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Providence Board of Licenses shuts down Sky Lounge Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroA man is in custody after allegedly shooting another man outside of Club Skyy on Broad Street in Providence. According to police 27-year-old Samuel Judd shot 27-year-old Justin Taylor in the shoulder around 1:30 a.m. Taylor was brought to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. After the shooting witnesses apprehended Judd and held him down until police arrived. Judd is charged with assault with a deadly weapon....

Coventry Walmart evacuated for bomb threat

By Jennifer Petracca The Coventry Police Department responded to the Super Walmart at 650 Centre of New England Blvd in Coventry for reports of a bomb threat. Police say a male subject called the store and said that there were explosives in the building. The employee that answered the call notified management, who then had the store evacuated. Police arrived and set up a perimeter, contacting Rhode Island State Police for the help of bomb sniffing dogs. The store was cleared an...


Beach Concession Stands Cited for 73 Health Code Violations Video included

Twitter: markcurtisABC6 email: mcurtis@abc6.comScarborough beach was packed on Friday afternoon, and so was the concession stand.This despite the fact that this stand and others at wheeler and Misquamicut Beaches were cited for 73 health code violations, some rather shocking.Q: The one thing that gets everyone's attention, clam chowder cans stored in a restroom?"You can't do that, obviously. It's not good sanitation, it can't be done," said Dr. Ernie Julian, from the Rhode Island Department o...

Man faces gun charges in alleged Obama threat

By The Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with an investigation into alleged threats against President Barack Obama. Stephen Perroti, of Lawrence, pleaded not guilty to nine firearms charges Friday during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. A judge ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Aug. 8. A prosecutor told the judge that the U.S. Secret Service contacted Lawrence police r...

Newport Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years Video included

By News Staff The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary this weekend at Fort Adams Park. “The 60th anniversary is incredible for any institution especially for a Jazz Festival because each festival is really its own unique thing,” said Jazz Festival Associate Producer Danny Melnick. Thirty bands will play on several different stages at the park over the next two days. Day one on Friday already attracted some pretty big crowds. “Fabulous, absolutely best vacat...

Several indicted in alleged gambling ring

By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A state grand jury has returned indictments in connection with an alleged gambling ring in northern Rhode Island that authorities have said was controlled by a former Woonsocket municipal employee. David Ayotte of North Smithfield, a long-time Woonsocket parks department employee, was indicted on charges of organized criminal gambling, bookmaking and conspiracy. Eight others were also indicted. The indictments were reported out ...

Same-sex marriage celebrates first anniversary Video included

Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVNBrazier@abc6.comAugust 1st, 2013 marked a special day for state Senator Donna Nesselbush. Not only had she been fighting for marriage equality for 30 years... as a judge, she was now able to preside over same–sex marriages. And more than anything... finally get a marriage license for her and her (now) wife, Kelly Carse. "For me, it's very freeing to be married. You know? It's like you've finally found your romantic home, so I love being married," she said. The...

Robbery at Santander Bank in Warwick

By Jennifer Petracca Warwick Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place at the Santander Bank on Post Road in Warwick. Police responded to the 1927 Post Road location around 12:27 PM on Friday, August 1st. A male suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller before fleeing on foot north of Post Road with an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as a white male in his 20’s, between 5’10” and 6’2”, with a slender build and an unshaven face. ...

BayCoast bank robbed in Swansea

By News Staff On Friday, August 1st, a bank robbery occurred at a BayCoast Bank in Swansea. The robbery happened around 12:55 PM at the bank’s 544 Wilbur Ave location. A male dressed in black entered while covering his face and demanded cash. He was holding a black handgun. The suspect fled as a passenger in a dark SUV, going east on Wilbur Ave. He left with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. The Swansea Police Department is investigating. © WLNE-TV...

Pigeon droppings prompt renovations

Pigeon droppings prompt renovations Video included

A big problem with pigeons and the mess they leave behind is one of the driving factors behind a $900,000 renovation project at the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority's downtown bus station in New Bedford.

