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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:49:32 GMT
Now's your chance to become a crime stopper. Right now in our interactive center, police officers are taking phone calls with any tips you may have to help catch some of the Tri-State's most wanted. ClickMore >>
Now's your chance to become a crime stopper.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:42 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:42:23 GMT
In an effort to increase school safety, Tell City Schools are working with local police to hire an officer to work at the high school next year. They're referring to the position as school resource officer.More >>
Essentially, this person's job would be to regularly educate students on the pitfalls of drug and alcohol abuse, minimize bullying, and above all, protect students in the event of an emergency.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...More >>
SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) -
The new Mammoth water coaster at Holiday World has been open for about a week now.
The ride has already garnered national attention and will even be featured on the Travel Channel this summer.
The 9 million dollar ride opened earlier this month and park officials say the ride can handle more than 1,000 riders per hour.
No one explains the mammoth better than Pat Koch herself.
"The new water coaster is the Mammoth and it is mammoth. It's so big," said Director of Values, Pat Koch.
Inspiration came from Splashin' Safari's other water coaster, the Wildebeest, which is quickly becoming known as the Mammoth's 'little brother' but Koch says they're very different.
"This one is the first one in the world. There's one being built in Dubai and they will learn from what we're doing. They've been here and looked at it, so we wanted to have another attraction like the Wildebeest. Even better so people would have two rides and the lines wouldn't be so long," said Koch.
Each time Holiday World adds a ride, new jobs are added.
"You have to have the maintenance people, the mechanical people, and you have to have the ride operators. Like this ride, it takes quite a few people to keep it operating and quite a bit of training also," said Koch.
General Manager Matt Eckert rode the Mammoth for the first time with 14 News.
What's surprising is how similar the Mammoth feels to an actual roller coaster. Eckert says that's because of the technology being used throughout the ride.
"They use what's called linear induction motors or lin motor and basically what that is, it's magnets on the bottom of the raft, so when they hit those hills the magnets pick up and they propel you up the hill just like you're going up a lift hill on a roller coaster," said Matt Eckert.
Holiday World plans to keep growing. You'll often hear the Koch family say they are wired for growth.
The park is open daily for the summer.
Gates open at 9. Splashin Safari opens at 10:30. Hours start to extend the further we get into summer, so be sure to check online for hours the specific day you plan to come.
You can watch the Travel Channel Holiday World specials coming up in July.
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 7:15 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:15:37 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 >>