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  • Health department recommends 5 beach closings

    Health department recommends 5 beach closings

    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The state health department has recommended the closure to swimming of five Rhode Island beaches, including three in Middletown.The Department of Health said high bacteria levels were found in water tests at Atlantic Beach Club Beach, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach in Middletown; Easton's Beach in Newport; and Warren Town Beach.Officials say they will recommend re-opening the areas when bacteria counts have fallen to within acceptab...More >>
    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The state health department has recommended the closure to swimming of five Rhode Island beaches, including three in Middletown.The Department of Health said high bacteria levels were found in water tests at Atlantic Beach Club Beach, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach in Middletown; Easton's Beach in Newport; and Warren Town Beach.Officials say they will recommend re-opening the areas when bacteria counts have fallen to within acceptab...More >>
  • Plant mystery in Rocky Point neighborhood

    Plant mystery in Rocky Point neighborhood

    By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comResidents in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Warwick are trying to figure out what killed some of their plants.Some are even wondering if it's more than just a coincidence that the plants died, not long after demolition started at the old amusement park. More than a handful of residents tell ABC 6 News the area was engulfed with a strong smell of bleach just before their gardens wilted, some turned black.Warwick resident Judy Azar says something happened at...More >>
    By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comResidents in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Warwick are trying to figure out what killed some of their plants.Some are even wondering if it's more than just a coincidence that the plants died, not long after demolition started at the old amusement park. More than a handful of residents tell ABC 6 News the area was engulfed with a strong smell of bleach just before their gardens wilted, some turned black.Warwick resident Judy Azar says something happened at...More >>
  • UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...More >>
    Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...More >>
  • Coventry’s oldest resident needs new roof

    Coventry’s oldest resident needs new roof

    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin COVENTRY, RI- Mary Thompson is 101-years-old. She's lived in Coventry all her life and in her home, on Prince Street, since the 70’s. Councilman, Greg Laboissonniere, said, "She may be Coventry’s oldest resident so if we can’t take care of our own people, who can we take care of?" The town wants to help Mary because her roof is in bad shape. Mary’s friend, Tamara Goff said, "The roof is really bad. It's leaking in her living room when it rains a...More >>
    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin COVENTRY, RI- Mary Thompson is 101-years-old. She's lived in Coventry all her life and in her home, on Prince Street, since the 70’s. Councilman, Greg Laboissonniere, said, "She may be Coventry’s oldest resident so if we can’t take care of our own people, who can we take care of?" The town wants to help Mary because her roof is in bad shape. Mary’s friend, Tamara Goff said, "The roof is really bad. It's leaking in her living room when it rains a...More >>
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:18 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.More >>
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.More >>
  • Latest Rhode Island news, sports, business and entertainment

    Latest Rhode Island news, sports, business and entertainment

    State health officials say they have tentatively identified four of the bodies found improperly stored at a Providence funeral home.More >>
    State health officials say they have tentatively identified four of the bodies found improperly stored at a Providence funeral home.More >>
  • Providence Schools announce new school times

    Providence Schools announce new school times

    By News Staffnews@abc6.comProvidence School administrators have announced the proposal of new school times for the high schools and two elementary schools. The proposals are being announced before they are passed to ensure a smooth opening for schools. The new times will be voted upon as part of the new teacher contract which is currently being negotiated. At the end of this past school year, Providence School Board passed a change to its transportation policy. The changes provide free RIPTA...More >>
    By News Staffnews@abc6.comProvidence School administrators have announced the proposal of new school times for the high schools and two elementary schools. The proposals are being announced before they are passed to ensure a smooth opening for schools. The new times will be voted upon as part of the new teacher contract which is currently being negotiated. At the end of this past school year, Providence School Board passed a change to its transportation policy. The changes provide free RIPTA...More >>
  • RI to purchase open space in North Kingstown

    RI to purchase open space in North Kingstown

    Rhode Island plans to spend $167,000 to help purchase 45 acres of land in North Kingstown, part of an effort preserve about 500 acres along the Narrow River.More >>
    Rhode Island plans to spend $167,000 to help purchase 45 acres of land in North Kingstown, part of an effort preserve about 500 acres along the Narrow River.More >>
  • RI Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio resigns

    RI Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio resigns

    The Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party David Caprio  abruptly resigned on Tuesday.
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    The Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party David Caprio  abruptly resigned on Tuesday.
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  • Federal Hill beating victim dies, suspect charged with murder

