Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:31:09 GMT
New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda has left a game against the Baltimore Orioles because of an injury. Kuroda gave up a third-inning single to Chris Davis before grimacing near the mound in pain.More >>
Kuroda pitched two-plus innings before leaving. He gave up five runs and eight hits, including two homers.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:21:38 GMT
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Franklin will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. Publicist David Brokaw providedMore >>
Aretha Franklin announced earlier this month that she would cancel scheduled performances in Chicago and Connecticut this week to undergo medical treatmentMore >>
By Ashley Conroy
PEARL, MS (WLBT) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina, emergency responders have learned lessons of their own including the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
Director of Mitigation for MEMA Bill Brown says the most haunting memory is the fact that all communication was down for about 24 hours after the storm.
"The fact was, we didn't know. And that's what stands out in my mind most was our communications were totally down all cell phones, all phones," Brown said.
Inside the walls of the 70-thousand square-foot facility in Pearl, are pictures of the devastation from Katrina. Those at MEMA say it's a constant reminder of the lessons learned five years later.
Since then, much as changed. The Pearl facility was first operational almost a year post Katrina.
The State Emergency Command Center back then was 500 square feet. Now, the command center is four-thousand square feet.
In addition, Governor Haley Barbour requested $140 million from Congress for an "interoperable" communications network, which would be called the "Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network".
With the help of $70 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce, $17 million from the Department of Justice, and $57 million in state bonds, MSWIN has been operational in southern Mississippi for about a year.
Brown says the goal is to have MSWIN running state-wide by December 2011.
"And for the first time no matter what the discipline is that is responding to, the call, they'll be able to communicate with each other," said Brown.
MEMA reports that MSWIN was most recently used during the oil spill in the gulf. They distributed more than 200 radios to help boat operators respond to reports of oil from a spotter aircraft.
Since Katrina, MEMA also added a warehouse that houses thousands of goods inside such as water, disaster meals, blankets and cots.
MEMA Spokesperson Greg Flynn says the goal was to have necessities readily available when a disaster strikes.
Flynn says these goods can reach anywhere in the state within four hours.
With new disaster preparations, technology and communication, Brown says the ultimate test of a successful operations are the minds behind the work.
"You've got to be able to work together, communicate together and be able to respond together. And together we can make it work," said Brown.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>