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 >>
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Stunning underwater video of a Hawaii-based shark conservationist petting and swimming very close to a Great White shark is aimed at teaching people that not all sharks are violent, blood-hungry creatures, according to the people who shot the footage.
Ocean photographer Juan Oliphant made the video and released it as a promotion for the HD camera company called GoPro. The clip, which was released four days ago, already has more than 409,000 hits on the video sharing web site YouTube.
It shows Hawaii shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey swimming with a Great White shark and even hanging on to its dorsal fin as it glides through the water and she flashes the shaka sign.
Asked if she's nervous during dives like this, Ramsey told the Huffington Post, "I dive with sharks on a regular basis. So, nervous, maybe not, but excited, pretty much every time."
Ramsey has been diving with sharks since she was 14 and can hold her breath underwater for more than five minutes, she said.
Oliphant said one reason they were able to have those close encounters with sharks is because Ramsey is free-diving, without scuba tanks that create bubbles that can scare and threaten sharks.
"The hardest thing as a photographer to get these kinds of interactions, is to get the animal to trust you. Even these giant great white sharks, they're very reserved. They're very cautious. They come in, they spook really easy," Oliphant said in an interview with the Huffington Post's website program HuffPost Live.
Ramsey said she does not come across Great White sharks in Hawaii often, and instead sees Galapagos, Tiger and Sand sharks in island waters. She said sharks are threatened by over fishing, with fewer than 3,500 Great Whites remaining around the world.
"As divers, as a surfer, as somebody that's in the water every single day, I see sharks how they really are," Ramsey, who is also a scuba instructor, said. "And it's so sad to see them demonized because people don't want to protect things that they are afraid of."
Oliphant added: "The reason we go out and film them is to show a different side of the animal. 'Cause everyone's got a preconceived idea that they're the demons of the ocean and that they're out to get everybody."
They said sharks are not always in a hungry, feeding mode, which is why many swimmers and surfers have been close to them but have never been bitten.
"A lot of people, they don't know what's beneath them when you go swimming. You've probably been around a lot more sharks than you think when you go surfing and swimming. And that's a testament to the animal that you haven't been attacked," Ramsey said. "With Great Whites, if they don't have the element of surprise, they kind of know that and they know that they're being watched."
Ramsey said while crocodiles kill hundreds and perhaps thousands of people a year around the globe, they are still protected in some areas.
But she said there is little or no protection for sharks around the world, even though they are an important part of the ocean eco-system and are responsible for far fewer deaths.
The Great White shark received new protections earlier this month when a California commission decided it should be studied as a potential endangered species. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously voted to advance the candidacy of the shark, which means during a one-year study review it will receive the same protections it would if it were listed as endangered.
Monday, February 18 2013 4:16 PM EST2013-02-18 21:16:08 GMT
KANEOHE BAY (HawaiiNewsNow) - About half a dozen sharks were swarming in Kaneohe Bay Sunday morning. Long-time diver and Kaneohe resident, Dick Van Horn caught them splashing around on video, just 50More >>
About half a dozen sharks were swarming in Kaneohe Bay Sunday morning...More >>
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 >>
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