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Thirteen arrested for failure to pay child support

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Thirteen men were arrested on Wednesday for failure to ...

Two men shot in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon that..

Three men shot in one day in Providence

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Police responded to a shooting early Wednesday ..

RI State Police increase patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police say more people died..

Former Providence police chief dies Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Former Providence Police Chief Urbano Prignano Jr. has died...

City of Providence announces free holiday parking

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The City of Providence will have free holiday parking starting ..

Robbery suspect sought by North Smithfield Police

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — A man who was seen grabbing money out of a cash register..

RI State Sen. speaking out about sexism at state house in new Glamour article

State Senator Gayle Goldin is speaking out about sexual harassment and sexism in the Rhode Island State House in a new online article for Glamour Magazine.

The article is titled: “State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office.”

Christmas tree shortage not impacting RI business

By: ABC6 News Staff E-mail: News@abc6.com Twitter: @abc6 Reporting by: Melissa Randall WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE-TV) — It is the most wonderful time of the year...

Warren man dies in single-car crash

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) — A 26-year-old Warren man died after a single-car crash in town Tuesday night...

HOLIDAY TRAVEL: DOT officials launch travel initiative

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Whether it is by plane, train, or automobile, it is going to be a busy couple of days...

ONLY ON ABC6: RI couple scammed

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — In theory, it was supposed to a memorable day for all of the right reasons, but the special day for a Coventry couple...

Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 TOKYO, Japan (AP) — The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash...

Longtime resident, neighbor who rescued him speak out after Providence fire Video included

A family of four is safe and sound after escaping from their burning home in Providence Tuesday. Stories of heartbreak and heroism are emerging from what was a very chaotic scene. The West Street home is a total loss following the fire that broke out around 2PM.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67.               Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died “surrounded by those he loved.” No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, ...

Walmart in North Kingstown re-opened after hazmat incident

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A local Walmart has been closed after..

Man facing domestic murder charge in death of girlfriend

Allen Hanson Allen Hanson

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6               PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of killing his..

Weight Loss Surgeries Help Woonsocket Couple Have Child

Weight Loss Surgeries Help Woonsocket Couple Have Child

After years of wishing for a baby, Sindia and Luis Hernandez are finally enjoying their first little bundle of joy. 

Girl Scouts: Urging parents to reconsider forcing hugs and kisses this holiday season

As we head into the holiday season the Girl Scouts are pushing out a new message to parents urging them to reconsider forcing their kids to kiss or hug relatives. In an article titled, "Reminder: She Doesn't Owe Anyone a Huge. Not Even At the Holidays" the organization is asking parents to give your daughter space to decide 'when and how she wants to show affection.'

No charges against Central High School assistant principal

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Central High School assistant principal who resigned after he was caught...

Young boy's wish to go to Disney is granted Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) - At first Devin Sullivan had no idea why New Bedford police officers brought him to their headquarters. The 10-year-old, who is battling cystic fibrosis, had always wanted to go back to Disney World, which reminded him of his beloved grandfather, who was a police officer "Before my grandfather was sick and died, we went there with him." Today, Devin was surprised with the news that Make-a-Wish ...

Carjacking in North Attleboro under investigation

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NORTH ATTLEBORO, M.A. (WLNE) — North Attleboro Police advise residents to expect a..

Providence Fire Department battles house fire

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Fire crews responded to a house fire on What Cheer Avenue and Pocasset Avenue...

‘CBS This Morning’ to air for 1st time after Rose suspension

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — “CBS This Morning” will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended...

UPDATE: East Greenwich Council reappoints town manager

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — The East Greenwich Town Council has decided to reappoint...

6 Questions: Judge Caprio discusses internet fame and worst excuse he's ever heard

By: John DeLuca Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — He's presided over the court of common sense for three ...

Suspect Sought From Armed Robbery in Fall River

FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) - Fall River Police are investigating...

Rhode Island's senators react to allegations against Franken

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse say...

Local restaurant prepares to feed hundreds for Thanksgiving Video included

A local restaurant is pulling out all the stops to feed hundreds on Thanksgiving. The family owned restaurant has been doing this for years and they collect donations all year round so they can serve the free meal.

Report: Hunger in RI at 10 year high

With hunger levels in Rhode Island at a 10 year high, the CEO of the state's food bank, Andrew Schiff, is speaking out against proposed federal cuts that could mean a $90 million a year loss in the state for those who rely on food stamps.

"Something has to give and the safety net is on the chopping block. That is a terrifying prospect for the food bank. We are already near capacity serving 57,000 people every month,” said Schiff.

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate...

Pawtucket woman arrested after apartment fire forces evacuation

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I – Police made an unexpected arrest Saturday while responding to a fire in a Pawtucket apartment building. While investigating ...

Hundreds of RI service members to receive care packages, part of Operation Holiday Cheer

More than 500 Rhode Island service men and women deployed this holiday season will receive care packages in the coming weeks. Operation Holiday Cheer is an annual event but with recent deployments of Rhode Island service members, this year was one of the biggest yet.

21 Rhode Island children adopted on National Adoption Day Video included

Twenty one Rhode Island children were officially given new homes today on the 14th annual national adoption day. It's the happiest day of the year in family court, when children in need of a loving home are legally adopted.

UPDATE: Two women in stable condition following head-on collision in Pawtucket

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Two women were rushed to the hospital after crashing at..

