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 >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
(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.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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