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Police in Dartmouth and Norton warn of scams

By News Staff news@abc6.com Police in Dartmouth and Norton are warning people in their towns of a new scam involving a call to residents saying they owe back taxes. The scammers say that the IRS will take legal action unless they receive an immediate payment. The callers then demand payment by credit or debit cards, which would never happen, according to police. Police say that several people have already fallen for it. They ask if you believe you have fallen victim to such crimes that you c...

Governor hopefuls meet in black business forum

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's gubernatorial hopefuls have met at a forum sponsored by an association of minority-owned businesses that touched on issues including immigration, racial disparities in employment and the state's new voter identification law. The Rhode Island Black Business Association sponsored the two-hour event Tuesday evening. On the Democratic side, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras noted the city has taken steps to fight discrim...

RI Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio resigns

By Sean Cahill news@abc6.com ABC6 News has learned that the head of Rhode Island’s Democratic Party has resigned. David Caprio is stepping down just six weeks before his party's primary and 3 months before the general election. In a statement released to ABC 6 News, Caprio states: "The position of Democratic Party Chair is demanding and time consuming, especially in an election year. There are numerous, talented Democrats seeking office. I can not, at this time, dedicate the necessary time a...

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Big Boost for Downtown Attleboro Redevelopment Project Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comTurning over these spades of dirt, is symbolic of the turnover taking place in downtown Attleboro.The latest phase of the city's redevelopment project is underwayThe four–million dollar expansion of Riverfront Drive."The Commonwealth has the goal of creating so many thousand new housing units per month, per year, and so we're part of that in making that happen right in downtown Attleboro," said Mayor Kevin Dumas of Attleboro.Construction is unde...

Commissioner Pare talks about proposed nightclub redistricting Video included

By Nicole Brazier It's a plan more than two years in the making but recent violence in Federal Hill, including a beating death using a two by four outside the 3 Dollar Bar, is the last straw. “We've been working for the past two years to change an ordinance, change zoning, so we stop nightclubs from going in to our neighborhoods,” says Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. Providence Public Safety commissioner Steven Pare is proposing a safety plan that would require any new nightclub, or b...

Plant mystery in Rocky Point neighborhood Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comResidents in the Rocky Point neighborhood of Warwick are trying to figure out what killed some of their plants.Some are even wondering if it's more than just a coincidence that the plants died, not long after demolition started at the old amusement park. More than a handful of residents tell ABC 6 News the area was engulfed with a strong smell of bleach just before their gardens wilted, some turned black.Warwick resident Judy Azar says something happened at...

Coventry’s oldest resident needs new roof Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin COVENTRY, RI- Mary Thompson is 101-years-old. She's lived in Coventry all her life and in her home, on Prince Street, since the 70’s. Councilman, Greg Laboissonniere, said, "She may be Coventry’s oldest resident so if we can’t take care of our own people, who can we take care of?" The town wants to help Mary because her roof is in bad shape. Mary’s friend, Tamara Goff said, "The roof is really bad. It's leaking in her living room when it rains a...

Health department recommends 5 beach closings

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The state health department has recommended the closure to swimming of five Rhode Island beaches, including three in Middletown.The Department of Health said high bacteria levels were found in water tests at Atlantic Beach Club Beach, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach in Middletown; Easton's Beach in Newport; and Warren Town Beach.Officials say they will recommend re-opening the areas when bacteria counts have fallen to within acceptab...

New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year. The girl vanished after leaving her high school in October and returned home last week.Nathaniel Kibby was arrested Monday without incident at his Gorham home, about 30 miles north of where Abigail Hernandez lives. He's charged with felony kidnapping, a charge that carries up to seven years in jail if convicted.He was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held...

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100 Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Sitting in her living room Mary Moniz is taking it all in. Yesterday, on her 100th birthday, she finally accomplished something she set out to do in the early 1930's. The East Providence woman got her high school diploma. “I feel honored,” she said. Her children knew how important filling that void was, so they contacted the Education Commissioner in Massachusetts where Moniz had been a student to see what they could do. “They were able to get the ho...

State offers credit for home buyers

By: Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comGovernor Lincoln D. Chafee has joined with Rhode Island Housing and their real estate and lending partners across the state presenting a new consumer tax credit program today. The FirstHomes tax credit program provides qualified first-time Rhode Island home buyers and those purchasing in select areas of Woonsocket, Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket, with a mortgage credit certificate. This certificate can be used as a tax credit for up to $2,000 against th...

