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

By News Staff 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 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 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 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...

Unidentified remains found in Providence funeral home

By Jennifer Petracca 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...


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

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 Email:, 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 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 @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 @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 @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 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 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 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 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 @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 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 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. "...


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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

Judge signs 38 Studios settlement

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe judge in the 38 Studios lawsuit has approved a settlement deal for some of the defendants in the 38 Studios deal. Judge Silverstein signed the order Friday 

Johnston mom arrested for giving baby drugs

By News Staff Johnston mother has been charged with felony child abuse after accidentally giving methadone to her 6-month-old daughter. Police say Carissa Manning, 27, was storing it in a baby bottle and accidentally mixed it with baby formula she fed to her daughter. The incident happened on July 10th. Manning called police when her baby felt cold and wouldn’t wake up. The baby was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she recovered. The methadone was prescribed to Mann...

Man accused in a brutal beating involving a 2X4 due in court

Man accused in a brutal beating involving a 2X4 due in court Video included

By: Melissa Randall The suspect in a brutal beating on Federal Hill that left a man severely injured will answer to an assault charge Friday morning. The fight broke out Wednesday evening behind the $3 Bar on Atwells Ave in Providence. 

ABC 6's Doreen Scanlon takes home Best Female Morning News Anchor award Video included

By News Staff ABC 6 News anchor Doreen Scanlon took home “Best Female Morning News Anchor” as voted on by Rhode Island Monthly Voters Thursday night. The annual Best of Rhode Island event took place at PPAC in front of a sold out crowd. All of us at ABC 6 News are very proud of her!(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Fall River crews work to repair a collapsed road

Fall River crews work to repair a collapsed road Video included

By: Melissa Randall Drivers in Fall River are being urged to avoid Central Street for the next 24 hours. A large part of the road has collapsed leaving a gaping hole. Mayor Will Flanagn posted two photos on his Facebook page Thursday night asking drivers to avoid the area while repairs can be made. © WLNE-TV 2014 Follow me on Twitter @MelissaARandall

Hundreds of fans turn out for Pats training camp

Hundreds of fans turn out for Pats training camp Video included

By: Melissa Randall Football is back! Huge crowds turned out for the New England Patriot’s first public practice of the season Thursday. They could hardly contain themselves when Rob Gronkowski walked onto the field for the first time since being medically cleared to play. “I'm very excited- absolutely excited. Hope to not see him be injured this year and make it though the season,” said one fan. “[We] left at 3:30 this morning,” said die hard fans Samantha Gosselin and ...

North Smithfield Teacher charged with stealing from school Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA teacher from North Smithfield Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing $6,866 from the school department. 29-year-old Brian Chuey was arrested and charged with two counts of felony larceny.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Campaign to keep Wilson's of Wickford open underway Video included

By Mark Curtis Customers streamed into Wilson’s of Wickford Thursday morning, but will it be enough to save the 70 year old store? Faced with closing down next Monday, the owners are doing a "Crowd Tilt" funding campaign hoping to raise $148,000 to keep the doors open. They are better than halfway there. "You know our grandfather started the business; my dad is still active; there's elements of the fourth generation here working on a weekly basis; we'd all like to continue," says VP Jim Wils...

Pawtucket sailor dies following 6 story fall

Pawtucket sailor dies following 6 story fall

A Pawtucket sailor died after falling six stories from the barracks at a Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on Tuesday. Authorities say say 21–year–old Louis Hayman and another sailor were fighting when at some point he went off the balcony and fell to the ground.

119 unaccompanied children placed with sponsors

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The federal government says that over 100 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in Rhode Island this year.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday that 119 children who arrived at the southern border illegally were united with sponsors in the state between Jan. 1 and July 7. Sponsors are usually parents, relatives or family friends. Gov. Lincoln Chafee has said he ha...

Providence schools announce $3 million grant Video included

By News Staff Providence education officials announcing a new $3 million grant that will be used to create two new innovative schools in the capital city. The grant was won through a competition by the Carnegie Corporation, with the goal to build innovative educational plans that will help students achieve, while closing any educational gaps. “When we talk about differentiating instruction quote unquote, it's not just differentiating between a single grade span, when in reality it's students ...

Whole Foods recalls items made with recalled fruit

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Whole Foods Market is recalling tarts and squares made with stone fruit that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday says the items were made in Whole Foods stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.They include tarts and squares made with peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. Wawona Packing recalled the fruit this week.The items were sold betwee...

