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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:00:46 GMT
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to. The gritty first baseman with the thick eye black. The guy who crouchedMore >>
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. 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 died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -
Big trouble for a former Baker
police officer. He is accused of stealing more than $4,000 from students in the
school district's "DARE" program over a three year period.
Sergeant Jason Doyle was a man
school kids were supposed to look up to. Now, state police say he admits he
collected cash "fees" from students in the DARE program at several
Baker schools--essentially stealing from the same kids he was supposed to be
mentoring. The whole scenario is difficult for Baker police chief Mike Knaps to
"The curriculum that Officer
Doyle taught the kids was 100 percent on track. So everything he taught them
was great. The problem is this little extra that he decided to kick in and
collected money that he had no authority to collect," said Knaps.
Knaps says DARE is supposed to
be free to students . It is funded for by the city, and a one-cent tobacco tax.
"There was a letter sent home,
sent out from Jason Doyle to the parents of the DARE graduates asking them to
send $16 to cover the cost of the t-shirt, the certificate and graduation
expenses," said Knaps.
Knaps says he spent nearly 20
years building the DARE program and building up a relationship with
students and families in the community. Some Baker residents say Doyle's arrest
could destroy it.
"Well it downgrades the trust
from the parents and police officers and the children and police officers,"
said Eric Britton.
"The program has already been
tarnished then since this has happened. I just hope people can overlook it and
go forward because the DARE program is such a good program," said Diana Averitt.
Knaps agrees the arrest is a
huge blow to DARE's reputation, but he's confident in the officer now leading
"I will definitely have my
eyes a lot closer on him, and he understands the importance of what he's doing
and is there to rebuild any gap that may have been left from the wrongdoing's
of Jason Doyle," said Knaps.
Knaps says Doyle was also over
the city's "Explorer Scout Cadet" program. He says they don't have any
paperwork to prove it, but he says several children who were in this program
say they gave Doyle money as well.
Doyle had resigned from the department prior to the investigation into any wrongdoing. He has been charged with theft and malfeasance in office. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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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