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 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:21:38 GMT
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Franklin will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July. Publicist David Brokaw providedMore >>
Aretha Franklin announced earlier this month that she would cancel scheduled performances in Chicago and Connecticut this week to undergo medical treatmentMore >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:21:13 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:15:56 GMT
A publicist for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Prague says that photographs of the star have been stolen. Alice Titzova of the PR agency 2media says the photos, stolen late Monday, were toMore >>
A publicist for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Prague says that photographs of the star have been stolenMore >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:11 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:11:46 GMT
A New York City woman has been sentenced to probation for stalking actress Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAR') on the Internet. Teresa Yuan was sentenced Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. She pleaded guiltyMore >>
A New York City woman has been sentenced to probation for stalking actress Marion Cotillard on the InternetMore >>
A disease that decimated bat populations in the eastern United States has been detected in Illinois, raising concerns for the environment and the agricultural industry.
Two laboratories confirmed the presence of the fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday. The disease, fatal to several bat species, was found in bats from four counties: LaSalle in north-central Illinois, Monroe in southwestern Illinois and Hardin and Pope in the far southern part of the state.
Researchers are especially concerned about the disease because bats play a crucial role in the environment, devouring huge quantities of agricultural pests, which likely saves that industry billions of dollars a year in the U.S., said Joe Kath, endangered species manager for the department.
"Although its arrival was anticipated, the documented spread of WNS into Illinois is discouraging news, mainly because there is no known way to prevent or stop this disease in its tracks," Kath said.
White-nose syndrome is not known to affect people, pets or livestock. The name of the disease refers to the white fungal growth found on the noses of infected bats.
The disease has now been detected in 20 states, most of them in the eastern U.S., as well as five Canadian provinces. White-nose syndrome spreads rapidly and has the potential to infect half of the bat species in North America, the department said.
Currently, it affects seven hibernating bat species. The disease rouses them from their winter slumbers more often than normal, leaving the animals dehydrated and hungry and damaging their connective tissues, muscles and skin. Unable to find insects to eat in the winter, they starve or freeze to death.
The disease has killed more than 5.7 million cave-dwelling bats in the eastern third of North America. It has been spreading south and west.
Illinois and several other Midwestern states are home to many endangered bat species and some of the largest hibernating bat populations in the country.
Bats play a critical environmental role, gobbling up thousands of tons of potentially harmful forest and agricultural pests each year, including mosquitos.
While researchers search for a way to fight white-nose syndrome, federal and state officials have focused on trying to contain the disease.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has kept caves it owns or manages closed because officials believe the fungus that causes the disease can be carried among caves by humans on clothing, footwear and caving gear.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 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 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 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 >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 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 >>