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Pell loans self another $325,000 in RI gov's race

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Clay Pell has loaned himself another $325,000 in his quest to become the Democratic nominee for Rhode Island governor in the final stretch before next week's primary.Records filed by the Pell campaign on Tuesday show that Pell has loaned his campaign $3.4 million on Aug. 26.The former Obama administration official is the grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell and husband of Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.He is in a heated thre...

Culinary arts museum features local food businesses Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe Johnson Wales Culinary Arts Museum re-opened Tuesday after cooking up some brand new ideas and exhibits.Students and staff worked for a year to update the museum.There's now a learning area called the CAM Teaching Lab where the public can observe classes, and there's even some new exhibits, including “Sweet Success”, which features an ice cream parlor from 1896.The exhibits celebrate local businesses, including Sweenor's Chocolates in Wakefield and Salois...

12 charged with DUI over Labor Day weekend

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comNORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island State Police say 12 individuals were arrested and charged with driving under the influence over the three-day Labor Day weekend.Police said Tuesday that one of the drivers was found to have had a blood alcohol level of more than five times the legal limit. He was immediately arraigned and taken to Fatima Hospital for evaluation and detoxification.Police said they also issued 288 speeding violations and 150 seatbelt o...

GOP endorsements, week before primary Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Former nominee for governor, John Robitaille endorsed Ken Block today at the state house. "Ken Block is the right person to carry the banner as candidate for governor," said Robitaille. The pair ran against each other in the 2010 governor's race when Block was a moderate. Robitaille said, "There are people in the Republican Party who have tried to blame Ken Block for me not winning the 2010 election. I don't look it that way." Ma...

Bug infestation temporarily shuts down Goodwill

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comAttleboro - A makeshift sign marks the temporary closing of the Goodwill thrift store in Attleboro. Newspaper covering the storefront windows hides what has become an empty shop, now that the entire store's inventory must be thrown out. It's proper procedure after an insect infestation. In an official statement, Goodwill representatives said: "Last Friday in the Attleboro Goodwill store we identified an insect infestation in items that were donat...

Unemployed must now post resumes on job site

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Unemployed Rhode Islanders are now required to post their resumes to the state's online job board or temporarily lose their jobless benefits.The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training says the requirement went into effect Sunday. Those filing new unemployment claims have six weeks to get their resumes online at EmployRI.org or the department will shut off their benefits until they do so.DLT Director Charles Fogarty says the re...

JWU to build academic center on 195 land

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA new Johnson Wales University building is one of the first announced facilities being built on the newly available I-195 land in Providence.The 60,000-square foot, $40 million building at the corner of Friendship and Chestnut Streets will house JWU's School of Engineering Design and College of Arts Sciences' new biology program that launches this fall.Construction, set to begin in April 2015, is scheduled to be completed in July 2016.“As we enhance our phy...

Robitaille endorses Ken Block for Governor

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.ccomTwitter: @deedequattroFormer Republican Candidate for Governor John Robitaille is expected to endorse Republican Ken Block for Governor this afternoon. Robitaille ran for governor unsuccessfully in 2010 when he lost to Chafee by less than 3%. Despite speculation that Robitaille would run again this year, the former candidate declined to enter the race. In 2012, Robitaille was a chairman of the Mitt Romney for President Campaign. Earlier in the prima...

T.F. Green to offer flights to Germany

T.F. Green will soon begin offering international flights. Governor Lincoln Chafee announced on Tuesday that Condor Airlines will start flying to and from Frankfurt, Germany on June 18, 2015.

BREAKING: Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressAn Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, ...

Students at RI School for the Deaf help make ‘Happy’ video

Students at RI School for the Deaf help make ‘Happy’ video Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com No matter what language it's in the song 'happy' gets you moving. A new version, done in American Sign Language is no different. “I think it's very creative. It made me happy,” said Cole Evaristo who helped make the video. With the help of interpreters ABC6 News sat down with some of the stars of the viral video who are now back at the Rhode Island school for the Deaf. They helped make the music video while attending summer camp, working at it until th...

Local wing bar wins national award

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroIf you like chicken wings you don't have to go far to get some of the best. Popular West Warwick Bar and Grill Boneheads won second place at the National Buffalo Wings festival over the weekend. Thousands of people tasted the firey wings from around the country at the festival. Boneheads took home the honors in the “Creative Spicy” category for their "Wrong Side of the Road” wing sauce and won the “Festival Spirit” award. “It's...