Smiley calls for Elorza to return check from club owner

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroProvidence Mayoral Candidate Brett Smiley is taking aim at one of his opponents in the Democratic Primary for accepting a contribution and endorsement from an embattled Providence club owner. Smiley is calling on Jorge Elorza to return a $2,000 contribution and repudiate an endorsement from Gianfranco Marrocco in light of his recent comments about Mayor Angel Taveras and the rash of violence that has taken place outside Marrocco’...

Court says Raimondo must submit deposition in 38 Studios lawsuit

A Rhode Island judge says General Treasurer Gina Raimondo must submit to a deposition in a lawsuit brought over the deal that give a $75 million state loan guarantee to Curt Schilling's video game company.

Fundraising site set up for tornado victims

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe city of Revere has set up a fund to raise money for the families affected by a tornado that tore through the city on Monday. While no one was seriously injured dozens of individuals lost their homes and businesses and other suffered property damage. The city is trying to raise $1 miilon dollars for victims. Click here to donate. (C) WLNE-TV 2014

NH teen held captive for 9 months speaks out

NH teen held captive for 9 months speaks out Video included

By: Melissa Randall The New Hampshire teen held captive for nine months gave her first media interview since suddenly returning home last week. In an ‘informal chat’ with her hometown newspaper Abby Hernandez thanked the community for their efforts to find her and shared what gave her hope. Hernadnez told The Conway Daily Sun that the 'missing box' they printed updating search efforts allowed her to keep track of the days and gave her hope that people were looking for he...

New Bedford kicks off annual Portuguese Feast

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe largest Portuguese Feast in the world is taking place in New Bedford this weekend The 100th annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicked off at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The annual event is a celebration of the culture traditions and history of the people of Madeira, Portugal. The feast, which was founded in 1915 by four Portuguese immigrants, will run now through August 3. Click here for a full schedule of events.(C) WLNE-TV 2014

Man who discovered bodies at Providence funeral home speaks out Video included

The man who recently discovered several bodies at a Providence funeral home that were more than a decade old spoke out to ABC 6 News about what happened and how he got involved.

Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

By News BOSTON (AP) _ Lawyers for former crime boss James ``Whitey'' Bulger say they'll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14. Eighty-four-year-old Bulger is serving life in prison. He was convicted in a broad racketeering case, including 11 killings and other gangland crimes in the 1970s and 80s. The notice Thursday didn't give details. Bulger's lawyers have said he believes he should have been allowed to ar...

Business community marches to $3 bar license hearing

Owner of $3 Bar defends business Video included

By: Melissa Randall Several dozen Federal Hill business owners, workers, and residents stepped off from DePasquale Square in Providence Wednesday afternoon on a march that would take them to the board of licenses hearing down town. The group says the recent violent incidents happening near the establishment are putting their livelihood in jeopardy and the neighborhood’s reputation on the line. Last week a man was beaten to death with a 2 x 4 in the parking lot behind the...

20 suspected drug dealers arrested after state police investigation

By News Staff A massive bust by the Massachusetts State Police and Fall River police led to the arrest of 20 suspected drug dealers in Fall River Thursday. The investigation targeted the distribution of heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana within the city. It's part of law enforcement efforts to cut down on heroin sales in Massachusetts. Investigators say another 18 people involved in the drug trade in Fall River have been identified as a result of the arrests. Police are activ...


Governor Chafee Says "Hands Off" Beach Contract Investigation Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email:"Of course it troubles me. That's why the State Police were involved," said Governor Lincoln Chafee, (D) Rhode Island.Governor Chafee, speaking out on a controversial beach concession contract in Rhode Island.The contract was won by David Caprio, who has now stepped down as head of the state Democratic Party.And State Rep. Peter Palumbo was managing the operation.Despite a public outcry of impropriety, the Governor is not yet prepared to void th...

