his community at great expense. What happened to Michael was horrific. It should not happen to someone else," said Weymout...

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    Well over 1,000 people turned out on the football field at Weymouth High School Monday night--officer Michael Chesna's alma mater--to pay tribute to him and to bystander Vera Adams--both of whom were gunned down early Sunday morning. "Michael Chesna protected his community at great expense. What happened to Michael was horrific. It should not happen to someone else," said Weymout...

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  • Norton Police search for missing man

    Norton Police search for missing man

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, M.A. (WLNE) – A man has gone missing after he was last seen in Taunton. The man reported missing is 75-year-old David Welch.

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTON, M.A. (WLNE) – A man has gone missing after he was last seen in Taunton. The man reported missing is 75-year-old David Welch.

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  • Gov. Raimondo signs executive order to “tackle plastics”

    Gov. Raimondo signs executive order to “tackle plastics”

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday that establishes the formation of a Task Force designed to advise the state on issues related to eradicating plastic waste and pollution. The order, which the Governor signed from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, claimed that the necessity of the law derived from the contribution of plastic to ecosystem damage, climate change, and li...

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday that establishes the formation of a Task Force designed to advise the state on issues related to eradicating plastic waste and pollution. The order, which the Governor signed from Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, claimed that the necessity of the law derived from the contribution of plastic to ecosystem damage, climate change, and li...

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  • Community, law enforcement honor fallen Weymouth police officer, husband, father

    Community, law enforcement honor fallen Weymouth police officer, husband, father

    Hundreds of officers from cities and towns across Massachusetts escorted fallen Officer Michael Chesna's body from Boston to a Weymouth funeral home. The 42-year-old was shot and killed Sunday investigating reports of an erratic driver. 

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    Hundreds of officers from cities and towns across Massachusetts escorted fallen Officer Michael Chesna's body from Boston to a Weymouth funeral home. The 42-year-old was shot and killed Sunday investigating reports of an erratic driver. 

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  • ‘Camp Tomorrow’ brings smiles to the faces of young cancer patients, siblings

    ‘Camp Tomorrow’ brings smiles to the faces of young cancer patients, siblings

    By: Melissa Randall Email: mrandall@abc6.com Twitter: @MRandallABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE-TV)— Last week The Fogg brothers of Exeter, Noah and Ian, joined other kids for the special camp. It’s ‘Camp Tomorrow’ is new and is meant for young cancer patients and their siblings “It's actually been an awesome week for them and I’m so glad that they opened the camp up to an older age group because this is the perfect age for kids to experience a real ...

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    By: Melissa Randall Email: mrandall@abc6.com Twitter: @MRandallABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE-TV)— Last week The Fogg brothers of Exeter, Noah and Ian, joined other kids for the special camp. It’s ‘Camp Tomorrow’ is new and is meant for young cancer patients and their siblings “It's actually been an awesome week for them and I’m so glad that they opened the camp up to an older age group because this is the perfect age for kids to experience a real ...

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  • Mayor Elorza to walk with Providence police, greet residents

    Mayor Elorza to walk with Providence police, greet residents

    Mayor Jorge ElorzaMayor Jorge Elorza
    Mayor Jorge ElorzaMayor Jorge Elorza

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will walk with Providence Police Monday afternoon to greet residents and businesses. The Mayor will walk with officers from the intersection of Pocasset Avenue and Plainville Street to the Neutaconkanut Park Farmers’ Market at 700 Plainfield Street. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 2018

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will walk with Providence Police Monday afternoon to greet residents and businesses. The Mayor will walk with officers from the intersection of Pocasset Avenue and Plainville Street to the Neutaconkanut Park Farmers’ Market at 700 Plainfield Street. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. © WLNE-TV / ABC6 2018

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  • Verizon tech arrested for video voyeurism of customer

    Verizon tech arrested for video voyeurism of customer

    By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Verizon tech is charged with video voyeurism after police say he shared a sensitive video from a customer’s iPad. Derrick Calvano, 47, of Dighton, Mass., is also charged with intentional computer access. Calvano was installing Verizon services at a woman’s new apartment Wednesday when he asked the woman if she had any devices she wanted to connect. The woman told East Providence Police she handed ...

