Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:06:31 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Cheerleaders are known for their big smiles and booming voices.
But for one squad, the most important this is that they're on the court at all.
At halftime of the game at Harrison on Friday night, a group of young ladies will perform a cheer and dance routine they've been working on for a long time.
This is so exciting because these girls aren't your average cheerleaders.
Anyone who knows her, will tell you Kenzie Hartz is pretty special.
Hartz was born with down syndrome and a major heart problem. So when she got sick as a baby, it caused brain damage.
Now, 10 years later, Hartz is healthy and happy. She can't talk, but she can cheer.
Sixteen girls, ages 8 to 18 all dealing with their own challenges.
"On a day to day basis, some of the girls will struggle with depth perception or motor planning, short-term memory, long-term memory, balance," says Karen Shields, the coach to these girls.
Alongside her sisters, Shields, Kendra Scheller and Katie created the spirit cheer team 4 years ago.
It's a big undertaking but the coaches say they saw a need in the community.
"I heard this team and I wanted to do it," says Shelby, one of the cheerleaders.
Another girl from the team, Shelby, tells us "Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a cheerleader."
And so every week, the girls get a little better and learn a little more.
"Self confidence, self esteem, those are all the things that we really like, that's our ultimate goal for them and for them to love cheerleading and that's why we're all here, because we love it so much," Scheller tells us.
"It doesn't matter how bad of a day I've had or anything, I leave here in a good mood and I leave here smiling just because of these girls."
The smiles only get bigger, when the real show begins.
Watching her daughter, wowing hundreds or even thousands of fans.
It's something Kenzi's mom, Keri Hartz, never expected to see.
"When you have a child with special needs, you start having different dreams and so this is a dream that I didn't ever even knew would come true," says Keri.
Now that is has, there's an awful lot of pride on the sidelines, in the stands, and maybe there's a lesson that goes much deeper than a dance routine.
"I hope that every time they do a performance, maybe we're changing one person's attitude about people with disability if they see the performance," says Keri.
So now you see Kenzi Hartz is special and so is the rest of her spirit cheer team.
Before the varsity game, the special Olympic youth athletes will play a quick game, the spirit cheer team will stand on the sidelines as the varsity team comes onto the court and then they'll perform at halftime.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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