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 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:12:04 GMT
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review. Each year, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker'sMore >>
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review.More >>
SANTA CLAUS, IN -
As Christmas lights begin to appear and thoughts turn to the holiday season, a group of volunteers in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, meets to organize another year of answering children's letters to Santa Claus.
"Children have been sending letters to our town for more than a century," says Pat Koch, who is on the board of Santa's Elves, Inc. a non-profit organization formed in 1974 to ensure that postage costs are provided each year.
"This year, thanks to the recent restoration of the original 1856 Santa Claus Post Office building, Santa's Elves will have a beautiful and festive workshop."
Records show that the first person to answer the children's letters to Santa was the Santa Claus Postmaster, James Martin, in the year 1914.
Years later, Koch's father, Jim Yellig, who assumed the role of Santa Claus while serving in the Navy during World War I, offered to help with the letters after the war, and soon enlisted the assistance of a friend from Tell City, Indiana, Roy Fenn.
The number of letters increased each year; a series of features in Ripley's Believe It Or Not turned the light dusting of letters into a blizzard.
In 1939, Yellig and Fenn approached the American Legion and the "40 et 8" organization for help. To this day, both organizations continue to provide postage money and letter-writing assistance.
"My father didn't ‘play' Santa Claus," says Koch. "When he put on that red suit, he was Santa Claus. As a girl, I remember him always carrying a box of letters in his car—and now I'm doing the same thing."
Yellig was Santa Claus at the theme park Santa Claus Land, as well as many national events, including an appearance on the television game show, "What's My Line."
Up to 30,000 letters are answered each year by the Santa's Elves, who are assisted by the Christmas Lake Village Garden Club, local senior citizens, and other yuletide volunteers.
The Christmas letters and envelopes are printed and contributed each year by Koch's family's business Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, formerly Santa Claus Land.
Children wishing to write to Santa should address their letters to: Santa Claus, P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, IN 47579.
Koch urges parents to ensure that a legible return address is included. Donations to help pay postage costs are welcome, and may be sent to the same address.
In addition, families wishing to bring their children to the town of Santa Claus to write their letters may stop by the newly restored 1856 Post Office, located next to the Santa Claus Museum, on State Road 245 southeast of Holiday World.
For more information, including hours of operation, visit the Santa Claus Museum and Village's website: http://SantaClausMuseum.org or call (812) 544-2434.
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 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:02:57 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 >>
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
Evansville, IN 47720