Off duty firefighter falls from roof

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAn off-duty Taunton firefighter was rushed to the hospital after falling off a roof. Taunton police say the 43-year-old man was working on a roof on a three story home when he fell. He suffered from injuries to his head, neck, and back. The firefighter who has not been identified was transported via life flight to Rhode Island Hospital. (C) WLNE-TV 2014

Man charged with murder in 2x4 beating death

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA man accused of beating another man with a 2x4 on Federal Hill has now been charged with murder. 42-year-old Daniel Lastarza is accused of beating 34-year-old Jonathan Stack with a 2x4 board behind The $3 Bar on Federal Hill last Wednesday. Stack died over the weekend from his injuries. Lastarza was initially charged with felony assault but the charge has now been upgraded to murder. Police say the altercation began over a ju...

Four remains found in Providence funeral home identified Video included

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com On Friday, July 25th, Providence Police were notified by the State Medical Examiners Office to respond to Pennine Funeral Home on 28 Grove Street in Providence. It was reported that remains had been found in the Morgue. Police met with the Medical Examiners Office, members of the Providence Police Detective Bureau, and Members of the BCI Unit to investigate. The Medical Examiner’s Office had found a total of 8 unidentified remains, two of which were cremate...

Providence Schools announce new school times

By News Staffnews@abc6.comProvidence School administrators have announced the proposal of new school times for the high schools and two elementary schools. The proposals are being announced before they are passed to ensure a smooth opening for schools. The new times will be voted upon as part of the new teacher contract which is currently being negotiated. At the end of this past school year, Providence School Board passed a change to its transportation policy. The changes provide free RIPTA...

Wilson's of Wickford meets fundraising goal

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comNORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Wilson’s of Wickford has met their goal in the hopes of keeping the 70-year-old family run business open. As of 7:45 p.m. Monday, Wilson’s raised more than $149,000, which exceeds their goal of $148,000. Wilson’s started their campaign after falling short of being able to pay for merchandise with the upcoming fall season. The store has been on Brown Street in North Kingstown since 1944. Donations are being accepted until 9:55 p.m.(C) WL...

UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close Video included

Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...

Foster patrolman delivers baby girl Video included

When Foster Patrolman Michael Kitson showed up to work on Saturday, he never guessed he'd have to deliver a baby. But, sometime after 11 p.m. he got a call about a woman in labor and rushed to deliver a baby girl in a local family’s bathroom.

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Call for Gang Members to be Prosecuted Like Mobsters Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comThe recent increase in suspected or confirmed gang violence in Providence, is prompting a new call for a crackdown.Republican State Senator Dawson Hodgson - who is running for Attorney General - wants the state's racketeering law - used for busting up organized crime, to now be used against gangs, too.As with the mob, a judge could declare a gang a criminal enterprise."Order the gang dissolved. Once the gang is dissolved, further affiliation wit...

Rhode Islanders save hundreds with home upgrades Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comYou could be wasting hundreds of dollars on your electric and gas bills, but National Grid is hoping to change that. It has a plan for Rhode Islanders to save money and go green, all while creating local jobs. In their 1950's Rumford home, the Winter and Summer months can be a bit of a struggle for the Lyon's family. "We have to turn the heat on like an hour, two hours before we go upstairs so it's warm enough," said daughter Scout Lyons. The girls bedrooms...

Chafee holding ceremony on breast density bill

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ceremonially signing legislation aimed at raising awareness of a potential risk factor for breast cancer. The legislation passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of dense breast tissue and a suggestion that additional screening may be beneficial to some. Research shows that dense breast tissue may increase a woman's risk of gett...

Man charged with 4 counts of arson in Fairhaven

By News Staff news@abc6.com A New Bedford man is accused of going on an arson spree across Fairhaven. Jason Majocka, 44, has been charged with four counts of arson for allegedly lighting 4 separate fires during the night of July 21st. According to police, he set fire to a trash can on Adams Street just before 5:30, then about an hour later; he set another fire to a dumpster behind a local restaurant. Majocka is accused of setting a third fire to a garden shed near the Hasting Middle School l...

