Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
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The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president says he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations and the militant group stops its violent attacks on the ground.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:12 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:12:33 GMT
In Owensboro, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the police department and see what officers deal with every day. This is a 12-week long class that meets at the Owensboro Police Department. It'sMore >>
In Owensboro, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the police department and see what officers deal with every day.More >>
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new federal court decision in New York could have ripple effects here in Hawaii. The ruling stated 60 churches in Manhattan will not be able to use public schools as their place of worship. The decision prohibits religious groups from using public school facilities. Could that happen here in Hawaii as well?
There are some differences between Hawaii and New York. New York specifically bans houses of worship from meeting in public spaces. Hawaii does not. New York didn't charge rent for facilities but Hawaii does. But some wonder where the line between church and state is.
"Churches have sort of occupied schools and taken them over for such long lengths of time where the public might actually perceive that the school has become a church itself," said Mitch Kahle, Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church. "When church is separate from state I think everybody wins."
To prove his point he took photos of banners hanging on school grounds and trucks with "Simply Jesus" parked on campus during the week. However it was during winter break.
"When we got the call from the school that they wanted to be sensitive to the question and concerns we immediately pulled the banners down and reset the banners right before our event," said John Tilton, New Hope Oahu Executive Pastor.
New Hope Oahu has used school facilities the past 17 years. It is currently using five schools. While the issue may not end up in court here in Hawaii, New Hope is still changing all its collateral, meaning signs and websites, to call what they do at schools "inspirational celebrations" instead of worship services.
"We want to and will call it an inspirational celebration and that will be what we do and it represents who we are," said Tilton.
"Well I think changing the name of what they do won't help them. I think the problem is a worship service is what it is. It's a very solemn, sometimes sacred ritual churches go through," said Kahle.
Kahle has requested the contracts for every church in the state that uses school property and how much they pay, in order to see if they're paying their fair share. Furthermore, he believes other groups have a tough time using school grounds on weekends because the churches are already there.
"If it turns out that there's a public benefit for the churches to operate and the schools are actually earning money or perhaps paying for things they couldn't afford that may show to be a benefit. I think what really matters is the churches are monopolizing this opportunity to the exclusion of other groups that might want to use it and I think those are the types of things we want to look into," said Kahle.
"We've learned and we've seen that we can actually benefit the community and benefit the school and that is our way of giving back," said Tilton. "It's been a very mutually beneficial relationship that we can make use of the facilities when they're not in use and then we can bless the school financially."
Many churches use schools. New Hope Oahu says it's a win-win. In Farrington High School's case the church says it pays $200,000 a year in rent and $50,000 a month in utilities. They make a $24,000 donation every year for the school to use as it chooses. They have also changed the once condemned auditorium to be state of the art and will add $300,000 of upgrades to the sound and lighting system, replace the house curtain and refurbish all the seats.
"They're doing some construction and they even want to know if we want to be a part of that and it may be a pretty amazing partnership one of the first in the nation where there is a really close partnership with the school and we're excited about that," said Wayne Cordeiro, New Hope Oahu Pastor, during his Christmas service.
And the church plans to continue this relationship to the letter of the law.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
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