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Woman in custody after 'criminal' incident near Capitol; police say 'no nexus to terrorism'

Woman in custody after 'criminal' incident near Capitol; police say 'no nexus to terrorism'

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) U.S. Capitol Police have apprehended a female driver after she nearly hit several officers and struck another vehicle near the U.S. Capitol, police said Wednesday morning.

At 9:22 a.m., Capitol police officers observed an "erratic and aggressive driver" in the vicinity of 100 Independence Ave, according to Eva Malecki, the communications director for the United St...

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UK formally triggers 'Brexit' process: what's next?

UK formally triggers 'Brexit' process: what's next?

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50, formally starting the process for Britain to leave the European Union -- but what happens next?

Heres what you need to know.

What is Article 50?


Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty allows any EU country to leave the EU and outlines the plan for the exit.

What happens after Article 50 is triggered?


Its uncle...

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Chris Christie on Nunes' White House grounds visit: 'Wouldn’t have been the way I would’ve done things'

Chris Christie on Nunes' White House grounds visit: 'Wouldn’t have been the way I would’ve done things'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) As House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes faces growing calls to step aside from the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted he didn't agree with Nunes' actions but said recusal is a "personal decision."

The calls for Nunes to recuse himself began after it was revealed that he had vis...

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Crayola retiring one of its crayons on Friday

Crayola retiring one of its crayons on Friday

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) They can never be forgiven for killing off raw umber.

According to the Official Crayola Crayon website, Friday, March 31 is National Crayon Day, but it will also be a funeral.

For the first time in its 100-year history, Crayola will retire a color from its 24-count box of crayons.

Crayola isn't saying which crayon is getting the ax, but will make the announcement o...

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Viola Davis to speak at University of South Florida next week

Viola Davis to speak at University of South Florida next week

ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) -- The Tampa Bay Timesreports thatViola Davis, the charismatic star ofFences,The Help,Doubtand ABC'sHow to Get Away with Murder,will appear at the USFUniversity Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 4.

Organizers initially thought that the 900 seats in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom, and 700 seats to watch the live stream, would be sufficient, but stu...

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Gov. Chris Christie to work with Jared Kushner to combat opioid epidemic

Gov. Chris Christie to work with Jared Kushner to combat opioid epidemic

ABC News(Chris Christie denies rift with Jared Kushner, says pair 'get along just great'

(WASHINGTON) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied there was tension between him and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as the two prepare to team up in a new White House initiative to combat the nation's opioid epidemic, saying on Good Morning America Wednesday that they "get along...

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WADK Local News
  • Giant Greenhouse To Be Built In Newport

    A Canadian company is going to build a two-level hydroponic greenhouse in Newport's north end.  Hydroserre will construct and run the facility which will cover five acres.  The compan...Read More

  • Warwick Parish To Close

    Saint William Parish in Warwick is closing.  The Diocese of Providence says the last Mass at the church will be Easter Sunday.  The number of parishioners has dwindled from 850 families i...Read More

  • Elorza Looks To Raise Revenue Through Several Legislative Measures

    Providence Mayor Elorza is seeking revenue to stabilize the long term financial future of the city.  The mayor is asking that state lawmakers approve a number of bills that include raising the...Read More

  • Teacher, Coach Charged With Domestic Assault

    A teacher and coach is facing domestic assault charges.  Police say 36-year-old Michael Solitro was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday after officers found a woman at a Leahy Street home holding an...Read More

  • 17 Arrested In Drug Bust

    Pawtucket Police say 17 people are facing charges after a major drug bust.  Authorities say the arrests come after complaints of the use and sale of illegal drugs at 12 Nickerson Street. ...Read More

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