Shots fired in Federal Hill's latest violent incident

By News Staff There has been a third violent incident on Federal Hill in just over a week. Police say multiple shots were fired around 1 a.m. Thursday morning on Atwells Avenue near Spruce Street. Bullet holes can be seen in one of the building's windows. Officers say they found shell casings from at least two guns.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Your Town, Your Life: New Bedford Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comIn this weeks Your Town, Your Life we take you to the Southcoast of Massachusettsto the Whaling City of New Bedford. The sixth largest city in Massachusetts. At one point during the 19th Century, New Bedford was the most important whaling and fishing port in the world. As you can imagine, this created a ton of jobs. It also made New Bedford the cultural melting pot that it is. During that time, the Underground Railroad was thriving in the city.Along Seventh...

16th Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest announced

By News Staff The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence announce the 16th Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve pictures will be selected by a panel of local professional photographers to get their photo in Pawtucket’s city calendar. They're looking for photos of daily life, historic locations, and the changing landscape in Pawtucket. The images will then make up the 2015 calendar. You don't have to live in Pawtucket to get involved. The winners of this ...

Cumberland Little League team heads to NE Regional Tournament

Cumberland Little League team heads to NE Regional Tournament Video included

By: Melissa Randall It's an exciting time for Cumberland. Rhode Island's top Little Leaguers left there Thursday morning for the New England Regional Tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. For many of the boys this has been a dream since the first time they picked up a ball and glove. “Anxious. I really want to win, but I'm also nervous to play at one of the highest levels you can play at,” said 12-year-old Brendan Wright. They're already the state Little League Champs, but th...

Man sues soccer star Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7.'' Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Providence against the Real Madrid forward and a Danish company, JBS Textile Group. The company sells underwear with the phrase ``CR7,'' a combination of Ronaldo's initials and jersey number. Renzi says he uses the trademark - granted in 2009 - on clothing and that he's also u...

Blue Star Parents Day

Chafee declares "Blue Star Parents Day"

By: Melissa Randall Governor Lincoln Chafee signed a new bill honoring parents of active military members and veterans. The first Sunday after mother's day will be known as "Blue Star Parents Day” in Rhode Island. The day is in honor of the blue stars mothers’ organization which helps support parents of past and present military members. “We support each other. We help each other through promotions, and moves and deployments and weddings and grandbabies being born because ...

East Providence man pleads nolo to touching himself in library Video included

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man has pleaded guilty after being arrested for inappropriately touching himself in an East Providence public library. Michael Dourado was charged with indecent exposure after a 9-year-old girl and a librarian witnessed him touching himself in the library. 

Two women at center of Federal Hill melee arraigned on charges

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroThe two women at the center of the fight that led to a 25 person melee at The $3 Bar on Federal Hill were arraigned in court on Thursday. Davisha Bailey and Sheree Bailey were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.  

Market Basket CEO's ask workers to return by Monday Video included

As the 13th day of the Market Basket stand-off comes to a close, the company's CEO’s are giving employees an ultimatum. In a statement released Wednesday the CEO’s urged employees to return to work by Monday. They said if workers return there will be no penalties, but if they do not, their positions will be advertised.

Dee from the Desk: Putting RI Out of Business

You know the state is struggling economically when small business is becoming a charity. Rhode Island has consistently ranked last or next to last in the nation when it comes to business and economic matters and the story of Wilson’s of Wickford showcases Rhode Island’s economic issues.

Teachers' union official cleared of cyberstalking

By The Associated Press/WLNEnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A Rhode Island teachers' union official has been cleared of cyberstalking a former state lawmaker during the 2010 elections.Superior Court Judge Susan McGuirl ruled John Leidecker's emails were protected political speech under the First Amendment. Leidecker is the deputy executive director at the National Education Association of Rhode Island. He was accused of cyberstalking former lawmaker Douglas Gablinske by sending him ha...

