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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

Proposed gun range ordinance controversy in Tiverton Video included

By Dana Griffin @DanaRgriffin TIVERTON, RI- Gun range enthusiasts are concerned about a proposed ordinance that makes an 81–year-old gun club essentially illegal to operate. The proposed ordinance was allegedly adopted from a similar ordinance in Maine, but conflicts with Rhode Island state law. In Tiverton, outdoor and indoor gun ranges may be subject to stricter rules and regulations if the proposed licensing ordinance is approved by the city council. Tiverton Rod and Gun ...

Attorney: Dispute over Patriots records resolved

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattro Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior court today for a status hearing in the Odin Lloyd murder case.  

Sentencing delayed for man in drunk driving crash

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter:@deedequattroThe sentencing of a man who pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving accident has been delayed after an emotional outburst in the courtroom. Brandon Borge was set to be sentenced for a 2012 car accident in Cranston that killed Barbara Ellis. Borge lost both legs in the crash. Borge told the court that the whole process is confusing for him since he does not remember the accident. The Judge pushed the senten...

Police: Neighbors helped lead officers to vehicle break-in suspects

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By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comTwo men and one juvenile have been arrested in Tiverton after neighbors alerted police to the suspects breaking into nearby vehicles.Police say residents called headquarters Monday evening to notify them of the break-ins.When police responded to the area of Haskins Ave., three suspects attempted to flee but were caught after a brief foot pursuit.19-year-old Devin O’Loughlin and 20-year-old Kyle Simons, along with a third juvenile, were arrested.Police found pr...

Donor replaces bows stolen from state program

By Ciara Spellernews@abc6.comDue to a generous donation, the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish Wildlife has been able to replace 12 Genesis bows that were stolen during a break-in at a DEM facility in early June. After Johnston orthopedic surgeon and avid hunter A. Robert Buonanno, MD, heard about the break-in, he immediately donated $1,100 to replace the missing bows and help the programs get back on track. The loss of the training equipment impacted DEM field day ...

Red Cross calling for blood donations to avoid 'emergency situation'

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@Abc6.comA blood shortage has sparked the American Red Cross to make an urgent call for donors.Officials say donations through the Red Cross are down by about 8% over the last 11 weeks. That means there are about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.With donor numbers on the decline, the Red Cross says the shortfall could potentially cause an emergency situation in the coming weeks.All eligible donors are encouraged to donate blood. All blood types are needed and encou...

Eastside Marketplace being purchased by Stop & Shop owner

By Alana Cerroneacerrone@abc6.comA popular East Side market is being bought by the company that operates Stop Shop.Eastside Marketplace owner Scott Laurans confirmed Tuesday that a deal is in place with Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop Shop and Giant supermarkets, to purchase the Pitman Street market.Laurans says he plans to keep the existing 168 employees and management team in place, and will continue to operate the business as “Eastside Marketplace”.He will remain in an advisory rol...

Providence murder suspect held without bail

Providence murder suspect held without bail Video included

By: Melissa Randall The man accused of gunning down a young Providence father is being held without bail. Tuesday morning Justice Andrade went before a judge in the capitol cities 10th murder of the year. Andrade walked into the courtroom wearing a blue t–shirt and handcuffs. The 20–year–old was formally charged with the murder of Ty–Shon Perry. Noplea was entered. It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police say Andrade shot and killed the Perry, who was a...

Providence Police officer struck by van

By: Dee DeQuattroEmail: ddequattro@abc6.comTwitter: @deedequattroA Providence Police officer was treated for injuries after being struck by a van last night. The officer was on a bike patrol in the intersection of Westminster and Exchange Street around 9 p.m. when he was struck. He suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital as a precaution. The officer is expected to make a full recovery. The man driving the van has been issued a courts summons for driving with an expired lic...

Suspect in deadly Providence shooting due in court

Suspect in deadly Providence shooting due in court Video included

By: Melissa Randall The man accused of killing a young father from Providence is due in court Tuesday morning. The suspect, Justice Andrade, turned himself into police Monday afternoon. An arrest warrant was issued over the weekend. Andrade is accused of shooting Ty-Shon Perry early Saturday morning at the intersection of Allston and River Avenue’s. Perry later died at the hospital. Investigators say Perry was not the intended target. His family tells ABC6 the 20-year-o...

Two men arrested in Rehoboth break in

By News Staff 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 @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 Video included

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...


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

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 @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 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 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 ...


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

Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email:“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 @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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Department of Labor and Training has approved a new regulation that requires new Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries to post a resume in, 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...


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 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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  • Former Sharon resident living in Israel responds to FAA flight suspension

    Former Sharon resident living in Israel responds to FAA flight suspension

    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.
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    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.

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  • American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge mysteriously replaced

    American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge mysteriously replaced

    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 2014More >>
    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 2014More >>
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