Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.More >>
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.More >>
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -
It's the first Friday in February, and the top-ranked Harrisburg Bulldogs boys basketball team is playing at home for the first time in six weeks.
Purple clad fans fill the gym by the JV game, waiting to watch their local celebrities.
"You got old guys at Hardees hanging out and talking about you all the time," said Harrisburg senior Dakota Upchurch.
"The older people in our town gather around and talk about the kids we have playing," said Harrisburg senior Ryne Roper.
This is what normal is like in Harrisburg.
A year ago, was anything but normal.
On Feb. 29, 2012, at 4:56 a.m., An EF-4 tornado tore through the town.
Eight people died. Dozens more lost their homes and businesses.
"You can see something on TV, but when you see it in person it looks totally different," said Harrisburg senior Capel Henshaw.
"In a small town like Harrisburg, no one really thinks that's supposed to happen," said Harrisburg senior Tyler Smithpeters
"You don't have a tornado in a town of 10,000 and have it not affect you," stated Harrisburg head basketball coach Randy Smithpeters.
Like how it affected Harrisburg senior Dakota Upchurch, who survived at his grandma's house, but discovered a family friend did not.
"It sucks for something like that to happen," Upchurch said. "It's made me a better person, I think."
Or sophomore cheerleader Morgan Burklow, who frantically passed the terrifying seconds in her apartment bathroom, to find it was the only room left standing.
"My first instinct was to get up and run out the door, and it kind of hit me then cause glass was everywhere and I realized my house was gone," Burklow said.
The boys basketball game that night was postponed until the next day.
It was then the team learned how much sports meant to the community.
"There was a guy, I couldn't tell you his name, but I was familiar with his face, he lived down the street, and so I stopped and rolled down my window and asked if he was OK," Randy Smithpeters said. "He said yeah, what time's the game tonight?'"
The game got pushed back to the next day, and Harrisburg won.
Then it won again.
In a time of unimaginable loss, the Bulldog basketball team seemed destined to win.
"Having that game the next day was just a way some people could get their mind off the storm, and in a way get back to the way life was before the storm," Roper said.
"I just couldn't miss it, it was an escape to get away from everything that had happened and it made me feel a lot better," Burklow said.
The Bulldogs' season finally ended in the State quarterfinals, but not before it, filled Harrisburg back up with hope.
"Even though it's just a sport, just basketball, bring some joy back to Harrisburg," Roper said.
A year later, they still are.
The Bulldogs are 28-1, the number one team in Class 2A, on a quest for the school's first state basketball trophy.
"It'd be the greatest feeling in the world to get that state championship," Upchurch said.
"It'd mean a lot," Henshaw said. "Our crowd and fans who come to support us are just great. They've been behind us 100 percent coming to every game. "
A year ago, basketball helped begin Harrisburg's healing process.
Today, it continues to lead the city back to normalcy.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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