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 >>
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -
Minnesota conservation officers will get help this year in the fight against zebra mussels from three dogs specially trained to sniff out the tiny invasive species.
For the first time, the agency plans to use the dogs this spring and summer in addition to between 126 and 146 human inspectors to check boats for zebra mussels.
Zebra mussels often elude human inspectors who search boats being hauled into and out of Minnesota lakes.
On Tuesday, Labradors Brady and Digger successfully found zebra mussels hidden inside a boat trailer's taillight during a demonstration with their handlers, conservation officers with the DNR.
More than 100 Minnesota lakes, rivers and wetlands already are infested with zebra mussels. The pests clog water intake pipes, cut swimmers' feet and disrupt the ecosystem.
"The dogs are going to be able to inspect watercraft and vessels a lot faster than humans, and a lot of times more successfully because they're using their nose instead of their eyes," said Travis Muyres, one of the DNR conservation officers working with the dogs.
Muyres traveled to California this year to learn about that state's use of dogs to find zebra and quagga mussels, another invasive species. California is using more than a dozen dogs to inspect boats.
"They figured it was five to 15 times faster" to use dogs, Muyres said.
The dogs and their handlers went through five weeks of training that involved teaching the dogs to identify the scent of zebra mussels. During Tuesday's demonstration, two of the dogs took turns circling the boat and sat down when they picked up the zebra mussels' scent. They were then rewarded with a ball.
The DNR will see how the dogs perform this year and decide whether to expand the program. The dogs also are being trained to detect wildlife such as deer to help find poachers and could also be trained to smell firearms. The DNR already has K-9 units, so Muyres said adding the zebra mussel dogs was not a big expense. One of the dogs was purchased from a breeder, and the other two came from shelters.
Finding dogs that would be a good fit was challenging, Muyres said.
"We need the right dog with the right temperament, right sociability," he said, "and then we needed the dog with the right drives. The right search drives, the right stability, the right focus. And to try to get all of those elements together in the same dog was really difficult."
The dogs and human inspectors will target high-traffic lakes, or lakes the DNR has deemed susceptible to zebra mussel infestations.
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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 9:08 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 >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.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.
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.