Thursday, May 23 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:21:56 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
Officials say traffic is blocked near Kight Lumber and Morgan Avenue.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:57:27 GMT
Authorities have released the mugshot and charge of the man who's accused of shooting his girlfriend in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant. Jason Perry is in the Gibson County jail awaiting aMore >>
The crime was shocking because of the setting. A mother taking her 13-year-old son to lunch to celebrate his graduation.More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama is set to at least partially lift the veil of secrecy surrounding U.S.-directed drone strikes around the world, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the...More >>
INDIANA (WFIE) -
A new ruling in Indiana means sex offenders can now use the same social networking sites your children use.
It's an issue that's shocking a lot of parents.
Here's why sex offenders will now be able to create a Facebook page and communicate with anyone they want including children.
A law meant, in part, to help keep children safe online, has been struck down.
"I think freedom of speech is beginning to be a dangerous thing," resident Mark Thomas said.
But it's that freedom of speech, online, that a federal appeals court says makes it unconstitutional to ban registered sex offenders from sites like Facebook and Twitter for their lifetime.
"Wish they would put other laws in place to help protect us," Thomas said.
For Alice Ross, she's has taken the law into her own hands, at least when it comes to protecting her 11-year-old daughter online.
"She doesn't have a Facebook. She might have interest, but I'm still her parent and I'm the one who makes the choices for her," Ross said.
But for the thousands of other children who use Facebook to post pictures and share what's going on in their lives, they could now be online, and sharing those details with someone convicted of a sex crime.
The Civil Liberties Union of Indiana helped to argue the case in court that sex offenders are unjustly barred from using social media and doing legitimate business online.
"This law is so broad. It encompasses huge amounts of innocent conduct," said Ken Falk with the Civil Liberties Union.
But for Ross the new law has nothing on her law.
"I believe I am in charge of my own child, therefore she does not or he does not have to have a Facebook. Therefore, won't be put into situations or conflicts with a sex offender with Facebook," Ross told 14 News.
Others laws are still in place making inappropriate contact with children online, illegal. Sex offenders can still be banned from using Facebook and Twitter while on probation or parole.
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >>
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:09:42 GMT
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization. The newest bar, Babel, has a swanky, sophisticated atmosphere. Owners say before 10:00More >>
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 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 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:04:55 GMT
Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house to another home.More >>
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off. More >>
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