Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-11 11:41:09 GMT
Little information is being released on a water main break that's causing issues for Evansville Water customers on the west side. We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday. We're expectedMore >>
We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Baby Kaj captured hearts after being burned in a van fire that happened a year ago.
"We're just thankful that he's here at all, so we're ready for whatever happens,"Kaj's mom, Amanda Shrode said.
That fire happened a year ago Wednesday on Park Street in Evansville. Fire officials say a four-year-old also in the van was playing with a lighter, and that's what caused the fire.
Police say Kaj Shrode was seven months old when he suffered first, second and third degree burns to 30 percent of his body.
By just looking at Kaj, you can see a huge difference. He's doing well, though he's got a lot of healing left to do.
His mom says this year has gone by fast and slow all at the same time. After what happened, she and her husband are just glad Kaj is here at all.
Kaj, a growing boy, built for battle.
"From the first time that I saw him after his accident, I never would have thought that he would look this good, as he does now," Amanda said.
The superhero shaped grafts on Kaj's face, have faded, and at almost 20 months, Amanda's youngest child is officially on the move.
"He's ready now, he's ready to go. He's ready to catch up to his brother and sister and just go," Amanda said to 14 News.
But for every step forward since the fire, Amanda says there are two steps back. It's been a bumpy road this past year.
"Everything from his mental development to his physical development, everything was put on hold. Our entire lives were put on hold. Whenever he recovered, he recovered very slowly, and he still does," Amanda said.
As Kaj's burned body continues to heal, twice-daily baths, dressing changes, and therapy are the norm. Surgery is a part of life now, too. A life that's difficult and sometimes painful, but also full of love.
"I think we all know how much we love our kids until they're almost taken from us. Just like we all think we know what strength is until something like this happens and comes along, and we learn that strength is not about not letting the bad things get to you. It's about it getting to you and you being strong enough to not let it show for your child's sake," Amanda said.
That strength Amanda and her husband rely on, they aren't the only ones who have it.
Their little man is one tough cookie. A small survivor built for battle.
"I adore him. I would die for him. I would die for all of my kids, of course, but Kaj is just something special. He's going do things in his life, I think," Amanda shared.
Kaj had his most recent surgery last month and has another one coming up in a few weeks.
Amanda says they're working on a yard sale in Kaj's name to benefit Shriner's Burn Unit. It's going to be the last weekend of April if you're interested in donating or helping out.
Amanda says she's planning to go back to school in the fall to become a social worker after seeing how much their social worker at Shriner's helped them.
For a bit more on this story, you can check out Erin Meyer's blog for a behind the scenes view of this story, and her life as a reporter, you don't see on TV.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-10 22:22:57 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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