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Bend Gate Elementary closed Monday

School officials say a large number of students and staff are ill.

  Officials ask Daviess Co. drivers to turn around when you approach a flooded road

All lanes of Hwy 41 back open

OPD: Moped driver killed in crash

Henderson man accused of sodomy, sexually abusing child

Man who shot OPD officer pleads not guilty

INDOT and KYTC choose “central alternative” as Ohio River crossing route

Continued Coverage

  Search warrant leads to drug bust in Hopkins Co.

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum thriving

New tattoo shop coming to downtown Owensboro

3 car crash closed Hwy 60 in Union Co.

Neighborhood Watch: Gunshots in Owensboro; Water theft investigation

Court nixes Kentucky pension law that prompted teacher protests

OPD: Suspect fired several shots after victim confronted him

Police say Wednesday night around 11:30 officers went to check out a shots-fired call in the 3400 block of Legacy Run.

New Owensboro Juvenile Justice Center opens

Owensboro Day Treatment's new center is now open

OPD: Juveniles arrested on multiple theft charges

Detectives say the juveniles were involved in multiple thefts overnight, including a burglary outside of city limits.

Daviess Co. Sheriff’s Office gives tips on protecting holiday gifts

Coming up on 14 News, come ride along with us and learn a little bit more on how you can protect yourself from thefts.

  Caught on camera: thieves hit Tri-State homes; one man arrested

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag outside KY home

Annual shop with a cop in Henderson

More people getting sick this time of year

Neighborhood Watch: Porch pirates; car thieves caught

Morganfield officer injured during drug bust

  Close election in Daviess Co.

The Daviess county Democrat elected to the state House by one vote, says a Republican’s challenge of the results should be dismissed.

Former Texas track star talks addiction, Friends of Sinners program

Watch 14 News at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the full story.

Senate passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid for the next five years

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday that language to legalize industrial hemp is officially included in the finalized Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill).

Former Miss KY signs taken down after allegations surface

Former Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter Bearse, was arrested in West Virginia, after investigators said she sent topless photos to a 15-year-old boy using Snapchat.

Western KY school takes water boil advisory in stride

A boil water advisory remains in place for Providence, Kentucky.

Puzzle Pieces expanding lip sync fundraiser

Puzzle Pieces is releasing 700 more tickets this Friday to its lip sync battle fundraiser.

  Pair of Morganfield businesses shutting down

Two well-known establishments have decided to close their doors in downtown Morganfield.

Henderson Co. student passes away

A Henderson County High School student passed away on Monday due to cancer, according to the school’s Twitter account.

Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl’s throat

A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital

Providence, KY boil advisory lifted

Providence, KY is under a city-wide boil advisory.

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

The boy’s parents found the photo of the teacher on his phone and reported it to authorities, police said. She had been his teacher when he was in middle school.

GA man arrested in Hopkins Co. after police chase

Authorities say 27-year-old Kristopher Barker led detectives on a chase after he allegedly stole a four-wheeler and loaded it into his truck.

Soldiers given highest peacetime award for heroic rescue

One day when the two soldiers were on there way into work. They saw a man get into a car accident, losing control of his care and driving off the road into a ditch. the car began to sink and they both jumped into the 40 degree water and rescued the man.

Shelters hanging white flags Sunday

The flags represent they have open beds that can be used for anyone who wants a warm place to sleep.

Uniontown storage shed a total loss after fire

The damage was a total loss and the shed could not be saved, but the building was not the only thing that was lost.

Flights canceled due to winter storm in Southeast

Some flights have been canceled due to the winter storm in the Southeast, mainly North Carolina.

Former Miss Kentucky charged with sex crime against student

Ramsey Carpenter Bearse won Miss Kentucky in 2014. She graduated from the University of Kentucky.

World War II Veteran turns 100 on Pearl Harbor anniversary

An Owensboro veteran remembers a life well lived and his time in WWII.

Daviess Co. one step closer to having needle exchange program

The fiscal court unanimously voted to pass the resolution for a needle exchange program in the county.

Henderson Co. Public Library nearing ground breaking

The new structure will be built on what is now the parking lot.

Police: Woman runs from car while it’s still in “drive”

A Henderson woman is facing several charges after an attempted traffic stop on Clay Street.

Henderson Co. shooting and chase suspect now charged with attempted murder

Officials say a man shot another man in the neck, before leaving the scene, which was the 400 block of 5th Street.

  Owensboro angel statue to remember children who passed away

The dedication of an angel statue happened at the Memorial Gardens' Garden of Faith in Owensboro on Thursday.

