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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:12:04 GMT
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review. Each year, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker'sMore >>
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review.More >>
HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) -
Technology once forbidden in the classroom is now being embraced in Henderson County.
On Monday night, the school board cleared the first hurdle to allow smartphones in the classroom.
It used to be cell phones would never be allowed in the classroom. Now the thought is, smart phones could actually help make you smart.
Students Tyler Banken and Skyler Wilson know you can do just about anything these days with your smartphone except use it in class.
"We were not allowed to have them out in class. If we did, we'd get wrote up or sent down to the office and taken away," Banken said.
Their phones had to stay in their lockers. A great resource, they say, locked away.
"Phones nowadays have the technology to be equivalent to a laptop. I mean, I know laptops in high school would be something that would help a lot, so why not a phone?" Wilson asked.
Now, Henderson County schools are seeing eye-to-iPhone with their students and looking to embrace the technology.
"We need to teach them to use their devices in an academic fashion for productivity rather than just for entertainment," said Linda Payne with the Henderson County School System.
The school system is starting a trial program, where students who obtain what's called a digital drivers licence could use their digital device in classes. For example, instead of buying an expensive calculator for math class, now there's an app for that.
"There are several sites that have really good scientific calculator, graphing calculators," Payne said.
Only the students with a digital license could use their smartphone, iPads, or laptops in class, and only when it's approved by their teacher.
And yes, what they do on these devices will be monitored.
"Assigns a number to their device on our network and we can track that device where it is in our district," Payne said.
That pilot program is set to place at South Middle School in the fall. If all goes well and the program is approved, it will then expand to other schools.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:02:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.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 >>
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Evansville, IN 47720