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 >>
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.More >>
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.More >>
PHOENIX (AP) -
Adam Wainwright begins earning his newfound wealth on Monday.
The right-hander will be on the mound in his third opening-day start when the St. Louis Cardinals face the remodeled Arizona Diamondbacks, who for the second year in a row will open with Ian Kennedy.
Wainwright's start comes four days after he agreed to contract that guarantees him $109.5 million over the next six seasons. Last year, Wainwright was 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA after missing all of the team's 2011 championship season because of elbow surgery.
"He's the full package of the guy you look for in your ace," St. Louis right-hander Jake Westbrook said. "He has all those qualities. We are going to feed off of him and go from there."
Wainwright leads a St. Louis team that, as always, begins with high expectations. The Cardinals fully expect to supply Wainwright and the rest of their pitching staff with plenty of run support.
"I think we've been very good over the past two years," said first baseman Allen Craig, who also has a new contract, "and I don't see any reason why we can't be one of the best offenses in the National League this year."
The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, have traded right fielder Justin Upton and added Martin Prado at third base. Three projected regulars - outfielders Adam Eaton and Cody Ross, and shortstop Willie Bloomquist - open on the disabled list.
"We don't need any more injuries," manager Kirk Gibson said.
Neither do the Cardinals, who start with third baseman David Freese and closer Jason Motte on the DL.
Eaton, the speedy rookie center fielder, is out for six-to-eight weeks with an arm injury. He was to be the leadoff batter in a lineup that wants to rely more on contact hitting than on home runs.
Kennedy, a 21-game winner in Arizona's NL West championship season of 2011, started slowly last year but finished strong, going 15-12 with a 4.02 ERA overall.
Arizona catcher Miguel Montero raved about the rebuilt roster, especially in terms of team chemistry.
"We've got a good solid lineup and bench players," he said. "More than that we've got good solid players with good personalities and great attitudes. That's great - veteran guys that have been around winning ball clubs and can bring a lot to the team."
The most significant addition is Prado, who came to Arizona in the deal that sent Upton to Atlanta. Prado will bat in his customary No. 2 spot, with Aaron Hill dropping to third in the batting order. Both Prado and Hill batted over .300 last season.
Montero moves into the cleanup spot, at least for now. Gibson has a history of juggling his batting order.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who just got a new contract after just one full season in the majors, bats fifth, followed by Jason Kubel, the only returnee from the Arizona opening-day outfield a year ago.
Gibson, entering his third full season as Diamondbacks manager, calls this "a very close" group.
"They've had a good time, they work together, they talk about the game, they're engaged in the things that we've worked on," he said. "They've been open to it. They haven't been bored with it. They've executed in the games. They've been open to looking at themselves when things didn't go the way we wanted, understanding why mistakes are made. You can tell right now they're ready for the season to start. ... There's a lot of good conversation going on about where we're headed and how we're going to get there."
Mike Matheny opens his second season as Cardinals manager.
Centerfielder Jon Jay will bat leadoff for St. Louis.
"If you are hitting at the top of the order you definitely want to score runs and we've got the guys who are capable of doing it," Jay said. "My job is simple: get on base and hope we score a lot of runs."
Third baseman Matt Carpenter bats second ahead of left fielder Matt Holliday, Craig, right fielder Carlos Beltran and catcher Yadier Molina.
"Our lineup has a lot of depth in it and there's a lot of interchangeable parts," Jay said. "We have a good lineup. Guys are going to be coming off the bench who could play every day."
Arizona will start slimmed-down right-hander Trevor Cahill on Tuesday, and St. Louis goes with left-hander Jaime Garcia. On Wednesday night, right-hander Brandon McCarthy makes his Arizona debut in his first big league start since he sustained a horrific head injury when he was struck by a line drive while pitching for Oakland last September. Right-hander Lance Lynn starts the series finale for the Cardinals.
The rotation for the Cardinals is perhaps the team's biggest uncertainty.
Asked whether he was comfortable with his rotation, Matheny said, "Comfortable is a word I don't like because I don't want anybody feeling comfortable.
"I want everybody on the edge normally," he said. "Go out and do their job, they can always do better, They can consistently improve. That's been a pretty common theme for us and I want them to continue."
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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 >>
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 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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