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    By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Verizon tech is charged with video voyeurism after police say he shared a sensitive video from a customer’s iPad. Derrick Calvano, 47, of Dighton, Mass., is also charged with intentional computer access. Calvano was installing Verizon services at a woman’s new apartment Wednesday when he asked the woman if she had any devices she wanted to connect. The woman told East Providence Police she handed ...

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  • 94 Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives Military Honors From Senator Reed

    94 Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives Military Honors From Senator Reed

    Monday, July 9 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-07-09 19:06:12 GMT

    Senator Jack Reed presented 94 year-old World War II veteran Ernest Mallory with several medals he earned but never received, Monday afternoon. Mallory served in the 71st Division, which helped liberate the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp which contained over 15,000 prisoners. In 2004, 60 years after the war, Mallory met three of the survivors that he helped liberate. Mallory also served in the Korean...

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    Senator Jack Reed presented 94 year-old World War II veteran Ernest Mallory with several medals he earned but never received, Monday afternoon. Mallory served in the 71st Division, which helped liberate the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp which contained over 15,000 prisoners. In 2004, 60 years after the war, Mallory met three of the survivors that he helped liberate. Mallory also served in the Korean...

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  • Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

    Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

    By: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) _ A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. Emanuel Lopes will be arraigned Monday in connection with the deaths of Weymouth officer Michael Chesna and an unidentified woman, who was hit by stray bullets in a nearby home. It's unclear if Lopes has an attorney. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says Weymouth police ...More >>
    By: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) _ A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. Emanuel Lopes will be arraigned Monday in connection with the deaths of Weymouth officer Michael Chesna and an unidentified woman, who was hit by stray bullets in a nearby home. It's unclear if Lopes has an attorney. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says Weymouth police ...More >>
  • Hair salons raise money for 10 year old in coma

    Hair salons raise money for 10 year old in coma

    A 10 year old girl is still in the ICU at Hasboro after a car crash on Route 6 in Westport a few weeks ago. Today, the community came together in a big way to help raise money for her family.

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    A 10 year old girl is still in the ICU at Hasboro after a car crash on Route 6 in Westport a few weeks ago. Today, the community came together in a big way to help raise money for her family.

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  • Juvenile killed in Scituate dirt bike accident

    Juvenile killed in Scituate dirt bike accident

    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – A child has died following a dirt bike accident in Scituate Saturday. Scituate Police confirmed the death of a juvenile in an accident ...

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    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – A child has died following a dirt bike accident in Scituate Saturday. Scituate Police confirmed the death of a juvenile in an accident ...

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  • West Warwick Fire Department knocks down overnight fire

    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Firefighters reported to the scene of a smoky fire at a West Warwick business early Sunday morning. Fire officials said crews...

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    By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Firefighters reported to the scene of a smoky fire at a West Warwick business early Sunday morning. Fire officials said crews...

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  • Woonsocket man shot in head inside vehicle

    Woonsocket man shot in head inside vehicle

    By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WORCESTER, MA (AP) – A Rhode Island man was shot in the head in Massachusetts, but is expected to survive. Authorities say a 19-year-old Woonsocket man was shot...

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    By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WORCESTER, MA (AP) – A Rhode Island man was shot in the head in Massachusetts, but is expected to survive. Authorities say a 19-year-old Woonsocket man was shot...

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  • Providence Police investigating another violent home invasion

    Providence Police investigating another violent home invasion

    Providence Police are investigating the fifth home invasion in the last month and a half, the second in 2 days. Early Saturday morning a 19 year old man was pistol whipped in own house.

