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  • Report: Conn. Police, Secret Service investigating

    Report: Conn. Police, Secret Service investigating

    By News Staffnews@abc6.comConnecticut State Police are working with the U.S.Secret Service Friday to find a man who made a threat against President Obama, according to a report by the Hartford Courant.Officials are looking for a silver 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.President Obama is in Rhode Island Friday night for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event at a home in Newport. He is scheduled to leave later in the evening.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
    By News Staffnews@abc6.comConnecticut State Police are working with the U.S.Secret Service Friday to find a man who made a threat against President Obama, according to a report by the Hartford Courant.Officials are looking for a silver 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.President Obama is in Rhode Island Friday night for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event at a home in Newport. He is scheduled to leave later in the evening.(C) WLNE/TV 2014More >>
  • Newport warns of road closures for Obama visit

    Newport warns of road closures for Obama visit

    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comNEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Newport officials are warning drivers about road closures and travel delays because of President Barack Obama's fundraising visit.The president is scheduled to be in Newport for a few hours Friday evening to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at a private residence. U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi also is expected to attend.Parking restrictions in Newport will be in effect from noon to 10...More >>
    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comNEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Newport officials are warning drivers about road closures and travel delays because of President Barack Obama's fundraising visit.The president is scheduled to be in Newport for a few hours Friday evening to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at a private residence. U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi also is expected to attend.Parking restrictions in Newport will be in effect from noon to 10...More >>
  • Toddler struck by car in Providence identified

    Toddler struck by car in Providence identified

    A Providence toddler is in critical condition after being struck by a neighbor's car on Gillen Street Tuesday morning .Police say the neighbor unknowingly hit the little boy around 9:30 a.m.More >>
    A Providence toddler is in critical condition after being struck by a neighbor's car on Gillen Street Tuesday morning .Police say the neighbor unknowingly hit the little boy around 9:30 a.m.More >>
  • Decades later WWII Veteran receives anticipated honors

    Decades later WWII Veteran receives anticipated honors

    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA World War II Navy Veteran finally received a long awaited for military honor Wednesday afternoon. Raymond Mahon, who served aboard the USS Ancon during World War II, was presented several medals for his service that he had not received after the war. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Office assisted the 92-year-old Mahon in receiving the honors. Whitehouse presented Mahon the medals at his home at Saint Elizabeth Court Assiste...More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA World War II Navy Veteran finally received a long awaited for military honor Wednesday afternoon. Raymond Mahon, who served aboard the USS Ancon during World War II, was presented several medals for his service that he had not received after the war. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Office assisted the 92-year-old Mahon in receiving the honors. Whitehouse presented Mahon the medals at his home at Saint Elizabeth Court Assiste...More >>
  • Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

    Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:20:26 GMT
    As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.More >>
    As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.More >>
  • Shark spotted in Dighton

    Shark spotted in Dighton

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    By News Staff news@abc6.com A shark sighting was reported in Dighton, Massachusetts, this week. Dighton Harbormaster Ronald Marino and his son, Mark, spotted a basking shark in the Taunton River early Wednesday night. The estimated length is about 10 to 12 feet. Dr. Gregory Skomal, a senior marine fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, who has also appeared on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, has identified it as a basking shark. Basking sharks, when full grow...More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com A shark sighting was reported in Dighton, Massachusetts, this week. Dighton Harbormaster Ronald Marino and his son, Mark, spotted a basking shark in the Taunton River early Wednesday night. The estimated length is about 10 to 12 feet. Dr. Gregory Skomal, a senior marine fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, who has also appeared on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, has identified it as a basking shark. Basking sharks, when full grow...More >>
  • Police: Man assaulted juvenile girl near Tolman High School

    Police: Man assaulted juvenile girl near Tolman High School

    By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPawtucket Police are asking for help identifying the man they believe assaulted a girl earlier this month.Police say the suspect assaulted a juvenile girl near Tolman High School on August 3.Few details have been released but police do say that they need the public's help identifying him. If you think you may know who he is, please call Pawtucket Police Detectives at 401-727-9100 ext. 737.(C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
    By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPawtucket Police are asking for help identifying the man they believe assaulted a girl earlier this month.Police say the suspect assaulted a juvenile girl near Tolman High School on August 3.Few details have been released but police do say that they need the public's help identifying him. If you think you may know who he is, please call Pawtucket Police Detectives at 401-727-9100 ext. 737.(C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
  • RI and MA have some of the worst drivers

    RI and MA have some of the worst drivers

    By: Liz Tuftsltufts@abc6.comRhode Island and Massachusetts have some of the worst drivers in the country.An annual report done by Allstate confirms what many of us already know it's a jungle out there on the roads.Providence came in 5th for having the worst drivers.Boston is 2nd and Worcester took the number one spot for worst drivers in the country.Based on the info used by all–state, on average drivers in providence will get into a car crash once every five and half years.Where do the best ...More >>
    By: Liz Tuftsltufts@abc6.comRhode Island and Massachusetts have some of the worst drivers in the country.An annual report done by Allstate confirms what many of us already know it's a jungle out there on the roads.Providence came in 5th for having the worst drivers.Boston is 2nd and Worcester took the number one spot for worst drivers in the country.Based on the info used by all–state, on average drivers in providence will get into a car crash once every five and half years.Where do the best ...More >>
  • Catastrophe: fans shocked by Hello Kitty news

