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State to auction off unclaimed treasures

State to auction off unclaimed treasures

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comA vault filled with abandoned treasures is about to be opened this weekend. Jewelry, watches, coins and more will all be open to public bidding in the Rhode Island Treasury offices unclaimed property auction. The posh accessories and gifts from the Rolex watches, to the 18kt gold baby spoon, to the Tiffany's gold cup, and the 22kt gold, child's tiara. All are someone else's treasures but after being abandoned by the original owners, these items and nearly 5...

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges. Dias Kadyrbayev admitted in U.S. District Court on Thursday that he removed a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.Under the plea agreement, federal prosecutors said they would ask f...

USS Saratoga departs Newport Naval Base

By: Melissa RandallEmail: mrandall@abc6.comPulled by tugboats the USS Saratoga made her way across the Narragansett Bay crossing under the Pell Bridge and passing by Fort Adams. It's the first time in 16 years that the vessel has left the pier at Naval Station Newport and it will be her last. The retired aircraft carrier is on its way to Texas where she will be dismantled for scrap. Several crew members who served about the massive ship helped give the massive ship a proper send off. “You bec...

Girls pulled unconscious from Cape Cod hotel pool

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressTwo young sisters from New York vacationing on Cape Cod have been flown to a Boston hospital after they were pulled unconscious from a motel swimming pool.Police and paramedics, as well EMTs from a passing Dennis ambulance, responded to the Bayside Resort Hotel in Yarmouth around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.The girls, 9 and 12 years old, had already been pulled from an 8-foot deep section of the pool by other guests and family members but were not breathi...

200 protesters march to Providence police, call for justice for Michael Brown

200 protesters march to Providence police, call for justice for Michael Brown Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Nearly 200 protesters filled the streets of Providence Wednesday night. The group marched in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and around the country who are calling for justice in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. “It's important to get everyone aware of what's happening so police brutality can stop,” said Kia Smith, who helped organize the protest. The local protesters took their message straight to the police station, but they didn't s...

Dee from the Desk: GOP losing sight

Dee from the Desk: GOP losing sight

With the Allan Fung and Ken Block race getting so heated and down right personal a lot of individuals in the Republican Party have lost their long term vision and have become as near sighted as the next attack on the candidate they oppose. It's no longer about who will win in November, it has come down to who will win in September. The primary has torn the party apart and has made enemies out of friends. Recently, the animosity built up from the Republican Primary reared its ugly head in the ...

Friends say sneakers were the motive behind N. Providence home invasion Video included

Friends Richard Catalano, the North Providence man murdered in a home invasion over the weekend, are speaking out to ABC 6 News saying they believe their friend was killed over a pair of sneakers.

Mayor Taveras visits police training course Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Providence police recruits were put to the test during an intense driving course. Abc 6 News got an exclusive look as the recruits practiced this emergency vehicle operations course. Without knocking over cones, they had to maneuver the police cruisers at speeds up to 55–miles per hour; all while keeping up with the suspect car. It's part of a 26–week training program to equip them before they graduate. "They're gonna be driving ...

Attleboro Police arrest one, search for others after violent assault Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPolice and a SWAT team surrounded an Attleboro apartment home just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.Police approached the Pine Street residence with a warrant for a wanted man, and told neighbors to stay indoors as they tried to coax the man out."I was looking out the window and all of a sudden I saw two giant SWAT battering trucks that could probably blow off the door of that house just by driving right through it ."The SWAT team eventually broke through the f...

Local groups want right to record police policy Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- In light of the chaos in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting death of Mike Brown, Local civil rights groups are urging police to adopt policies supporting the right to record police activity. Rhode Island ACLU executive director, Steven Brown said, "In light of all the things that have been going on in Ferguson, particularly attempts by police to prevent journalists and other people from recording what has been going on, we th...

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Republican Candidate for Rhode Island Governor Spar Back and Forth Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comFlanked by his city department heads, Mayor Allan Fung announced that Cranston has a projected 500 thousand dollar budget surplus, even though final numbers are due late this year."Around December 31st when we have to get the audit numbers, but I think the taxpayers deserve to know there are real results, real reforms that have been happening within the city, and letting them know what's going on," said Mayor Allan Fung, (R) who is also a candid...

