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Fundraiser helps Coventry family torn apart by deadly fire Video included

It was a busy Thursday night at the Applebee's in Coventry. An all-day "Dining to Donate event raised money for the Lorenzen family, which was torn apart by a deadly fire. "It's so great. I don't even know what to say about it. It's a little overwhelming, the support that I've been getting. It means a lot to us," said Kellie Lorenzen, mother of 4-year-old Michael Lorenzen, who died ...

R.I. bill aims to disarm would-be shooters

Rhode Island is looking to stop would-be shooters by taking away their guns. House Speaker Nick Mattiello and Rep. Dennis Canario introduced the "Red Flag" bill on Smith Hill Friday. "In Florida all the signs were there, so if there was a red flag order, that would have put the tools in place where people would have paid attention more and would have recognized, hey wait a...

Woman suffers head injury in Providence pedestrian strike

A woman was rushed to the hospital after she was hit by a car Friday night, said officials from the Providence Fire Department.  ABC6 News learned a...

Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too

Goats Help to Landscape Roger Williams Park and You Can Help Too Video included

Landscaping can be a tough job, made even tougher when unwanted plants invade the area. One park in Providence is going back to an old solution to deal with those invasive plants.  Three goats are doing the job at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. 

New Jersey Company Launching Three New Projects in Rhode Island

New Jersey Company Launching Three New Projects in Rhode Island Video included

A New Jersey company is making some big investments in the Ocean State starting this summer.  Two new electricity projects are coming to Johnston, as well as a different statewide project you'll notice if you ride RIPTA. 

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

 The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security...

Rhode Island plan to increase number of college grads

 Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a plan to increase the number of college-educated Rhode Islanders. Raimondo announced the state-wide...

Local teachers react to President Trump's suggestion to arm teachers

Carrying in the classroom. President Trump suggesting that there would be less school shootings if teachers were trained to carry concealed weapons. That proposal is getting mixed reviews and so far, local teachers say: absolutely not.

New Bedford woman dies in car crash in Mattapoisett

By: Anthony Vega Email: avega@abc6.com Twitter: @avegaABC6 MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford woman died after police say she lost control of her car and struck a tree...

North Attleboro police investigating fatal accident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — North Attleboro police are investigating a fatal accident...

RI police chiefs urging legislators to pass 'red flag' law

Rhode Island police chiefs are calling on state legislators to approve a so-called "red flag" law that would prevent people from having guns if they are deemed....

Attleboro woman shocked when metal crashes through her windshield

An Attleboro woman got quite a surprise Thursday morning when a piece of metal flew through her windshield.  According to Massachusetts State Police, a...

Physicians rally together in midst of opioid crisis

By: Ross Perry Email: rtperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RossTPerry NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — With an alarming number of overdoses in New Bedford each

Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever...

Police seek thieves with a taste for Newport cigarettes

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 Police are seeking two suspects that have an eye for packs of Newports. Around 8:00 p.m., Wednesday night, Fall River Police responded to Stop & Save Convenience...

Providence Police continue to target vehicles operating illegally on city streets

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @VaccaroABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are continuing to crack down on illegal vehicles operating on the streets of Providence. On Wednesday Providence Police...

UPDATE: Warwick Police investigating serious hit-and-run Video included

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian seriously injured Wednesday night.  According to the Warwick Police Department, the victim was struck on Post Road...

State Police, AG help fund a statewide youth recovery center Video included

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to teen substance abuse. That's part of the driving force behind a first-of-its-kind recovery center opening up in the state, geared solely toward young people.

Sen. Kettle resigns, maintains innocence

Senator Nicholas Kettle Senator Nicholas Kettle

State Senator Nick Kettle has officially resigned.

One of Kettle's attorney’s, Priscilla DiMaio, submitted his letter of resignation at the state house Thursday afternoon. She and another member of the legal team also cleared out the now former Senator’s office and desk.

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

The Opioid Crisis: Addiction Hitting Home

In February, ABC6 aired a series of special reports examining the severity of the opioid epidemic in Southern New England.  Over the course of two weeks, ABC6 featured a new segment each night that delved into an aspect of this multifaceted problem.  The series culminated with a one-hour Town Hall program that brought together parents, students, mental health and addiction experts, law enforcement officials, recovering addicts, and other concerned members of our community.

Providence school locked down after reports of possible intruder

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as Police investigated reports of a stranger in the building....

Cranston teachers back in the classroom after flooding Video included

Teachers at Edgewood Highland Elementary have been busy during February vacation. They’ve been putting the finishing touches on their classrooms before students return next week. The Cranston school has been undergoing renovations after flooding from a burst pipe caused serious damage...

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  • California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-24 04:06:40 GMT
    (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...(Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.More >>
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.More >>
  • Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-24 04:06:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".More >>
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".More >>
  • US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

    US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:06 PM EST2018-02-24 04:06:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File). FILE- This Dec. 13, 2017, file photo shows L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, during an interview in his office in downtown Los Angeles. Cissna told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb...(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File). FILE- This Dec. 13, 2017, file photo shows L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, during an interview in his office in downtown Los Angeles. Cissna told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb...
    The head of the federal agency that grants visas has a message for anyone who interprets his new mission statement as anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no.".More >>
    The head of the federal agency that grants visas has a message for anyone who interprets his new mission statement as anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no.".More >>
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