Thursday, June 20 2013 5:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 09:01:31 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Mexico's Gulf Coast early Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned of the possibility of deadly flash floods and mudslides.More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
Ahhhh, Friday! Even better since Christmas is almost here! We decided to have a little fun on set this morning and wear these props while showing some viewer holiday photos. Dan and Byron were good sports to go along with it!
It was funny because Dan and I actually had them on while Byron was giving his forecast. When Byron came over to join us at the desk while the weather graphics were still up, Dan just held the little Rudolph ears out to him and he put them right on, no questions asked. I wonder what else I could get away with convincing them to do?? I'll be thinking between now and my next fill-in stint! Ha! Watch out, fellas! :)
You know, when you work at a tv station, one of the downsides is that working some holidays is part of the gig. That being said, I'm blessed that I have Monday and Tuesday off! I'll be spending lots of time with my family, eating too much and catching up on sleep, most likely!
Earlier this week I was talking about the Christmas party I recently hosted. Here's a picture to show you the fun photo wall I was talking about! This is me with fellow reporters (and my friends!) Gina DiPietro and Allyson Kraemer! That's garland I have wrapped around my head, by the way. Apparently I'm not really over that whole playing dress-up stage of my life:)
This week was a pretty busy one, but also a very enjoyable one from a story content perspective. Because of the Sunrise schedule, I only went out to shoot two stories this week. One aired Wednesday, the other Thursday. Both were about Tri-State students doing good things, which I love!
The first was about a new class at the Academy for Innovative Studies, Diamond Campus. A new teacher there is teaching a community service class. As part of the class, 16 students spend about 40 minutes at the It Takes a Village Canine Rescue Center over on Stockwell Road once a week. They do things like feed the dogs, clean up after them and take them for walks.
The kids really enjoy doing it, and it's great for the dogs to get some extra lovin'!
This young lady didn't even like dogs when she first started going to the rescue, but over time, she became pretty attached to one particular dog that (thankfully!) recently found a home. She's even planning to go back to the rescue to help out on her own time. Good to hear:)
The students at AIS have often been in trouble in the past or had some kind of other circumstance that's led them to an alternative school. The dogs at It Takes a Village have had their own share of tough days, so it's kind of fitting the two have joined up. I think it is a GREAT idea and hope it continues!
The other story I wanted to talk about for a second was one I covered yesterday. At Mt. Vernon Junior High School, students collected thousands of cans during their annual food drive. They more than doubled what they brought in last year! As an incentive, the superintendent, principal and I think two teachers said they would buzz their heads if the kids reached a certain amount. They ended up bringing in enough to fill an entire school bus-plus some! Way to go!!
Yesterday, the clippers came out at an all-school assembly! One of the "victims" couldn't be there, but these three brave souls let the kids get in some good laughs at their expense.
Not only did they get their hair buzzed, they suffered through various "looks" in the process.
The students really loved it when, afterwards, they danced "Gangnam Style". For those not in the loop, it's a bit of a fad dance at the moment that is pretty humorous. :)
All in all, a pretty good week. Now I just need to catch up on some sleep!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you are able to spend it with loved ones.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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