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 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:06:31 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:57:32 GMT
A parent told 14 News that their child was a target when another child brought a weapon to school. Those parents told us Sunday night that a knife was pulled on their daughter at Bend Gate ElementaryMore >>
A parent told 14 News that their child was a target when another child brought a weapon to school, and school officials failed to notify police.More >>
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -
Major roads near Owensboro might be undergoing facelifts.
It's all part of a study that's currently underway that could upgrade two parkways.
The Audubon Parkway, along with the Natcher Parkway, could be seeing some changes in the future.
One of those changes would include upgrading the Audubon and Natcher Parkways to Interstate 69 and Interstate 65 spurs.
That potential new designation excites local business owners like Samantha Ellison.
"I think it would be a great idea," said Ellison. "I think it's amazing. I think that, you know, it will be...definitely bring more people downtown, which is what needs to happen with the convention center starting up and they're building that and the new park that we have over here," she said.
City leaders say businesses that are looking to relocate often listen for a key word, interstate.
"I think it's a key element to economic growth," said City Manager Bill Parrish. "Any study you look at economic growth says cities that are on interstates, interstate spurs, have a much higher opportunity to attract business."
But to meet interstate standards, the parkways, especially the Natcher, would have to undergo things like changing bridge heights and widths.
That's what this study examines.
"They'll be able to take that and that will be the basis of going back to the federal government to say 'We want this...we as Kentucky, as the city of Owensboro, obviously, want this turned into an interstate,'" said Parrish.
Ellison looks forward to the possibilities.
"It could help out every single one of us small local-owned businesses down here," she said.
That study should be complete by March.
The cost of any needed changes won't be known until the study's finished.
Officials are also seeing if U.S. 60 could be designated as an interstate as well.
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 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 >>
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 >>
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