    Catastrophe: fans shocked by Hello Kitty news

    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroShocking news for Hello Kitty fans, the beloved character is not actually a cat. An anthropologist who studied the Japanese character let the cat out of the bag in an interview with the Los Angeles times this week. Christine Yano told the paper that the creator simply meant for hello kitty to be a little girl from London who actually has her own pet cat named Charmmy Kitty.(C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroShocking news for Hello Kitty fans, the beloved character is not actually a cat. An anthropologist who studied the Japanese character let the cat out of the bag in an interview with the Los Angeles times this week. Christine Yano told the paper that the creator simply meant for hello kitty to be a little girl from London who actually has her own pet cat named Charmmy Kitty.(C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
  • Police: New Bedford teen robbed on way to school

    Police: New Bedford teen robbed on way to school

    Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl said she was robbed on her way to school.More >>
    Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl said she was robbed on her way to school.More >>
  • Crowds gather to see President Obama in Newport

    Crowds gather to see President Obama in Newport

    By Mike LaCrossemlacrosse@abc6.comPresident Obama arrived by Marine One in Newport Friday night. The chopper landed just off of Ocean Ave."It was very cool. I hope he has a good time here and enjoys the food," said resident Tim Cohane."Exciting, it's very impressive," said resident Lisa Cohane.Obama was in Newport for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop was among those in attendance."We had our picture taken with him. He was very cordial to ev...More >>
    By Mike LaCrossemlacrosse@abc6.comPresident Obama arrived by Marine One in Newport Friday night. The chopper landed just off of Ocean Ave."It was very cool. I hope he has a good time here and enjoys the food," said resident Tim Cohane."Exciting, it's very impressive," said resident Lisa Cohane.Obama was in Newport for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop was among those in attendance."We had our picture taken with him. He was very cordial to ev...More >>
  • Second man arrested in North Providence homicide

    Second man arrested in North Providence homicide

    By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Richard Catalano earlier this month. 18-year-old Viclei Hernandez is being charged with murder, conspiracy, burglary, and weapon crimes. Hernandez is accused of conspiring with Dari Garcia in the shooting death of Catalano on August 17. Garcia was arrested at the scene of the crime after he allegedlyshot and killed Catalano, shot his mother and th...More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattro Email: ddequattro@abc6.com Twitter: @deedequattro A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Richard Catalano earlier this month. 18-year-old Viclei Hernandez is being charged with murder, conspiracy, burglary, and weapon crimes. Hernandez is accused of conspiring with Dari Garcia in the shooting death of Catalano on August 17. Garcia was arrested at the scene of the crime after he allegedlyshot and killed Catalano, shot his mother and th...More >>
  • MA woman arrested for DUI in Warwick

    MA woman arrested for DUI in Warwick

    By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police arrested a Massachusetts woman early Friday morning for driving under the influence on Route 95 North in Warwick. Ariel Frometa, 36, of Chelsea, MA, was stopped by troopers assigned to the Wickford Barracks after they witnessed her breaking multiple traffic violations, and after multiple 911 calls reporting erratic driving. After an investigation, including a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, troopers arrested Frometa for driving un...More >>
    By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police arrested a Massachusetts woman early Friday morning for driving under the influence on Route 95 North in Warwick. Ariel Frometa, 36, of Chelsea, MA, was stopped by troopers assigned to the Wickford Barracks after they witnessed her breaking multiple traffic violations, and after multiple 911 calls reporting erratic driving. After an investigation, including a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, troopers arrested Frometa for driving un...More >>
  • Lt. Col. Michael Winquist named new Cranston Police Chief

    Lt. Col. Michael Winquist named new Cranston Police Chief

    After months of turmoil at the Cranston Police Department, Mayor Allan Fung has named Lt. Col. Michael Winquist as the new leader.More >>
    After months of turmoil at the Cranston Police Department, Mayor Allan Fung has named Lt. Col. Michael Winquist as the new leader.More >>
  • Teen missing, last seen in Yarmouth

    Teen missing, last seen in Yarmouth

    By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Yarmouth Police are searching for a teenage girl who ran away from the RFK Treatment Center in South Yarmouth. Michaela Gulley, 15, left the Treatment Center with another teenage girl, who has since turned herself in to authorities in Boston. Gulley has still not been located. Michaela is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'9” and weighs 240 pounds. She was last seen on August 7th, 2014, in Yarmouth. She is now believed to b...More >>
    By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Yarmouth Police are searching for a teenage girl who ran away from the RFK Treatment Center in South Yarmouth. Michaela Gulley, 15, left the Treatment Center with another teenage girl, who has since turned herself in to authorities in Boston. Gulley has still not been located. Michaela is described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'9” and weighs 240 pounds. She was last seen on August 7th, 2014, in Yarmouth. She is now believed to b...More >>
  • NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death

    NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:09:57 GMT
    The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold...More >>
    The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that...More >>
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