No West Nile, encephalitis found in mosquitoes

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island for West Nile virus has found no sign of the disease.The state Department of Environmental Management reported Monday that test results from all 67 mosquito samples taken from over two dozen traps set statewide during the week of July 14 came back negative for both West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.Results are pending on tests of 187 mosquito samples collected from traps set ...

Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

By News Staffnews@abc6.comNORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon. He is charged with felony kidnapping. Police say Kibby knowingly confined Abigail ``Abby'' Hernandez on Oct. 9, sometime after she left Conway High School. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday at Conway D...

Police search for breaking and entering suspect in Tiverton

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Tiverton and Little Compton Police Departments are investigating two breaking and entering complaints this afternoon. Police responded to two reports and were about to track the suspect’s location to the wooded area of Main Road and Windmill Hill Drive. Officers from Tiverton, Little Compton, Fall River, and Westport are searching the area. Anyone who observes any disturbance in their yard or views suspicious people or activity is asked to contact Tivert...

Lizzie Borden featured on "Deadly Women"

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFall River’s own Lizzie Borden will be the subject of an episode of “Deadly Women” on the Discovery Channel.

Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com Detectives say murder-suicide is one of the scenarios being investigated following the discovery of the bodies Sunday afternoon. The official determination will be made by the state medical examiner's office, which is conducting autopsies Monday in Augusta. Investigators say it appears no one outside the family was responsible for the shootings. Neighbors identified the family as Joel Smith, a maintenance worker in the apartment complex, along with his...

Man found guilty for Providence triple homicide

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man accused in a triple homicide in Providence has been found guilty on all counts. 18-year-old Quandell Husband was found guilty of three counts of felony murder for his role in the shooting death of three individuals during a 2012 botched robbery.

Man sought in RI sex crimes arrested in Ala

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com OZARK, Ala. (AP) _ Police say a man wanted on child sex charges in Rhode Island is in custody in Alabama. Authorities say 34-year-old Bruce Lee Kenyon of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was jailed in Dale County on Monday awaiting extradition. Police in Ozark say authorities in Rhode Island told them Kenyon might be in the area. Kenyon was arrested during a tactical operation at a motel in Ozark. The man is charged with five counts of child molestation. Cour...

Spice product recalled for salmonella

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com TJX Companies is forced to recall one of their spice products because it may be contaminated with salmonella. Framingham based TJZ Companies, which owns TJ Maxx, Marhsalls, and Homegoods, is recalling the “ecoato” brand Sweet Paprika Powder. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested some samples of the powder and found traces of salmonella. The Company immediately alerted its stores to remove the product from store shelves. The affected powder has an ex...

Apparent human remains found in Duxbury

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) _ Authorities are seeking help from the public as they investigate the discovery of a box containing apparent human remains in Duxbury. Police say they responded to a report Sunday morning of a suspicious box at the intersection of Alexander Way and Walker Road in the South Shore town. A state police bomb unit x-rayed the partially-opened package and determined that it contained what appeared to be human remains. The remains were ...

Police arrest Fall River carjacking suspect

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Fall River Police Department arrested a man involved in a carjacking that took place on July 24th. Paul A. Gagne, 37, of Fall River, was arrested for stealing a 66-year-old woman’s 2012 Kia Soul and then running over her arm as she tried to stop him. The victim was treated at a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries and has since been released. On July 26th around 9 AM, Officer Derek Amaral spotted the stolen Kia parked in the 400 block of Hope...

Tornado confirmed in Revere by Weather Service

By The Associated Press/WLNE-TV news@abc6.com UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that it was a tornado that touched down in Revere. A Revere fire official says they have received reports of partial building and roof collapses after a powerful storm blew through the city. Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano said the Fire Department has received dozens of calls reporting partial building and roof collapses, and downed trees and power lines. Viviano said there were no immediate...

Federal Hill beating victim dies, suspect charged with murder Video included

By News Staff news@abc6.com Jonathan Stack, the man who was brutally beaten with a 2x4 of wood on Federal Hill, has died at the hospital. 48-year-old Daniel Lastarza is accused of brutally beating Stack Wednesday night. Police say the fight was over the sale of a junk car, and it was not the first fight between the two men. Stack was arrested for assaulting Lastarza with a staple gun in 2012. Lastarza isbeing held without bail because this incident violates his probation. © WLNE-TV 2014

Man stabbed with samurai sword in Bourne

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Bourne Police Department responded to a report of a man attacking another man with a sword at 355 Shore Road early Sunday morning. Around 1:35 AM, officers arrived on scene to find a 39-year-old male with serious injuries. The victim said he had been stabbed repeatedly with a samurai sword and that the suspect was still in the yard. He was flown by med-flight to a hospital in Rhode Island for treatment. Police then located the 28-year-old male suspect i...

