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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:53:44 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.More >>
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We have a warning Tuesday night from law enforcement about a disturbing telephone call telling residents there's been a burglary in their neighborhood.
So far, 14 News has heard from homeowners in Evansville, Jasper, and in Gibson and Warrick Counties. It's a call police are calling a scam.
One woman tell 14 News that she thought she was getting an alert from police when she got that call. It wasn't until a little later during the call that she figured out what was really going on.
"You are warned! Don't hang up! Burglary in the neighborhood!" said Patricia Mitchell.
Mitchell says that's what she heard when she answered her home phone that immediately sent her into a panic.
"I'm looking out the window. I wonder if I'm next," Mitchell said.
She says thought that deep, official sounding voice on the other end was simply trying to warn her.
"There's a burglary in your neighborhood," Mitchell said.
But it's what that man said next that turned her fear into anger.
"You are entitled to a free security system," Mitchell said.
It was then she realized there was no burglary, no reason for alarm. This was a sales call.
"So I called 911 and they said that they've gotten many reports, tell everyone you can," Mitchell told 14 News.
But she wanted to tell the company just how much their call upset her, so she tried calling the number back, but never got through.
"They're spin masters. They know what they're doing," said Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum.
Cullum says, unfortunately, most of these cases involving long-distance calls are never solved.
"With the way people can run these phones through the internet, where it can give you a number that's not even traceable, it's almost impossible for us to back track those," Cullum told 14 News.
If Mitchell wanted to report the call as harassing she says she was told she couldn't.
"In the State of Indiana, if they call one time and they don't call again, that's not harassment, but that's harassment."
In the meantime, she's filed a report with Evansville Police and hopes others who get the call will do the same. To disconnect the company from ever making those calls again.
"What a lousy way to sell something!" Mitchell said.
So, what should you do if you get a call like this? Cullum says do exactly what Mitchell did, hang up and notify police.
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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