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Two men arrested in Rehoboth break in

By News Staff news@abc6.com Two Mansfield men were arrested Monday night after police caught them inside a home in Rehoboth. Police say they received a call for a suspicious auto that was seen pulling around to the back of the residence. The home-owner had recently been admitted to the Hospital, according to police. When police arrived on scene, the side window of the garage had been opened. Police conducted a search where they located Alex Troy, 22, and Joseph Coughlin, 26 in the garage. ...

New Bedford Market Basket workers among thousands to protest Video included

Dozens of Market Basket employees lined the entrance of the New Bedford store Monday in an effort to get their former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas reinstated. The workers were among thousands across the region to take part in similar protests.

UPDATE: Justice Andrade turns himself in for death of Ty-shon Perry Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- Police are looking for 20-year old Justice Andrade in connection with Saturday’s shooting death of Ty-shon Perry, 20. Police believe Andrade is armed and dangerous. The Saturday morning shooting occurred around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Allston Street and River Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Providence Police. ©2014 ABC6/WLNE-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Fire crews fight fire at Lincoln auto repair shop Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: Ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @Dee DeQuattroFire crews are on scene at a structure fire in Lincoln. The fire broke out at George’s Repair Towing shortly before 2 p.m. There are reports that a firefighter may have been injured during the blaze. It took about an hour to control the flames. ABC6 is on scene and will bring you the latest when it is available.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

New Bedford fire chief warns residents after series of fires

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comA series of unexplained fires in New Bedfordhas the fire chief calling on the public for help. All of the fires were started at businesses. Most were in the middle of the night. The fire chief says whenever they can't find a cause for a fire that starts that in the middle of the night, it's a concern. He's hoping to put an end to them before someone gets hurt.In the last ten days, 4 business owners in New Bedford have taken a hit. Some more than others, but...

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Sheriff Hodgson Returns from Southern Border; More Immigration Debate Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com As the U.S. deals with thousands of children being brought across the border illegally, many others states are being asked to care for some of these kids."We're a country of laws, and we can't start to break those laws down," said Sheriff Tom Hodgson, of Bristol County Massachusetts.The Sheriff of Bristol County, Massachusetts just returned from a fact-finding trip to the Texas border.He says Governor Deval Patrick’s willingness to house 1,000 ...

Nationwide fruit recall affects some RI stores

By News Staff news@abc6.com A food packing company has voluntarily recalled certain fruit products that have been sold in some stores in Rhode Island. The Wawona Packing Company in California has recalled certain peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1st through July 12th, due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Department of Heath says Sam's Club, BJ's, Trader Joe's, Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, Save-A-Lot are stores in Rho...

Hidden artwork found in North Kingstown

Hidden artwork found in North Kingstown Video included

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comHidden on different trails throughout North Kingstown are hidden treasures, from sculptures to stoneware to painted houses, all made by local artists. Nancy Whyte Sherman explains the idea, "why not bring local artists some PR and get people out hiking!"The North Kingstown Arts Council asked for local artists to create pieces to be hidden as part of the first "ArtVenture", the idea of bringing art and nature together. Sherman goes on, "Even if you don't find ...

Market Basket rallies lead to empty shelves

By News Staff news@abc6.com Thousands of Market Basket employees and their supporters rallied at the company’s headquarters for a second time. They’re calling for the former CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, to be reinstated. Speakers at the morning rally included many long-time employees, some of who were fired Sunday for a work strike protest. The lack of workers has led to empty shelves in many Market basket stores, including several in Massachusetts. © WLNE-TV 2014

JetBlue pilot arrested for buying heroin after landing at Logan Airport

By News Staff news@abc6.com A JetBlue pilot was arrested for buying heroin hours after landing at Logan Airport. Officers patrolling the Boston Common noticed several drug deals going down. They arrested several people including 42-year-old John Manwaring of Florida. He told officers he was a pilot and had arrived in Boston just a few hours earlier. JetBlue says Manwaring was removed from his job, pending the outcome of an investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014

Two women to join Warwick Fire Dept. Video included

Nicole Brazier@nicolebrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comWARWICK - It's a long way down from atop a 40 foot ladder - but it's no big deal for recruits in Warwick's fire training program. 3 North Kingstown fire hopefuls join 13 from Warwick in their 12th week of training to become firefighters. "The primary thing has been team building, pretty much everything ties back into that. You have to be able to count on everyone that's around you," said recruit Ben Shermack-Moore. And this fall, firefighters in ...

Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family.The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening. Police said Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. But she never made it...

Alex and Ani suing BJ's over jewelry

By News Staff news@abc6.com A federal judge has given jewelry maker Alex and Ani the go ahead to sue BJ's wholesale company.

Azamat Tazhayakov found guilty

 By News Staff news@abc6.com Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Tazhayakov was accused of agreeing with another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev...

Hernandez protests airing of court chats

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com BOSTON (AP) _ Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez are protesting the broadcasting of chats Hernandez had with his defense team during courtroom hearings. Attorney James Sultan on Monday filed a motion in Bristol Superior Court, where Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Sultan said that during two hearings this month, a private conversation between Hernandez and his lawyers, and...

MA teen drowns in Plymouth pond

By News Staff news@abc6.com A Brockton teen drowned in a pond at a family campground in Plymouth. It happened at Ellis Haven Campground on Sunday, July 20th. Witnesses say 19-year-old Jared Marshall swam out to retrieve a float from the pond and never resurfaced. Divers recovered his body about an hour after receiving the 911 call. The incident is under investigation. © WLNE-TV 2014

Toddler burned after falling into fire pit

By News Staff news@abc6.com A 2-year-old boy from Massachusetts is recovering after falling into a fire pit in Burlingame State Park in Charlestown. It happened around 8 o’clock Sunday night. The boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with burns to his face, back, and arms. There is no word yet on his condition. © WLNE-TV 2014

WWII Veteran awarded medals nearly 70 years later

WWII Veteran awarded medals nearly 70 years later

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A World War II Veteran is finally awarded his medals for outstanding service. While serving with the Army's 38th Infantry Division Anthony "Tony" D’Abrosca earned, but never received several prestigious medals. In a ceremony Monday he graciously accepted them. “I waited almost 70 years for them and uh I thought it was a lost cause, but they finally came though,” he said. D'Abrosca was just 18 when he enlisted. He was just 4 months shy of his graduatio...

Five home invasion suspects set to be arraigned

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFive suspects arrested in connection with a Providence home invasion and shooting are set to be arraigned Monday morning. 20-year-old Miguel Pere, 23-year-old Tommy Bun, and 22-year-old Orlando Luciano are accused of rushing into a home on Forsyth Street on Friday July 11. Two female eexoticdancers identified as Vypatda Sophan and Vanassa Potter were also involved in the incident. During the invasion Kyana Willims, 18, and her f...

Fire tears through Dartmouth Home

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Dartmouth family is now being assisted by the Red Cross after a fire broke out in their Thibeault Lane home Sunday night. The fire started around 8 p.m. and tore through the roof and second floor of the home. The cause appeared to be electrical. No one was injured in the fire.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Second fire at Johnston waste disposal plant in less than a month

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroJust weeks after a fire in a storage unit at a waste disposal plant in Johnston a piece of equipment at the same plant caught fire. Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday a mechanical lift at Patriot Disposal on Shun Pike caught fire. The fire seemed to be caused by a diesel engine. No one was injured during the fire. On July 2 a storage unit at the facility also caught fire and was a total loss.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Firefighter’s hand amputated due to flesh eating bacteria Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin NEWPORT, RI- It's been about a month since Braden Leonard's right hand was amputated. Leonard said, "This is the only hand I’ve lost to a thorn so, and I’ve encountered several." Leonard's last trip to Ballard Park in Newport this past June could have turned deadly. He fell after riding his bike into a small cluster of rocks. “And I hit a tree and the tree had thorns like a vine wrapped around it, and kind of just buried it into my palm," said ...

