Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:30:21 GMT
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work. The breakfast will be held in the Renewal and OutreachMore >>
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:13 GMT
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431. According to authorities, 35-year-old Mark Johnson was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when heMore >>
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:02 GMT
Madison County deputies say four teenagers were shot at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened just after midnight at a home on Michael Drive. A partygoer told WAFFMore >>
Madison County deputies are looking for the person who shot four teenagers at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. More >>
University of Evansville senior Colt Ryan scored a season-high 33 points while registering 2,000 for his career as the Purple Aces men's basketball team picked up an 84-78 overtime win over Drake on Sunday evening at the Ford Center in front of a national audience on ESPNU.
Ryan hit the milestone with 1:21 left in the first half as he registered his sixth point of the game. The Batesville, Ind. product entered the game with 1,994 points in his career and became just the third player in UE history to hit 2,000 and the 14th in the history of the Missouri Valley Conference.
"It was great to get it over with but more importantly to get the win," Ryan said. "I just want to keep doing great things for me team and our fans. Our senior class is working hard to finish on a high note."
Head coach Marty Simmons was also pleased with the win and proud of Colt's milestone
"Colt has worked so hard for so long, he is just that kind of player, he loves the game and has gotten better every year, it is a special accomplishment," Simmons said. "I am so proud of my team because they give so much to practice, weight training, their schoolwork and the game, so it is great to see them get this win."
With the win, Evansville (14-11, 7-6 MVC) improves to 6-0 in conference home games this season and 12-2 overall at the Ford Center. Drake fell to 11-13 and 5-8 in the Valley.
Drake jumped out to the early edge at 7-4 as the Purple Aces began the game 1-5 from the floor before Ned Cox hit a layup to bring UE back within one at the 15:50 mark. With the Bulldogs lead standing at 11-6, UE rallied to tie before eventually taking the lead thanks to a 10-4 run.
Evansville's defense held the Bulldogs to 1-of-9 shooting and forced four turnovers over the stretch while a Ned Cox trey put UE back on top at 16-15. With 7:46 left in the first half, Joey King hit a three to mark the third lead change of the game as DU grabbed the lead back.
The game was tied for the fourth time with four minutes remaining before the Bulldogs finished the half on a 14-5 stretch. Ben Simons, who led all players with 15 in the first half, hit a pair of threes as DU hit four out of their last five shots to give Drake a 35-26 halftime lead.
Colt Ryan hit a milestone in that final stretch as his bucket with 1:21 remaining in the frame gave him 2,000 for his career. He scored six in the half while Cox led UE with nine. The late flurry helped Drake shot 40.6% in the half, including 5-of-10 from long range. Evansville was held to 28.1%, connecting on nine of their 32 attempts.
With the pressure of accomplishing such a special feat off of his mind, Ryan and the Aces came out with a reenergized spirit in the second half, reeling off seven in a row over the first 3:19 of the half. Ryan scored the first five before tallying ten in the first five minutes. His trey with just over 15 minutes left gave the lead back to UE at 38-37.
Drake missed two shots in the run while turning the ball over four times. Simons put DU on the board with 16:26 remaining, but the UE run to open the half would extend to 12-2. Both teams shot lights out early in the half as Evansville began 9-of-13 while the Bulldogs missed their first two buckets before hitting five out of seven.
The run culminated in Drake holding a 49-46 lead before Evansville posted a 7-0 run to take their largest edge at 53-49. It began with a Cox trey before capping it off with a layup. Richard Carter hit a pair of free throws to get Drake back on track.
The back-and-forth action continued as a Ryan free throw put UE up 58-56 with five minutes left but seconds later, it was Simons knocking down another trey to put DU back on top marking the 11th lead change of the contest. His fifth three of the game two minutes later gave the Bulldogs a 64-61 lead
Their lead would extend into the final minute, but with 15 ticks left in regulation, Colt struck again as his three tied it up and Drake was unable to muster up an open shot in their last possession as the game advanced into overtime.
UE scored the first four points of OT before Drake hit back-to-back threes to take a 72-70 lead with 2:47 left. From there, it was all Aces as they finished off overtime with a 14-6 run to earn the 84-78 win. Evansville hit an incredible 16-of-18 free throws in overtime to seal the win while hitting 25 out of 29 on the game. Drake was also strong from the line, making 14 out of 16.
Leading Drake was Simons, who notched 27 on an efficient 9-of-12 shooting night while hitting five out of seven treys. Jordan Clarke notched a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 14 boards. His efforts helped the Bulldogs finish with a 39-36 edge in the rebounding battle.
Behind Ryan's performance was Cox, who tallied his season mark of 21. Troy Taylor also reached double figures with 11 tallies to go along with 10 rebounds. Egidijus Mockevicius was a dominant force down low. He tied his career mark with six blocks while pulling in eight rebounds. Evansville was once again unselfish as a team, recording assists on 22 out of 26 made baskets.
Featuring a total of 16 lead changes and 11 ties, the contest ended a three-game slide for the Aces against the Bulldogs.
Wednesday will mark UE's annual trip to Carbondale, Ill. as the Aces will square off against Southern Illinois. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at SIU Arena. Following the trip to SIU, Evansville will host Creighton and Illinois State at the Ford Center.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forMore >>
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:49 GMT
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation. The shell of that home is still standing on TuesdayMore >>
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:10 GMT
NASH COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people. Tiara Drake is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Nash County deputiesMore >>
A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:59:42 GMT
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado. The trailer is empty Tuesday night, but starting Wednesday, volunteers will begin filling itMore >>
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:22 GMT
Information courtesy Better Business Bureau: Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters toMore >>
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:51:52 GMT
DONIPHAN, AR (KAIT) – A search effort is underway in Southeast Missouri. The Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan apparently sold a $1 million Powerball ticket this past weekend, but the winner has yet to comeMore >>
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a piece of the record $600 million Powerball jackpot. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:14:27 GMT
Wesselman Park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were called to the park and shut the north end off for over 2 hours. A man at the neighboringMore >>
Wesselman park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:47:21 GMT
Indiana State Excise Police officers say they seized 1,175 bootleg DVDs at an Evansville store Tuesday afternoon. Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidenceMore >>
Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidence of fraud, including unauthorized copies of DVDs displayed for sale at the store.More >>
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