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 10:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:54:14 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:47 GMT
Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods say it's time to move on. GarciaMore >>
The world's No. 1 player also said their flap is two weeks old and that "it's long past time to move on and talk about golf."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:49 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:49:10 GMT
San Francisco 49ers leading wide receiver Michael Crabtree has had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Crabtree was operated on Wednesday, one day after suffering the injury during an organizedMore >>
Crabtree was operated on Wednesday, one day after suffering the injury during an organized team activity.More >>
INDIANA (WFIE) -
A bill to crack down on meth makers is headed to a full House vote after being passed by a special House committee at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday.
The question is- how will this bill impact Evansville's war on meth?
Evansville Assistant Police Chief Chris Pugh tells 14 News that Evansville had 111 meth labs in 2012 and 20 already in 2013. He says that means the meth task force is on schedule to bust even more manufacturers.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was first to testify on the bill which passed the Senate in February. He says the bill focuses on reducing the amount of pseudophedrine a person can purchase from 86 grams a year, to 61 grams a year.
The proposed limit is equivalent to two to six boxes each month, depending on the dosage. Mayor Winnecke says that is still too much, and he suggests the limit to be cut in half.
Ultimately, Mayor Winnecke suggests Sudafed become a prescription drug.
Detective Brock Hensley said just last week he parked at Walgreens and watched two men meet in the parking lot, one went in to purchase Sudafed, and then sold it minutes later on the next intersection.
Officials say smurfing is the biggest problem.
Officials say that pseudophedrine has an incredibly high street value. Manufacturers buy the substance illegally through the use of smurfs.
The bill proposes harsher punishments for those who are caught purchasing for others. A proposed registry will track the amount an individual has purchased.
Mayor Winnecke says it's a start to crack down on smurfing which officials have witnessed in the Evansville area.
"Say you've already purchased your limit, you can pay me and I'll go in and buy the pseudo for you. I'll sign the registry, and then the police will be trying to track me. When they track me, they'll track you. So the registry is effective in the sense that it's another tool in the toolbox, but it's not the end all, be all in the fight to stop meth," Mayor Winnecke said.
Officials agreed on Wednesday that the most disturbing aspect of these meth labs is the number of children they affect.
Officials told the committee that child protective services removed 420 children from meth lab homes across the state of Indiana. That number accounts for more than 40 percent of the agency's cases.
Another agency that is hit hard financially is the Evansville Meth Task Force, which was formed just three years ago.
"So we take it from other investigations. We take it form patrol, from other investigative units things like that and just the sheer amount of money to keep these guys safe. For the equipment they need to work the labs safely, so they don't get injured," Assistant Chief Pugh said.
Officials estimate the meth task force is a half-million dollar operation and like Assistant Chief Pugh said that money is taken from other local operations.
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 >>