Painting fundraiser helps New Bedford family, restaurant owners Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA special fundraiser taking place this weekend will help the New Bedford family who lost their home and restaurant in a fire.Flames tore through the Lebanese Kitchen last Friday, completely destroying the popular Purchase St. eatery.The restaurant had been there for more than 30 years.Sunday, July 20, ‘Painting with a Splash’ is holding an in-studio fundraiser to help. Tickets cost $39 to paint ‘Sunset Beach’, and all proceeds will go to the family.The event s...

Hot air balloon crashes in MA

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a hot air balloon struck a power line in Clifton, MA. The balloon was attempting to land in a residential area when it struck the line and caught fire around 7:40 PM Saturday night. WCVB-TV reports that six people were in the balloon and five suffered burns, ranging from minor to serious. All six passengers are being treated at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. The FAA will investigate the incident. No...

Providence store robbed at gunpoint

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Late Saturday night, Providence Police responded to a report of a robbery at a local convenience store. It happened around 10 PM when the suspect held up the City Stop Express on Orms Street. Providence Police described the suspect as a black male, 5’10”, with a stocky build. He was wearing black jeans, a black shirt, and a black scarf. The man held the store up at gunpoint before staling and undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. No one was injured and ...

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

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.com“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- July 20, 2014(Providence, Rhode Island) – I was chatting on Facebook Saturday with my old Washington, DC news colleague, Bob Franken of CNN fame – I was at Cox DC back then. I mentioned that as of January 2015, I would start spending a fair amount of time in New Hampshire, getting ready for the 2016 Presidential election. Yes, that’s right, the campaign there will begin in earnest right after this November’s elec...

Father shot and killed Video included

By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- A bouquet of flowers, candles and a note– I love you little bro– sit near the steps where 20-year-old Ty–shon Perry ran for help after being shot Saturday morning. One neighbor said, "I would say it was between 1:30, quarter of two. I heard like six, which I thought were fireworks or something like that going off but my husband said no, they were gun shots. And by the time I got to my front door, the police were already at the co...

Middletown boy wins national baseball competition

Middletown boy wins national baseball competition Video included

By: Chelsea Priestcpriest@abc6.comA 9-year-old from Middletown just won a national baseball competition. The pitch, hit and run competition at the MLB All-star Game brings children from across the country together to compete for the title of their age group.It was a very busy week for Alex Clemmey, who not only one the competition for his age group, he also threw the first pitch at the Paw Sox game Friday night, and celebrated his 9th birthday.He and his family including younger brother Patri...

20-year-old shot and killed in Providence

By News Staff news@abc6.com Police are investigating another homicide in Providence. 20-year-old Ty-shon Perry was shot and killed outside a home at the intersection of River Avenue and Allston Street around 2 am Saturday morning. Perry had an graduated with Associate’s Degree from New England Tech in May and had recently passed his State Trooper exam. He graduated from Hope High School, where he was on the football team. Perry leaves behind a 1-year-old son. His family claims he had no ties ...

Juvenile arrested for stabbing and robbery in Swansea

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Swansea Police are investigating an armed robbery and stabbing that occurred on Wednesday, July 16th. Around 2:05 AM, at the intersection of Ocean Grove Ave and Bluff Ave, a 21-year-old male was stopped in his car when he was approached by two males demanding the victim’s wallet. The two suspects, both wearing hoodies to concealing their faces, reached into the car and grabbed the victim’s cell phone. A struggle ensued and one suspect took out a knife, atta...

2-vehicle crash in Burrillville

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Burrillville Police responded to a 2-vehicle crash Saturday night. It happened around 8:00 PM on Broncos Highway, south of Douglas Pike. Three adults and one juvenile were involved in the accident but each suffered minor, non life-threatening injuries. All were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The crash is still under investigation. No further information is available at this time. © WLNE-TV 2014

RI firefighter loses hand to bacterial disease

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com A Newport resident and 9-year veteran of the Johnston Fire Department lost his hand to a “flesh eating” bacterial infection.Braden Leonard, 32, was biking when he fell and got pricked by a thorn. Leonard went to the hospital with symptoms such as inflammation, fever, weakness, and fatigue. Doctors diagnosed the infection as Necrotizing fasciitis, known as the “flesh eating disease”, a life-threatening bacterial infection that destroys soft body tissue.His ri...

