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Nearly 50 dachshunds rescued from a single Arkansas home are up for adoption

Nearly 50 dachshunds rescued from a single Arkansas home are up for adoption

iStock/Thinkstock(FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.) -- Nearly 50 dachshunds are now available for adoption after two animal rescue groups in Florida helped to save them from a single home in Arkansas.

The dachshunds came from a "hoarding situation," said Terri Bondi, founder of Save Underdogs in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Bondi described the dogs' previous owner as an "older gentleman" in Arkansas who di...

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This Amazonian tree frog's poison has become part of the latest super cleanse trend

This Amazonian tree frog's poison has become part of the latest super cleanse trend

Top Photo Group/iStock/Thinkstock(PERU) -- Deep in the Peruvian Amazon lives a giant tree frog that is in high demand for its natural toxins, which people are using to poison themselves in a ceremony that has become the latest super clense trend.

For hundreds of years, these frogs have been used by Amazonian tribes for their supposedly powerful healing properties. The person first burns a small ...

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State Department employee concealed 'extensive' contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, officials say

State Department employee concealed 'extensive' contacts with Chinese intelligence agents, officials say

InterestingLight/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A State Department employee with Top Secret clearance allegedly made unreported contacts with Chinese intelligence officials and accepted thousands of dollars in "gifts and benefits," the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, was arrested Tuesday and charged with "obstructing an official proceeding and making false st...

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Trial begins over Petco diseased rat lawsuit

Trial begins over Petco diseased rat lawsuit

cynoclub/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- A trial is underway in San Diego involving a lawsuit against Petco after a boy died from a disease contracted from a pet rat bought at Petco.

10-year-old Aiden Pankey died in 2013 from rat bite fever two weeks after his pet rat bit him.

In opening statements, attorneys for the Pankey family said they were sold a diseased rat by Petco that should have be...

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Motion Picture Academy makes changes to prevent another Oscars winner announcement screw-up

Motion Picture Academy makes changes to prevent another Oscars winner announcement screw-up

ABC/Eddy Chen(HOLLYWOOD)-- It's not the kind of talked-about moment Oscar producers wanted, and they're taking steps to make certain it doesn't happen again.

We're talking of course about how La La Land was erroneously announced as the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards last month, when Moonlight was the actual winner. An envelope mix-up by PriceWaterhouseCoopers was to blame.

Th...

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Boy with deadly disease competes in triathlons to stay healthy

Boy with deadly disease competes in triathlons to stay healthy

Courtesy Josue and Maruska Vella(NEW YORK) -- Jake Vella is literally running for his life.

The 7-year-old Maltese boy suffers from an extremely rare life-threatening disease that causes him to gain weight despite his healthy diet and vigorous exercise regime. Less than 100 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with the illness called ROHHAD, which affects the automatic nervous system an...

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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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