North Prov. woman sues town over sewage floods Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVNBrazier@abc6.comNORTH PROVIDENCE - "The problem was in the sewer. And when they backed up... the problem became mine," said 86 year old Teresa Lepore. She's had enough... 5 bouts of flooding over the last 3 decades have caused so much damage to her Angell Rd. Home that the basement apartment had to be completely gutted. The worst part: the flooding consisted of raw sewage – backed up from waste pipes. "This last time I really got weak in the knees... And, um, I...

Man accused of inappropriatly touching young girl due in court

Bristol man pleads not guilty to assaulting girl in pool Video included

By News Staffnews@abc6.comA local man has been accused of touching a 10-year-old girl in a local pool.Police say 63-year-old Raymond Dubord of Bristol was in the pool at the HealthTrax gym in East Providence when he approached the girl.Duborn then apparently tried to talk with her, swam up to her and touched her.One of the girl’s family members reported the incident.Dubord is being charged with simple assault.He is a registered sex offender.© WLNE-TV 2014

Woman gets arm run over in carjacking

By News Staff Fall River Police are searching for the suspect involved in a carjacking that injured a 66-year-old woman. The incident happened Thursday morning on North Main Street. Police say the woman was standing outside of her SUV when a man jumped into the driver's seat. The woman tried to stop him but she was knocked to the ground. The suspect ran over her arm as he drove off. Police are searching for a gray 2012 Kia Soul with Massachusetts plates. The suspect is describ...

19-year-old woman killed in accident on 295 on ramp

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail:ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA 19-year-old woman was killed in a single car accident on an on ramp to 295 North from 37 West. State Police say Brianna Higgins was the only passenger in the vehicle when she struck a guardrail on the on ramp around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. She was transported to the hospital where she died of internal injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. According to State Police she had just left her Warwick home a sh...

Woman dies after being pulled from the water at Swifts Beach

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA woman has died after being pulled from the water at Swifts Beach in Wareham on Wednesday. Emergency crews were call to the beach around 11:30 a.m. for a drowning incident. 64-year-old Carol Whitney was pulled from the water and CPR was administered. Whitney was then transported to Tobey Hospital where she passed away.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Stop the Violence signs show up in Providence Video included

By Matt Blanchettemblanchette@abc6.comtwitter: @mattblanchetteThe rash of recent violence in the capital city inspired one local businessman to do something to raise awareness. Residents may have seen these signs that say "stop the violence" on 95 near Providence. They're being made by Gary Wallace, who owns a printing business in the city. The life–long resident had his daughter design the signs to put on overpasses and hopefully make a difference. "The youth here our out of control and we h...

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

By: The Associated PressEmail: news@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Former Market Basket CEO offers to buy company

By: News StaffEmail: news@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6Arthur T Demoulas, the Former Chief Executive Officer of the Market Basket, has made an offer to buy the company. The Boston Globe reports that Demoulas has made a fair offer to purchase the company after he was fired in June over a family feud with his cousin Arthur "S" Demoulas. Since his firing employees have fought for him to be reinstated. workers have protested, stores have stopped taking deliveries and are running low on supplies and cust...

Newport city councilman arrested for assault

Newport city councilman arrested for assault Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: Ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Newport City Councilman has been arrested for simple assault after an incident with a contractor over a ladder. State Police say City Councilor Michael Farley assaulted 41-year-old Kevin Schiavone who was working on a house next door to his back in June. ABC6 News reporter Mike LaCrosse spoke to both Farley and Schiavone after the incident and both men told different stories. Farley claimed that Schiavone stole his ladder but...

Hundreds attend solidarity rally for Israel in Providence Video included

Songs and prayers for Israel and its citizens dominated Wednesday night's solidarity rally at the Jewish Community Center in Providence.

Two men arraigned for deadly home invasion last October

By News Staff Two men arrested for attacking an elderly man during a home invasion in Providence were arraigned today on murder charges. Prosecutors say 24–year–old Joel Valdez and 40–year–old Wilbert Richardson rushed into the apartment of Jonathan Angilly in October and attacked him. Angilly's landlord, 78–year–old Delor Dean Cabral heard the fight and tried to help. That's when prosecutors say the two men turned on him, broke his neck and left him for dead. Cabral lived for ...