New electronic toll system starts Monday

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Starting Monday, July 21st, Massachusetts Department of Transportation will activate the new all-electronic tolling system on the Tobin Bridge/US 1 southbound. The new system allows for drivers to skip the stop at the toll, which is now completely cashless. E-ZPass customers will continue to pay a discounted toll of $2.50, and the system will read the E-ZPass transponder. Drivers without E-ZPass will be able to drive right through the toll and will “pay-by-p...

June passenger traffic down at TF Green Airport

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ Passenger traffic in June at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport was down more than 7 percent compared to the same period last year. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation said Friday the number of passengers flying into and out of the state's main airport in Warwick was 332,925, down from 308,534 in June 2013. Overall for the year, passenger traffic at Green was down nearly 7%. There were 1,714,958 passengers in the first six months of 2...

Lakeville man attacked by hawk speaks out Video included

by Shannon O'Haranews@abc6.comThis past Saturday on the 12th of July, a man suffered puncture wounds to the head along with a concussion from a hawk attack while he was out walking around his neighborhood in Lakeville. According to the man, the hawk swooped down from behind him and dug talons into his head, as if to carry him away like prey. Lakeville Fire and EMS took the victim to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth about an hour after the event occurred. The attack occurred on Pantheon Road ...

RI unemployed will now be required to post resumes online

By News Staff news@abc6.com The Department of Labor and Training has approved a new regulation that requires new Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries to post a resume in EmployRI.org, DLT'sfree online job-seeker tool that connects job candidates to companies withopen job orders. The resume must be posted within 6 week of collecting UI payments. If the resume is not posted during that time, benefits will be suspended until the resume is posted. “Our new policy's purpose is to help newly dislo...

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RI Congressional Delegation Reacts to Malaysia Airliner Attack Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comMembers of Rhode Island's Congressional delegation were touring a South Country transportation project Friday, but many of their thoughts were half–a–world away.Many in Congress want a full investigation of the Malaysian airliner shoot down, but already suspect Russian President Vladimir Putin may have played at least and indirect role."Stop trying to be an agent of mischief and discord. I think he got out of control his time, with letting the m...

South Kingstown teen killed in ATV crash

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com A 13-year-old boy from South Kingstown was killed in an ATV crash in South Carolina on Wednesday night, July 16th. The teen, identified as Brandon Michael Austin, lost control of the vehicle, running off the road into an embankment before overturning. The Newberry County coroner said that Austin was not wearing a helmet or a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on scene. Another passenger, a 12-year-old, was not injured. © WLNE-TV 2014

UPDATE: 6 beaches reopened, safe to swim

Olivia Ciancinews@abc6.comThe Department of Health is recommending that Atlantic Beach Club Beach (Middletown), Bristol Town Beach (Bristol), Conimicut Point Beach (Warwick), Fogland Beach (Tiverton), Grinnell’s Beach (Tiverton), and Warren Town Beach (Warren), close their beaches to swimming due to a high bacteria count. The beaches will be recommended to reopen when officials determine the water quality is safe.

Local flyers leery after Malaysian plane crash Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comPassengers flying out of TF Green Airport in Warwick were a little leery in light of what happened to Malaysia Flight 17. Even though there are no international flights out of Warwick, it was the simple thought of being on a plane so soon after one was struck down, that gave some travelers anxiety.TF Green Airport was bustling with travelers Friday. They all may be going different places, but many are thinking about the same thing. "I was just very nervous ...

Immigration rallies held in Providence Video included

Nicole Braziernbrazier@abc6.com@NicoleBrazierTVPROVIDENCE - A should of "Yes we can!" was A cry for freedom from local groups pushing for the expansion of rights for illegal immigrants. On the heels of Governor Chafee's decision to stop holding undocumented workers behind bars without a warrant, activist groups want even more change. "Issue an executive order giving drivers licenses to all people that look the same, unmarked," said activist Harol Lopez from the group Power of Workers. But tha...

