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 >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:35:00 GMT
The man injured while working on the Blue Bridge in Owensboro on Monday evening has died. The Daviess County Coroner has confirmed that the worker has died as a result of the injuries he suffered whileMore >>
The Daviess County Coroner has confirmed that the worker has died as a result of the injuries he suffered while working on the bridge.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.
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:24:49 GMT
A man is taken to the hospital after a single vehicle wreck in Daviess County, KY. Deputies say it happened in the 8500 block on US 60 West. Authorities say the man was driving east when he went offMore >>
A man is taken to the hospital after a single vehicle wreck in Daviess County, KY. Deputies say it happened in the 8500 block on US 60 west. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:27:55 GMT
A 27-year-old Batesburg-Leesville woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left one of her children in her car and carried the other one in a shopping cart while she attempted to steal clothesMore >>
A 27-year-old Batesburg-Leesville woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left one of her children in her car and carried the other one in a shopping cart while she attempted to steal clothes from Walmart.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:26:16 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:32:29 GMT
A Wichita, Kansas television station was forced to evacuate while on the air as a massive tornado touched down nearby. NBC affiliate KSNW meteorologist J.D. Rudd saw that the tornado was headed straightMore >>
A Wichita, Kansas television station was forced to evacuate while on the air as a massive tornado touched down nearby.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:01:10 GMT
If you like the idea of starting a home baking business, you better think twice. You're going to need a license. The Gibson County Health Department says running shop from home can be dangerous, andMore >>
Gibson County Food Inspector William Tuley tells 14 News he's seen a rise in the amount of people opening up home based baking and cooking businesses since last December.
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:59:12 GMT
HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – North Harrison High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after a nearby shooting, according to Indiana State Police. The shooting happened at 9:55 a.m. at 1365 StateMore >>
An ISP spokesperson said one person was killed in the shooting just before 9:30 a.m. at 1365 State Highway 64 near Ramsey, IN.More >>