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 >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:35:00 GMT
The man injured while working on the Blue Bridge in Owensboro on Monday evening has died. The Daviess County Coroner has confirmed that the worker has died as a result of the injuries he suffered whileMore >>
The Daviess County Coroner has confirmed that the worker has died as a result of the injuries he suffered while working on the bridge.More >>
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A mill worker who lost his arm in a saw machine accident said he did not immediately lose his cool.
Jesse Gonzalez said he felt the sting as the blade severed his arm at his right elbow. He said he fell into a "little bit" of shock and a "little bit" of disbelief.
It wasn't until he was loaded onto a medical helicopter that the severity of the situation really began to sink in.
"I was prepared to accept the fact that I might have lost it," he said of his right arm.
Gonzalez said he immediately left the area where the accident occurred during his Oct. 25 shift at Mary's River Lumber Co. in Philomath.
"I didn't stop to look for my arm," he said.
Instead, he sought help. Gonzalez said his coworkers quickly came to his aid and one in particular, Tony Killgore, worked fast to secure his arm with a tourniquet.
Firefighters then responded and got him, along with his severed arm, onto the REACH Air Medical Services helicopter within minutes to take him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Up until that point, Gonzalez said he was pretty aware of what was happening. He knew he had lost his arm and he knew he was going to the hospital. He said he was also upset at himself over the accident.
Then, he believes the loss of blood began to take hold. He was losing consciousness as he arrived at the hospital.
He was rushed in for an emergency 3 1/2-hour surgery - one that his doctors said was filled with the potential for plenty of problems.
His surgeon, Dr. Steven Madey, explained the process to reattach the arm using as simple of terms as possible. He said first the "plumbing" had to be reconnected, followed by the skeleton, then the nerves, then the muscles before finally closing everything up.
During a news conference Tuesday, Madey assured the room it was far from that simple.
"Anything can go wrong," he said.
The doctor said it was a fairly clean cut in this case, which made it a more straight-forward procedure than it could have been. A few pieces of Gonzalez's elbow are still missing and he'll have to go in for another procedure soon to clean things up.
It's been more than a week and Gonzalez still can't feel anything in his arm. That won't happen anytime soon, either.
Madey said the nerves have to regenerate and go down into the muscle. It's a process that could take six months to a year.
He said if Gonzalez was an 8-year-old child and this happened, he'd be confident the patient would grow up to have a perfectly normal arm.
Because he's an adult, the process can be trickier. Still, Madey said Gonzalez will be able to move his fingers at some point and the overall prognosis seems positive.
"He's probably going to have a pretty good elbow, in terms of his ability to use it," Madey said.
Gonzalez was asked Tuesday about returning to work at the sawmill. It's far too soon for the man to know what's in store for the future, but he said he's sure he'll go back to work in some capacity at some point.
"I don't think I'll be a machine operator again," he said.
His surgeon said an injury like this can obviously be very traumatic for the person who suffers it. Madey said he's been so impressed by the way Gonzalez has handled it every step of the way.
"I can tell you he's a very tough individual," Madey said.
There is one person in his life who brought Gonzalez to tears after the accident. He has two daughters and lives with one of them at his home in Albany.
Gonzalez said his main concern as he was being flown to the hospital was what his 15-year-old girl would think. He didn't want her to be too upset or distraught.
He described seeing her for the first time after his surgery as being an important step in the healing process.
"We cried a little and I apologized for scaring her," he said. "She is my life. She is my daughter."
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Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:24:49 GMT
A man is taken to the hospital after a single vehicle wreck in Daviess County, KY. Deputies say it happened in the 8500 block on US 60 West. Authorities say the man was driving east when he went offMore >>
A man is taken to the hospital after a single vehicle wreck in Daviess County, KY. Deputies say it happened in the 8500 block on US 60 west. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:27:55 GMT
A 27-year-old Batesburg-Leesville woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left one of her children in her car and carried the other one in a shopping cart while she attempted to steal clothesMore >>
A 27-year-old Batesburg-Leesville woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left one of her children in her car and carried the other one in a shopping cart while she attempted to steal clothes from Walmart.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:26:16 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:32:29 GMT
A Wichita, Kansas television station was forced to evacuate while on the air as a massive tornado touched down nearby. NBC affiliate KSNW meteorologist J.D. Rudd saw that the tornado was headed straightMore >>
A Wichita, Kansas television station was forced to evacuate while on the air as a massive tornado touched down nearby.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:01:10 GMT
If you like the idea of starting a home baking business, you better think twice. You're going to need a license. The Gibson County Health Department says running shop from home can be dangerous, andMore >>
Gibson County Food Inspector William Tuley tells 14 News he's seen a rise in the amount of people opening up home based baking and cooking businesses since last December.
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:59:12 GMT
HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – North Harrison High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after a nearby shooting, according to Indiana State Police. The shooting happened at 9:55 a.m. at 1365 StateMore >>
An ISP spokesperson said one person was killed in the shooting just before 9:30 a.m. at 1365 State Highway 64 near Ramsey, IN.More >>