EEE detected in MA mosquitoes

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com The Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) announced today that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. Samples were collected on July 15th in the town of Bridgewater in Plymouth County. The finding raises the risk level in the town of Bridgewater to moderate, which is a routine risk level change and does not include a recommendation of avoiding evening outdoor events—but reduci...

Man arrested after abducting ex-girlfriend Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA man is in police custody after an attempted abduction on Silver Spring Street this morning around 6 a.m. Police say they received several calls of a man attempting to take a woman against her will on Silver Spring Street. . Cranston Police spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspects vehicle in Roger Williams Park. The man was apprehended and taken into custody. The victim was allegedly assaulted by the suspect. S...

Providence kicks off Polaroid Project Video included

Olivia Cianci news@abc6.com Today is the grand opening of the Providence Polaroid Project, just one of eight temporary PopUp Providence installations. The Polaroid Project is a temporary Polaroid camera shop, instant film gallery, and participatory portrait studio at 235 Westminster Street. The Project is free, and Providence residents are being encouraged to come and use one of their instant cameras to photograph Providence’s residents and all of the beauty of the city. The Polaroid Pr...

Guilty plea for 2013 Amber Alert case

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Daniel Berger, 28, of Haskell, NJ, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence, RI, today for travelling in interstate for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl. Berger admitted he traveled from New Jersey to Rhode Island to meet with the 13-year-old female he befriended on the internet. He also admitted that he took the girl to his home in New Jersey with the intent to engage in sexual activity. At 12:30 AM on July 25,...

RI Man pleads guilty to child molestation

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com A former Woonsocket man pleaded guilty to child molestation and sexual assault charges. Stephen Melise, 42, formerly from Woonsocket, pleaded guilty before Superior Court to six counts of second degree child molestation, five counts of first degree sexual assault, and one count of indecent solicitation of a minor. A young girl and relative of Melise was molested from the ages of 13-16, and reported the abuse to her mother who reported it to Woonsocket Police...

3 RI men arrested for felony assault, robbery, & arson

By Jennifer Petracca news@abc6.com Three men were arrested in connection with a felony assault, robbery, and arson, that occurred on July 8th, 2014. Bertie C. Smith, 35, of Richmond, RI, Jacob A. Forand, 21, of Bradford, RI, and Robert A. Pacheco, 55, of Bradford, RI, allegedly encountered and picked up the victim at 1:30 AM, after the victim had lost his keys in his vehicle in a Cumberland Farms parking lot. The suspects took the victim to First Hopkinton Cemetery in Hopkinton where they bea...

Feds start sexual violence investigation at Brown

By: The Associated PressEmail: News@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6Brown University is the subject of a sexual violence investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.The department announced Wednesday that the investigation was opened July 10. Brown is now one of 68 postsecondary institutions where Title IX sexual violence investigations are pending.Brown spokeswoman Marisa Quinn said the Ivy League university received notice of the investigation on Friday.She says the uni...

9 qualify for Rhode Island governor ballot

By The Associated Press news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Nine candidates have qualified for a spot on the ballot for Rhode Island governor. The secretary of state's office on Friday finalized the list of candidates who turned in enough signatures to appear on the ballot in either the Sept. 9 primary or the Nov. 4 general. The Democrats, as expected, are Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, state Treasurer Gina Raimondo, former Obama administration official Clay Pell and contractor Todd Giro...

New turtle donated to Fall River Library

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroAfter a beloved turtle name Franklin was stolen from the Fall River library a local business man has donated a new turtle to the library. The Fall River Library has welcome an 8-year-old male Russian Turtoise donated from Bob Schenck of the Animal Instinct Aquarium and Pet Center in Fall River. Schenck also donated a habitat for the new turtle including a tank that locks. The library hasn’t named its new amphibious friend, they ...