Man arrested after stabbing on Wickenden Street in Providence

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comProvidence Police say one person was stabbed in the chest outside of The Coffee Exchange on Wickenden Street around 11:00 am Wednesday.A suspect was taken into custody by Johnston Police.The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital but the condition is not known at this time.ABC6 will have more details as they become available.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Man bikes cross country, wants better biking in Barrington Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@gmail.comBARRINGTON - From rolling hills to gushing waters... Bryan Lorber saw it all as he pedaled 51 days coast to coast - following his dream of raising awareness for biking as a viable mode of transportation. "Especially in a place like Rhode Island where distances really are small," he said. But Lorber says in his town of Barrington, taking to two wheels as a main mode of transport is almost impossible. Outside of the East Bay Bike path roads aren't...

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.Dias Kadyrbayev is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing a backpack containing fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the deadly 2013 attack.Prosecutors said Kadyrbayev and another friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, agreed to take...

Cumberland Little League to return Friday

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.com The Cumberland Little League will be returning to Rhode Island on Friday around 5 p.m. The team will have a State Police escort when their bus reaches Rhode Island. 

Family, community mourns loss of NH Journalist killed by Isis

Family, community mourns loss of NH Journalist killed by Isis Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The family of American Journalist James Foley is living a nightmare. For two years now his parents held out hope that the kidnappers might release their son so he could return home. News of the 40-year-old's brutal death is now quickly spreading through Foley's home town of Rochester, New Hampshire. A yellow ribbon is tied to a tree outside his parent's home. The foreign correspondent was murdered. Video of his beheading by the Islamic state extremist ...

USS Saratoga move delayed due to weather

USS Saratoga move delayed due to weather

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The decommissioned aircraft carrier the USS Saratoga will not sail away from the pier at Naval Station Newport Wednesday as originally planned. Developing weather off the coast of Africa has caused the delay. The movement team will be meeting at 4 p.m. today to relook weather patterns that could interfere with the towing operation. The carrier will eventually be towed to a dismantling facility in Texas for recycling. The ship was available for donation...

Schilling reveals he was diagnosed with mouth cancer

Schilling reveals he was diagnosed with mouth cancer

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed the type of cancer he's been battling this year. During a telethon for the Jimmy Fund on WEEI Wednesday morning Schilling shared that he has squamous cell carcinoma, or mouth cancer. Schilling underwent chemo and radiation for 7 weeks, and is now in remission. He chewed tobacco for 30 years, and feels that's likely the cause.Schilling is the founder failed video game company 38 Studios. © WLNE-TV 2014 F...

NH journalist executed in ISIS video, U.S. officials say

NH journalist executed in ISIS video, U.S. officials say Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com The Islamic State extremist group, ISIS, has released a disturbing video showing the apparent execution of a New Hampshire journalist. In that grisly video militants also threaten to kill another American hostage. James Foley knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence, but his family previous said it didn't matter- that he loved his job. He was abducted that same year and had been missing ever since. The video of his ...

Woman flown to RIH after serious Rayhnam accident

By News Staff news@abc6.com A 61-year-old woman was flown by helicopter to the hospital Tuesday night after a serious two car accident in Raynham. Janice Nolette, of Taunton, was flown to Rhode Island Hospital with life threatening injuries. The two cars collided around 5:15 p.m. on South Street East. Police say Nolette, driving a Ford Taurus, crossed a center lane and struck a Saab occupied by 50-year-old Joanne Desousa and her passenger, 45-year-old Michelle Littlefield. The Raynham Fire ...

Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comDETROIT (AP) _ Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether. Recaro will notify owners and provide set of new instructions telling owners not to use the lower latch system with a child weighing 40...

Ethics Commission to conduct investigation into Rep. Palumbo's contract bids Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comThe Rhode Island Ethics Commission has authorized a full investigation into a state representative. The commission ruled this morning to allow an investigation into whether State Rep. Peter Palumbo violated any ethics rule by bidding on state beach contracts to proceed forward. The complaint was brought to the commission by Common Cause Rhode Island after it was discovered that Palumbo initially bid on beach contracts was awarded the bid and then wit...

Sit-in at Whitehouse's Providence office Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRGriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Six environmental activists sat in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office for two hours Tuesday. The protestors want to stop the proposed Spectra gas pipeline upgrade and expansion in New England. Demonstrators took to Senator Whitehouse's office to get their message out. B.A.S.E Organizer, Kathleen Martley said, "We don't believe in the expansion. It's very bad for our environment in Burrillville and the health risks. It could blow...

Woonsocket fire displaces 9 people, kills dog

By News Staff news@abc6.com A fire in Woonsocket displaced nine people Tuesday afternoon. Utility crews working nearby saw the smoke around 2 p.m. and called police. Everyone inside the building on East School Street, including two children, was able to get out safely. A family dog was killed in the fire. The cause is still under investigation.