Mitt Romney endorses Allan Fung for Governor

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFormer Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney has endorsed Republican Allan Fung for governor of Rhode Island. The former Massachusetts Governor and past Presidential Candidate cited Fung's leadership as a reason for the endorsement. “Allan is a proven leader who will challenge the special interests and shake up the status quo. As Mayor of Cranston, Allan has an impressive record of results. He took over a financially-dist...

Pawsox honor Cumberland Little League Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PAWTUCKET, RI- The Cumberland American Little League team was honored at the last Pawsox game of the season. The team's Cinderella-run came to an end during the Little League World Series, yet they're being praised for giving it their all. Walking into McCoy Stadium, the team was greeted with cheers and applause- A show of how proud many are for their hard work and determination during the Little League World Series. Player, Jayden Struble said,...

Vigil held for missing teen

Vigil held for missing teen Video included

By: ABC6 News Staff Reporting By: Mike LaCrosse Family and friends of a missing West Warwick teen came together Monday night for a candlelight vigil. 14–year–old Khia Lake hasn't been seen or heard from since August 20th. Dozens attended the vigil where they light candles and sang. "We just want to know that she's safe. I need to know that she's okay so i can sleep at night,” said Serenity Fague, Lake's mother. Two weeks ago Lake's mom called police and reported her missing. Since then si...

Lights back on at Woonsocket Church

Lights back on at Woonsocket Church Video included

By: ABC6 News Staff Reporting By: Liz Tufts Members of a Woonsocket church have been forced to take their work to the streets after the power was turned off inside their building. The electricity was shut off inside the River United Methodist Church because they couldn't pay the bill. But out of no where their prayers were answered. The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street serves more than a thousand of the state's less fortunate each week. “We feed three times a week, we give o...

Worcester begins cleaning up after tornado

Worcester begins cleaning up after tornado Video included

By: ABC6 News Staff Reporting By: Nicole Brazier Cleanup has begun in some of the Worcester areas most affected by Sunday night's EF-0 tornado. The small funnel is believed to have touched down between 8:10 and 8:14 somewhere near the Vernon Hill neighborhood. "I was looking out the door and I was seeing the wind blowing really hard and one of the branches hit the other side of the house, and it made a hole right there,” said resident Adwin Rivera. About 150 homes lost power, and though Mon...

Man life lighted after ATV accident

Man life lighted after ATV accident

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was involved in an ATV accident in Blackstone Monday afternoon. Due to the extent of those injuries he was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Blackstone and Bellingham Police, Fire, and EMS responded to Bellingham Road around 4 PM. Police posted a message their Facebook page to riders reminding them to only ride ATVs and Dirtbikes in approved areas and to wear proper safety eq...

Police seek help in locating stolen wagon Video included

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Taunton Police are asking for help in locating a stolen wagon. Police say that the wagon, which belonged to a young boy with special needs, was taken from the back yard of a Vernon Street home. The mother of the boy claims that she confronted the person as they were stealing the wagon, and said she was nearly struck as he fled the yard with the wagon. The male was driving a black pick-up that seemed to be an older model. The wagon is black with built-in wood...

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Campaigning Intensifies on Labor Day as the Primary Election Nears Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6email: mcurtis@abc6.comWith eight days to go before the Rhode Island Primary candidates were everywhere Labor Day. And many voters in the state are still undecided on a lot of races, so last minute campaigning is crucial. Parades are a common site on Labor Day, as was an event at Saint Rocco's Church. Crowds are a good spot for politicians to also do some last minute handshaking, "This is one of many stops as we are making our final push towards the primary day. So,...

One injured when car strikes tree on 195

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA person has been transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries after a single car crash on I-195 Eastbound in Swansea.

Kraft recalls thousands of cases of American Singles

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroKraft Foods Group is recalling over 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles cheese. According to the company a supplier did not store an ingredient used in the cheese at a temperature that meets Kraft's standard. As a precaution the recall has been issued to avoid any possible food borne illness. Four varieties are affected. Log on to FDA.govfor more information.The following products are affected: 12 oz. 12 oz Kraft American...