Foster man arrested for Child Pornography

Olivia Cianci news@abc6.com Members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force have arrested a Foster man for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography. Derek J. Holland, 31, of Thomas Parker Road in Foster was arrested this morning after members of the ICAC task force searched his home on a court-authorized warrant. Holland will be arraigned today at 10:00 am. If found guilty, he could face up to a $5,000 fine and up to 5 y...

Five arrested in Providence home invasion

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroFour people have been arrested in connection with a home invasion in Providence that took place a week ago leaving two injured. 23-year-old Tommy Bun and 20-year-old Miquel Pere have been arrested raided a home on Carolina Avenue. Bun and Pere are suspected gang members Two other females, 22-year-old Vanessa Potter and 22-year-old Vypatda Sophon where also arrested on charges related to the home invasion. Additionally a warrant ...

Portion of Walking Path Closed at Rocky Point

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchette After ten days of demolition, the Major of Warwick is quite please with the progress so far as the old Rocky Point Park comes down. In it's place will eventually be a public park, beachfront access and an expanded walking path. But in the mean time, the existing walking path is closed for construction, for the safety of the public. "We are asking everyone to remain patient. We know everyone want to be down here. But have a little ...

Sun Smarts Screenings continue this week

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comThroughout the summer ABC 6 is proud to offer free cancer screening at beaches across Rhode Island. Screenings will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 18 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett; Aug. 15 at East Matunuck State Beach in South Kingstown; and Aug. 22 at Sachuest Town Beach in Middletown; and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.

Attleboro City Councilor's email hacked

By Mike LaCrosse mlacrosse@abc6.com An Attleboro City Councilor is urging people not to send him money. “Please don’t send me any money that would cause me more problems than anything else would,” said Councilor Walter Thibodeau. Thibodeau’s email account was hacked on Wednesday by someone who sent out a message saying the councilor was stuck in Asia and needed money to get home. “I am not and I have never been in the Philippines,” said Thibodeau. The message was sent to about 300 of his cont...

Brown Professor pushing to lower the drinking age

Brown Professor pushing to lower the drinking age Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com As the minimum legal drinking age turns 30 in the U.S. some people are daring to ask the unpopular question of did we get it right? The legal drinking age is 21, signed into law July 17, 1984, but a local professor from Brown University says that number should be lowered. Dwight Heath says the younger people start to drink the safer they are. When asked by CNN what he believes should be the minimum drinking age the anthropology professor answered 8 or ...

Woonsocket teens raising funds for skate park

Woonsocket teens raising funds for skate park Video included

By: Melissa Randall mrandall@abc6.com A group of Woonsocket teens have started their own business to raise money for a skate park in the city. The avid skaters got the idea after taking a youth entrepreneurship class at the MET School. They're selling board wax online for $10, and are also asking for donations online to get the park built. "We came to the realization that no one is going to build it for us... The city doesn't have money so we had to think our own way to raise the money,” s...

US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile Video included

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressA Malaysian Airlines plane has apparently been shot down over eastern Ukraine. A Ukrainian official says a passenger plane with 295 people aboard was shot down over a town in the country's east. And Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.An adviser to Ukraine's interior minister said on his Facebook page that the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet. He said it was hit by a missi...

Hundreds turn out for Geoff Cameron Day Video included

Hundreds of soccer fans came out to Attleboro High School on Thursday to be a part of Geoff Cameron day.

Some immigrant children may be may be moving to New England Video included

By Mark Curtis The immigration crisis on the southern border may be moving north. Massachusetts is considering a request to house some of the children being dropped at the border. Connecticut has already said no to a similar request and we're told Rhode Island will likely be asked to help. But critics say the Ocean State simply can't afford it. "If they are here and they are going to stay here, now we have to take care of them. We have a health situation if they have to use our hospitals;” sa...

Rehoboth town services in jeopardy Video included

Nicole Braziernbrazier@abc6.com@NicoleBrazierTVREHOBOTH - Last year, the Rehoboth Senior Center saw 13,000 people walk through its doors. Run by the Council on Aging, the Center is the town's hub for educational classes, food services, and all assistance programs including food stamps, health insurance, and heating assistance for all residents - not just seniors. "We find people homes, pay for electric bills, try to find finances for people that can't afford their utilities and we have to fin...