    Federal Hill beating victim dies, suspect charged with murder

    By News Staff news@abc6.com Jonathan Stack, the man who was brutally beaten with a 2x4 of wood on Federal Hill, has died at the hospital. 48-year-old Daniel Lastarza is accused of brutally beating Stack Wednesday night. Police say the fight was over the sale of a junk car, and it was not the first fight between the two men. Stack was arrested for assaulting Lastarza with a staple gun in 2012. Lastarza isbeing held without bail because this incident violates his probation. © WLNE-TV 2014More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com Jonathan Stack, the man who was brutally beaten with a 2x4 of wood on Federal Hill, has died at the hospital. 48-year-old Daniel Lastarza is accused of brutally beating Stack Wednesday night. Police say the fight was over the sale of a junk car, and it was not the first fight between the two men. Stack was arrested for assaulting Lastarza with a staple gun in 2012. Lastarza isbeing held without bail because this incident violates his probation. © WLNE-TV 2014More >>
  • Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

    Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

    Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Sitting in her living room Mary Moniz is taking it all in. Yesterday, on her 100th birthday, she finally accomplished something she set out to do in the early 1930's. The East Providence woman got her high school diploma. “I feel honored,” she said. Her children knew how important filling that void was, so they contacted the Education Commissioner in Massachusetts where Moniz had been a student to see what they could do. “They were able to get the ho...More >>
    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Sitting in her living room Mary Moniz is taking it all in. Yesterday, on her 100th birthday, she finally accomplished something she set out to do in the early 1930's. The East Providence woman got her high school diploma. “I feel honored,” she said. Her children knew how important filling that void was, so they contacted the Education Commissioner in Massachusetts where Moniz had been a student to see what they could do. “They were able to get the ho...More >>
  • Car fire under investigation

    Car fire under investigation

    Car fire under investigation

    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com An early morning car fire in Providence is under investigation. It happened around 5 o’clock Wednesday on Orms St. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen pouring out if the silver SUV parked in front of a house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. The SUV was towed away about an hour later. No one was inside at the time, and there were no injuries. © WLNE-TV 2014 Follow me on Twitter @MelissaARandallMore >>
    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com An early morning car fire in Providence is under investigation. It happened around 5 o’clock Wednesday on Orms St. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen pouring out if the silver SUV parked in front of a house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. The SUV was towed away about an hour later. No one was inside at the time, and there were no injuries. © WLNE-TV 2014 Follow me on Twitter @MelissaARandallMore >>
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    Big Boost for Downtown Attleboro Redevelopment Project

    Big Boost for Downtown Attleboro Redevelopment Project

    Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comTurning over these spades of dirt, is symbolic of the turnover taking place in downtown Attleboro.The latest phase of the city's redevelopment project is underwayThe four–million dollar expansion of Riverfront Drive."The Commonwealth has the goal of creating so many thousand new housing units per month, per year, and so we're part of that in making that happen right in downtown Attleboro," said Mayor Kevin Dumas of Attleboro.Construction is unde...More >>
    Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comTurning over these spades of dirt, is symbolic of the turnover taking place in downtown Attleboro.The latest phase of the city's redevelopment project is underwayThe four–million dollar expansion of Riverfront Drive."The Commonwealth has the goal of creating so many thousand new housing units per month, per year, and so we're part of that in making that happen right in downtown Attleboro," said Mayor Kevin Dumas of Attleboro.Construction is unde...More >>
  • Police in Dartmouth and Norton warn of scams

    Police in Dartmouth and Norton warn of scams

    By News Staff news@abc6.com Police in Dartmouth and Norton are warning people in their towns of a new scam involving a call to residents saying they owe back taxes. The scammers say that the IRS will take legal action unless they receive an immediate payment. The callers then demand payment by credit or debit cards, which would never happen, according to police. Police say that several people have already fallen for it. They ask if you believe you have fallen victim to such crimes that you c...More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com Police in Dartmouth and Norton are warning people in their towns of a new scam involving a call to residents saying they owe back taxes. The scammers say that the IRS will take legal action unless they receive an immediate payment. The callers then demand payment by credit or debit cards, which would never happen, according to police. Police say that several people have already fallen for it. They ask if you believe you have fallen victim to such crimes that you c...More >>
  • Farmers hurt by Market Basket dispute

    Farmers hurt by Market Basket dispute

    The family feud that has led to empty shelves at the Market Basket stores is having an impact on local farmers who normally supply produce to the regional supermarket chain.More >>
    The family feud that has led to empty shelves at the Market Basket stores is having an impact on local farmers who normally supply produce to the regional supermarket chain.More >>
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