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    Providence Police are investigating the fifth home invasion in the last month and a half, the second in 2 days. Early Saturday morning a 19 year old man was pistol whipped in own house.

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  • Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

    Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

    By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold...

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    By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo will hold...

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  • Motorcycle accident in Johnston deemed fatal

    Motorcycle accident in Johnston deemed fatal

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - It's happened again, another deadly motorcycle accident has occurred. This is now the  eighth deadly motorcycle accident on Rhode Island roads this year. The fatality happened in Johnston at Central ave and John Drive. The motorcycle rider was involved in a crash with a car. This death follows a deadly motorcycle accident that happened just a day ago, on July 12 in North Kingston. N...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) - It's happened again, another deadly motorcycle accident has occurred. This is now the  eighth deadly motorcycle accident on Rhode Island roads this year. The fatality happened in Johnston at Central ave and John Drive. The motorcycle rider was involved in a crash with a car. This death follows a deadly motorcycle accident that happened just a day ago, on July 12 in North Kingston. N...

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  • Fight night: Rhode Islanders settle scores in real-life fight club

    Fight night: Rhode Islanders settle scores in real-life fight club

    They call it the "Brawl for It All." 20 regular guys, with 10 real-life grudges to settle.but instead of taking it outside, they're taking it inside--as in inside the boxing ring! And Friday night was fight night.  "There was a little beef between us. It was nothing major but just a small money dispute. We settled it in the ring and now we're just goin...

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    They call it the "Brawl for It All." 20 regular guys, with 10 real-life grudges to settle.but instead of taking it outside, they're taking it inside--as in inside the boxing ring! And Friday night was fight night.  "There was a little beef between us. It was nothing major but just a small money dispute. We settled it in the ring and now we're just goin...

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  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with front-end loader

    Motorcyclist killed in crash with front-end loader

    A 28-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Rhode Island. Police say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in North Kingstown. The motorcyclist was taken to Kent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

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    A 28-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Rhode Island. Police say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in North Kingstown. The motorcyclist was taken to Kent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

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  • South Kingstown Police arrest two while executing warrant, seeking additional suspects

    South Kingstown Police arrest two while executing warrant, seeking additional suspects

    By News Staff Twitter: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Police arrested two suspects and seeking two more after executing a warrant at a South Kingstown home. Following a narcotics investigation...

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    By News Staff Twitter: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Police arrested two suspects and seeking two more after executing a warrant at a South Kingstown home. Following a narcotics investigation...

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  • 'She saved my life': Dog alerts man to Warwick house fire

    'She saved my life': Dog alerts man to Warwick house fire

    A Warwick man said his roommate's dog saved his life, after the German shepherd mix woke him up as a home went up in flames early Friday morning. 

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    A Warwick man said his roommate's dog saved his life, after the German shepherd mix woke him up as a home went up in flames early Friday morning. 

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  • Providence Police investigating possible connection in recent home invasions

    Providence Police investigating possible connection in recent home invasions

    Another home in Providence ransacked, the family left helpless during another brutal home invasion. This is the fourth home invasion in recent weeks and that's leading police to investigate whether they're all connected.

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    Another home in Providence ransacked, the family left helpless during another brutal home invasion. This is the fourth home invasion in recent weeks and that's leading police to investigate whether they're all connected.

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  • Large pile of scrap metal catches fire in Providence

    Large pile of scrap metal catches fire in Providence

    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A fire broke out on Allens Ave Friday morning. Fire Officials say the fire began around 7 A.M. when a large pile of scrap metal caught fire. No injuries have been reported. ABC6 News is working on gathering more details. © ABC6 News /  WLNE-TV    2018

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A fire broke out on Allens Ave Friday morning. Fire Officials say the fire began around 7 A.M. when a large pile of scrap metal caught fire. No injuries have been reported. ABC6 News is working on gathering more details. © ABC6 News /  WLNE-TV    2018

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