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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:30:40 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
There was an exciting discovery at the Evansville Museum on Wednesday.
A painting had been misidentified as another stained glass piece, and kept in storage for 50 years. It turned out to be something much more valuable, an original Picasso.
The museum says the Picasso is too valuable to be put on display and will be sold privately.
Those at the Evansville Museum are pretty good at keeping a secret. They've known about the Picasso since February, but just made a final decision about what to do with it.
30,000 works of art are at the museum, and many spend time in storage. The Picasso wouldn't have been there so long, if the museum would have known it was a Picasso to begin with.
"I'm telling you, when this thing lights up, it's just, it's unbelievable," said museum director John Streetman.
That's how Streetman describes the hidden treasure, a piece titled "Seated woman with Red Hat".
The piece of art is not a painting or drawing. Works like those are classified as 'Gemmaux,' made by baking different pieces of colored glass.
It's that word Gemmaux that disguised the work's true value all this time.
"When the piece came in, the documents associated with the gift indicated it was by an artist named 'Gemmaux', and it was from a design inspired by a Picasso oil painting," said museum curator Mary Bower.
It wasn't until this past February, when a New York auction house called with questions about the piece, that Bower and others found out it wasn't just inspired by Picasso, it was created by him.
"Good news. It's really, really good news," said trustee president Steven Crohn.
"In the history of our museum, this is the most important moment," Streetman said. "This is the biggest thing that's happened to the museum or probably will happen to the museum. It's enormous."
Enormous is also a way to describe the price tag that museum officials say would come with keeping the art safe it if was put on display.
"The value of the piece makes it prohibitive for us to insure it. Then we would have all sorts of considerations about staffing all sorts of electronic additions, to what we do with our facility that just makes it impossible to keep, and we're so sad about that," Streeman said.
So, after months of meetings, "Seated Woman with Red Hat" is headed to New York to be privately sold. Quite possibly for millions.
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 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 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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