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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 06:57:27 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 >>
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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >>
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Indiana Conservation Officers are observing the number of Indiana commercial fishing licenses up from past fishing seasons and more fishing vessels tending to commercial gear in the hopes of capturing much sought after caviar.
After the destruction left behind from Hurricane Sandy on the east coast it has now reached as far as the Ohio River basin in Indiana.
The caviar is known as "American Caviar" and it is derived from the North American Paddlefish (Polydon spathula) which inhabits the Ohio River and many other major rivers within the US.
The United States and France are the two largest consumers of caviar in the world. The decline of, top of the line, Beluga, Russian and Stellate sturgeons have increased the demand of North American paddlefish.
According to local commercial fishermen many east coast caviar facilities were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy which caused an increased paddlefish harvest to meet the worldwide demand for caviar.
The added pressure has caused paddlefish to be listed as endangered, threatened or as a species of special concern in 10 of 22 states within the species remaining range. There has been a noticeable decline in size and populations.
Attributing factors to the decline are habitat alterations and pollution but the largest factor is overharvesting.
Paddlefish eggs/caviar are used as a replacement for sturgeon caviar. The commercial fishermen sell their caviar to middlemen who, in turn, sell to wholesalers. This season's prices on caviar appear to have started at about a third of the price as they were this time last year but are projected to reach the $85 to $120 per pound.
One large female paddlefish can produce as much as 10 pounds of finished caviar. Two Indiana commercial fishermen reported harvests of 5000 to 8000 pounds of caviar last fishing season.
"With the demand for paddlefish caviar Indiana Conservation Officers are seeing more commercial fishermen trying their hand at the business" stated Officer Steve Kinne.
There are many rules and regulations commercial fishermen must abide by. Without these regulations, the paddlefish species could suffer greatly.
"We are observing commercial fishermen setting more nets then they can possibly check, attempting to harvest as many fish as they can. We are observing violations such as fishing in restricted areas, setting more nets then they are licensed for and not checking their nets within 24 hours" Officer Kinne added.
Violations can range from misdemeanor to felony charges.
Indiana Conservation Officers advise the public and sportsman if they see any suspicious activity on the waters of the Ohio River or any tributaries to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR or 1-812-837-9536.
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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