Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
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 >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico's Gulf Coast early Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of deadly flash floods and mudslides.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...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 >>
Grand Rapids, Michigan(NBC) -
A 26-year-old woman declared brain dead after an aneurysm several weeks ago has delivered twin boys at a Grand Rapids, Michigan hospital.
Twin boys, Alexander and Nicholas, were delivered by C-section several weeks after their mother, 26-year-old Christine Bolden, was declared brain dead.
"It's hard," said Danielle Bolden, Christine's aunt. "Real hard."
Christine, the 26-year-old mother of two, was fine.
She was funny and full of life, Danielle said, until March 6, 2012.
Danielle said Christine was walking out of a building last month when she suddenly experienced a horrible pain.
"I guess she had a pain in her head," said Danielle who recalls that her niece was with her boyfriend and 3-year-old son at the time.
Danielle was told Christine immediately fell to the ground and looked like she was in a deep sleep.
In an instant Christine was brain dead of two aneurysms.
Danielle said it looks like Christine was born with them.
She went on to say that the stress of being pregnant may have affected the aneurysms.
"We didn't think it was as bad as it was," said Danielle.
But family members soon found out that it was very serious, the doctors said Christine would never come back to them.
Christine's family members said they couldn't quite believe the diagnosis, especially when they knew they could see two lives still lived inside of Christine.
"It was a hurting feeling," said Danielle. "Going to the hospital, seeing her laying there."
Danielle said the family started to grieve, while at the same time, hoping that the twins inside of her would somehow survive.
"We used to rub on her belly and talk to the babies," said Danielle.
It was an impossible mix of emotions.
"Knowing that once the babies were born that was the end of her," said Danielle.
After weeks on life support, Christine's grandmother, Donetta Bolden, said Christine's blood pressure was just too high, and it was time to try to save the twins.
They hadn't yet given up hope Christine might return.
"Christine's grandmother told them not to numb her because maybe when they cut her for the C-section she would have felt that, and woke up saying, 'Wait a minute I can feel that! What is you all doing to me!' But it didn't happen," said Danielle.
After only 25 weeks, Alexander and Nicholas entered the world.
Danielle said Nicholas weighed only one pound nine ounces, and Alexander weighed one pound five ounces; they were each only about six inches long.
As they said hello to the world for the first time, the world said goodbye to their mother for the last time.
The end of a life, and of the hope that Christine might somehow live again.
"God, he could have took her and the boys," said Danielle. "But he left the boys. That's a miracle."
Spectrum Health is not letting anyone in to see the twins because they are so fragile.
They are currently in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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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