Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence.More >>
Uruguay's drug control chief, Julio Calzada, is a nervous man.More >>
NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) -
A Newburgh mother is speaking out after she says a woman took advantage of her family and friends during the most vulnerable time in her life.
Heather Debruin says after her baby boy was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, a woman offered to raise money for cancer research in her son's name, but now she believes it was all a scam.
Debruin says around this time last year, one of her twins got horribly sick and diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
The Debruin family battled the disease for 6 months while they say another woman benefited from their misfortune.
Debruin says for a year and a half, she, her husband and three kids lived a happy and normal life until April of last year when 19-month-old twin, Wade, came down with a fever that lasted 15 days.
"I remember canceling Easter plans because he had a fever," Debruin recalls.
Wade was seen by several doctors, who confirmed he had neuro-blastoma, a rare solid tumor on his kidneys.
"It started on the adrenal gland, it invaded his kidney and it metastasized into his bone marrow," Debruin said.
Although the survival rates are slim, things started to look better for the Debruins. After six months of high-dosage chemo, Wade got a clean slate from the doctors.
No evidence of the cancer, that had once occupied his little body. The next step would be a bone marrow transplant.
"When we went back in on November first for the bone marrow transplant, the tumor had come back so aggressively. You know, almost a month from our clean scan that there was nothing they could do for him," said Debruin.
Wade died less than 2 weeks later, this past November.
Heather says it wasn't until Wade's funeral that they began to realize someone might be benefiting from her son's diagnosis and now, death.
"This woman had posted that she was going to have a raffle for Toyota Sierra Minivan, so she was asking for checks, raffle tickets would cost $100 a piece, and it turned out there was no van."
The Debruins are thankful for the support of the community, but they never saw any of the money for their foundation, Wade's Wings.
A legitimate organization, they hope, will bring relief to other families and some peace to theirs.
"Being able to be productive and helpful to another family in our situation, inevitably will bring us some peace, but right now it's still very fresh," Debruin said.
The Warrick County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
CBS 5 News
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.