East Providence man arrested for possession of child pornography

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comEAST PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island State Police arrested one man for the possession and transfer of child pornography.Bryan R. Lafreniere, 32, of 10 Bullocks Point Ave., East Providence, was arrested Wednesday after R.I. State Police conducted an undercover investigation of people trading images and videos of child porn via the internet.Lafreniere was arraigned on charges of possessing and transferring child pornography in Sixth Division District Court Wednesday.L...


More Fallout from Rhode Island's Latest Political Scandal Video included

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: David Caprio may be out as state Democratic Party Chairman but the fallout is far from over.Rhode Island State Police now confirm they are investigating beach concession contacts that were granted to Caprio, but managed by current State Rep. Peter Palumbo.The state's Republican Party says Palumbo must resign, too."We think that Peter Palumbo, in the best interests of his constituents, should step aside and step away from the race for 2014, unti...

Gubernatorial candidate says RI's 9-1-1 system is wasteful Video included

By: Alexandra Cowleyacowley@abc6.comRhode Island is wasting tens of millions of dollars on its 9–1–1 dispatch system, that according to one candidate for governor. Republican Ken Block says the ocean state has been doing it all wrong, and he has a plan to save you, the taxpayer a lot of money.Ken Block stood in front of Rhode Island state police headquarters to make his pitch on improving the state's 9–1–1 dispatch system.Block says, "In 48 other states emergency dispatch occurs from the same...

Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comTOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.Police say the car's pas...

3 Dollar Bar to remain closed Video included

By Nicole Brazier Owners of Federal Hill showing their support for the closing of the 3 dollar bar after marching down to City Hall Wednesday afternoon. "The quality of the people that are brought up here, public safety issue that opposes to our customers and the customers of the surrounding restaurants, made it very difficult to operate,” says Michael Costantino, Manager at Venda. However, according to 3 Dollar Bar owner Gianfranco Marrocco, the issue runs much deeper than his venue. “Yes I'...

Market Basket CEOs: workers must return by Monday

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comBOSTON (AP) _ The chief executives of the Market Basket supermarkets say employees who have stayed off the job to demand the return of fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas must return to work by Monday.The statement Wednesday said the workers can return without penalty. It also says the company will begin seeking replacements for those who don't. Managers and assistant managers of 68 of the 71 New England stores signed petitions saying they would resign if Demo...

Swimming OK'd at 3 Middletown beaches

By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials say the water is safe again for swimming at three beaches in Middletown and one in Newport. The Rhode Island Department of Health said Wednesday it recommends reopening Atlantic Beach Club, Peabody's Beach and Third Beach, all in Middletown, as well as Easton's Beach in Newport. The department said water tests showed bacteria levels have returned to within normal limits. The town beach in Warren remains c...

Fall River man accused of choking pregnant woman

Damien Brooks Damien Brooks

By Tanner Jubenvillenews@abc6.comFALL RIVER, Mass. - Police arrested 36-year-old Damien Brooks after a pregnant woman accused him of assaulting her.According to the woman, Brooks approached her and tried to sell her drugs.Afterward, Brooks put the woman in a choke hold and demanded money. He proceeded to punch and kick the woman in the face.Brooks is currently being held on bail.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Man shot, dog killed in Providence shooting

By News Staff A dog was killed and a man rushed to the hospital after a shooting in Providence Wednesday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. a home on Plainfield Street. According to police, someone broke into the home and shot an 18–year–old man twice in the groin, before shooting and killing the families’ pit-bull. Police say this may have been a targeted shooting, they found a small amount of drugs inside the home. No suspects have been arrested.(C) WLNE/TV 2014

Two arrested in connection with Swansea housebreak

By Tanner Jubenville SWANSEA, Mass. – Police have arrested two men in connection with a housebreak in Swansea. Peter M. Costa and William Lajoie, both 33 years old from Fall River, M.A., were arrested Monday after being stopped by Barrington Police. During the stop, police saw what they suspected were stolen items from a housebreak that occurred two hours prior. Both Costa and Lajoie are said to have extensive criminal records in Massachusetts. They are being charged with Rece...

