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 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:16 GMT
Della Mae prepares for album release with free music Della Mae, a country band comprised of five multitalented women from all over the U.S, developed a following through their high-energy performancesMore >>
Is she or isn't she? Who knows? But new Beyonce music is here. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:49:04 GMT
The Purdue University trustees have approved a tuition freeze and lower costs for students on the main campus in West Lafayette. The trustees, on Wednesday, approved freezing tuition and cutting costsMore >>
Tuition and fees for resident students on the West Lafayette campus will be about $10,000 each of the next two school years.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
It's not uncommon to see road kill on your way to work.
But lately, viewers have been asking "What's up with all the dead skunks?"
If you take a look at our 14News Facebook Page, you can see that very question has stirred up quite the discussion. It got over 150 comments and another 50 shares.
Some viewers said it's because of mating season, and they're right.
14News spoke with Neal Bogan, a naturalist at Wesselman's Nature Society.
He says since it is breeding season, the male skunks are out looking for a mate.
Bogan says its common for them to live in town, but since they're nocturnal, you may not notice. And with the length of their mating season, you'll probably continue to see them along the roadways.
"Breeding season goes til maybe middle of April," says Bogan. "And what you're seeing now is a lot of males. I mean you got a lot of jazzed up, hormone-infused males running around looking for women. That's what you get on the road. They're not paying attention to other stuff. Just like any college guy or anything like that."
Animal Control is in charge of picking up the animals on city and county roads, while the State Highway Department handles 164 and 41.
Both agencies said they haven't taken many calls about skunks along the roadways.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:33 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:33:01 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:53:49 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:59:47 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>