Tuesday, January 15 2013 2:53 PM EST2013-01-15 19:53:52 GMT
Fishermen across the state are angry over regulations that could keep them out of their favorite fishing spots. The agency putting those bans in place say, it's all about safety. The Army Corps of EngineersMore >>
Fishermen across the state are angry over regulations that could keep them out of their favorite fishing spots.More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Emotions were heated at a meeting Tuesday about a popular method of fishing in Tennessee.
The Army Corps of Engineers is tightening up the rules when it comes to taking boats near its dams, and several hundred people turned out to voice their frustration.
There was a small demonstration earlier in the day outside the Corps' office at the federal courthouse downtown, as many local fishermen said they want to be able to continue to fish in the waters around the dam.
The fishermen contend there have only been nine fatalities in 43 years, and that, they say, is evidence that people know how to be careful when they're fishing around dams.
"There's no reason at all why I'm being told I can't fish somewhere that I fished for 30 years. It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard," said fisherman Bill Bethel.
"The last time we checked, these are public resources held by the people held in trust by the state," said Mike Butler from the Tennessee Wildlife Association.
There has already been a formal policy in place that prohibits fishing in the hazardous waters upstream and downstream of all the locks and dams the Corps owns, which includes 10 dams on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.
However, for the first time that ban is going to be enforced, and that has a lot of people who fish in the head and tailwaters upset.
Fishing is more than just recreation to some folks. Professional fishing guides make a living bringing people from all over the country to Tennessee waters. Fishing, they say, creates millions of dollars of revenue for the state.
The Corps is proposing to use a system of buoys to rope off access to the areas closest to the dams, and it would be up to local law police to enforce the regulations.
While the Corps encounters resistance to this proposal, the fight is moving to Washington as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is pushing the Corps to reconsider. Alexander said the tailwaters are not dangerous when the water isn't spilling through the dam and said he'll explore changing the law if the Corps goes forward.
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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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