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Three inmates break out of Florida jail through library ceiling: Sheriff's office

Three inmates break out of Florida jail through library ceiling: Sheriff's office

moodboard/Thinkstock(CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla.) -- Three inmates are at large after they broke out of a Florida jail, apparently by exiting through the ceiling of the jails law library, the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office said.

The three inmates -- Joel Teraill Cooper, Donald James Cotterman and Casey Martina Brandon -- escaped from the Wakulla County jail in the Florida Panhandle at 12:09 a.m. today...

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Does hunting elephants help conserve the species?

Does hunting elephants help conserve the species?

Ingram/Thinkstock(HARARE, Zimbabwe) -- The Trump administration will start accepting permits for hunters to bring trophies from elephants hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia into the United States, saying that new information shows that the practice of trophy hunting actually helps the survival of the endangered species in the wild.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and hunting advocates say that hun...

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Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

U.S. Senate Photographic Studio(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.

Tweeden read the letter on ABCs The View, where she was a guest:

It says, Dear Leeann, I want to apologize to you personally. I dont know what was in my head when I t...

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FCC eases restrictions on media consolidation

FCC eases restrictions on media consolidation

FCC(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission made good Thursday on a promise made by Chairman Ajit Pai last month by eliminating restrictions on ownership of multiple media outlets within a single market.

The decision on Thursday eliminates a rule adopted in 1975 barring shared ownership of a newspaper and a broadcast operation within the same market. "With the newspaper industry in ...

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Marvel's 'The Punisher' debuts on Netflix

Marvel's 'The Punisher' debuts on Netflix

Netflix/Jessica Miglio(NEW YORK) -- Marvels The Punisher is now available for your binging pleasure on Netflix. Based on the fan-favorite comic character of the same name, the series picks up with Special Forces soldier-turned vigilante Frank Castle where we last left him at the end of Daredevil, season two.

Jon Bernthals brooding, bruising Castle is now on the run in New York City, tryi...

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ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book 'Wonder': Reporter's Notebook

ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book 'Wonder': Reporter's Notebook

ABC News(RENO, Nev.) -- One of my favorite things to do with my children is to read to them.

A few years ago, the bedtime book was "Wonder," and it was hands-down one of the best books we read together. So, a few years later when my mother forwarded me an email from a member of her book club, I took notice. Has Elizabeth heard of the book Wonder? the email read. If so, I have the real-life ...

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WADK Local News
  • Committee Chair Calls Training School Assessment Troubling

    The chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee says she's concerned by the situation at the Rhode Island Training School.  State Representative Patricia Serpa says it's troubling that...Read More

  • State Budget Deficit Is Looming

    It's estimated Rhode Island will finish the 2017-2018 fiscal year next June with a more than a 60-million-dollar budget deficit.  The projected deficit from the state budget office is base...Read More

  • RI Unemployment Rate Is Unchanged

    Rhode Island's October unemployment rate is four-point-two percent, unchanged from September.  The Department of Labor and Training says the current jobless rate compares to five-point-one...Read More

  • Republican Flanders Joins U.S. Senate Race

    Robert Flanders is officially in the race for the U.S. Senate.  A former justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Flanders launched his campaign for the Republican nomination on Thursday.&nb...Read More

  • Four More Benny's Closing Today

    Four more Benny's stores are closing today.  Once the stores in Cranston, Fall River, Plymouth and Dennisport close, there will be only five stores remaining.  The chain, which is clo...Read More

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