Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.More >>
House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and...More >>
POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -
More details are coming in about a fertilizer plant that could be coming to Posey County.
A report in the Washington Times claims fertilizer made by the parent company of the proposed plant has been used by terrorists to build homemade bombs.
A red flag. That's what a Mt. Vernon Councilman is calling that Washington Times article. The councilman tells 14 News he's heard a lot of benefits about the fertilizer plant coming to town, but that this article certainly raises some concerns.
Mt. Vernon Councilman Bill Curtis is hopeful about Midwest Fertilizer Corporation and the economic impact it can have on Posey County.
300 plus jobs for local people, $58,000 average wage. So all of those things would be really great for the community," Curtis said.
But now, Curtis has some questions.
State documents say Midwest Fertilizer is a subsidiary of the Fatima Group, a company based in Pakistan.
Fatima Group is coming under fire in that recent article in the Washington Times.
"I think we definitely need some answers to that," Curtis said.
The article said, "calcium ammonia nitrate" made by Fatima is used to make bombs in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but he hasn't ruled out Midwest Fertilizer just yet.
"I think we need to stay open, to look at it and not just take one article or two. Although, they are certainly red flags," Curtis told 14 News.
Those red flags led us to John Taylor, the Executive Director for Posey County's Economic Development Partnership.
For weeks we've put in calls to Taylor, he's had the same answer and that message didn't change on Tuesday.
"The project is not completed. We can't talk about a deal that is still in the works," Taylor said.
When 14 News asked him whether or not they're aware of some of these things about the Pakistani fertilizer plant, Taylor said, "Yes, we are, and we're dealing with all that."
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation sent us this statement: "As soon as the Indiana Economic
Development Corporation became aware that the U.S. Department of Defense had an
issue with Fatima Group's level of cooperation, we suspended support for the
project until further investigation.
14 News has been told that State Representatives Wendy McNamara and Tom Washburne were in session Tuesday, along with Senator Jim Tomes.
Tomes' press secretary has confirmed, though, that he's put a call in at the federal level about this issue.
We'll bring you more information as it's made available.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.