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 9 2013 8:03 AM EST2013-12-09 13:03:07 GMT
Two accidents cause part of Lynch Road to be shut down at Green River Road in Evansville. Officers on scene say the first accident happened when a car hit a slick spot and spun out of control, causingMore >>
Two accidents cause part of Lynch Road to be shut down at Green River Road in Evansville.More >>
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
A Mid-Michigan state senator wore an eye patch to address his colleagues while celebrating the passage of "Talk like a Pirate Day."
Republican Senator Roger Kahn's comments are becoming a big hit on YouTube, and the video is generating some buzz.
"Thank you matey, today, we have passed talk like a pirate day," said Kahn on the video.
Seagoing folks and landlubbers alike watched in Lansing this week as Kahn celebrated passage of an observation he pushed – "International talk like a Pirate Day." Now every September 19, Michiganders can talk like a pirate all they want.
Kahn says it celebrates Michigan's maritime heritage. Democratic senator Gretchen Widmer, however, wasn't amused with the new state holiday. "I just want to thank the senator from the 32nd District for making the most compelling argument that he could for a part time legislature," said Widmer.
TV5 decided to have a conversation about this pirate-talk initiative to Kahn's constituents in Saginaw to get their thoughts on him pushing this in the state senate. The responses were mixed.
"I don't know why they'd really want to do that, to me it's just a waste of time," said one man.
"I don't have a problem with it," said a woman.
"We need a senator like that," said another man.
"I think we have a lot more pressing issues like "talk like a pirate day," like, do something with job creation, taxes [instead of this] foolishness," said a third man.
Kahn tells TV5 he gave a serious address to the senate earlier in the day that led to the passage of the $36 billion state spending plan, but nobody's reporting on that.
"I'm just kind of amused and befuddled that I've had no calls about that particular speech but I've had a lot of calls about ‘talk like a pirate day,'" said Kahn.
So would the senator retreat from his statement if he had it to do over again? No way, he said. "I work for the people of Michigan, not the media of Michigan," said Kahn.
Kahn is currently serving his last term as a state senator. He's from Saginaw Township.
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Sunday, December 8 2013 3:52 AM EST2013-12-08 08:52:03 GMT
MIAMI (WPLG/WSVN/CNN) – Wildlife officials at Florida's Everglades National Park say they had just about given up hope of helping a pod of whaled trapped in shallow waters. But after attempts to lureMore >>
Whales stranded in shallow water in Florida mysteriously free themselves.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-12-07 12:00:14 GMT
(WBIR/NBC) - Foster children Eva and Jasmine shared the same Christmas wish. During Vacation Bible School at their East Tennessee church this summer, the girls, ages 7 and 8, sent up their written prayerMore >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 8:19 PM EST2013-12-09 01:19:42 GMT
The St. Jude's Marathon in Memphis was cancelled on Saturday because of the weather, but one Evansville man still managed to cross the finish line. Bryant Mosbey and his family rearranged their plans.More >>
The St. Jude's Marathon in Memphis was cancelled on Saturday because of the weather, but one Evansville man still managed to cross the finish line.More >>
Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul's claim that Pyongyang's second most...More >>
North Korea announced Monday that it has purged leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the country's second most powerful official, accusing him of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a...More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:31 AM EST2013-12-09 11:31:45 GMT
A blown fuse is to blame for hundreds of Vectren customers being without power in Evansville overnight. It started around 1:00 a.m. Monday. The area was mainly the southeast side. The utility's websiteMore >>
The utility's website reported 1,060 without electricity at the height of the outage.More >>
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the...More >>
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming...More >>
The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while...More >>
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.More >>
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