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 >>
Lottery officials have announced winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot.More >>
A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.More >>
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While young children are at the center of this tragedy, many parents are wondering if or when they should speak to their children about the massacre.
Parents all over the world are holding their children a little tighter this weekend and now trying to cope with the questions their children have about the shooting, especially the most difficult question for anyone to answer, why?
Images of children running from their school are hard for Lisa Pierce to explain to her own six-year-old daughter.
"She's really quick to catch on and she was wanting to know if those were kids at school being shot, so I just tell them the least amount I can without not telling them the truth," Owensboro parent, Lisa Pierce said.
The truth, 20 children and 6 adults, were gunned down by suspected shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
Doctor Elizabeth Kalb, a psychologist with the IU School of Medicine explains how to answer the "Why did this happen" question with an honest answer without divulging graphic details.
Dr. Kalb said, "It's important to be honest, and I think a sad, but honest answer is, we don't know, we don't know, there was a bad person. A person that had a lot of problems, who did something very horrible and we're trying to as an adult world, address this."
Dr. Kalb says first, you have to listen to what your child is saying. Let the child talk about what his or her fears, concerns and issues are.
"And really at this point, what we want to provide the children with is both reassurance and security. You know, 'mommy and daddy are here, we're going to protect you, we're going to help you with this time,' as well as you want to give them structure, probably the most important thing right now is some degree of continuity," Dr. Kalb said.
She explains to tell children it's safe to return to their school because there are adults there to protect them.
If you're children aren't asking you about the school shooting, Dr. Kalb says you don't necessarily have to bring it up to them.
Tina Dickerson isn't going to talk to her children, ages four and five, about what happened.
"When the time comes, we'll cross that bridge when we have to," Dickerson said.
Right now, Dickerson is thinking about the safety of sending her child back to prekindergarten on Monday.
"How can us parents here in these schools that have our own babies in there can make sure that our children, make us feel a little safer," Dickerson said.
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation boasts being one of the safest school districts. With a grant, they were able to enhance their emergency strategy.
In a statement, the EVSC said, "Over a long series of full and half-day sessions, school personnel learned about building safety and prevention techniques, as well as strategies to use if an incident does occur in a school."
Dr. Kalb says unless your child is suffering extreme anxiety, he or she should return to school to maintain the structure they're used to.
Henderson County High School teacher Kelly Burns has a four and a half-year-old. He says he spoke with students on Friday while they were in class, but shifted gears with his own child.
"Four and a half-years old, all we did last night was instead of our normal night of cartoons, cookies and milk, it was more of a we're going to sit in the recliner and dad's going to hug on you really tight for about an hour an half," Burns said.
Officials say it's important to not completely immerse yourself in this story. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the stories and events unfolding, it's likely your children will be as well.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 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 >>
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.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 >>
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