Thursday, May 23 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:21:56 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
Officials say traffic is blocked near Kight Lumber and Morgan Avenue.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:28 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:28:09 GMT
Authorities have released the mugshot and charge of the man who's accused of shooting his girlfriend in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant. Jason Perry is in the Gibson County jail awaiting aMore >>
The crime was shocking because of the setting. A mother taking her 13-year-old son to lunch to celebrate his graduation.More >>
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -
A missing green non-venomous boa constrictor has been found in Caruthersville.
According to the chief of police, the snake was found in a laundry room of the home by a child.
It won't stay long. The reptile is going to a place in St. Louis that takes snakes.
A man who went to his garden a week ago Thursday to pick cucumbers picked up quite a surprise when he found a python snake.
The python is just one of two snakes to escape a home with six exotic reptiles. One of those, a 7 to 8 ft black and green non-venomous boa constrictor, was still on the loose last Friday morning.
"I live about a block from here, and I'm afraid it might come to my house, and I'm scared of snakes," said Thacker.
"Make sure to look around because a snake is going to find somewhere to hide, and it's probably somewhere close still," said Jones.
"I am worried about it because there's a lot of little kids that walk around this area, yeah I'd be worried about it," said Self.
"I think that they should catch it, and it's scary," said Grissom.
"I hope they catch him," said Thacker.
But Freddie Joe Self of Caruthersville said already came too close to a snake on the loose when he thought he was picking a cucumber, but instead found a python.
"I see something white and yellow, thought it might be a cucumber," said Self. "I was reaching right down in here to look at some of my cucumbers, that grows up in these baskets, and he was laying right down here in these baskets."
Instead of a cucumber, he saw a 6 to 7 ft. albino python snake.
"It started moving and I said that ain't no cucumber," said Self. "I took the hoe and tried to drag him out of my vines, and when I did, he started biting at me."
Self said he hit the snake with a hoe in self defense.
"It scared me when it started biting at me, chasing at me, running at me cause I can't run to get away from something like that," said Self.
Self called police, and they picked up the snake at the Laurant street address. Police say the albino snake is fine.
Caruthersville police took four other exotic reptiles from the nearby house on Grand street where the snake escaped. They found two smaller boa constrictor snakes, and two small alligators.
The man who lives at that home said someone must have moved a board to let the snakes out, because he said they could not have escaped on their own.
He said even with kids in the home, he said he never felt they were unsafe. And, he said he thinks stores should make sure someone has a permit before selling this type of animal.
Caruthersville Police Chief Tony Jones said the owner will face misdemeanor charges since he didn't have a permit for the reptiles, or proper insurance. Jones said there's a city ordinance against anyone owning an exotic animal.
"I don't know why anyone would want to keep stuff like that, a snakes not a pet, I don't think," said Billy Thacker of Caruthersville.
"I think it's kind of awkward that they have them in their house," said 10-year-old Abigail Grissom.
While some people in Caruthersville said they're hoping to find the loose snake, Self said he hopes he doesn't.
"I'll be very careful looking in my garden anymore," said Self.
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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >>
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:09:42 GMT
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization. The newest bar, Babel, has a swanky, sophisticated atmosphere. Owners say before 10:00More >>
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization.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 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:04:55 GMT
Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house to another home.More >>
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off. More >>
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