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 >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find a way to end...More >>
Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: "Not so fast."More >>
Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.More >>
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – For PG Winstead Jr, giving blood is a simple act of giving back. Tuesday, the Myrtle Beach native will be donating his 20th gallon of blood.
For over 40 years, the former Marine has been donating as often as possible, usually every 56 weeks. His selfless act began when he was serving the United States in the Vietnam War.
"I had given when I was in the Marine Corps. There was a terrible snow storm where I was stationed and they had an emergency blood drive. When they typed my blood, the nurse got all excited and said ‘You're O-negative'," recalls PG Winstead Jr.
O-negative blood is rare, people with this type of blood are considered universal donors.
"I always knew it was a universal donor, but then I found out I was a special type of O-negative that they save for infants, for babies," says Winstead.
His type of blood is saved for children fighting cancer, babies born prematurely, or children undergoing heart surgeries.
"How can I not give an hour every eight weeks, to save a baby's life?" questions Winstead.
Even before knowing how rare his blood is, he continued to donate for decades.
"I've been blessed; it's hard not to give back," he explains.
The fact that he is able to save children's lives motivates Winstead to continue.
"I have children, and grand kids, and…it could be one of them. After being a good father, and husband, this is the most important thing that I do," says Winstead.
According to the Red Cross, one pint of blood can save three lives. Mr. Winstead will be giving his 160th pint of blood on Tuesday. In his lifetime, he has helped more than 480 lives.
"It's just something that you do," he says.
His wife, Michele Winstead, says giving blood has been a priority in his life, with no accolades or acknowledgement from others. She secretly contacted WMBF news, without her husband knowing.
"He deserves to be recognized. And hopefully this will encourage other people to go out and donate blood, as well," says Mrs. Winstead.
Her mother recently underwent an operation and needed blood.
"It's something you don't think about until you need it. And we were so grateful it was there. Without it, she wouldn't have lived," says Mrs. Winstead.
The family wants you to know that you do not need to wait for a blood drive. You can call 1 800 RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.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 9:23 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 >>
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 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 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. 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 >>
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