Market Basket protest continues in New Bedford Video included

By News Staff,news@abc6.comFood is running out at Market Basket stores around New England. That includes the store on Sawyer Street in New Bedford."A lot of empty shelves, you know the employees are still friendly the ones that are still working," said customer Michaela Matheson.Employees are protesting the firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. He was axed last month by the board of the family run company.Some customers are starting to join the protest."I use to shop here once a week faithfully. ...

Fire damages Providence apartments

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Providence Fire Department reported to an apartment fire on 53 Salmon Street Saturday afternoon around 2 PM. The 3-story apartment building was moderately damaged and adjacent apartments were also damaged as well. A baby was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and was soon released to parents. A 52-year-old male also suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Roger Williams Medical Center where he was treated and released. The cause is still under...

Westport rescue dog dies after being poisoned

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com A Police Officer from the Westport Police Department is offering a reward to anyone who has information about the poisoning of his rescue dog, a 5-year-old German Shepherd named Siren. Back in April, Officer Jeff Majewski, Siren’s owner and caretaker, had to euthanize him after the dog became severely ill and could not walk. Recently, Majewski discovered that Siren’s necropsy report revealed poison in samples of his liver. He believes it was an act of reveng...

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"The Sunday Political Brunch" by ABC6 Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 Email: mcurtis@abc6.com(Providence, Rhode Island) – Things have been a little frosty between the United States and Russia of late, especially after the shoot down of the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. It got me to thinking that the old Cold War between the two world powers was heading back into the deep freeze. So, let’s “brunch” on some Cold Russian Borscht this week as we look back on the Cold War and what may lie ahead!“The Beginnings” – The tug of war tha...

Fatal crash in Hingham

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Massachusetts State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Hingham Sunday morning. It happened around 1:12 AM when troopers responded to reports of a one-vehicle crash on Route 3 Northbound, north of Exit 15. A jeep Grand Cherokee had lost control and rolled over, killing the occupant, a 31-year-old male from Hanover. He was deceased on scene. The name of the man will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified. The cause of the cra...

Danny Nickerson's Birthday Bash Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin FOXBORO, MA- Hundreds of first responders paraded near Gillette Stadium, creating a commotion, all for a 6-year-old boy from Foxboro. Danny Nickerson's mom asked the community to send her son cards for his birthday, and boy did they. Danny’s aunt, Gail Chamberlin said, "Just seeing every thing that's coming in for a little 6–year–old boy; it's amazing what people can do." "This has been a whole whirlwind of events. It's almost been a month–long ...

Hillary Clinton book signing in Seekonk Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffinSEEKONK,MA-Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was in Seekonk today, signing copies of her new book, "Hard Choices".Clinton was greeted by cheers and applause at the Sam's Club in Seekonk. She shook hands and chatted with fans, many of whom waited in line since Saturday night to get the chance to meet her. Clinton spoke with a Cranston student from Bryant University about his special hobby concerning past presidents and vice presidents. Kur...

Immigration rally at RI State house Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Now that we know illegal children are in Rhode Island, an anti–illegal immigration rally was held at the statehouse. The Rhode Island for Immigration Law Enforcement organized today's rally. The group wants to stop illegal immigrants from entering into the country because they say veterans and American children are still in need of government services. Critics worry the border children will stay in Rhode Island for good, costing ...

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com NEW YORK (AP) _ Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. It had previously announced a recall of more than 438,000 vehicles. The move is prompted by faulty ...

Entire Cliff Walk in Newport opens

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is opening the rest of Newport's Cliff Walk. The 3.5-mile trail runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions. Superstorm Sandy washed away whole sections and millions were spent to restore it. A continuous section of more than two miles reopened in June. A retaining wall still had to be built for a smaller section in a less-traveled portion...

