John Krinjak, ABC6 News Desk

John Krinjak

ABC6 News Desk

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by John:

Pawtucket mill fire reignites; officials investigate possible link to meth lab

Two people were arrested in Pawtucket Thursday night as a fire tore through an abandoned mill building. → Read More

Mattiello wants to change PawSox stadium deal

The plan to build a stadium for the PawSox in Pawtucket is gaining momentum in the State House. A change of heart for House Speaker Nick Mattiello when it comes to the $83 million PawSox stadium pr... → Read More

Vigil to remember teacher killed in Taunton rampage

A chilly and windy Thursday night at Easton's Beach in Newport. But the blustery weather didn't stop dozens from gathering on the sand to remember George Heath, a man known for his kind spirit and ... → Read More

"Hands-free" law to take effect in RI June 1st

A new law designed to save lives on Rhode Island roads is set to take effect June 1. If you're caught holding a cell phone while driving, it could soon cost you. At a press conference at AAA headqu... → Read More

UPDATE: Police identify man electrocuted in South Kingstown

A man has died from an electrocution Tuesday night. South Kingstown Police said a 29-year-old man was found deceased in a bucket truck on Ledge ..... → Read More

Local Southwest fliers react to deadly incident

Rhode Islanders were flying Southwest Airlines into TF Green Wednesday, just a day after an engine exploded on Southwest flight 1380. Investigators now saying that engine showed signs of metal fati... → Read More

Deloitte execs in hot seat at State House over botched UHIP roll

Officials from Deloitte went before legislators Thursday night over the botched rollout of the UHIP system in September 2016. "On behalf of Deloitte we want to apologize to you and to the people of... → Read More

RI committee approves Red Flag bill, bump stock ban amid protest

Two bills designed to prevent gun violence unanimously passing the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday night. At least 300 opponents of gun control measures packed the rotunda and House chambers as t... → Read More

Cranston mom helping family of Woonsocket child who drowned in p

By John Krinjak Email: Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) -- As police in Woonsocket continue to investigate the drowning death of a three-year old in a neighbor... → Read More

Seekonk Police release sketch of suspected Target flasher

Police are picking up the search for a man accused of flashing three teenage girls in a target parking lot. Seekonk Police released a sketch of the suspect Wednesday. They say the man depicted in i... → Read More

UPDATE: Police ID 3-year-old found in neighbor's pool

Police are investigating how a toddler drowned in his neighbor's pool Monday afternoon. Woonsocket Police told ABC6 News the received a report of a missing .. → Read More

Jorge DePina found guilty of second-degree murder in daughter's

A jury found Jorge DePina of Pawtucket guilty of second degree murder, not first degree murder, Friday afternoon in the 2013 killing of his 10-year-old daughter Aleida. Earlier Friday the jury had ... → Read More

Ongoing construction causes driving nightmare at Seekonk interse

It's a traffic tie-up that never seems to end. "Yeah, it's been this way for a while," said Wendy Lynn of Rehoboth. "A little chaotic." The intersection of Fall River Avenue, Arcade Avenue and Mil... → Read More

Meeting scrapped again on controversial North Kingstown solar fa

For Keith Healey, a plan to build a solar farm on hundreds of acres off Route 1 in North Kingstown, quite literally hits too close to home--about 50 feet from his property along Westmoreland Lane. ... → Read More

New PawSox stadium plan: Where things stand

Excitement was in the air at McCoy Stadium Wednesday night, as players and coaches gathered to talk to the media about the season ahead. What's far less certain is what's happening in the years ahe... → Read More

Trump ends program for Liberians living in R.I., elsewhere

President Trump has announced he's getting rid of the "Deferred Enforced Departure" program, which has allowed several thousand Liberians to stay in the US for decades--many of them in Rhode Island... → Read More

Cranston mother calls for life sentences for dealers of deadly o

Three years after the death of her only child, 29-year-old Kristen Coutu, from a fentanyl overdose, Suzanne Cout of Cranston is on a mission--taking on dealers who, for example, lace their drugs wi... → Read More

Utility regulators criticize National Grid's storm response

State utility regulators say National Grid's “deficient” response to an October storm delayed power restoration in Rhode Island by 36 hours. Rhode Island's Division of ... → Read More

Woonsocket parishioners upset over Catholic church merger

It's a Catholic conundrum not unique to Woonsocket. "We have more churches in the diocese than we need," said Rev. Daniel Sweet. Declining attendance and one priest for three churches in the city ... → Read More

Funding, staffing among issues with R.I. emergency 911 system

When you call 911 in Rhode Island, just what are you dialing into? The answer, many say, is a system that lacks money, training, technology and manpower. "When they are understaffed, the calls were... → Read More