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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:53:44 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:49:16 GMT
Henderson police confirm a student at Bend Gate Elementary School brought a weapon inside the building last week. Police say they can't give many details about what happened because the student involvedMore >>
Henderson police confirm a student at Bend Gate Elementary School brought a weapon inside the building last week.More >>
Wow! Usually we reporters at 14 cover two stories a day, but every now and then you get a day when you do a little coverage of a lot of things. Today was one of those days.
Things started off with the auction of the Sycamore Building in downtown Evansville. It ended up going for $900,000, to a mystery bidder. The auction company wouldn't reveal their name, just told us they weren't from Evansville. But, they apparently have local interests. I guess we'll find out sooner or later.
Auctions are funny business, aren't they? I've only been to a few, but they definitely have a "novelty" aspect to them if you aren't used to them. I don't know how the auctioneers are able to talk so fast. I'm sure they have to practice. Now that would be an interesting story…
Moving right along! After the auction, I was expecting to just head to my next story, but then I got an offer I couldn't refuse! The auction took place in the old Integra (National City) building at 3rd and Main. Woodward Realty represents a client that owns the building, and one of their brokers offered to take me downstairs to see the old vault. It's apparently 100 years old! How could I not go? It is definitely something to look at—beautiful! Wish I had something valuable enough to be locked in a vault like that! I had to get a picture of myself inside. Unfortunately, the picture makes me look like I'm missing a tooth. Not a good look for me! I also got to push the vault door. Trust me, it's heavy:)
On to my next stop: the Ford Center. Workers there have been busy the past few days putting in new ice. Just in time, too, because the IceMen start training camp next week. When I was there they were working on the logos—getting them in just the right place. I guess you really have to be careful, because once that ice is in-- there's no going back. And no one wants to look at a crooked logo all season long! I never made it to an IceMen game last year, but I'm determined to this time around. First game, October 13th!
Now, the ice was the last thing I had lined up today. I was waiting on a call back about something else, but it ended up not working out. Never ideal, but it happens. Luckily, right around that time I found about an update to a story I'd covered several times in the past few months about a lawsuit filed by Evansville resident Alan Brill against the City of Evansville. Mr. Brill, who even went through the trouble of representing himself during a day-long trial, disagrees with the Parks Board's decision to tear down Roberts Stadium and wanted a judge to either reverse it, or issue a permanent injunction to keep the building standing. We'd been waiting on a ruling on this since last Friday. So, I headed over to Judge D'Amour's office to pick up the ruling. The lawsuit was dismissed. Once I found that out, I decided to stop by the Mayor's Office to see if he might be around for a comment. I have learned our mayor is a VERY busy guy. He wasn't in the office (no surprise), but I was able to track him down after today's Rotary meeting. Kind of felt like his personal paparazzo standing outside the Casino Aztar Conference Center waiting for him to come out!
Interestingly enough, the ruling was so recent, the mayor hadn't even heard the news yet. When he had time to look it over, he said it was great news for the City of Evansville. And it sounds like we could see the building start to come down within the next month or so. Stay tuned… the Roberts Stadium saga continues!
Ok, last thing before I go. Yesterday, I mentioned the mayor's tie as well as Ron Romain's—and pointed out his great tie/shirt combination. Well, today I told the mayor about it. Apparently he, and his Chief of Staff, Steve Schaefer, also noticed Mr. Romain's great clothing choice. See, lawsuits and jobs aren't all we talk about! Fashion is important, too! :)
Well, that's all she wrote for today. Headed home to possibly attempt to cook for the second time in 3 days. I'm feeling slightly inspired. But, that feeling may easily be gone by the time I hit the East side. I need to start being more like our 10pm producer, Katie. She brings us treats quite often. Today—bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies. I ate more than my fair share. Sorry to those who got to the crock pot too late to enjoy… they were very tasty!! Thanks, Katie!
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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