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Former Louisville area assistant police chief allegedly instructed a recruit to shoot black people, authorities say

Former Louisville area assistant police chief allegedly instructed a recruit to shoot black people, authorities say

iStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- A former assistant police chief for a Kentucky police department allegedly instructed a police recruit to shoot black minors if he were to catch them smoking marijuana, according to court documents.

In an Aug. 31 letter to Prospect, Kentucky Mayor John Evans, Jefferson County Attorney Mike OConnell wrote that he has "serious concerns" about the then-assist...

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Kabul hotel siege leaves 6 civilians, 5 gunmen dead; Taliban claims responsibility

Kabul hotel siege leaves 6 civilians, 5 gunmen dead; Taliban claims responsibility

istock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least six civilians and five gunmen are dead following an 11-hour siege Saturday of the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistans capital of Kabul, according to the countrys interior ministry.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror groups spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents initially planned to attack the hotel Thur...
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Eric Trump on government shutdown: 'Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us'

Eric Trump on government shutdown: 'Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us'

Justin Merriman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trumps son Eric doesnt believe the government shutdown is all that bad.

In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the "absolutely terrified" Democrats in a negative light.

"Honestly, I think its a good thing for us, because people see through it," Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox Newss "Justice wit...

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Coca-Cola plans to recycle a bottle for every one it sells by 2030

Coca-Cola plans to recycle a bottle for every one it sells by 2030

Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coca-Cola is pledging to recycle a used can or bottle for each one sold by 2030.

This approach is part of what the company called a "global goal" to reduce waste. Coca-Cola said it plans to guide consumers through the recycling process with educational outreach, according to a statement. The company said it also aims to make bottles with an average of 50 percent r...

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After major reveal, "Star Trek: Discovery" cast must now deal with the "fallout"

After major reveal, "Star Trek: Discovery" cast must now deal with the "fallout"

CBS Interactive(SPOILER ALERT) Last Sundays episode of Star Trek: Discovery revealed a major plot twist: Lt. Ash Tyler, lover of lead character Michael Burnham, is actually Voq [vohk], a Klingon whos been surgically altered to appear human and infiltrate the Federation.

Actor Shazad Latif first appeared on the show as Voq, speaking Klingon and wearing heavy makeup, then appeared as Tyler a ...

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Three easy parenting resolutions for 2018

Three easy parenting resolutions for 2018

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If one of your New Years resolutions is to be a better parent in 2018, youre not alone.

From screen time to alone time, here are a few easy ways to make the whole family happier in 2018:

Problem: Too much screen time.

Its time for a digital detox, and that goes for both parents and kids. Resolve to put phones/screens away at a certain time. Or, if you find yourse...

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WADK Local News
  • RI's Real Estate Market Is Hot

    The local real estate market is hot.  The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says 2017 was a record year for single-family home sales, with over eleven-thousand sold.  There was also a ...Read More

  • RI AG Joins Net Neutrality Lawsuit

    Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is part of a coalition of 22 attorneys general seeking to stop the rollback of net neutrality.   A petition for review has been filed with th...Read More

  • State Treasurer Supports School Construction Initiative

    State Treasurer Seth Magaziner says Rhode Island's aging school buildings must be a priority.  He notes that an engineering study shows school districts have an immediate need for more tha...Read More

  • RI's Unemployment Rate Inches Up

    Rhode Island's December unemployment rate is four-point-four percent.  That's one-tenth of a percent higher than the November number.  The Department of Labor and Training says ab...Read More

  • Extension Cord Cause Of Explosion And Fire

    Fire officials are saying the cause of an explosion and fire in Providence was an extension cord.  The fire happened around 9 a.m. yesterday at Monk Road and Enfield Avenue.  A couple on ...Read More

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