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 >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University Hospital workers came together to grant a wish for a dying patient.
Hospital staff members call Evonne Lee an inspiration, so they provided a moment of joy and celebration to the 52-year-old cancer patient who has a grim prognosis.
"Time is against her right now, and one of her wishes was to get married before she was out of time," said University Hospital Nurse Melissa Pritchett.
That's all it took to turn University Hospital into a wedding venue for Evonne Lee and Don Tyler.
"When we first met and we first got together, we decided we're in it for life," Tyler said.
That promise was enough eight years ago, but getting married became a priority when Lee was diagnosed with cancer last year. Don popped the question Christmas morning, as Lee's health began deteriorating.
"During February, I found out I had leukemia," Lee said.
She's been in the hospital since then, and doctors give her weeks to live.
"I know I don't have long, but the time I have, I'm just going to enjoy it," Lee said.
Tuesday was all about that. Lee is be unable to walk, so hospital staff wheeled her down from her sixth floor hospital room to the chapel.
The hospital chaplain performed the ceremony. Her body is in too much pain to wear the rings, so she wears her new ring around her neck.
The standing-room only wedding included family and friends and Lee's new hospital family.
"I've done many things on this floor but not wedding planning," Nurse Pritchett laughed. She helped organize the ceremony.
"We knew we were working against the clock, so a lot of the staff started bringing in all these wedding magazines," she said.
The planning brought Lee joy.
"She started getting really excited," Pritchett said. "She told me what kind of dress she wanted and what she was looking for and her vision of the day, and I was able to go to the local businesses and say what she wanted."
Lee's hospital room and a neighboring room were transformed into a reception hall.
Everything from the dress to the cake, food and flowers were all donated by local businesses.
"I've performed two other weddings, but this was an extraordinary experience where so many people came together to make this happen," said University Hospital Chaplain Rev. Tara Reck.
Lee's daughter was able to fly in from Japan where she's been living for six years. She recently learned of her mother's terminal diagnosis.
"When they first told me, I was in a daze. My mother's very young," Celeste Lee said.
She instead focused on the joy of her mother's wedding day.
"I've got my family here to support me. I have a new family with all the great staff here, and I'm just praying for the best," Celeste said.
The best is what Evonne and Don hope for with what little time she has left.
"No one really knows what day their time is up on Earth. I'm just living one day to the next," Lee said.
The family says University Hospital will always be special to them. It's where Evonne and Don got engaged, got married, and it will be where Evonne lives her final days as a married woman.
Nearly a half-dozen businesses pitched in to make the wedding happen. Belmar Florist supplied the flowers, Pheln's Bakery donated a cake, Gigi's supplied cupcakes, Goose Creek Diner offered reception food, Sarah Hester Photography took pictures, and Rebecca's Boutique provided the wedding dress.
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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