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 >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-05-14 10:24:09 GMT
LAPAZ, Ind. - Authorities say a northern Indiana farmer was fatally injured after his clothing became caught in irrigation equipment. The Marshall County coroner's office says family members found theMore >>
Authorities say a northern Indiana farmer was fatally injured after his clothing became caught in irrigation equipment.More >>
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -
The City of Owensboro is celebrating a successful year and looking forward to more progress in the new year.
Owensboro has definitely had one of its best years ever, and some residents 14 News talked with today feel that the completion and reopening of Smothers Park in August was the shining moment of 2012 for the city and the people who call it home.
"I have been looking forward to this for two or three years because it has been in the works for quite some time, and we're just very fortunate to have this wonderful development," Donna Abell said.
Like others who visit every day, Donna Abell and Carolyn Wimsatt feel that Smothers Park spells success for Owensboro.
"For us, we come down here a lot during the day, and we can hang out, walk around, get a little exercise, and then we go over and have lunch," Wimsatt said.
"Every time I come down here, it's just full of folks, children and families and even businesses," Abell said.
Those business leaders recognize what a big year it's been for the city.
"2012 was unprecedented, particularly in terms of downtown growth in Owensboro," said Joe Berry with Owensboro's Economic Development.
Some of that includes construction on new buildings or redeveloping old buildings that will be used for things like retail and living opportunities. Economic leaders say that's key.
"From what we've seen across the board is demand for this kind of living is high, and it's not just, that is not just specific to Owensboro. That is in a lot of communities," Berry said.
As a new year quickly approaches, the city is preparing for the completion of the hotel and convention center, along with other projects.
"The key word for 2013, I think, is momentum. Momentum and full circle," Berry said.
"Hopefully, you know, there will be some great new acts come into the hotel. Just new industry all around, just brighter things on the horizon for Owensboro," Wimsatt said.
When 14 News asked Abell how she thought the new year would look compared with the one we're about to wrap up, she said she's almost certain that it will be even bigger and better, so we'll have to watch her prediction.
Friday, May 17 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:15:27 GMT
Two Henderson County schools are on lockdown as police search for a missing inmate. Henderson Police say Jefferson Elementary and Riverview preschool are on precautionary lockdown. HPD says they areMore >>
HPD says they are on the lookout for Nicholas Christian. Police say Christian was working at the jail garden and walked off.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:09 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:09:50 GMT
If you're looking for something fun to do that will get you outside this weekend, you might want to go to the second annual "Streets Alive" Festival in Evansville. Fulton will be shut down from MarylandMore >>
If you're looking for something fun to do that will get you outside this weekend, you might want to go to the second annual "Streets Alive" Festival in Evansville. More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >>
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:34 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:34:13 GMT
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says they expect to file felony charges against several members of a criminal group known as the "Felony Lane Gang". The Sheriff's Office believes that membersMore >>
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office believes that members of the Felony Lane Gang targeted vehicles parked at the Goebel Soccer Fields at 6800 N. Green River Rd. during a soccer game on April 28.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:46:20 GMT
KEENE, NH (WHDH/NBC) - A group of men and women in New Hampshire say they're just trying to help people avoid parking tickets, but Robin Hood and his merry men are looking at a lawsuit and could endMore >>
A group of men and women in New Hampshire say they're just trying to help people avoid parking tickets, but Robin Hood and his merry men are looking at a lawsuit and could end up paying the price.More >>
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