Police investigate incident where man sets himself on fire

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroPolice are on scene in East Providence where there are unconfirmed reports of a man on fire. The incident happened near the Exxon Station on Taunton Avenue. Police remain on scene and the investigation is still active. Exit 4 off of 195 eastbound is temporarily closed to traffic.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Woman helps save passenger in deadly accident Video included

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Attleboro Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night around 10:30pm. It happened at the intersection of Washington Street and Mendon Road when a 2012 Toyota Highlander was struck from behind by a 1996 Mitsubishi convertible while stopped at a red light. One of the vehicles, which had been on fire, was put out by a passerby with a gas station extinguisher, police say. The 39-year-old female operator of the Toyota was transported to P...

Dolphin washes ashore at local beach

By: News StaffEmail: news@abc6.comPeople were ordered out the water at Roger Wheeler Beach in Narragansett Sunday because of a report of a shark. The Department of Environmental Management says it was a false alarm instead it was a dolphin that washed ashore. Sharks have been spotted off Cape Cod and Duxbury beaches this summer.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Small tornado touches down in Worcester

Small tornado touches down in Worcester Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in Worcester, Mass. overnight Sunday. The fierce storm hit the area shortly after 8 PM and lasted for about 4 minutes. The twister left a path of destruction about 2 miles long. According to the NWS the tornado was a category EF-0 and the estimated maximum wind peed was 85 miles per hour. The impacted area included the Grafton Hill and Vernon Hill neighborhoods— just to the E...

Triple stabbing in Providence, suspect in custody Video included

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Neighbors on Health Street in Providence confirmed that a stabbing had occurred early Sunday morning. Residents say that a birthday party, comprised of about 100 people, was taking place at 41 Health Street when the fight broke out. A resident told ABC 6 that the suspect's girlfriend got into a dispute over an alleged stolen cell phone, which prompted a verbal argument, leading to a physical altercation. The male suspect beat three people with a baseball bat...

3 rescued from water in Portsmouth

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from the water in Portsmouth Sunday morning. Around 3 a.m., the Coast Guard received distress calls from a sinking vessel in Weaver Cove. Upon arriving, rescue crews pulled the three occupants from the water near their powerboat, which was partially underwater. The boaters were brought to EMTs on shore where they were treated for minor injuries. There is no word yet on what caused the boat to sink. © WLNE-TV 2014

Crews respond to car fire in Providence

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By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Providence Fire Department responded to a car fire early Sunday morning. Fire officials tell ABC 6 that the vehicle caught fire on Woodman Street, just off Elmwood Ave. in Providence. Crews were able to extinguish the vehicle and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. © WLNE-TV 2014

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer

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By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Coast Guard rescue crews have suspended a search that began yesterday after a boy was reportedly seen jumping into the water in New Bedford and before disappearing. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England were notified by New Bedford Police around 6 p.m. on Saturday after a woman claimed she saw a young boy, about 12 or 13 years of age, jump from the New Bedford pier into the water where he surfaced and then went under without resurfacing....

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"The Sunday Political Brunch!" August 31, 2014, by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 mcurtis@abc6.com(Providence, Rhode Island) – Happy Labor Day weekend to all! This marks the beginning of the final push to Election Day (or in some states such as Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, and New Hampshire - a Primary Election Day). I thought as the campaign hits the final stretch we'd “brunch” on what's at stake and the big races around the country. “The Grand Prize!” – The big thing up for grabs this year is control of the U.S. Senate. Right ...

URI new students move-in Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin KINGSTON, RI- About 36–hundred new students will get acquainted with the campus and surrounding community this weekend. URI is not only bringing in the people, it's bringing in money for local businesses. As URI President, David Dooley welcomes students to campus, he's giving tips on places to go for food, shopping, and entertainment. "Lot of folks arrive from out of state, they spend a lot of money over the course of the weekend- Labor Day week...

Coast Guard looking for owner of unmanned boat

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard says it's looking for the owner of an unmanned sailboat that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard. Watchstanders in southern New England got a call around 10 p.m. Friday from local law enforcement about an unmarked 13-foot Hobie Cat ``Wave'' model that had washed ashore with its sail up and rudder down. Authorities said it had lines hanging and dirty footprints on deck. Boat and air crews searched the area for people in t...

