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 >>
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 9:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:15:30 GMT
Even though the school year just wrapped up, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated for next school year. Director of Communicable Disease ControlMore >>
Even though the school year just wrapped up, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated for next school year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:03 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:03:24 GMT
Monday night's storms slammed the Good Shepherd's Summer Social, destroying almost all of the booths. But church members worked through the day on Tuesday to get the event up and running again. TheMore >>
Monday night's storms slammed the Good Shepherd's Summer Social, destroying almost all of the booths. But church members worked through the day on Tuesday to get the event up and running again.
The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.More >>
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a...More >>
POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -
The National Weather Service has elevated much of the Tri-State to the highest level for drought conditions.
One Emergency Management official expects the drought to get worse with an ever widening impact on our lives.
On Evansville's north side, corn plants are very dry, some are no taller than just a couple of feet. 14 News spoke to Posey County EMA Director Larry Robb Friday, and he says this is just one effect of this summer's drought, he's seen. And he says we should expect the drought to get worse before it gets better.
"We're very concerned. It's dry."
Robb says this is the worst drought the Tri-State area has seen in recent memory.
"Currently, Posey County is listed by the National Weather Service under a D-4 drought rating," Robb explained. "That is the highest of the four levels and it's considered 'exceptional."
'Exceptional' as in, 'exceptionally dry.' Robb says Posey County is just one of many Tri-State, and Midwest areas, that have fallen into the same category. And he says even with the recent rainfall, the drought is still far from ended.
"Your yard may look better, but we're still very dry. We're seeing trees now that are starting to lose their leaves that would not normally, this time of year. And now, we're seeing corn that tasseled out, or topped out, at two or three feet tall."
Robb says a low crop yield could affect ethanol production, therefore driving up the price of gas. He also says the river's water-level is much lower than usual, exposing large rock formations at the old dam in New Harmony.
"Last year, the water was so high that you couldn't even walk in. You had to boat in, and this year, we could probably walk over to Illinois," joked resident Robin Carter.
Carter lives in Mt. Vernon and owns a river cabin in New Harmony. She says, with the water so low, cabin life has been enjoyable, but she says she'd still like to see more rain.
"I pray every day that we have rain," Carter said. "You know, I've grown up around corn and soy beans all my life. And to go by and see the, dried up, that's just not right."
Robb says the rain we've had hasn't been enough to completely soak in, and soften the ground. So, he says, we need at least a couple of weeks of constant rain to officially pull us out of this drought.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.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 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:25:03 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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