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 8:53 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:53:59 GMT
Memorial Day is often marked with events like cookouts and bonfires. But there are safety concerns affecting children that goes along with summer fun. Something you may not be familiar with. Those atMore >>
Memorial Day is often marked with events like cookouts and bonfires. But there are safety concerns affecting children that goes along with summer fun. Something you may not be familiar with.
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.More >>
Anthony Weiner knows there may be a lot of New Yorkers who would never consider voting for him again, but he says he's running for mayor because he wants to bring his ideas to the fore - and win.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:33:23 GMT
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off. The company says the recall affects the 2013 Cadillac SRX with 18-inch wheels. Canadian safetyMore >>
General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:31:17 GMT
This is National EMS Week and the events in Oklahoma are a reminder of how much we depend on first responders. That massive destruction has first responders in Owensboro reviewing what they'd need toMore >>
This is National EMS Week and the events in Oklahoma are a reminder of how much we depend on first responders.More >>
WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) -
Both the City of Boonville and the fire department are said to be benefiting from a decision two years ago when the fire department officially became part of the Boon Township Fire Territory.
That decision to include the fire department in the fire territory two years ago has since allowed the department to buy new equipment, hire more workers, and become more efficient.
Chief Byers says the move has ultimately saved lives within the community.
Chief Byers says the fire department will receive a new fire truck at the end of this month, to replace the one that's over 30 years old.
"It's had a rebuilt motor, transmission, pump. You know, we're constantly having to put money into it. So, it is time for it to be replaced," Chief Byers says.
Since 2011, the department has gradually made upgrades. It's added new equipment and three new firefighters, which has allowed it to make more medical runs with Warrick EMS. All thanks to its inclusion in the Boon Township Fire Territory.
"Being able to make more medical runs, we've, I think we're serving the taxpayer a whole lot better than what we were. There's no doubt about it, that it, you know, it's saved lives," Chief Byers says.
To make the fire territory a reality, township taxes had to be raised, but fire territory president Kevin Derr says the tax burden has been equal for both those living in and outside of Boonville.
"Before, we had this bifurcated rate, where city payers paid a much larger rate and township payers paid a much lower rate. We were able to lower the city rate and slightly raise the township rate, and increase overall revenues," Derr says.
At the time of the decision, township residents were upset over the tax hike. But Derr and Byers both say the long-run benefit has been worth it.
"I think it's a great decision. We can guarantee that we're going to protect the investment of anybody who comes to town, because we've got a great police force and now a better fire department," Derr says.
Derr says those township rates may soon drop, while they maintain the fire territory. As he says a commission has been started to try to get more fire hydrants out to rural areas, thus dropping homeowner's insurance rates for people throughout the township.
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 7:15 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:15:37 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 >>