Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his...More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
CECILLA, KY (WFIE) - -
Governor Steve Beshear, joined by students and school officials, today signed a bill that will benefit students with disabilities by allowing them to earn an alternative high school diploma.
"We know how important it is that every student receives an education, and how important it is to high school students that they be rewarded with a diploma for their hard work when they successfully complete their studies," Gov. Beshear said. "This new legislation recognizes that students with disabilities have the same desire to earn a high school diploma as their peers do. This makes that possible for them."
Previously, such students could earn only a certificate of attainment if they are considered ineligible for statewide assessments.
Senate Bill 43, which passed unanimously in the House and Senate, allows for an alternative high school diploma for students with disabilities whose individualized education program indicates the student cannot participate in the regular statewide assessments. The Kentucky Board of Education will develop regulations outlining the requirements for the alternative high school diplomas.
Sen. Dennis Parrett, of Elizabethtown, the bill's sponsor and parent to a student who will benefit from the bill, joined Gov. Beshear, school officials and students for the signing held at Central Hardin High School in Cecilia.
"I am proud of the fact that is my first bill to become law," Sen. Parrett said. "But I am particularly honored that this bill will allow our special needs students throughout the state to receive a formal high school diploma when they walk across the stage on graduation day, as opposed to a Certificate of Attainment."
"We have been supportive of Senate Bill 43 since Sen. Parrett introduced it. All students who work hard to satisfy the requirements of a course of study deserve a diploma," said Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston. "A diploma is the way we traditionally recognizes completion of a secondary level of education. It awards achievement and signifies the beginning of a new chapter in life. A diploma leads to other degrees, certifications and vocations. If a special needs student performs the work that has been set out before them in their course of study in a satisfactory manner, then that student deserves a diploma just like any other student."
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>