Thursday, June 20 2013 8:33 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:33:51 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
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 >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry approached very close to Mexico's Gulf Coast on Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned heavy rains could trigger potentially deadly flash floods or...More >>
Organizers of the Taormina, Sicily, Film Festival are scrambling to put together a tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, who had been expected to attend the festival's closing ceremony this weekend.More >>
Organizers of the Taormina Film Festival scrambled Thursday to put together a last-minute tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, after he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while in Italy to attend the festival's closing...More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:30:56 GMT
Employees at Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline in Owensboro will get to experience driving simulators on Thursday, thanks to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. They'll get to experience the 3-D,More >>
Employees at Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline in Owensboro will get to experience driving simulators on Thursday, thanks to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.More >>
POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -
New information Friday night on a father sentenced for killing his infant son.
The defense attorney for Timothy Lear plans to appeal the 60-year sentence.
The defense attorney says there is not enough evidence to support the murder conviction.
In a chilling 911 call on Valentine's Day 2010, Timothy Lear called for help for his four-month-old son, Bryson Clardy.
In July, a jury found Lear guilty of murder. Friday, a judge sentenced him to 60-years in prison.
"In these situations, it's heartbreaking for the communities and for the families," said Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers.
According to the criminal affidavit, Bryson died from brain trauma similar to injuries suffered in a violent car crash.
Medical examiners say the four-month-old appeared to have been shaken and beaten.
On Friday, the judge said Lear's criminal history lead to an enhanced sentence of 60 years.
Defense attorney William Gooden says he doesn't agree with the jury's verdict.
"I don't think the evidence supported a murder," Gooden said. "Murder is knowingly or intentionally killing someone and I don't think there was evidence here that he knowingly or intentionally killed this child."
Gooden wants Lear sentenced on battery or neglect charges, not for murder. Prosecutors disagree.
"Twelve people from Posey County heard all the evidence, what the doctors had to say and thought it was enough evidence. They returned a verdict with an hour and 20 minutes," noted Clowers.
The defense has 30 days to appeal, in what has been an emotional case.
"It's just difficult for everyone," said Gooden.
The defense attorney says they plan to file that appeal in the next couple days.
The appeal process normally takes about a year before a decision is made.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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