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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 >>
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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 3:09 PM EST2013-12-11 20:09:55 GMT
Garth Brooks is taking 2014 by storm and has already announced his first world tour in 12 years.More >>
Garth Brooks is taking 2014 by storm and has already announced his first world tour in 12 years. More >>
ALOHA, OR (KPTV) -
Rings in our culture signify many important events like graduations, weddings and special achievements, just to name a few.
For one local soldier, however, the ring he wears tonight signifies something different. And to understand the incredible journey of this ring, you have to see where it has been.
That takes us to Afghanistan.
The ring was lost by an American soldier in Afghanistan in 2005, maybe 2006. The truth is, it's not clear how the ring was lost and even how it was found is a bit of a secret.
"We were going through one of the villages and one of the locals came up to me and I couldn't understand what he was saying, but he showed me the class ring and gave it to me," said Ken Stafford, speaking from San Antonio, TX.
Stafford was serving in Afghanistan in 2006 when the ring came into his life. He knew right away it was a high school class ring and he assumed it must have belonged to an American killed in action and taken from his body.
"I don't know how they got it, you automatically think the worst, but I'll take the ring anyway regardless," Stafford said.
Stafford put the ring aside for safe keeping, but brought it out this year, determined to solve the mystery behind it. He wanted to return the ring to who he assumed was the dead soldier's family.
He had one word to go off of on the ring: "Aloha."
"I thought it belonged to someone who went to school in Hawaii," Stafford said.
Stafford asked his neighbor, who just happens to be from Hawaii, for help.
The ring has a warrior on both sides and Kalani Young said it's a warrior that dates back to the days of King Kamehameha.
Convinced they were on the right track, Stafford and Young decided to have the ring blessed and they videotaped the ceremony.
"When we think bad spirits or events are surrounding an object, our tradition is to bless it with a Kahuna, a Hawaiian priest, so I took it upon myself to have it blessed and wrapped it up in tea leaves," Young said. "And that's the last time I ever saw it."
The ring may have been blessed in a traditional Hawaiian manor, but it's not actually from the islands at all.
"Aloha" referred to Aloha High School in Oregon.
Stafford and Young contacted Fox 12 asking for help reuniting the ring with its proper owner. All there was to go on was the faint initials inside the ring, "BJB." It also had the year on it.
A quick look through the Aloha High School year book from that year produced a "BJB." His name is Bryant James Beebe.
Then came the best news of all. Lt. Col. Beebe was still very much alive.
The ring had traveled around the world, but it's last stop wouldn't have it going very far at all. Beebe's parents live only about a quarter-mile from the Fox 12 station in Beaverton.
Fox 12 anchor Wayne Garcia and photographer Devin Eskew set off to make the special delivery.
When they arrived at the home they were greeted by Bryant. They handed him the ring in a bag surrounded by the blessed tea leaves.
"That is unbelievable, that is absolutely unbelievable," he said. "I had no idea where along the way I had lost this ring and to have this back in my hands right now after being found in Afghanistan it's incredible."
The ring doesn't quite fit anymore, but that wasn't important to Beebe at that moment.
"God bless the people who found this in the heat of battle and we know more details than what we'll say but God bless them for noticing that, keeping track of the item and coming back and making the effort to return the ring," he said.
Beebe wanted to thank the men who had helped bring the ring back into his life.
That was arranged at the Fox 12 studios, where Beebe met Stafford and Young live via a video monitor.
"Thank you for doing all the work that you did to return this class ring to me," Beebe told the men. "I can't believe I'm holding it again in my hands."
Beebe is still in the Army and now works out of Washington D.C. He said he took the ring to a jeweler, got it resized and now wears it with an incredible amount of pride.
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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 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 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.