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 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:48:10 GMT
Combat is something few Korean War Veterans want to remember. They suppress the memories. Army Veteran Bobby Todd served in the Korean War. He says he never talked about his experiences in the war untilMore >>
The fighting may be over, but the memories remain. Local Korean War veterans share their memories of fighting in the Korean War for a documentary. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:45:43 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 10:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:54:14 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 >>
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -
A former Muhlenberg County miner has been fired, and then sued.
Reuben Shemwell says its all because he wanted to keep himself and his co-workers safe.
"It kind of blew my mind. I wasn't expecting it," Shemwell tells us.
The case has been before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and recently in the media nationwide.
Shemwell was fired from his mining job at an Armstrong Coal Affiliate in Muhlenburg County in the fall of 2011. He sued the company then found himself in a larger legal fight.
He had some safety concerns according to Shemwell's attorney, Tony Oppegard.
"Included complaints about inadequate respirators while he was welding," says Oppegard.
Oppegard says MSHA investigated those claims and determined there was no safety violation. Soon after, Shemwell lost his job as a welder.
Armstrong Coal's attorney, Mason Miller says Shemwell was fired for 'excessive cell phone use' at work.
"Which is an unsafe practice," Miller exclaims. "His cell phone records show that that's why he was terminated."
Shemwell thinks it was used to intimidate him and other miners from protecting themselves. He sued, then Armstrong Coal filed a counter-suit.
Now MSHA has filed a claim of their own against the coal company saying their lawsuit should never have been filed.
"We simply think it's unfortunate that the act of one former employee who was terminated for a poor job performance is reflecting badly on the other nine-hundred plus hard workers," says Miller.
Shemwell's attorney says he hopes the case doesn't deter miners from bringing safety matters to light.
"It's intimidating to think 'well, if MSHA turns my case down, which I have filed in good faith and in honest belief that I was discriminated against, that I could be sued for damages," says Oppegard.
Shemwell says "to stand up for your rights and don't let them scare you. When it's unsafe, don't do it, no matter what it is."
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 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 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 >>