McKee calls out Mollis on 38 Studios investigation Video included

By Mark Curtis Cumberland mayor Dan McKee is heading to the Rhode IslandState House to lodge more complaints about the 38 studios deal. McKee says Secretary of State Ralph Mollis knew two years ago that Michael Corso was working as an unregistered lobbyist for 38 studios but that Mollis did not launch an investigation until a few months ago. "Well I think it is clear in 2012, that he knew and he didn't do anything there so it would be interesting,” says Mayor McKee. “You know where there is s...

Bristol man arrested on child porn charges

By News Staff A Bristol man who had worked with the disabled was arrested on child porn charges Wednesday morning. Matthew Antig–Nano, 31, is accused of sending pictures and videos of child pornography over the internet. Police say the images were found on his computer when they searched his home on Matacom Ave. Antig–Nano was recently employed by "Looking Upwards" in Middletown, a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities. Authorities say his job did not p...

One dead after single car crash in Coventry

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comCOVENTRY, R.I. - Police responded to a one car crash that occurred around 1:49 a.m. July 23 in the area of 1800 Plainfield Pike. The lone occupant, 35-year-old Scott Deware of Sterling, Conn., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe Deware lost control of his vehicle while traveling westbound on Plainfield Pike about one mile from the Conn. line. The accident remain under investigation.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Two stabbed in altercation at New Bedford café

By News Staffnews@abc6.comTwo men were stabbed in an altercation at a New Bedford café Wednesday.The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. at Al’s Café on Belleville Avenue.Police say two men entered the café and an argument began with two other men.The argument turned physical and two of the men were stabbed.One man was stabbed in the arm and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The second was stabbed in the stomach and Taken to Rhode Island Hospital.The seriousness of their injuries is unknown. Th...

Fall River Police search shooting suspect

By News Staff Fall River Police are offering a cash reward to try and track down a shooting suspect they say is armed and dangerous. Nathaniel Anton Lewis, 27, is wanted in a July 6th shooting on Shove Street. He's facing several charges including attempted murder. Lewis's last known address is 70 Barrows Street in Fall River. He also has ties to the Boston area.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Town spending thousands on temporary Dartmouth police headquarters

By Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comDartmouth Police Officers have been working from their parking lot for several months after Legionnaires Disease was found inside the police station.Now, they may never be able to use that building again.Modulars and trailers in the police station parking lot were supposed to be a temporary solution lasting maybe a few weeks.But this new “headquarters” is now costing the town more than $10,000 per month.The 80 employees of the Dartmouth Police...

Unemployment rate for veterans is high, could rise further

Unemployment rate for veterans is high, could rise further Video included

By: Melissa Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, especially in Rhode Island which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. That task is even more difficult for veterans who are facing even more employment challenges when they return home. When members of the military serve over seas their jobs aren't always waiting for them at home. The search for a new one can mean months without a paycheck. For Jonathan Bermudez, 25, the transition from the b...

Women & Infants Hospital settles lawsuit with Massachusetts

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroWomen Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has settled a case with the state of the Massachusetts for failing to protect confidential information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts. The hospital will pay $150,000 for a data breach that took place in Nov. of 2012. Information including patient names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, dates of exams, doctors names and ultrasound images were part of the breach. “Pers...

Man charged with killing parents pleads not guilty

By News Staffnews@abc6.comThe Associated PressA North Providence man accused of killing his parents in their home last summer has pleaded not guilty.Thirty-seven-year-old Mark Yu entered the not guilty plea Wednesday to two charges of murder.He is accused of killing 60-year-old Young Yu and 61-year-old Yeon Yu at their home in July 2013. Authorities have said the Yus had been dead for about two days when their bodies were found wrapped in bedding. The cause of death was determined to be blunt...

Near drowning leaves woman in critical condition in Wareham

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA woman is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Swifts Beach in Wareham on Wednesday.Police say they responded to the beach around 11:30 a.m. and found people attempting to perform CPR on an adult female. Officers continued CPR on the woman until EMS arrived and took her to Tobey Hospital.Witnesses say she was swimming just prior to the incident.Her condition remains critical at this time, and her identity is being withheld.© WLNE-TV 2014

Many in Haiti still displaced by 2010 earthquake Video included

By News Staffnews@abc6.comDozens of people came to Providence Tuesday night to help people in need.The event was a fundraiser for the “Haiti Community Outreach” organization, which raises money to help people suffering from the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.Rhode Island has a large number of Haitian-American residents.People at the event dined on Haitian food and bid on auction items.Stephanie Charles, who is with the organization, says, "Well we want to help communities in Haiti that ...