Block calls for consolidation of emergency dispatch services

By: Dee DeQuattroTwitter: @deedequattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comGubernatorial Candidate Ken Block took aim at Rhode Island’s emergency dispatch service on Wednesday saying the state could save millions by consolidating services.

Brett Smiley outlines plan for "Good Government"

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroProvidence Mayoral candidate Brett Smiley outlined what he calls his “Good Government Plan” calling for more transparency and an end to pay to play politics. “At its core this plan is about access it is about preventing disproportionate access by those with financial means and political connections and it’s about ensuring equal access by all,” said Smiley. Smiley’s 7-point plan called for contribution limits for individuals seek...

Car fire under investigation

Car fire under investigation Video included

By: Melissa Randall An early morning car fire in Providence is under investigation. It happened around 5 o’clock Wednesday on Orms St. A plume of thick black smoke could be seen pouring out if the silver SUV parked in front of a house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. The SUV was towed away about an hour later. No one was inside at the time, and there were no injuries. © WLNE-TV 2014 Follow me on Twitter @MelissaARandall

$3 bar to learn its fate Wednesday

$3 bar to learn its fate Wednesday Video included

By: Melissa Randall The Federal Hill bar that temporarily lost its license after several violent incidents last week will learn its fate today. The $3 dollar bar is scheduled to go before the licensing board Wednesday afternoon. The newly opened bar had its license suspended Sunday evening following two violent incidents that occurred near by. Last week a Glocester man was beaten to death with a 2 x 4 piece of wood in the parking lot behind the business. Then this past we...

RI Democratic Party Chairman David Caprio resigns Video included

The Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party David Caprio  abruptly resigned on Tuesday.

Police in Dartmouth and Norton warn of scams

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

Governor hopefuls meet in black business forum

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


Big Boost for Downtown Attleboro Redevelopment Project Video included

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

Commissioner Pare talks about proposed nightclub redistricting Video included

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

Plant mystery in Rocky Point neighborhood Video included

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

Coventry’s oldest resident needs new roof Video included

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

Health department recommends 5 beach closings

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

New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

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

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100

Great Grandmother gets HS diploma at age 100 Video included

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

State offers credit for home buyers Video included

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

Off duty firefighter falls from roof

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

Four remains found in Providence funeral home identified Video included

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...

Providence Schools announce new school times

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

Wilson's of Wickford meets fundraising goal

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

UPDATE: Federal Hill business owners call for bar to close

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

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

Foster patrolman delivers baby girl Video included

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


Call for Gang Members to be Prosecuted Like Mobsters Video included

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

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  • NH teen held captive for 9 months speaks out

    NH teen held captive for 9 months speaks out

    NH teen held captive for 9 months speaks out

    By: Melissa Randall The New Hampshire teen held captive for nine months gave her first media interview since suddenly returning home last week. In an ‘informal chat’ with her hometown newspaper Abby Hernandez thanked the community for their efforts to find her and shared what gave her hope. Hernadnez told The Conway Daily Sun that the 'missing box' they printed updating search efforts allowed her to keep track of the days and gave her hope that people were looking for he...More >>
    By: Melissa Randall The New Hampshire teen held captive for nine months gave her first media interview since suddenly returning home last week. In an ‘informal chat’ with her hometown newspaper Abby Hernandez thanked the community for their efforts to find her and shared what gave her hope. Hernadnez told The Conway Daily Sun that the 'missing box' they printed updating search efforts allowed her to keep track of the days and gave her hope that people were looking for he...More >>
  • East Providence man pleads nolo to touching himself in library

    East Providence man pleads nolo to touching himself in library

    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man has pleaded guilty after being arrested for inappropriately touching himself in an East Providence public library. Michael Dourado was charged with indecent exposure after a 9-year-old girl and a librarian witnessed him touching himself in the library. More >>
    By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA man has pleaded guilty after being arrested for inappropriately touching himself in an East Providence public library. Michael Dourado was charged with indecent exposure after a 9-year-old girl and a librarian witnessed him touching himself in the library. More >>
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