Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:46:12 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:35:26 GMT
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns. KSP says 59-year-old Tara Coomes, of Henderson, pulled out of the Zion Country Store on KY 351 in Zion, and was traveling eastboundMore >>
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns.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.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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