Son arrested, accused of stabbing father in Little Compton

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Around 1:30 AM this morning, police officers responded to a residence in Little Compton after a report of a stabbing. A 50-year-old male was found severely bleeding with stab wounds to his neck and head. The man was treated by Little Compton Rescue personnel before being transported to Charlton Hospital, and then to Rhode Island Hospital. Police arrested the victim’s 17-year-old son who was present when police arrived at the house. He is now in custody. A Fa...

Fire damages Central Falls home

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Central Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 239 Cowden Street last night around 11 PM. The fire apparently started from the basement of the 3-story residential building. Fire officials were able to put the fire out about 20 minutes later. No one was injured. © WLNE-TV 2014

UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled, 76 year old found safe

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By News Staffnews@abc6.comPolice have issued a Silver Alert for a 76-year-old man that was last seen leaving the VA Medical Center in Providence. Paul Keeling was last scene boarding a bus outside the VA hospital on Chalkstone Ave. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, weighing 170 pounds, with gray/balding hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, red long sleeve shirt, a blue flannel over shirt, and a dark colored baseball cap. Police say he has symptoms similar to dement...

Candlelight vigil for homeless men killed

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- At Cathedral Square in Providence, a remembrance ceremony was held for two men beaten so badly, they later died. Luis Belmont was beaten in March and died two weeks later. Milton Lyles, beaten in May, died a month later. "It's unfortunate that we've had to come out four times this year to do this for folks who've died on the street but we're committed to helping the community understand that this is unacceptable," said Jim Ryzec...

Home care center investigated for fraud

By News Staff news@abc6.com Nearly a thousand disabled and elderly people are scrambling to find a new place to get treatment after their Cranston health care provider allegedly committing fraud. The Department of Health conducted survey at Saint Jude Home Care Center claiming it unlawfully collected $250,000 through Medicaid and Medicare. St. Jude Home Care provides service to about 1000 patients and employs 300. The owner says the fraud claims are a personal vendetta against the company, b...

Federal Hill beating suspect held without bail

By News Staff news@abc6.com A man charged in a Federal Hill beating has a long criminal history. Daniel Lastarza, 48, of Providence, is accused of brutally beating 34–year–old Jonathan Stack with 2 x 4 Wednesday night. Police say the fight was over the sale of a junk car. ABC 6 has learned this wasn't the first fight between the two men. Stack was arrested for assaulting Lastarza with a staple gun back in 2012. Lastarza is being held without bail because this incident violates his probation....

Rehoboth fire destroys garage

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comREHOBOTH, Mass. - Firefighters responded to a fire located at a repair garage on Allens Lane in Reheboth around 4 p.m. Friday. According to Reheboth Fire Chief Robert F. Pray, no one was hurt in the fire, which took firefighters about 45 minutes to get under control. Pray also said there were several exposions occuring, which were most likely fuel tanks stored in the garage. The home next to the garage sustained damage due to the intense heat. The two-story st...

Family of Pawtucket sailor mourns his death Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comThe family of a 21–year–old sailor from Pawtucket, who fell to his death at a Navy base, is trying to cope with the loss. Officials say Morgan Hayman was in a fight with another sailor when he fell 6 stories off a balcony. His uncle can barely speak as he talks about his nephew, who brought so much joy to their family.If you watch the home video of Morgan Hayman, you can see his kind demeanor. It was taken just before he took off for boot camp in Chicago. "...

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Rhode Island is Already Hosting Over 100 Border Children Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comThe unaccompanied child immigration crisis at the U.S. Southern border now touches Rhode Island.Federal health officials confirm 119 of the children are now with relatives or sponsor families in the Ocean State.No one is saying exactly where, but some are likely in the heavily Hispanic population of south Providence.Local immigration attorney Hans Bremer is handling some of their cases."If they qualify for what's called Special Immigration Juven...

Whole Foods announces product recall

By News Staff news@abc6.com Whole Foods is announcing a recall for some of its products. Whole Foods says some of its tarts and squares made with fruit could be contaminated with listeria. The recalled items were made with peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Company and were cold between June 1st and July 21st. The grocery chain says it has pulled all the recalled fruit from its stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. © WLNE-TV 2014

Hurricane Sandy murder suspect found not guilty

By News Staff news@abc6.com A man that was charged in a deadly stabbing during Hurricane Sandy is found not guilty. A jury cleared Mandell Tripp today of manslaughter charges in the death of Kevin Brown. He was accused of stabbing Brown two times in Westerly. Brown’s body was found in a car that crashed into a tree. © WLNE-TV 2014

UPDATE: Scarborough Beach reopens to public Video included

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comNARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of a beach in Narragansett because of high bacteria counts. The Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that water quality tests will continue at Scarborough Beach. The beach will be recommended for reopening when bacteria levels return to within acceptable limits. The department monitors water quality regularly from Memorial Day through Labor Day to make s...