Barton Corner bridge construction underway Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comRhode Island is racing to meet its goal of fully replacing the popular Barton Corner bridge in just 11 days. The bridge runs over the Warwick/West Warwick line. Tuesday night,part of the bridge will be torn down and you can watch it all happen from homeIt's the first time Rhode Island has opted to tackle such a large construction project in such a short amount of time.RIDOT's Rose Amaros says, "accelerated construction techniques are being used across the c...

Radio and TV announcer with local ties dies at 96 Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comRadio and TV announcer Don Pardo, who started out his career in Rhode Island, has died at the age of 96.The Westfield, Massachusetts native passed away in Arizona on Monday.Pardo was best known for his booming introductions on Saturday Night Live, The Price is Right, and Jeopardy.His career spanned more than seven decades, and began in Rhode Island at WJAR Radio, which is now WHJJ, in the late 1930's.Pardo was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame ...

Community proud of Cumberland team's success Video included

The players of the Cumberland American Little League team say they're proud of the way they played in the World Series, despite their loss to Chicago on Monday.

Cranston detective files lawsuit against Mayor Fung, police officials

By News Staff news@abc6.com A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. A former captain with the Cranston Police Department, Todd Patalano, accuses Fung in his role as director of public safety; along with former police chief Marco Palombo and other police officials of violating his civil rights. In court documents Patalano claims he was harassed by his superiors about the procedures he followed when investigating civilian complaints. Patalano was put on Paid admi...

Rhode Island's mail ballot deadline is Tuesday

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Voters are almost out of time to apply for mail ballots for Rhode Island's Sept. 9 primary.Tuesday is the final day to submit applications for a mail ballot. Under state law, the forms have to be returned to the applicant's local board of canvassers no later than 21 days before the primary.Rhode Island allows so-called ``no excuse'' mail balloting.This year's statewide campaigns feature primary races for governor on both the Democrat...

Man arrested for murder in North Providence home invasion

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of 26-year-old Richard Catalano in North Providence on Sunday has been arraigned at the hospital. 24-year-old Dari Max Garcia has been charged with first degree murder, 2 counts assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, assault with intent to commit a felony, and several firearms charges. Garcia was arraigned on charges yesterday inside Rhode Island Hospital where he is bein...

Police: Juvenile set fire to hunting shed in Charlestown

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPolice say a 15-year-old is responsible for setting fire to a duck hunting shed in Charlestown.Around 7:00 Monday evening, police were notified of a fire on Marsh Point, a peninsula off of East Beach Road in Ninigret Pond.Crews on scene found a fully engulfed wooden shed owned by the Marsh Neck Gun Club. The structure was a total loss.Witnesses say they saw a boat leaving the peninsula just before noticing the fire.Around 8:00, four juveniles and their parents...

New license plate may help save lives

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA new license plate may help protect first responders from accidentally electrocuting themselves during accident rescues involving electric vehicles.The bill signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee last month requires electric vehicle owners to have a special license plate so that first responders, emergency crews, and even two truck drivers know it is electric.Knowing if a vehicle is electric will help crews decide which instrument is appropriate to use to res...

Cumberland Joy Ride Ends at Little League World Series

  Joshua Houston and his teammates from the west side of Chicago aren't ready to go home just yet.Pierce Jones and Trey Hondras homered, and Houston hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning as Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Cumberland, Rhode Island, 8-7 on Monday night in an elimination game at the Little League World Series.

Man in critical condition after shootout with police in Warwick Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroWarwick Police are currently investigating a shooting in Apponaug. Police are currently on scene near the trestles on Arnolds Neck Road. No more information is known at this time.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

One dead another, injured in North Providence shooting Video included

By Melissa Randallmrandall@abc6.comtwitter: @melissaArandallA man is dead after being gunned down during an early morning home invasion in North Providence on Monday. Two other people were also shot and are now fighting for their lives. Many residents were woken up just after midnight to the sound of gunshots and are shocked and horrified at what happened on Eliot Avenue, off of Mineral Spring Avenue. “That's close to home. Too close to home actually,” neighbor Marc Zaccagnini said. Pol...

McKee sues board of elections over campaign funds

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Lieutenant governor hopeful Dan McKee is suing the Rhode Island elections board over a regulation he says prevents him from using $63,000 from his Cumberland mayoral run for his statewide campaign. The mayor's attorney filed the lawsuit Monday. McKee says the regulation is illegal, unconstitutional and creates an ``uneven playing field.'' The regulation applies a two-year election cycle to McKee, because of his mayoral run. As a ...

