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 6:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:53:44 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.More >>
INDIANA (WFIE) -
Announced by United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett in March of 2011, the Violent Crime Initiative (VCI) represents a district-wide strategy to work with local law enforcement and county prosecutors to combat drug traffickers and criminals that use and carry firearms in their illegal activities. As part of the VCI, the U.S. Attorney's Office has redoubled efforts to federally prosecute individuals who illegally possess and distribute firearms throughout central and southern Indiana.
"Two years ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office was prosecuting just one illegally-armed felon a month," Hogsett said. "Last year under our Violent Crime Initiative, we increased that number to nearly ten prosecutions a month. And today, I am pleased to announce more results in this ongoing effort to combat violent crime here in the Evansville area and throughout southwestern Indiana."
In the first nine months of the initiative, the VCI produced a dramatic increase in the number of gun-related charges brought federally – from just 14 felony possession charges in 2010 to more than 110 last year. The collective criminal histories of the defendants charged accounted for hundreds of prior felonies committed in central and southern Indiana.
Already in 2012, more than one-hundred federal firearms charges have been filed against defendants across the state of Indiana, and the number of defendants sentenced for gun crimes this year is approaching an all-time high.
Those charged by indictment today include the following defendants:
Stedman Baird, age 23, of Newburgh – felon in possession of a firearm.
It is alleged that on November 1, 2012, Baird was found by Warrick County law enforcement to be in possession of an Astra Unceta, .380 caliber handgun. Baird is not legally entitled to possess a firearm due to past felony convictions in Vanderburgh County for a variety of offenses, including burglary and theft (February 2010), failure to return to detention (March 2010), and possession of marijuana (July 2011).
Jackie J. Whittley, Jr., age 32, of Mt. Vernon – felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm (sawed-off shotgun).
On August 9, 2012, it is alleged that Posey County law enforcement found Whittley to be in possession of two firearms – a Hipoint, Model 994, 9 caliber rifle, as well as a Remington, model 870, 12 gauge shotgun. Whittley is not legally entitled to possess a firearm due to past convictions in Clark County for failing to return to detention (May 2010), receiving stolen property (April 2009), and burglary (May 2009). In addition, the shotgun allegedly had a barrel length of less than 18-inches, which is in violation of federal law.
Michael White, age 54, of Evansville – felon in possession of a firearm.
It is alleged that on November 7, 2012, White was found by Vanderburgh County law enforcement to possess a Hipoint 9mm pistol as well as a Ruger .357 pistol. White was also allegedly found with shotgun ammunition. White is not legally entitled to possess a firearm or ammunition due to a prior federal felony conviction for conspiring to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Wheatley, a former Vanderburgh County deputy prosecutor who is spearheading these cases for the government, all of the defendants face a possible penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each firearms offense. In each case, an initial hearing will be scheduled before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Evansville.
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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