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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:03:40 GMT
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover. Coach Patrick Chambers said Tuesday the 6-foot-8 Graham decided to leave followingMore >>
Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:58:21 GMT
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month. Terms were not disclosed Wednesday ahead of a news conferenceMore >>
The Houston Astros say they have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.More >>
Danielle Reinke would have been 18 on June 12 and loved softball. "Danielle's Softball Sensation Tournament" will celebrate her life and raise money for educational and extracurricular needs in the local area.More >>
The festival features a parade, 5k race, rides, games, local food booths and a big time bierstube. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Mid-South women are paying to have concrete, super glue, and even Fix-A-Flat injected into their breasts and backsides to get curves at less than half the cost.
It happens at so-called "Pumping Parties" where the procedures are not only illegal, but potentially deadly.
Action News 5's Janice Broach found illegal butt injections for sale at an undisclosed Memphis address. It was an ad on Craigslist that disappeared a few days later, but the practice isn't going anywhere.
Tracey Lynn Garner, a Mississippi woman who was once a man, was charged with administering a lethal injection of silicone into the derriere of an exotic dancer from Atlanta.
"She was carried to the backroom and injected with this substance," said investigator Lee McDivitt with the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. "Super glue and cotton balls were placed on her buttocks after the procedure was done."
Mississippi prosecutors allege the bogus butt injections killed the woman three days later, a deadly downside to a growing trend of do-it-yourself cosmetic injections administered at illegal pumping parties.
"Regular college students, housewives, working women, they'll come, they'll say I want the Kim Kardashian look, and more recently, I want the Nikki Minaj look," said cosmetic surgeon Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu.
They want the look, but don't want to pay for professional injections or implants. Instead they get someone to inject them with industrial grade silicone, the same stuff used for furniture polish and mechanical equipment.
Sometimes it's mixed with motor oil, concrete, or super glue. And if it doesn't kill you, there could be other complications.
"We have reactions to the skin where the skin turns dark and very hard, has a leathery appearance to it," Dr. Onyewu said. "We've had an inflammatory reaction to it. The body makes this scar tissue. Over time it descends with gravity so they have these - they feel like these little bowling balls, essentially at the bottom of their buttocks, pulling down."
Despite the risks, investigators say a network of illegal pumpers operates online, connecting women with needles in their own neighborhoods.
Sheena Bradford paid a Texas woman to inject her breasts inside a private salon.
"She asked for the money and asked me to take off my shirt," Bradford said. "She got syringes and needles. She let me open up my own needle."
Bradford says the pain was excruciating. She spent 19 days in the hospital.
"I didn't even know I was in this world," she explained. "I had no idea that my condition was so bad."
"It really is sad that people are that desperate, that they will go to that kind of length," Memphis plastic surgeon Dr. Dan Shell said.
Dr. Shell says real injections that use a patient's fat are enough of a nightmare for him. He won't even perform the legal procedure because of potential dangers.
"Any substance, it gets inside that system, where does it go?" Dr. Shell asked. "It goes straight to the right heart through the venous return and then from the right heart it goes to the right artery to the lungs."
It is a high price to pay for a posterior that is man, or in most cases woman-made.
The online network of women performing these procedures led investigators to Memphis where they arrested Pebbles Da Model in connection to the Atlanta dancer's death.
They say she connected the dancer with the woman in Mississippi who administered the injection.
Once known for her own apple bottom curves, police say Pebbles Da Model is now also known for her alleged role in a deadly new trend.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Mel Wymore (WEYE'-mohr) is a typical city council candidate in many ways. He's campaigning in New York as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of local organizations.More >>
Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore's community-leader resume has an unusual...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:17:08 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 >>
FBI agents plan a third day of digging Wednesday in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago.More >>
The excavation of a field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.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 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:19:32 GMT
We should know more on Wednesday about the new downtown hotel in Evansville. City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expectsMore >>
City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expects to have the deal finalized this month.More >>
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
Evansville, IN 47720