Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.More >>
OAK RIDGE, MO (KFVS) -
Missouri's Governor, Jay Nixon, stressed the importance of preparation, response, repairs and review as he toured damage in Puxico and Oak Ridge on Thursday.
Wednesday, Governor Nixon declared a State of Emergency.
"We want to do all we can to help these families get their lives back in order," said Governor Nixon as he addressed city officials and authorities at City Hall in Puxico.
"We will do everything we can to get funds through FEMA and SEMA and other agencies, we will work to get power back up and homes rebuild, we will also work to get our first responders trained to save lives," he said.
In southeast Missouri, Gov. Nixon began his tour of damage in Stoddard County.
Heartland News was there for an emotional meeting between Charlotte Harty and Gov. Nixon.
Harty says she considers Mark Champlin her stepfather. According to authorities, Champlin died as a result of yesterday's storms when he was thrown from his mobile home.
Champlin's girlfriend, 55-year-old Sandra Hemby, was also thrown from the home. Harty says Hemby is her stepmother.
"She's in the hospital, she's going to be okay," Harty told Gov. Nixon. "She's had to go through several surgeries. She lost everything. She and Mark were good people."
Harty now lives in Jackson but says she was in New York when she heard the storms had moved through.
"I got online and it confirmed my fears," said Harty. "I had to fly through a storm to get home. We are just working to clean up here. Sandy had lived here with Mark for about ten years. She was on disability. She really has nothing left."
"This is the hardest thing we see a family go through," said Gov. Nixon. "We want to make sure families are ready, we want to make sure they have weather radios, we want to make sure they have a plan and they know what to do if a tornado or storm is coming."
Harty says they are in the process of establishing a fund in the name of Sandra Hemby at First Midwest Bank of Puxico by Friday.
"This just shows you anything can happen at any time," said Harty. "Don't forget to tell people you love them."
Meanwhile, Gov. Nixon says he estimates damage to top $100 million. He tells Heartland News he has spoken with President Obama who also pledges his help.
In Oak Ridge, Governor Nixon met with officials at the high school. Gov. Nixon says he expects damage assessment teams from FEMA to move into southeast Missouri by the end of the week.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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