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 >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-12-12 03:27:20 GMT
Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of its latest house just in time for Christmas. There was a dedication ceremony and open house on Wednesday afternoon at the home in the 200 block of SouthMore >>
There was a dedication ceremony and open house on Wednesday afternoon at the home in the 200 block of South Grand Avenue.More >>
TRI-STATE (WFIE) -
One month ago, a house fire killed three people in Mount Vernon. 27-year-old Amanda Robb, her 5-year-old daughter, Aubrey, and her nephew, Bailey, were unable to escape after lint in a filter ignited.
In the past few months, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky have all seen families affected by deadly house fires.
14 News worked with the Princeton Fire Department to learn the ins and outs of fire safety to give you some tips to prevent house fires, and what you can do after they break out.
Princeton Fire investigator Tim Speedy has seen it all.
"Before in your house, most of your products were wood. Certain kind of smoke, certain kind of fire spread," Speedy said.
But lately, Speedy says things have changed. Technology is changing the way fires start, burn, and how they can be extinguished.
"Everything is plastic. The fire spread is incredibly fast, incredibly hot. The smoke is very toxic," Speedy said.
Since November, there have been at least six fire deaths in the Tri-State, and nationally, statistics show a structure fire breaks out nearly every minute.
"If they would have had a working smoke detector. If not would have not overloaded an outlet, if they would have done something that act wouldn't have happened. So it's kind of a hard pill to swallow," Speedy said.
In the home, electrical fires are among the top five leading causes.
Princeton Dire Chief Mike Pflug has more than 20 years of experience. He warns about the danger of overloaded electric outlets and extension cords.
"They come in variable lengths, up to ten feet long. Then they'll plug three or four appliances into the end of it that shouldn't be plugged into an extension cord at all," Pflug said.
Not every fire is the same and trying to extinguish them the wrong way can be even more dangerous than the flames.
Pflug warns never put water on a metal fire.
"Magnesium is reactive to water and causes a violent reaction actually," Pflug said.
Water added to a grease fire will just make it worse, a lot worse.
"One cup of water on a grease fire will essentially make 17,000 cups of steam," Pflug said.
Instead, experts say, grab the pan's lid.
"If you slam it down on there, it's going to force air into it and that in turn will make it splash out. So it's easier just to stay back, slide it on there, shut if off, and just leave it alone," Princeton Fire Captain Kevin McKannan said.
National statistics show cooking fires are the number one cause of house fires and unattended cooking ranks at the top. Speedy says it's getting worse.
"I don't know if people get distracted by electronics or kids or cell phone calls," Speedy said.
Once a fire breaks out, knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can minimize damage, and a quick demonstration is all it takes.
"We showed you in what? 3 minutes?" McKannan said.
The demo proved, it's a simple, safe option. They can save their house for starters.
Pull the pin, aim at the bottom of the fire. Squeeze the lever and sweep the spray from left to right. When it comes to house fires, planning ahead can make all the difference.
Here's more on fire extinguisher safety:
Most house fires can be put out with a multi-purpose ABC extinguisher.
A-B-C stands for the different classes of fires it can be used on:
Class A: "Ordinary combustibles" used on wood, rubber, cloth, paper and plastic
Class B: "Flammable combustibles" used on gasoline, oil, grease, tar, lacquer and oil-based paints
Class C: "Electrical equipment" used on wiring, fuse boxes, breakers, machinery and appliances
Metal fires, however, require a different type of extinguisher. Class D extinguishers should be kept in the garage, especially if you're an avid mechanic.
Class D: "Combustible metals" used on industrial metal or metal dust.
Princeton's Fire Chief says magnesium is water reactive, and causes a violent reaction. If you're unsure about fighting a small fire, experts say to leave the area and call for help.
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.