Providence teen charged in deadly May shooting

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Providence teen has now been charged in a deadly shooting from back in May. 18-year-old Joseph Taylor has been indicted for the murder of 20-year-old Davon Taylor. Police claim Joseph Taylor fired a gun into a car on Wendell Street, the bullet killing Davon and badly injuring his sister. Joseph Taylor and Davon Taylor are not related. Police believe they're from rival neighborhoods. © WLNE-TV 2014

Former Rhode Island US Rep. St Germain dies

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Former U.S. Rep Fernand St. Germain, who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and rose to chair the House Banking Committee, has died. He was 86. St Germain's daughter, Lisette, says the congressman died Saturday at his home in Newport. She said he suffered from kidney failure. St Germain co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans. It is said to have contributed to the savings and loan crisis by allowi...

Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease. The Department of Environmental Management reported last week that one sample from the traps set Aug. 4 tested positive for West Nile. It was from the Great Swamp area in South Kingstown. But DEM said Monday the remaining 150 pools came back negative for mosquito-borne...

URI to air documentary about sharks

By News Staff news@abc6.com A new documentary about sharks and shark research has been created by local researchers from the University of Rhode Island. Faculty and alumni produced the program titled, “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” It focuses on human experiences with these often misunderstood creatures. The broadcast will premiere on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, August 28 at 8:30 PM. After that it will air: August 30th at 1 AM on RI PBS August 31st at 9:30 PM on RI PBS Learn September 1st at 4...

Vigil held for 3-year-old who died after fall from Providence window Video included

Family and friends of the 3-year-old who fell out of a 6th story window in Providence last week, joined together on Monday to mourn her death .A vigil was held at the Hillcrest Village Apartment Complex, the place where the accident happened.

Man charged with shooting video up woman's skirt at bookstore

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man has been arrested after allegedly taking cellphone video up the dress of a female customer at the Smithfield Barnes and Noble store. Smithfield Police responded to the Barnes and Noble in The Crossing at Smithfield to take a report of a female customer who said she witnessed 32-year-old Nathan Steele using his cell phone to take video up her skirt. Steele was arrested and charged with one count of video voyeurism. Steele w...

Secretary of State's office to offer free business expo

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is looking for business interesting in participating in a free business expo on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The “We Mean Business” Expo will provide one stop shopping for new and existing businesses including help registering a business, finding financing for a business, and applying for licenses and permits. Interested individuals and busi...

Push for smoking ban at Aquidneck beaches Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comMIDDLETOWN - People remain divided on whether or not smoking should continue to be permitted on public beaches on Aquidneck Island. The group Clean Ocean Access conducts weekly cleanup efforts there and has recently found record numbers of discarded cigarettes."So last summer we found 2,957 cigarettes at the beach after 15 1–hour cleanups. And as of this moment right now we've found more than 23 hundred cigarettes, but we still have 4 more cleanu...

Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attendcollege.But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales has been donated to Cianci's charity scholarship fund, The Associated Press has learned. From 2009 to 2012, the sauce made a total of $3 in income, longtime Cianci advisor Charles Mansolillo told theAP.Man...

Massachusetts sees boost to business after sales tax holiday

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe Massachusetts Retailers Association says that retailers throughout the state brought in around $500 million over the past weekend due to the annual sales tax holiday. According to the Association this is 4 to 5 times more than a typical weekend throughout the year. The association says the number of shoppers and money spend over the weekend mirrors what is spent in a weekend in December leading up to Christmas.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Watch live: Works begins on Barton Corner Bridge in Warwick

News@abc6.comA major bridge replacement project is underway in Warwick. Work on the Barton Corner Bridge should wrap up faster than usual because the DOT is using an accelerated construction technique with prefabriacated segments. The bridge which carries 95 over route 2 at the Warwick./West Warwick line is expected to be up and running by Labor Day. If you're interested in watching the process, the DOT has a live camera. The link is to the left of your screen.

Police investigate fatal North Providence shooting

By: News StaffEmail: News@abc6.comOne person is dead following an overnight shooting in North Providence. The incident took place around midnight on Monday near 9 Elliot Avenue. There are reports that others may have been injured but no word on their conditions.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Central Falls man arrested on gun charges

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Rhode Island State Police arrested a man for gun charges after a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 East in Providence. Ramzaddin Lovett, 30, of Central Falls, was a rear passenger in the vehicle when troopers noticed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. During conversation with the occupents, Police noticed Lovett was extremely nervous and uncomfortable, tightly clenching to a backpack. Troopers discovered that each of the occupants has lengthy criminal records, inclu...