Mother of ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox dies at 92

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The mother of former House Speaker Gordon Fox, who lived with him until recently, has died at the age of 92. House spokesman Larry Berman says Mary Fox died early Friday morning. She had been ill for many months. Mary Fox lived with the former speaker and his husband at their East Side home in Providence until she recently moved to a nursing home. The Democrat resigned his leadership post in March a day after federal and state ...

Atwood Ave restaurant robbed at gunpoint

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Johnston Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a restaurant on Atwood Ave. It happened on July 20th around 5:50 AM at Homefries Restaurant on 1417 Atwood Ave in Johnston. According to the surveillance video, the male suspect held a gun up to a female employee in the back of the restaurant, ordering her to get on the ground and demanding money. The video shows the employee getting on her knees as he held the gun to her and then against he...

Car hits tractor trailer at North Attleboro rest stop

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Massachusetts State Police are investigating a crash that happened on Interstate 95 in North Attleboro early Friday morning. According to police, it occurred around 12:10 AM when a Lexus drove into a sign at a rest area near Exit 5 before hitting a tractor trailer from New Jersey. A third vehicle, a Chevrolet, was also involved in the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. No serious injuries were reported. © WLNE-TV 2014

16 people displaced after fire

16 people displaced after fire Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA fire tore through a multi family home in Fall River early Friday morning. The flames started around 3 a.m. at a four unit home on Robeson Street.Sixteen people were living in the home at the time. They all made it out safely due to the help of a good samaritan who assisted people to climb out windows inside the home. The families are now being assisted by the Red Cross. The house has been deemed a total loss. The cause of the f...

WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ This weekend's WaterFire will feature free hepatitis screenings to help raise awareness of a virus that affects an estimated 17,000 Rhode Islanders. Confidential screenings will be available on College Street during Saturday night's lighting. The checks are part of a campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the state that is being spearheaded by Dr. Lynn Taylor. The Miriam Hospital physician and Brown University medical school profe...

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  • UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

    Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...More >>
    Updated 12:40 PM 7/28/14 By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Less than two months after opening and Providence's 3 Dollar Bar has already been slapped with a temporary license suspension. The federal hill establishment is coming under fire after several recent violent incidents happened nearby including the beating death of 34-year-old Glocester man last week. “After 11 or 11:30 it just becomes, as one person said, this is the new Bourbon Street- this is where you have to come to party,...More >>
  • Off duty firefighter falls from roof

    Off duty firefighter falls from roof

    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAn off-duty Taunton firefighter was rushed to the hospital after falling off a roof. Taunton police say the 43-year-old man was working on a roof on a three story home when he fell. He suffered from injuries to his head, neck, and back. The firefighter who has not been identified was transported via life flight to Rhode Island Hospital. (C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAn off-duty Taunton firefighter was rushed to the hospital after falling off a roof. Taunton police say the 43-year-old man was working on a roof on a three story home when he fell. He suffered from injuries to his head, neck, and back. The firefighter who has not been identified was transported via life flight to Rhode Island Hospital. (C) WLNE-TV 2014More >>
  • State offers credit for home buyers

    State offers credit for home buyers

    By: Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comGovernor Lincoln D. Chafee has joined with Rhode Island Housing and their real estate and lending partners across the state presenting a new consumer tax credit program today. The FirstHomes tax credit program provides qualified first-time Rhode Island home buyers and those purchasing in select areas of Woonsocket, Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket, with a mortgage credit certificate. This certificate can be used as a tax credit for up to $2,000 against th...More >>
    By: Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comGovernor Lincoln D. Chafee has joined with Rhode Island Housing and their real estate and lending partners across the state presenting a new consumer tax credit program today. The FirstHomes tax credit program provides qualified first-time Rhode Island home buyers and those purchasing in select areas of Woonsocket, Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket, with a mortgage credit certificate. This certificate can be used as a tax credit for up to $2,000 against th...More >>
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