Joe Biden announces run in 2020 presidential race
Joe Biden announces run in 2020 presidential race

By: Associated Pres Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for president. The vice president under President Barack Obama made the announcement in a video released Thursday morning. The move mark

Lifespan warns of 'devastating consequence's of merger
Lifespan warns of 'devastating consequence's of merger

A Rhode Island hospital group is warning of "devastating consequences" for the people of the state if state health regulators approve a proposed merger of another hospital group with Boston-based Partners Health Care.

Daniel Hollingworth
Opioid prescriptions double for veterinarians
Opioid prescriptions double for veterinarians

As the state endorses a large drop in opioid prescriptions, the number actually doubled for veterinarians in 2018.

Daniel Hollingworth
RI Scoutmasters named in list of volunteers accused of sexual abuse
RI Scoutmasters named in list of volunteers accused of sexual abuse

The Boy Scouts of America has since implemented "some of the strongest barriers to abuse" in any youth organizations.

Alana Cerrone
Rhode Island boy diagnosed with rare polio-like illness out of rehab
Rhode Island boy diagnosed with rare polio-like illness out of rehab

The Rhode Island boy diagnosed with the rare polio like illness, AFM, reached a major milestone today. Isaiah Hazard is finally home after 6 months in rehab.

Chloe Leshner
Fall River School’s Robotics Team Competing Internationally
Fall River School’s Robotics Team Competing Internationally

Excitement is building for a team of three students about to represent Fall River on an international level.

Tim Studebaker
Civil libertarians stand behind school field trip decision
Civil libertarians stand behind school field trip decision

Two legal organizations are standing behind a recent guidance document from the Rhode Island Department of Education that bars school districts from charging students for school-sponsored field trips.

Wyatt board opens discussion of lawsuit for public comment
Wyatt board opens discussion of lawsuit for public comment

The board of directors at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls opened their board meeting to the public Wednesday morning to get some input in regards to their effort to remove ICE detainees from the facility.

Samuel Vaccaro
Man searching for angel nurses
Man searching for angel nurses

It was a ride Jim Hunnicutt had taken every day for two years, a short bike ride on his lunch break on the William C. O'Neill bike path in South Kingstown.

Alison Pierel
Fall River Police searching for missing woman
Fall River Police searching for missing woman

Fall River Police are looking for a missing 20-year-old woman.

Samuel Vaccaro
Convicted felon sentenced for stealing murder victim's car
Convicted felon sentenced for stealing murder victim's car

A Cranston man acquitted of murder in 2014 has been sentenced to serve 18 years on a different charge. 

Samuel Vaccaro
Truck crashes into New Bedford home following collision
Truck crashes into New Bedford home following collision

Police are investigating after a pickup truck crashed into a New Bedford home Tuesday afternoon.

Samuel Vaccaro
Rhode Island House passes resolution for sepsis protocols
Rhode Island House passes resolution for sepsis protocols

A resolution to ask the state health department to establish standard protocols for detecting sepsis has passed the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Local youth chorus heads to Carnegie Hall
Local youth chorus heads to Carnegie Hall

These talented young singers thought Carnegie Hall would be a far-off dream. But now it's their reality.

State to review Providence Schools after years of low test scores
State to review Providence Schools after years of low test scores

After years of chronically low test scores, the state department of education will now take a look at the public school system in Providence.

Brittany Comak
House passes bill to mandate continued contracts
House passes bill to mandate continued contracts

Rhode Island lawmakers voted Tuesday on a bill that would mandate that expired contracts continue indefinitely for teachers and municipal employees during negotiations.

Brittany Comak
New arrest, decision on surveillance video in Robert Kraft's prostitution case
New arrest, decision on surveillance video in Robert Kraft's prostitution case

Another woman has been arrested in the prostitution bust involving patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Chloe Leshner
Residents moving out, employees not getting paid at understaffed New Bedford nursing home
Residents moving out, employees not getting paid at understaffed New Bedford nursing home

Bedford Gardens’ Executive Director Steven Haase says the approximately 100 employees who work there have not been getting paid on time. Some employees, he says, weren’t even able to cash their checks when they did come in.

Alana Cerrone
Man involved in 2016 DUI sentenced
Man involved in 2016 DUI sentenced

A Rehoboth man has been sentenced to prison for a deadly drunk driving crash three years ago.

Alison Pierel
Veterans Middle School dismissed after a threatening note was found
Veterans Middle School dismissed after a threatening note was found

Students were dismissed early into the school day on Tuesday after a threatening note was discovered. 

Alison Pierel
Single use plastic bags expected to be banned in Providence
Single use plastic bags expected to be banned in Providence

An ordinance to ban plastic bags in Providence heads to the mayor’s desk.

Alison Pierel
Dighton students help rebuild rabbit population
Dighton students help rebuild rabbit population

For some seniors at Bristol County Agricultural High School, every day is Earth Day.

John Krinjak
Brown University political scientist reacts to Elizabeth Warren's student debt plan
Brown University political scientist reacts to Elizabeth Warren's student debt plan

The presidential hopeful's plan to cancel student loan debt would impact tens of millions of Americans.

Ex-husband arrested after threatening to set ex-wife's house on fire
Ex-husband arrested after threatening to set ex-wife's house on fire

Portsmouth Police arrested a 75 year-old man Sunday night after he broke into his ex-wife's house through a glass window.

Daniel Hollingworth
Former Fall River firefighter charged with making fake 911 calls
Former Fall River firefighter charged with making fake 911 calls

A former Fall River firefighter faced a judge this morning charged with making fake 911 calls.

Chloe Leshner
Stop and Shop strike comes to an end, here's what to expect in the coming days
Stop and Shop strike comes to an end, here's what to expect in the coming days

For the first time in 11 days Stop and Shop workers are back on the job, and for employees and local shoppers this is great news.

Alison Pierel

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