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Westport man charged after assaulting, attempting to kidnap woman in New Bedford

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – A Westport man was arrested on kidnapping charges Sunday after assaulting a woman and attempting to kidnap her at Petro Mart in New Bedford...

Rhode Island bill seeks background checks for church workers

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Church employees or volunteers whose work involves routine contact with children could be required to submit to a national criminal background check, if asked, under legislation approved by the General Assembly...

North Smithfield man seen riding stolen pink bicycle after car is towed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A North Smithfield man was seen riding a stolen pink children's bicycle after his vehicle was towed Monday morning for motor vehicle infractions...

6 children hospitalized after Providence fire

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Six children have been hospitalized as a precautionary measure following...

One person stabbed at Federal Hill festival

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – As the Federal Hill Summer Festival wrapped up Saturday night, a 27-year-old man was...

Boston breast cancer walk raises $3M for research Video included

By: Rebecca Turco rturco@abc6.com BOSTON – A two day, 39-mile walk in Boston raised nearly $3-million for breast cancer research, improved access to screening and treatment. More than 1,200 people gathered for the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, including 218 breast cancer survivors. “We're able to help community members put food on the table for those who are undergoing chemo therapy, provide patient navigation programs to make sure people are attending their appoi...

Memorial ride honors Taunton man who saved lives during stabbing rampage Video included

A superhero to many, George Heath was remembered today with a memorial motorcycle ride raising money for a scholarship fund in his name.

Four arrested in connection with armed breaking and entering

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police arrested four suspects who allegedly fled the scene of an armed breaking and entering that happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning at Pires Street in Wareham. According to a press release, a homeowner alerted police that he noticed unknown persons inside his home on the home security system. No one was home at the time of the incident. Upon arrival, two officers entered the home and hea...

Four beaches closed due to high bacteria counts

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — After the closing of Oakland Beach on Friday, officials at The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing two more Rhode Island beaches for swimming Sunday afternoon due to high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommended that Warren Town Beach and King Park Beach in Newport be closed Sunday afternoon. Conimicut Point Beach and Oakland Beach in Warwick remain&nbs...

K-9 Gronk joins Athol Police

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 ATHOL, Mass. (WLNE) -- As training nears for the New England Patriots' Rober "Gronk" Gronkowski, a furrier Gronk wraps up his training and begins his work as a full-time K-9 officer in western Massachusetts. "Gronk," the one-year-old German Shepard was sworn into the Athol Police Department after completing training with his current handler, Officer Craig Deveneau, at the prestigious Boston ...

Rhode Islanders march to show support for President Trump Video included

Rhode Islanders show their support for President Trump along with recent marches that have been held nationwide. 

Police investigating third homicide of the year

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating the city’s third homicide of the year...

Providence police arrest two gun traffickers

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were arrested after guns and drugs were seized in Providence...

Double arm amputee runs Boston Marathon for RI girl battling cancer

By: News Staff news@abc6.com BOSTON, Mass. – A double arm amputee ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday for a 12-year-old Rhode Islander battling cancer. Hector Picard finished his 26.2 mile run while clutching the photo of a 12-year-old from Smithfield. Picard ran the marathon in honor of Anna Kitada who is currently battling bone cancer and is an amputee herself. The pair met for the first time Friday. “I’m trying to get back to running again and because Hecto...

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    By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WAREHAM, R.I. (WLNE) -- Police arrested four suspects who allegedly fled the scene of an armed breaking and entering that happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning at Pires Street in Wareham. According to a press release, a homeowner alerted police that he noticed unknown persons inside his home on the home security system. No one was home at the time of the incident. Upon arrival, two officers entered the home and hea...

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