Leatherback turtle rescued from lines off Cape Cod

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ A U.S. Coast Guard crew and a Provincetown-based marine research center have freed a leatherback turtle that became entangled in lines near a buoy off of Cape Cod. Watchstanders in Boston got a call from the fishing boat Laura C, which saw the turtle in distress Friday near a buoy in Quicks Hole Pass. A Coast Guard crew from Station Woods Hole and a member of the Center for Coastal Studies responded. The turtle was freed from the lines and...

Reed highlights new law about burn injuries

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's senior U.S. senator is highlighting passage of a new law that modernizes the legal federal definition of ``trauma'' to include burn injuries. Sen. Jack Reed toured the Trauma Division and Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital Friday. He then joined first responders, doctors, burn care experts and leaders from the American College of Surgeons to talk about the law recently signed by President Barack Obama. Reed wrote...

Robitaille to endorse Block

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By News Staff news@abc6.com There was a big development yesterday in the race for Rhode Island Governor. ABC6 News has learned that prominent Republican John Robitaille will endorse Ken Block for Governor this year. Robitaille was the party's nominee for Governor in 2010, barely losing the race to Governor Chafee. Robitaille will hold a news conference on Tuesday to make the Block endorsement official. © WLNE-TV 2014

Fire damages popular Rehoboth restaurant

By News Staff news@abc6.com A two alarm fire broke out at the Palmer River Clam Shack and Dairy in Rehoboth just before 8PM Friday night. The fire shut down a portion of Route 6 while crews from Rehoboth and Swansea put out the flames. Fire officials tell us it started in the attic, causing damage to the roof. Everyone made it out safely. The restaurant just opened in June. © WLNE-TV 2014

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 2014

Crowds gather to see President Obama in Newport Video included

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...

Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking to delay his trial until at least September 2015.In a court filing Friday, the attorneys said his Nov. 3 trial date would give them about half the preparation time federal courts have allowed other defendants facing a death sentence over the past decade.Tsarnaev is charged in the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. He has pleaded n...

Congressional delegation prepares for President Video included

President Obama landed at T.F. Green Airport at around 6:10 p.m. and is heading to Newport for a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser. He'll be met by members of the local congressional delegation, who will capitalize on the opportunity to speak with the commander in chief about the current threat to national security. Friday saw the elevation of London's terror alert level from substantial to severe thanks in part to a recent surge in publicized violent activity from the terror group IS...

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Elorza Campaign Now Dealing with Charges of Plagiarism Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 mcurtis@abc6.comFlanked by his campaign aides Providence Mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza visited ABC6 and other media outlets in Rhode Island Friday.This came one day after Elorza acknowledged a 19 year old shoplifting arrest.A campaign aide wrote Elorza's letter of apology, but plagiarized part of the statement from another politician."I had no clue that this paragraph had already been used in another letter. Had I known, there is no way I would have allowed it and th...

Newport warns of road closures for Obama visit Video included

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...

Labor Day travel expected to be highest volume since 2008 Video included

It's expected to be a busy weekend on the roadways. In fact, AAA is predicting Labor Day travel to be the highest it has been since 2008.

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Miss East Greenwich Competes in National Pageant This Weekend Video included

A Rhode Island pageant contestant will be taking to the national stage this weekend. Earlier this summer, "Miss East Greenwich" Alexandra Curtis finished as "First Runner–up" in the Miss Rhode Island Pageant. Friday through Sunday she'll be competing in the "National Sweetheart Pageant" just outside of Chicago. For over 70 years that pageant has invited the "First Runners-up" from every state's "Miss America" contest, to compete. "Well I really hope the other states learn a little bit more ab...

RIPTA announces Labor Day schedule

By News Staff news@abc6.com RIPTA has announced that it will operate all regular fixed bus and trolley routes as a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. The statewide RIde Program will operate only ADA trips on September 1st, 2014. The Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) and the RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on Monday. RIPTA Flex Services will not be available on September 1st, except for Route 210 (Kingston Flex Service) which will...

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...

