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 >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.More >>
After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.More >>
INDIANAPOLIS (WFIE) -
The American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend (January 25-27) united the nation's basketball coaches, players, fans, the media and corporations all across America in the fight against cancer.
During the three day event more than 4,000 college and high school coaches turned awareness into action by swapping their dress shoes for sneakers to provide opportunity for the public to join in the fight cancer.
On Monday, January 28, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's "Suits and Sneakers" made its way to the Indiana Statehouse.
Legislators were asked to wear their suits and sneakers to the Monday session to show their support for fighting cancer and improving the health and well-being of all Hoosiers, "We have many lawmakers who share our vision for a healthier Indiana.
By wearing their suits and sneakers we wanted them to send a strong message to their colleagues and constituents that the time is right to introduce and pass legislation that addresses the important issue of improving health here in Indiana," said Amanda Estridge, Program Manager, Indiana Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
"It was a huge success." Today, one in three cancer deaths are due to factors relating to nutrition and physical activity, including overweight and obesity.
For the majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, the greatest way to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases is through weight control, dietary choices, and physical activity.
"State and local community leaders and policymakers can play a critical role in improving the health of the people in our state.
One area in particular where they can have dramatic impact is legislating strong guidelines for physical education and high nutritional foods in our schools," said Estridge.
"There is a strong correlation between childhood obesity and future adult obesity, so targeted efforts towards our kids and our schools is an important first-step."
Nationally, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the past four decades and the combined percentage of adults who are overweight or obese is 63.5 percent.
Indiana ranks 12th worst among all states with 34.8 percent of its adult population overweight and 30.8 percent obese.
Among Indiana's high school aged teens, 15.4 percent are overweight and 14.7 percent are obese (Source: CDC-Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, 2011).
"How to address our nation's obesity epidemic is a conversation that is taking place in legislatures all across the country," said Estridge.
"The time is right for us in Indiana because we know that we can save many lives in the long run, reduce our health care costs, and make our state a better place to live by passing laws that improve the public's health.
We encourage the legislature to put a focus on this issue and to work with us to craft legislation to improve the quality and quantity of physical education in Indiana schools."
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.
On Monday, January 28, a majority of Indiana legislators attended their session wearing suits and sneakers in support of helping Hoosiers live healthier lives.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is currently working with the legislature to help draft legislation that would promote higher standards in nutrition and physical education in the state.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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