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Tim Studebaker

ABC6 News Desk

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Tim:

Dangerous Weekend Heat Prompts Changes at Outdoor Events

Some events are going on as planned, with extra precautions to keep people safe. At least one event is cancelled. → Read More

“Mardi Gras” Shark Gets New Life

There are some people who would argue that when it comes to well known, business-owned sculptures in Rhode Island, there's the Big Blue Bug, and then there's "Bruce" the Shark. Bruce is the shark t... → Read More

Third Graders Take On School’s Use of Styrofoam Lunch Trays

When most of us go out to lunch or dinner, we throw away things like forks and straws in the trash without giving it a second thought. However, some third graders in Burrillville are giving it a s... → Read More

Tim Tries It: Marvel Universe Live

Some of your favorite Marvel characters will be fighting it out at the Dunk this weekend. The show is fast paced and full of some pretty intense stunts. We wanted to know what it takes to perform... → Read More

“Save the Bay” Launches New App to Submit Pictures, Report Probl

Your day on the water probably already comes with plenty of picture taking. Now, snapping photos could help "Save the Bay." The organization is launching a new "Water Reporter" app so that you ca... → Read More

New Bedford Encouraging Residents to Use Rain Collection Barrels

As lawns turn green and gardens grow, so too may your water bills. But, if you plan ahead, you could stop the meter from running. → Read More

Some New England Communities Still Cleaning Up From March Nor’ea

Multiple March nor'easters hit some cities and towns so hard, they're still cleaning up, and it's proving to be a costly undertaking. As Framingham, Mass. Mayor Yvonne Spicer puts it, “This was not... → Read More

New Kitchen Provides 200 meals a Day at Pawtucket YMCA

The USDA says food insecurity, or the inability to afford adequate food, affects 1 in 8 Rhode Island families. The Pawtucket Family YMCA wants to make sure the kids in its programs don't become pa... → Read More

Massachusetts Workers Rally In Support of Wage Theft Bill

Has your paycheck ever come up short? Maybe it was missing hours or overtime, or maybe your hourly wage was less than your employer promised. It may be an honest mistake, or it may not be. A curr... → Read More

Center Span of Old Sakonnet River Bridge Removed

After several delays because of weather and safety concerns, the next big step in dismantling the old Sakonnet River Bridge got underway on Thursday. For people who grew up in that area, the bridg... → Read More

Rhode Island Home Show Opens

The 68th annual Rhode Island Home Show is underway. Along with booths where you can see and buy some of the latest home products, there are several feature areas built and designed with the help of... → Read More

UMass Dartmouth Researchers Studying “Extreme Black Holes”

There is some intense astronomy work going on at UMass Dartmouth. In fact, a team there says they're overturning what we thought we knew about black holes by demonstrating the existence of somethi... → Read More

URI Students Develop Mechanical Wrist for Eastern Medicine Teach

Here in the western world, pulse-taking is fairly simple, mainly revealing a patient's heart rate. In eastern medicine, that's not all they can do. → Read More

Project Timberdoodle: Statewide American Woodcock Survey

As the nation gears up for the 2020 census, Rhode Island is getting ready for a different kind of population count. It's a bird with many silly nicknames, but there's nothing silly about a recent d... → Read More

URI Researchers Using Corn Syrup to Study Plate Tectonics

By: Tim Studebaker Facebook: @TStudebakerABC6 Twitter: @TStudebakerABC6 Email: tstudebaker@abc6.com NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – Scientists have been studying the Earth for centuries, wanting to unders... → Read More

Global Changes Affect Recycling in Rhode Island

When you're done with your can of soda or your newspaper, it more than likely ends up at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation’s Materials Recycling Facility in Johnston. You might think ... → Read More

Tim Tries It: Maple Sugaring

It can take more than 80 gallons of sap from a maple tree to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Check out the video for more! → Read More

URI Fans Cheer On Rams at Watch Party in Warwick

It was standing room only at Arooga’s in Warwick as the URI Rams battled the Oklahoma Sooners Thursday afternoon, kicking off March Madness. URI fans we spoke with showed plenty of confidence befo... → Read More

ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

By: Tim Studebaker Facebook: @TStudebakerABC6 Twitter: @TStudebakerABC6 Email: tstudebaker@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Monster Jam is coming to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence this wee... → Read More

RIDOT Preparing for Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has been hard at work ahead of the incoming storm system, working to clear storm drains and prepare their crews to deal with the gusty winds. RIDOT cre... → Read More