Advocates say sexual misconduct allegations have sparked local change Video included

A record turnout at a fundraiser in Providence Friday night, aimed at ending sexual assault and domestic violence. Local advocates say the national conversation about sexual misconduct--driven by allegations against celebrities and politicians--is helping to bring about positive change in our area. Sojourner House's annual masquerade ball is a fundraiser to help victims of sexual assault...

What overcame Warwick officers during the CCRI hazmat?

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Police announced on Friday that officers were exposed to a cocktail of narcotics during an investigation near CCRI on November 2nd. Trace amounts of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl were revealed in a toxicology report, police said in a Facebook post. Officers were initially investigating a homeless encampment located in the woods between the CCRI campus and Kent Hospital, when they were overcome...

Man arrested for slew of robberies

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A man wanted for his connection to several robberies in...

Men sentenced in "Captain Freddy" murder Video included

The two men who beat an elderly man to death over his lottery winnings learn their fate.

Newport Police seek surf shop shoplifter

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Newport Police are seeking a woman who allegedly stole from a..

Driver missing following serious crash

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 MANSFIELD, M.A. (WLNE) — Police are scratching their heads after the driver was...

UPDATE: Boil water order lifted in Westerly

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) — Residents in Westerly are urged to boil their water ...

Students release new PawSox renderings; Leaders provide update on process

A group of Yale architecture students showed off a series of renderings for a new Pawsox stadium at Slater Mill in Pawtucket to a group including the city’s mayor and PawSox President Friday morning. 

UPDATE: Warwick police issue arrest warrant for Donald Morgan

By Sam Vaccaro Email: svaccaro@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – The man charged with stealing a police cruiser last week, leading to a manhunt and a deadly officer involved shooting, has been connected ...

Fuel truck catches fire in Cumberland

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — A driver made a morning fuel delivery to a Cumberland landscaping business...

Cancer: The leading cause of death among firefighters

Donna MacDonald Donna MacDonald

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Alarming new numbers show firefighters are *three* times more..

Blackstone Police investigate overnight explosion

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BLACKSTONE, Mass. (WLNE) — Blacktone Police are investigating an overnight explosion that damaged a vehicle...

Rhode Island animal welfare grants Video included

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating having awarded almost half a million dollars...

BALLPARK AT SLATER MILL: Yale students help design stadium

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — A team of architecture students from Yale University will present their design of the...

Councilor calls for evaluation of Providence Police policies after deadly shooting

A week after a deadly officer-involved shooting on I-95, one city councilor wants to see Providence Police take a hard look at how they respond to certain calls. Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune is calling for the department to closely evaluate their high-speed pursuit policy and de-escalation tactics. This comes after Joseph Santos was shot and killed by police after leading them on a high-...

Councilor proposes installing cameras in all Providence classrooms Video included

If you have a child in the Providence school system, big brother could soon be watching them. A proposal to put cameras in all classrooms was introduced by Councilor John Igliozzi at Thursday night's council meeting. "When a child goes into the school grounds they have an expectation of safety," said Igliozzi. Right now the city's schools currently have cameras--most are outsi...

UPDATE: Beef hotpot to blame for carbon monoxide levels at Saint Andrew's School

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Crews are investigating an carbon monoxide leak at Saint ..

National Grid, East Providence Fire Department Hold Preparedness Drill

National Grid, East Providence Fire Department Hold Preparedness Drill Video included

It's a call emergency responders never want to hear, but they need to be prepared.

Roger Williams Park Zoo condemns lift on elephant trophy hunt ban

An African Elephant at Roger Williams Park Zoo An African Elephant at Roger Williams Park Zoo

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 Roger Williams Park Zoo announced Thursday that they are condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to lift a ban on importing trophies from African elephant hunts. The Obama-era policy, which banned ...

Man pleads guilty to killing pregnant woman, setting fire

Born Smith Born Smith

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering his ..

Rhode Island on track for $60M budget deficit

By: The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is on pace for a $60 million deficit in the..

Cop who saved woman during 95 shooting speaks out Video included

A Providence police officer is being hailed a hero for saving a woman literally stuck in the middle of the wild scene on 95 last week.

New Bedford superintendent resigns

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 NEW BEDFORD, MA (WLNE) – Superintendent of schools for the New Bedford school district Pia Durkin has resigned from her position, effective at the end...

Fall River Police search for missing teen

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FALL RIVER, MA (WLNE) – The Fall River Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing girl Jaidynn Garcia-Vilkri, 15, of Fall River, was last seen Tuesday afternoon leaving Durfee High School. Garcia is currently living in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Police say Garcia is believed to be with her boyfriend Noah Souto AGE 18.           &...

One week later: What we know about Providence officer involved shooting

By: Samantha Fenlon Email: sfenlon@abc6.com Twitter: @sfenlonABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — One week after the deadly officer involved shooting on the 95 on-ramp...

Councilman: College students are throwing bottles at police

Eaton Street, a popular off-campus housing location for college students in Providence Eaton Street, a popular off-campus housing location for college students in Providence

By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Providence city councilman says college students have been throwing glass bottles at police officers and he wants the city ...

Man whose relatives died mysteriously gets a lawyer in suit

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By The Associated Press Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A Vermont man who's a suspect in the death of his millionaire grandfather is no longer representing ...

Roger Williams Park Zoo to offer free admission Black Friday

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Roger Williams Park Zoo has announced they will be offering free admission on Black Friday, November 24. Visitors to the zoo ...

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