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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:03:40 GMT
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover. Coach Patrick Chambers said Tuesday the 6-foot-8 Graham decided to leave followingMore >>
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:58:21 GMT
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month. Terms were not disclosed Wednesday ahead of a news conferenceMore >>
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.More >>
Danielle Reinke would have been 18 on June 12 and loved softball. "Danielle's Softball Sensation Tournament" will celebrate her life and raise money for educational and extracurricular needs in the local area.More >>
The festival features a parade, 5k race, rides, games, local food booths and a big time bierstube. More >>
JASPER, IN (WFIE) -
A frightening scenario was staged on Tuesday in Jasper as first responders and employees deal with this mock situation: a woman is shot by her ex-husband and the shooter then hides inside the Dubois County Courthouse.
Months ago court employees asked the sheriff's office to conduct the training. On Tuesday, those workers were able to learn how to keep themselves and the public safe under the most pressing of situations.
"My adrenaline was rushing. I was sweating. From my office I could see people injured on the steps," said clerk Bridgette Jarboe.
"Today was just to give our court employees the opportunity to know what they'd need to do if there was an active shooter within the courthouse," said EMA director Tammy Miller.
"In the scenario we kinda allow people, give them the freedom to react the way they'd believe they'd react. So if a real situation occurs, they'll react from the start," said Sheriff Donny Lampert.
Jasper Police, the Dubious County Sheriff's Office, the medical team, and emergency management crews all participated in the first of its kind training at the court house.
An educational experience for officers and employees.
"I left my office with information I really needed," said Jarboe.
"Every time we do these trainings we learn a lot. Such as, if our radios work in the thick old building, to just the layout, to where the stairs are, to where the exits and entrances are," said Nathan Schmitt, the Assistant Chief of Jasper Police.
Officers say there's no one lesson to be learned, other than knowing training is the best way to prepare for the unexpected.
"I think the biggest thing we learned together is that we can have confidence in ourselves," Lampert said.
"We pray something like this never does happen, but in case it ever would, we want to be protected," Jarboe said.
Officials say among the suggestions to improve the readiness is to install an emergency code system for the building. Any major changes would have to go before the Dubois County Commission.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Mel Wymore (WEYE'-mohr) is a typical city council candidate in many ways. He's campaigning in New York as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of local organizations.More >>
Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore's community-leader resume has an unusual...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:17:08 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
FBI agents plan a third day of digging Wednesday in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.More >>
The excavation of a field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:19:32 GMT
We should know more on Wednesday about the new downtown hotel in Evansville. City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expectsMore >>
City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expects to have the deal finalized this month.More >>
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