Police investigate after body found in New Bedford

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Police are investigating a shooting death in New Bedford. It happened around 2 AM this morning when officers responded to the sound of gunshots near Weld Square. Upon arrival, they discovered a body of a man who was pronounced dead on scene. The New Bedford Police Department and State Police Detectives are investigating the incident. Police ask that anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior in that area or has any information about the incident to con...

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"The Sunday Political Brunch" - by Mark Curtis August 17, 2014

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- August 17, 2004(Providence, Rhode Island) – As with many states, we are getting close to the primary election here. There is a flurry of last minute campaign ads – many of them negative – and, as always, lots of endorsements. The big question to “brunch” on this week is, do endorsements really matter? The answer is: it depends!“The Kennedy Name” – Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) came back to the Ocean S...

Hillcrest Village mourns toddler death

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@gmail.comPROVIDENCE - A picture is worth a thousand words. The face of three year old Valia Santos Torres overlooks a sea of candles and stuffed animals - a memorial to honor her after she fell to her death out a 6th floor window at the Hillcrest Village apartment complex. "In this community here we're all good people here and the way for this child to fall out the window is very tragic, devastating to a lot of people here," said resident Sonny Wilkins. ...

Police investigate fatal crash in Raynham

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Raynham Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that happened late Friday night on Route 44. The crash happened at 11:22 PM when 1968 Mercury Cougar coupe was driving westbound and collided with a 2013 Hyundai Tuscan sport utility vehicle going eastbound. The driver of the Mercury,identifiedas Brian D. Spillane, 42, of East Taunton, was killed in the accident. The occupants of the other vehicle were identified as Veronica King, 22, of Ray...

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  • Attleboro Police arrest one, search for others after violent assault

    Attleboro Police arrest one, search for others after violent assault

    By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPolice and a SWAT team surrounded an Attleboro apartment home just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.Police approached the Pine Street residence with a warrant for a wanted man, and told neighbors to stay indoors as they tried to coax the man out."I was looking out the window and all of a sudden I saw two giant SWAT battering trucks that could probably blow off the door of that house just by driving right through it ."The SWAT team eventually broke through the f...More >>
    By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comPolice and a SWAT team surrounded an Attleboro apartment home just before 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.Police approached the Pine Street residence with a warrant for a wanted man, and told neighbors to stay indoors as they tried to coax the man out."I was looking out the window and all of a sudden I saw two giant SWAT battering trucks that could probably blow off the door of that house just by driving right through it ."The SWAT team eventually broke through the f...More >>
  • 200 protesters march to Providence police, call for justice for Michael Brown

    200 protesters march to Providence police, call for justice for Michael Brown

    200 protesters march to Providence police, call for justice for Michael Brown

    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Nearly 200 protesters filled the streets of Providence Wednesday night. The group marched in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and around the country who are calling for justice in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. “It's important to get everyone aware of what's happening so police brutality can stop,” said Kia Smith, who helped organize the protest. The local protesters took their message straight to the police station, but they didn't s...More >>
    By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com Nearly 200 protesters filled the streets of Providence Wednesday night. The group marched in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and around the country who are calling for justice in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. “It's important to get everyone aware of what's happening so police brutality can stop,” said Kia Smith, who helped organize the protest. The local protesters took their message straight to the police station, but they didn't s...More >>
  • Dee from the Desk: GOP losing sight

    Dee from the Desk: GOP losing sight

    Dee from the Desk: GOP losing sight

    With the Allan Fung and Ken Block race getting so heated and down right personal a lot of individuals in the Republican Party have lost their long term vision and have become as near sighted as the next attack on the candidate they oppose. It's no longer about who will win in November, it has come down to who will win in September. The primary has torn the party apart and has made enemies out of friends. Recently, the animosity built up from the Republican Primary reared its ugly head in the ...More >>
    With the Allan Fung and Ken Block race getting so heated and down right personal a lot of individuals in the Republican Party have lost their long term vision and have become as near sighted as the next attack on the candidate they oppose. It's no longer about who will win in November, it has come down to who will win in September. The primary has torn the party apart and has made enemies out of friends. Recently, the animosity built up from the Republican Primary reared its ugly head in the ...More >>
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