Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:30:21 GMT
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work. The breakfast will be held in the Renewal and OutreachMore >>
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:13 GMT
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431. According to authorities, 35-year-old Mark Johnson was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when heMore >>
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431.More >>
SEDONA, AZ (CBS5) -
You've heard of four-wheeling and ATVing, but have you heard of Jeeping? Off-roading enthusiasts are taking modified Jeeps out to the desert and driving around and on top of giant boulders. It might sound like fun, but what is this doing to the landscape?
"I just like the peace, looking at the beautiful scenery that's out here," said avid Jeeper Chris Radoccia. "It's kind of just a way to recharge." Radoccia is serious about his recreation. He's apart of a group called Arizona Off Highway Vehicle Coalition and they said Jeeping is blowing up.
"We're seeing more of it in our local areas because going far away costs too much money," Radoccia said. He took us our on a trail on Table Mesa Road north of the Valley to show us what these jeeps can do. It's called rock crawling, and there are several trails all over Arizona that allow it.
"One thing you can't do is get this excitement, this feeling and this thrill at a desk at work," said Jeeper Robert VanSickle.
Sometimes the Jeeps suffer some bumps and bruises, but for people like Nena Barlow, who owns Barlow Jeep Rental in Sedona, it's not an issue.
"I'm in the rental business, so I'm really good at hiding damage," Barlow said, laughing.
Radoccia said they go out on weekends and make it a family affair. And while he says they do everything by the book to stay safe, not everyone is driving in the same lane.
"There's always a percentage of people that just don't feel like the rules apply to them," Radoccia said.
Oftentimes people go out without wearing seatbelts and go off-trail.
"The injuries that I've come upon, there's usually alcohol involved," Barlow said.
They also see a lot of littering and even dumping.
"People come out here and dump refrigerators, they'll drop treadmills, recliners," Radoccia said.
So while these Jeeps are modified to endure this rough-and-tumble ride, what about the land?
"We see a lot of damaged saguaro and cactus and desert vegetation that are damaged and some of these areas are sensitive to desert tortoise habitat," said Bill Gibson with the Arizona branch of the Bureau of Land Management. He said Jeeping is only allowed on designated trails - trails that were washes, or used for mining and ranching. If not, you're treading on rough terrain.
"These are areas where's there's endangered fish species and sensitive vegetation," Gibson said.
Gibson said during droughts it can take years for these areas to recover, so they are pretty big on enforcing the trail uses. And Radoccia said they're sticklers for the rules, too, because they want to be able to continue doing what they love.
"I just love seeing it grow," Radoccia said. "I hope it continues. It's a lot of fun and I hope more people get the chance to experience it."
The Bureau of Land Management and the Game and Fish Department have people patrolling the public lands and say you'll be cited if you're littering, dumping or riding off-trail.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forMore >>
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:49 GMT
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation. The shell of that home is still standing on TuesdayMore >>
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:10 GMT
NASH COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people. Tiara Drake is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Nash County deputiesMore >>
A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:59:42 GMT
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado. The trailer is empty Tuesday night, but starting Wednesday, volunteers will begin filling itMore >>
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:22 GMT
Information courtesy Better Business Bureau: Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters toMore >>
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:51:52 GMT
DONIPHAN, AR (KAIT) – A search effort is underway in Southeast Missouri. The Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan apparently sold a $1 million Powerball ticket this past weekend, but the winner has yet to comeMore >>
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a piece of the record $600 million Powerball jackpot. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:14:27 GMT
Wesselman Park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were called to the park and shut the north end off for over 2 hours. A man at the neighboringMore >>
Wesselman park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:47:21 GMT
Indiana State Excise Police officers say they seized 1,175 bootleg DVDs at an Evansville store Tuesday afternoon. Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidenceMore >>
Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidence of fraud, including unauthorized copies of DVDs displayed for sale at the store.More >>
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