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 8:23 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:23:51 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 >>
Supercell storms are spawning tornadoes that have touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:53:44 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.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.
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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