Owensboro gets major grant toward Riverport improvements

Riverport officials say they want to use the money to widen Kentucky 331, which is the only way to get to the Riverport and several other industries.

Henderson schools begins Relatives as Parents Support Group

Henderson County schools are providing special support for those types of families.

Overnight work to begin on Twin Bridges

A work zone will be set up on the southbound bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday.

Henderson man accused of driving stolen vehicle

Police say 45-year-old Christopher King was driving a stolen Jeep from Performance Auto.

400k pounds of trash collected from Owensboro rivers

Living Lands and Water partnered with the Riverport to help unload over 400,000 pounds of trash from the river.

Mobile home destroyed by fire in Hartford, KY

Fire officials say they were called around 8:15. Crews were on scene for about an hour working to put out the flames.

Owensboro awarded $11.5 million transportation grant

According to a press release from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, The Riverport Authority plans to use this grant to improve safety and access by widening Industrial Road (KY 331).

Demolition underway on old Spottsville school

School officials ask parents to use caution as they pick up and drop off their kids over the next few days.

Military vehicle used in Union Co. water rescue

A five-ton military vehicle was the only thing that could get to a person who was trapped at the Uniontown River Bottoms all night.

Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in Owensboro

Southbound Frederica Street is shut down between Third and Fourth Streets because of a pedestrian crash.

Two arrested after vehicle overturns during police chase in Madisonville

Kentucky State Police are on scene where are car is flipped in Madisonville.

Man who shot OPD officer indicted on assault charge

Kentucky State Police said 63-year-old David Turley mistook Officer Zachary Morris as a suspicious person.

Community reacts on possible Fossil Plant closure

A western Kentucky community is on its toes, awaiting to hear the fate of its last coal-fired plant.

KSP urging drivers to remember ‘extras’

With the arrival of winter weather, state police are warning drivers about slick roads.

Owensboro commission votes to start entertainment district process

The entertainment district would allow for people to bring open containers outside of restaurants through the majority of downtown during specific special events.

  Snow covering parts of Tri-State

It’s starting to snow in several areas across the Tri-State.

State grant could help several low-income Hopkins Co. households

Hopkins county is taking steps to help more low-income families have a nice place to live.

High School football fields under construction

Apollo and Daviess County High Schools are getting new football fields

Christmas Shoppe opens for families in need

The Christmas Shoppe at Owensboro Christian Church opened today and sells new toys at a reduced price.

Neighborhood Watch: Car break-ins cont., Jasper police looking for debit card thief

Neighborhood Watch: Car break-ins continue, Jasper police looking for debit card thief

Madisonville PD now equipped with military grade tactical robot

The Madisonville Police Department will soon be getting a tactical robot, which could help in SWAT-like situations.

Recall expands for potentially toxic dog food

Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.

After more than 200 people fall ill, raw beef recall expands to 12 million pounds

More than 12 million pounds of raw beef products are under recall after investigators say 246 people from 26 states fell ill from what may be salmonella contamination.

Remembering President Bush’s 1988 visit to Owensboro

Former OPD Officers assigned to protecting President Bush on his 1988 visit to Owensboro look back on serving the President.

School resource officer, security improvements planned in Webster Co. schools

14 News is learning design plans have been approved to make the high school more secure. That’s not the only additional safety measure in the works.

Investigation ongoing after gunshot wound victim walks into ER

Deputies of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in reference to a man who walked into the Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.

Authorities searching for man who ‘bolted’ from Daviess Co. Judicial Center

They say a judge had just ordered that he be remanded to jail, when he bolted out of the courtroom before deputies could place him in handcuffs.

Building a total loss after Madisonville fire

The fire happened Monday morning at McKenzie’s Auto Body Shop on North Main.

No one hurt in Union Co. fire

According to Union County Emergency Management, several crews were dispatched to Adams Street in Uniontown.

Vehicle collision in Hopkins Co. results in death

Around 9:30 Saturday morning, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle collision with injuries at the 40 mile marker on Western Kentucky Parkway.

Christmas parade, event cancellations

Christmas parade and event cancellations

KY State Rep. calls for recount of votes in 13th district

Now Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson is challenging the result of this month’s election that has him losing his seat to Democrat Jim Glenn.

$600K given for Nicky Hayden apartments

The apartments will be right across the street from the Daniel Pitino shelter to provide 12 homes for women and children who need it.

High school basketball season underway across Tri-State

We'll be tracking 17 games from around the Tri-State area on Friday.

Electric Motors Inc. moving to new Henderson location

The move will allow the company to better serve its customer base by providing a more capable shop facility for motor repair work, as well as additional warehouse space to allow for a larger stock inventory of electric motors, drives, controls, and more.