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 >>
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he has suspended talks with the U.S. on a new security deal to protest the way the Americans are reaching out to the Taliban in efforts to find a political solution to the war.More >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...More >>
Welcome back! Is it really Monday already?? I hope everyone had a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving. I, for one, had a great holiday and weekend. Some of the highlights: visiting with old friends, celebrating a big win by the Irish, putting up the Christmas tree… and being the honorary ringmaster at the Circus!!! (This guy was the official ringmaster. I should have worn a rhinestone studded vest like him… what was I thinking?!?)
Ok, so anyway… I volunteered a few weeks ago to be an honorary ringmaster after an email went out at the station. It sounded like fun. Well, it WAS a lot of fun. However, it was also a little more involved than I expected! No one told me I'd have a speaking role!!! When I got there they told me I needed to do a little talking and then blow my special engraved whistle to kick things off. The speaking part went ok. The whistle blowing part… not so much. It came out sounding pretty weak, I'm afraid. That's a lot of pressure though!!!
Luckily, my friend Sarah came along to document things and enjoy the circus with her sister, nieces and nephew. Here they are having a great time!
I was really hoping that my "title" for the evening would earn me a ride on an elephant, but alas, I had to settle for taking a picture as they walked by:)
I did make some new friends, though, while I was there. And I was able to use this picture to scare my lovely college roommate who has a fear of clowns afterwards!
You know, a lot of people are scared of clowns, but I've never been. Perhaps it's because I went to the circus as a child and they were nice??? Also could help that I've never seen the movie "It". :)
All in all, it was a very good time. Before it was all over I even got to ride in the Funsters car that kind of goes up and down and round and round. I did not fall out like the clown in the back, so that was a plus!
As far as today, I spent a lot of it in Newburgh putting together my story about the awful fire there over the weekend. Before going out to the shopping center where the fire happened though, I stopped by the Don's Cleaners plant in Evansville near Garvin Park to find out about their barcode system that's really helping them out in the aftermath of the fire. It keeps tabs on every item so they can track who lost what. Anyway, they've got quite the set up over there. I kept worrying I was going to get hit in the head by a traveling shirt or jacket flying from one place to another! (I ended up unscathed though :) )
One good thing about today was that I had company! We have a new reporter who started today. Her name is Gina. If she shows up tomorrow I'm taking it as proof I did not scare her away! We did have to suffer through some cold rain for a little bit because neither of us was smart enough to bring an umbrella when we left the station this morning (mine was conveniently underneath my desk back at the station). Whoops!
Gina is an Ohio girl and IU grad, which makes her A-ok in my book. Expect to see her on the air in the next few days! Welcome aboard, Gina!
Well, that's enough for tonight. Stay warm, everyone!
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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