Glocester man killed after motorcycle accident in Scituate

By Sean Cahill scahill@abc6.com A Glocester man was killed Thursday in Scituate when his motorcycle was hit by mail truck. Police say at around 12:45 p.m. a mail truck was taking a left onto Route 6 from Ridgewood Drive when it hit the 2007 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle driver,51-year oldRichard Bailey, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he died. Police say he was not wearing a helmet. The female mail truck driver was also taken to the hospital but is expected to be ok. An acci...

Health department recommends closure of 6 beaches

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressState health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of six beaches in Rhode Island because of high bacteria counts in the water. Affected beaches are Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown; Bristol Town Beach; Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick; Fogland Beach and Grinell's Beach in Tiverton; and Warren Town Beach.Water tests will continue. The department will recommend the beaches reopen to swimmers when bacteria levels fall to withi...

Your Town, Your Life: Lincoln Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comIn this weeks Your Town, Your Life we take you to Lincoln, Rhode Island. Atown in Northern Rhode Island named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. It consists of seven villages: Manville, Albion, Lime rock, Lonsdale, Fairlawn, Quinnville, and Saylesville.Lincoln was settled in the 17th century. Back then, the types of homes built were called Stone-Enders. Where one end of the home is a huge stone chimney wall. The ArnoldHouse in Lincoln is a unique surviving exampl...

RI unemployment rate drops to 7.9%

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe Rhode Island unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9% in June according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. These numbers are down three-tenths of a percentage point from the May 2014. Its dropped over a percentage point since last June when it was 9.5%. This is the lowest unemployment rate in Rhode Island since June of 2008. The number of unemployed Rhode Islanders was down by 1,400 since May, representing th...

NE Tech starts Shipbuilding and Marine Institute Video included

By News Staff, news@abc6.com Rhode Island officially has a new program to help the growing shipbuilding industry. New England Institute of Technology launched their Shipbuilding Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute or Sami Monday morning. “This is about putting individuals, men and women with skills together with jobs,” said Sen. Jack Reed. The program is designed to help offset the need for skilled workers for the industry. “There aren’t enough employees in these areas at the present ...

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  • Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family.The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening. Police said Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. But she never made it...More >>
    By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comCONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family.The state attorney general says Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening. Police said Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in Conway. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. But she never made it...More >>
  • Father shot and killed

    Father shot and killed

    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- A bouquet of flowers, candles and a note– I love you little bro– sit near the steps where 20-year-old Ty–shon Perry ran for help after being shot Saturday morning. One neighbor said, "I would say it was between 1:30, quarter of two. I heard like six, which I thought were fireworks or something like that going off but my husband said no, they were gun shots. And by the time I got to my front door, the police were already at the co...More >>
    By Dana Griffin dgriffin@abc6.com @DanaRgriffin PROVIDENCE, RI- A bouquet of flowers, candles and a note– I love you little bro– sit near the steps where 20-year-old Ty–shon Perry ran for help after being shot Saturday morning. One neighbor said, "I would say it was between 1:30, quarter of two. I heard like six, which I thought were fireworks or something like that going off but my husband said no, they were gun shots. And by the time I got to my front door, the police were already at the co...More >>
  • Nationwide fruit recall affects some RI stores

    Nationwide fruit recall affects some RI stores

    By News Staff news@abc6.com A food packing company has voluntarily recalled certain fruit products that have been sold in some stores in Rhode Island. The Wawona Packing Company in California has recalled certain peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1st through July 12th, due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Department of Heath says Sam's Club, BJ's, Trader Joe's, Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, Save-A-Lot are stores in Rho...More >>
    By News Staff news@abc6.com A food packing company has voluntarily recalled certain fruit products that have been sold in some stores in Rhode Island. The Wawona Packing Company in California has recalled certain peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1st through July 12th, due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Department of Heath says Sam's Club, BJ's, Trader Joe's, Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, Save-A-Lot are stores in Rho...More >>
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