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 8:53 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:53:59 GMT
Memorial Day is often marked with events like cookouts and bonfires. But there are safety concerns affecting children that goes along with summer fun. Something you may not be familiar with. Those atMore >>
Memorial Day is often marked with events like cookouts and bonfires. But there are safety concerns affecting children that goes along with summer fun. Something you may not be familiar with.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:49 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:49:23 GMT
A former Playboy bunny who claims Sammy Hagar fathered her now-deceased child is appealing a ruling that dismissed her lawsuit against the former Van Halen frontman. The Iowa woman, identified in courtMore >>
A former Playboy bunny who claims Sammy Hagar fathered her now-deceased child is appealing a ruling that dismissed her lawsuit against the former Van Halen frontmanMore >>
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.More >>
Anthony Weiner knows there may be a lot of New Yorkers who would never consider voting for him again, but he says he's running for mayor because he wants to bring his ideas to the fore - and win.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:33:23 GMT
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off. The company says the recall affects the 2013 Cadillac SRX with 18-inch wheels. Canadian safetyMore >>
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off.More >>
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -
The economy isn't bouncing back quickly enough to save some local businesses. Several restaurants in Carbondale are closing up shop for good.
Mississippi Flyway has been in business in the Murdale Shopping Center since January 1982. Now, 31 years after first opening its doors owner Frank Hiller says he's forced to close them for good.
Hiller says when he runs out of food on Sunday the uniquely southern Illinois restaurant will shut down.
Hiller says the costs of doing business are going up and not enough people are filling his tables to make up the difference.
"Blame it on the economy, fuel costs," said Hiller. "When people have to put money in the tank they don't eat out as much. So that's affected us a lot."
Mississippi Flyway isn't the only Carbondale business going under. Mayor Joel Fritzler tells Heartland News that Quizno's and Gatsby's on the Carbondale Strip are also closing; along with Spinoni's Pizza & Pasta and El Bajio Mexican Restaurant.
A sign on El Bajio's door reads "Permanently closed. Thank you Carbondale for 20 great years." In front of the business, a realtor's sign stands next to the restaurant's welcome sign.
Hiller says today's economy just isn't working for small businesses.
"It's not just Carbondale, it's everywhere," Hiller said. "Small businesses are hurting. There are no mom-and-pop places left. There are, but not many. They keep fading away. It's hard to make it."
Mayor Fritzler says Southern Illinois University's declining enrollment may have something to do with some of these closings. Fewer students mean fewer patrons for these college town eateries.
The mayor says this apparent rash of business failures doesn't paint a complete picture of Carbondale's economy. He says several new businesses are set to open soon and the town's sales tax revenues for 2012 came in higher than anticipated.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:15:37 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>