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NYPD designates special team to investigate 'almost daily' sexual misconduct allegations

NYPD designates special team to investigate 'almost daily' sexual misconduct allegations

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Since sexual misconduct allegations involving famous men are coming up almost daily, New York City police have designated a team to deal with them.

The team is within the Special Victims Unit and has been tasked with handling high-profile cases as they are reported in the media.

Every case that comes up we take a look at, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Fr...

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Billionaire Barry Sherman, wife, found dead in their Toronto mansion, officials say

Billionaire Barry Sherman, wife, found dead in their Toronto mansion, officials say

Google(TORONTO) -- Billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto, Canada mansion, officials said.

Two bodies were found at 50 Old Colony Road in York, Ontario Friday after police received a call around 11:45 a.m. detailing a medical incident at the home, said Toronto Police Constable David Hopkinson in a press conference this afternoon.

While police did not ...

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GOP unveils sweeping tax plan

GOP unveils sweeping tax plan

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House and Senate negotiators released their thousand-page tax bill Friday evening, getting one step closer to passing sweeping legislation that would provide deep tax cuts for corporations and tax breaks for the wealthy, while offering what most economists say are more limited benefits for middle-class Americans.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would lo...

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Here's what the GOP tax plan could mean for you

Here's what the GOP tax plan could mean for you

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The more than one thousand-page tax bill released by House and Senate Republicans on Friday evening moves the needle closer to possible passage of sweeping legislation that could impact millions of Americans.

The bill provides provisions for deep tax cuts for corporations, tax breaks for the wealthy, and what experts say are more limited benefits for middle-class...

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Spin Master's BB-8 is the droid you're looking for

Spin Master's BB-8 is the droid you're looking for

Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- If you cant get enough of BB-8 -- the rolling droid that first captured geeks hearts inThe Force Awakensand returns inThe Last Jedi --youre in luck.

The company Spin Master has createda nearly full-sized BB-8, which looks and acts as if it rolled right out of that galaxy far, far away.

Even for the special effects wizards at Lucasfilm, getting the droid to roll ...

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Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- More than 20 preemies in the NICU at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, got a magical visit from Santa ahead of the holidays.

Its really special because you cant take your little guys or girls to see Santa, Amy Sparks, a mom to twins who were born 10 weeks early, told ABC News. I was really bummed we werent going to be able to do that and get th...

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WADK Local News
  • Deadline for Newport City Council Applicants Is Today

    The deadline for city residents who would like to join the Newport City Council and fill out a pending vacancy for most of 2018 is today. The application is to fill out the term of office of Coun...Read More

  • Warwick School shakeup on the way

    Big changes are coming to Warwick schools next year including two schools closing. John Wickes and Randall Holden Elementaries will close by the 2018 academic year. In addition, John Francis Br...Read More

  • W&I Hospital Loses Power Thursday Night

    Woman & Infants Hospital in Providence lost power for nearly two hours late Thursday night. A spokeswoman says that the South Pavilion of the hospital was affected due to a possible equipme...Read More

  • Report:Blue Collar Jobs In R.I. on deline

    Blue collar jobs that pay well are on the decline in Rhode Island, but research shows workers without bachelor's degrees are finding options in industries such as health care and financial serv...Read More

  • Providence road upgrade wrapped up

    A four-million-dollar project to resurface about a mile-and-half of Smith Street in Providence is finished.  In addition to resurfacing the road, DOT installed new sidewalks, made minor draina...Read More

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