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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Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
The Boston Bruins came from behind to tie the Chicago Blackhawks for the third time and sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals into overtime with the teams even 5-5 on Wednesday night.More >>
After struggling for more than 120 minutes to score even once, the Blackhawks beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask a half-dozen times in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals to send the series back to Chicago tied two games apiece.More >>
Actor James Gandolfini, who famously played Tony Soprano, has died in Italy of an apparent heart attack. More >>
DIXON, KY (WFIE) -
The Department of Defense confirmed Saturday that 20-year old specialist David Taylor of Dixon, Kentucky died in Afghanistan on Thursday.
Taylor was just 20-years old and those 14 News spoke with say he was well-known in the Dixon community and will be dearly missed.
Taylor has been described by those that knew him as someone who had a great sense of humor, was an athletic popular as a student at Webster County High School, and was a born leader.
"David had this untouchable attitude. I don't, it just doesn't seem real," said Taylor's best friend, Selena Scheer.
To the people who knew David Taylor, and know the Taylor family, the news of Taylor's passing is surreal.
"There's been a lot of death and stuff in Iraq and Afghanistan both. But like, when it's somebody that you know and that you love, because I adored him just like everybody else, it like, breaks your heart into a thousand pieces," said Scheer.
"It's very hard on everybody. Understandably, when you get that call in the middle of the night that he's gone, yeah," said the Taylor's family friend, Michelle Cote'.
The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that Taylor was killed supporting 'Operation Enduring Freedom' in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on March 29th. As a specialist in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, Taylor is described as a young man who loved his country and was a natural-born leader.
"He always wanted to be a soldier. That had been his chosen career for life. His view on that was that every young man should serve one term in the military," said Cote'.
"Some people are just made for it, and he was just one of those people that was made for it," said Scheer.
Taylor's mother, Sarah Whitledge-Taylor, spent Saturday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. There, Taylor's body was returned to U.S. soil. Cote' says an autopsy will take place, and that Taylor's body is expected to return to the Tri-State in seven to ten days.
"We couldn't be more proud of him, and that he died doing something, his dream," said Cote'.
"I'm just in a whole different world now," said Scheer.
The Taylor family is no stranger to tragedy. Back in July of 2008, Taylor's father, Kevin Taylor was gunned down in a shooting at the Atlantis Plastics Plant in Henderson.
Those 14 News spoke to say Taylor's mother is a very strong person and will find a way to get through this tragedy.
Military memorial and funeral services are expected to be held in Taylor's memory.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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