Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:54 PM EST2013-12-12 03:54:43 GMT
The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from going to a concert on Wednesday that honored late Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer. The show went will into the night at the old North HighMore >>
The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from going to a concert on Wednesday that honored late Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer.More >>
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a unit that has taken dozens of predators off the streets and put them behind bars. It is a unit that until now has labored from a secret location enticing and arresting people who troll the Internet for children. The Cuyahoga County Unit was a first when it was formed a dozen years ago. In the years since it has been copied across the nation. As a result police nationwide are able to trade information on pedophiles, move in, and make arrests.
The unit fights crime using computers. Typing and scrolling in on-line chat rooms where pedophiles may be lurking. At times a dozen officers at once gathering evidence from a bunker like room. Pretending to be young boys or girls. A task force that operates in secret and remains undercover.
Former County Prosecutor Bill Mason established the unit and told 19 action news "As soon as one of our undercover agents will start to give lets say a screen name of cheerin 12, that tells the sexual predators out there that it's probably a cheerleader at the age of 12."
Mason says it is like shooting fish in a barrell. The bait typed out, and almost immediately the replies come he says "The conversations they're having usually leads to some sort of sexual conduct." It's called grooming. The adult bringing up sex, at first casually followed by lol or laughing out loud. In a conversation we monitored there was a suggestion of masturbation, or a meeting. The predator typing I'll come over and you can play with it. Would it be fun for you rubbing my penis?Lol the officer writes. I don't know never done nothing like that before. The predator moves in typing ok, wanna try it. Then the revealing pictures.
Each officer handles multiple conversations at once. Working to make the predator comfortable in luring the child the officers are pretending to be. Mason says "It's an art what they're doing, because they need to learn the lingo of a young girl and talk like a young girl so that the person they're talking to or emailing back and forth with believe that in fact they are a young child."
The unit boasts high technology equipment that can make an officer sound like a young child if there is telephone contact with a predator.
It is not just office work, when a meeting is set up, there is always a one on one confrontation, and an arrest.
While ICAC has put dozens of predators away, no doubt there are hundreds more out there. Lurking. Mason has a warning for parents "They need to be aware that the Internet has allowed the predator into their house."
He has a theory on why predators are so comfortable and so completely incriminate themselves on-line. "They would never have these kinds of conversations with anybody on the street but somehow they just seem a little bit more comfortable and they reach out further than their filters would normally let them."
If you would like a program to install to monitor your children's online activities you can get one from the prosecutors office. It's called computer cop. It's free. Find out how by linking to our website.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-12 04:27:21 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.