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 >>
Churchill Downs is just a few days away from hosting tens of thousands of people for the 138th Kentucky Derby.
Derby Day can be pretty chaotic, but there is plenty of time before and after race day to get a behind-the-scenes look at the track and all of its most famous spots.
The Kentucky Derby Museum offers three different tours of Churchill Downs.
For example, its Barn & Backside Tour lasts about an hour.
It allows guests to watch horses doing morning workouts on the track and see the "backside".
The backside is where all the horses training at Churchill Downs live.
"It's an inside look to see the grooms and the hot walkers interacting with those horses. It's a really intimate experience," explains Wendy Treinen, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Each year only about 20 horses run in the Kentucky Derby, but there's room on the backside to stable more than 1400 of them.
About 800 workers take care of those horses and keep things running smoothly.
"It's a different side of racing," says Treinen.
On the Behind-the-Scenes tour, which lasts about 90 minutes, you can go inside the Jockey's locker room and see where all of their brightly-colored silks get washed.
"The silks are the shirts that the jocks wear. The colors represent the colors of the owner's stable. So the colors are indicative of who owns that horse," Treinen says.
Or, you can visit the highest point on the track, the Track Announcer's booth.
"The announcer's booth is no bigger than a very tiny closet. So you walk in and you're at the windows," says Treinen.
Treinen also says tour goers can even see a secret tool the announcer uses to call the races-- crayons.
"You'll see his box of crayons that he uses to color the program so he can track where the horses are on the racetrack and their identifying silks with the name of the horse," explains Treinen.
Back on ground level of Churchill Downs there's the famous, or perhaps infamous, infield.
On Derby Day it will hold about 100,000 people-- from college students to families.
"We say 99% of those folks never see a horse race, and 99% don't really care. They're there for the party," Treinen says.
One other high-profile spot you can check out on a tour-- Millionaires Row.
"Millionaires Row is typically a place that started hosting sort of the 'she-she' of the society world and now you'll see celebrities from all walks of life," says Treinen.
There are actually two Millionaires Rows at Churchill Downs-- and the name is a little deceiving.
They're not really rows. They're actually big banquet rooms with access to a balcony right near the finish line.
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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