Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:08 PM EST2013-12-04 21:08:10 GMT
EVANSVILLE (WFIE) -Evansville Police are on the scene of a barricaded gunman. According to the department's Facebook page, it happened Wednesday morning in the 1500 block of South Alvord Boulevard. DispatchersMore >>
Several streets near Covert Avenue and South Alvord Boulevard were closed Wednesday morning as police responded to a man who barricaded himself inside his home. More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-12-04 04:01:42 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police and emergency crews are on the scene of an accident on I-164 near mile marker 11. According to dispatch, a dump truck ran off the road and down an embankment. No other carsMore >>
I-164 is back open on Tuesday night after a semi carrying a load of coal ran off the roadway. More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 10:50 PM EST2013-12-03 03:50:58 GMT
A jury has cleared a Webster County man accused of running over a man at a soccer field. The defendant, 76-year-old Jimmy Frederick, is the husband of the Mayor of Dixon. His trial started on Monday andMore >>
A jury has cleared a Webster County man accused of running over a man at a soccer field.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:34 PM EST2013-12-06 00:34:20 GMT
Winston is the country's leading Heisman trophy candidate and would become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award.Heisman ballots are due Dec 9. Winston, a redshirtMore >>
Jameis Winston is the leading Heisman trophy candidate and could become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award. Heisman ballots are due Dec 9. More >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Oh dear! The Missouri Department of Transportation admitted Monday that it's deer literacy program has been a spectacular failure.
"A bold MODOT program to teach Missouri's half-million deer population about highway safety has failed to gain traction with the antlered [and anterless] throughout the state," according to a news release from the state highway agency.
The state has placed deer crossing signs along the state's nearly 34,000 miles of highways. The hope has been that deer will see the signs and realize that is where they are to cross and nowhere else.
"The program got off to a rocky start when maintenance workers placed the signs facing oncoming traffic on the highway, thinking the signs were meant to be viewed by motorists," the news release states.
The program has seen limited success in slowing the number of deer leaping into the path of vehicles.
"Those wild ruminants often ignore the signs and dart onto highways far from designated deer crossing areas, often to their demise," MODOT warned. "Their ignorance and impetuous actions also threaten the lives and property of motorists."
Despite deer stubborn resistance to recognize the validity of these vital signs and learn the most basic of commands, MODOT maintains its investment has not been an entirely wasted expenditure of tax dollars.
"Rather it is hoped that motorists themselves will see the signs and be reminded that deer have been seen in the area and may attempt to cross the highway at any point, even when the signs aren't present," MODOT said in attempting to justify this considerable state expense.
MODOT District Engineer Dan Niec maintained Monday that this is an important issue that requires the intelligence of humans.
"We hope that the public won't be fooled into thinking that deer will only cross where they see the signs," Niec said. "We think most people get it."
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Mickey Mouse Club star Annette Funicello, Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and American film critic Roger Ebert died within the last few days. Here is a list of all the notable deathsMore >>
Here is a list of all the notable deaths of 2013.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-04 21:11:02 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – More dead dolphins are washing up on the shores in Southeastern North Carolina. Officials with the UNCW Marine Mammals Stranding Program said they've seen a significant increaseMore >>
More dead dolphins are washing up on the shores in Southeastern North Carolina.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:59 AM EST2013-12-04 16:59:22 GMT
Darien police said they were investigating the claim that a 7-year-old girl found a long, rusty nail in a cookie.Police said the girl found the nail in a cookie she bought from a Post Road Panera Bread.OfficialsMore >>
Darien police said they were investigating the claim that a 7-year-old girl found a long, rusty nail in a cookie.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersMore >>
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:34 PM EST2013-12-05 03:34:23 GMT
The majority of the Tri-State has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning beginning Thursday night and continuing through Friday morning. 14 News meteorologist say temperatures will be dropping throughMore >>
The majority of the Tri-State has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning beginning Thursday night and continuing through Friday morning.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 1:16 PM EST2013-12-04 18:16:01 GMT
A new study shows residents of the Buckeye state have a penchant for profanity. The data analysis released by Marchex Institute found that people in Ohio curse the most in the country. Washingtonians,More >>
A new study shows residents of the Buckeye state have a penchant for profanity.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:37 PM EST2013-12-05 21:37:48 GMT
(CNN) -Two million Facebook, G-mail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack. Researchers at cyber-security firm Trustwave say the data breach was the result of malware installedMore >>
Two million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack.More >>
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