$400 worth of lobsters stolen from fisherman's boat

Lobsters were stolen from a crate on this dock in Wickford Lobsters were stolen from a crate on this dock in Wickford

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA local fisherman who sells his fresh catch out of his boat is dealing with a larceny of lobsters.Saturday night, a crate full of cull lobsters, which are lobsters with only one claw, was stolen right from the ‘End o Main Lobster’ boat at the town wharf in Wickford.About 30-35 lobsters were stolen, valued at anywhere from $350-$400.The company is working with North Kingstown to find the suspect but unfortunately the surveillance camera was not setup properly o...

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down

By: The Associated PressEmail: News@abc6.comTwitter: @abc6KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila.Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.(C) WLNE-TV/ The Associated Press

Block, Fung announce policy plans if elected

By: Mark CurtisEmail: mcurtis@abc6.comIn seven weeks Rhode Island primary voters will head to polls and the Republican race for governor is really heating up.Candidate Ken Block held a press conference at the DMV on Tuesday saying he'll reform that agency, if elected.The DMV still has a multi-million dollar contract dispute with computer maker Hewlett-Packard and wait-times for customers are still long."Wait times at this department are at a three-year high. We've been asking people as they w...

Family of six escapes Providence fire Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA family of six is safe after escaping a morning fire at their home on Admiral Street. The fire started around 3:30 a.m. on the third floor of the three family home. No one was injured. The family is now be assisted by the Red Cross.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Woonsocket man faces code violations for holiday displays

Nicole Brazier @NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@abc6.comWOONSOCKET - On a hot July day, David Densmore sits on the porch of his Blackstone St. house, and reads the laundry list of violations he'll face Wednesday in housing court in Woonsocket....issues he says the city has with the materials he uses to build his famous Halloween and Christmas displays each winter. Issues, he also says, he's taken care of. "We already removed everything. We had trucks coming in and taking all the wood away! It all dis...

Dee from the Desk: Democrats get their hands dirty

The first official jabs in the Democratic primary are being delivered in the latest round of television ads. Gina Raimondo is taking aim at Taveras claiming he has caused the city to bleed jobs by raising taxes on commercial properties.

Former Sharon resident living in Israel responds to FAA flight suspension Video included

All flights from the U.S. into Israel's busiest airport in Tel Aviv have been suspended. The FAA’s decision came after a rocket fired by Hamas landed near the airport on Tuesday. ABC 6 News spoke with a former Sharon resident living in the country and her family still living in the United States about the decision.

Firefighters battle truck fire in Coventry

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By News Staff Coventry Fire crews battled a massive tractor trailer fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the fire on Centre of New England Boulevard near the Home Depot. Members of the department say West Warwick, Warwick and Johnston firefighters were called to the scene to help. No word on any injuries. Police say the fire marshals office is investigating.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number. Two people with knowledge of the investigation say the gun is the one that was used to kill Massachusetts Institu...

Immigration issue enters RI Governor's race Video included

By Mark Curtis As the immigration crisis now heats up at the southern border, it's also entering the race for Rhode Island Governor. Republican Ken Block pointing to a 2003 resolution from then Cranston city councilor Allan Fung, supporting the national "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride". "It's shocking that a Republican candidate for Governor would support full amnesty, without addressing the larger problem of uncontrolled immigration in this country" says Block. The "Immigrant Workers Freedom...

The Providence Journal sells for $46 million Video included

By News Staff The Providence Journal has been sold for $46 million in cash to a company out of New York. New Media Investment Group and the Journal’s parent company, A.H. Belo Corporation made the announcement Tuesday afternoon in separate press releases. The sale includes all of the print and digital elements of the paper. The Journal went up for sale last December. A.H. Belo blamed sharply declining readership and ad revenue mainly because of internet competition.The deal is ...

Sentencing in fatal drunk driving crash delayed Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comThe man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving crash, breaks down in court. His sentence is now delayed. Brandon Borge has already plead no contest to the 2012 drunk driving crash in which he lost his girlfriend and both of his legs. He was supposed to learn his sentence today, but Borge broke down, explaining his confusion with the proceedings. "The thing is, I don't remember anything so I'm going by whatever I read in the papers," said Bor...

American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge mysteriously replaced Video included

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comThe NYPD is investigating a mysterious incident that happened at the Brooklyn Bridge.The American flags that usually fly atop the span have been replaced by white flags.Authorities believe they may be painted over American flags, as the stars and stripes are faintly visible underneath.There is surveillance video, but so far no arrests have been made.Crews took the flags down this morning.© WLNE-TV 2014

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