2 rescued from strong waves in Charlestown

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com An off-duty member of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service, along with the help of lifeguards, rescued two beachgoers at Blue Shutters Town Beach. A 62-year-old grandmother was knocked down by a 6 foot wave and was unable to get back up due to continuous waves hitting her. The woman's grandson, in his late teens/early twenties, entered the water and also got caught up in the waves. Deputy Chief Jordan Dolock, was skim boarding just west of Blue Shutters...

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...

Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash identified

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By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comWESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Military officials in Massachusetts say they've confirmed that the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote Virginia mountains was killed.Col. James Keefe says his ``thoughts and prayers are with the family'' of the pilot, whose identity hasn't been disclosed. The pilot and jet were with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. The F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednes...

Pawtucket man arrested on child porn charges

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Pawtucket man has been charged with possession and transfer of child porn. An undercover investigation by Rhode Island State Police ICAC Task Force led officers to an apartment in Pawtucket. Police arrested 30-year-old Hector Mendonza after getting a tip he was downloading child porn on his computer. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail. © WLNE-TV 2014

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...

Elorza campaign responds to plagiarism accusations

By News Staff news@abc6.com Providence Mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza is responding to a letter he sent out to 7,000 likely voters that has a paragraph that is nearly identical to a letter Central Falls Mayor James Diossa sent in 2012. His campaign manager, Marisa O'Gara, sent ABC 6 this statement: "A former advisor helped our campaign write the first draft of this letter, and this same advisor had also worked on James Diossa's letter. Jorge relayed his personal story, our advisor presented ...

Lt. Col. Michael Winquist named new Cranston Police Chief Video included

After months of turmoil at the Cranston Police Department, Mayor Allan Fung has named Lt. Col. Michael Winquist as the new leader.

Serious accident on I-95 South in Attleboro injures three

By Sean Cahillnews@abc6.comCrews are on scene of a serious accident on I-95 south at exit 3 in Attleboro.Both Northbound and Southbound lanes are closed, according to the Massachusetts State Police.We will bring you more information as it becomes available.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Local Market Basket employees elated to be back at work Video included

By Nicole Braziernbrazier@abc6.comThe Market Basket saga is finally over and the store's beloved chief is back in charge.Arthur T. Demoulas will buy out his rival cousin Arthur S for $1.5 billion.Like a political victory speech, Artie T. spoke to several hundred cheering workers Thursday morning:“Words cannot express how much I appreciate you... words cannot express how much I missed you... and words cannot express how much I love you.”New Bedford Market Basket employees spent nearly two mont...

Bristol Company Vows To Move Forward Video included

By: Liz Tuftsltufts@abc6.comA Bristol powerboat company is vowing to move on after its beloved owner died. Michael Fiore suffered severe injuries this week, after a boating accident in Missouri. His business partner and father are working to keep his dream alive. Inside Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company in Bristol, employees are hard at work transforming this mold of wood into this high speed powerboat, but one key person is missing. Everything under this roof, from start to finish, is a...

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Mayoral Candidate Elorza Discusses His Shoplifting Arrest Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6email: mcurtis@abc6.comProvidence Mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza was out promoting his arts agenda, but he was having to also explain his arrest for shoplifting 19 years ago."I sent a letter out to 7,000 likely voters a number of months ago, and the reason why I put it in that letter was because I made a mistake as a teenager. I wanted everyone to know, I wanted to be up front. I wanted to be honest," said Jorge Elorza, (D) Candidate for Providence Mayor.Elorza stole a...

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 2014

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  • Local wing bar wins national award

    Local wing bar wins national award

    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroIf you like chicken wings you don't have to go far to get some of the best. Popular West Warwick Bar and Grill Boneheads won second place at the National Buffalo Wings festival over the weekend. Thousands of people tasted the firey wings from around the country at the festival. Boneheads took home the honors in the “Creative Spicy” category for their "Wrong Side of the Road” wing sauce and won the “Festival Spirit” award. “It's...More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroIf you like chicken wings you don't have to go far to get some of the best. Popular West Warwick Bar and Grill Boneheads won second place at the National Buffalo Wings festival over the weekend. Thousands of people tasted the firey wings from around the country at the festival. Boneheads took home the honors in the “Creative Spicy” category for their "Wrong Side of the Road” wing sauce and won the “Festival Spirit” award. “It's...More >>
  • Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

    Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:33:01 GMT
    The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph...More >>
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  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:14 GMT
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.More >>
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.More >>
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