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 >>
Fire investigators are working to pinpoint the cause of the Doce Fire, which has now consumed more than 6,700 acres as it continues to grow.
Flagstaff Fire Captain Bill Morse said the fire started south of Iron Springs Road near Doce Mine and a target-shooting area.
Morse told CBS 5 News that officials have not ruled out target shooting as a cause of the wildfire. Morse said there was no lightning in the area, so they have no reason to think natural causes started the fire.
The wildfire is 10 percent contained, and has burned 6,732 acres as of Friday morning, according to U.S. Forest Service.
Fire officials said residents in the Granite Park Ranch and Levi Estates area would be notified of a scheduled burnout operation in Mint Creek Wash by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reverse 911 system, but that it would not be an evacuation order, even though flames from the operation might be seen.
Members of the community took advantage of a meeting at Prescott High School on Thursday evening to thank fire and forest crews for their heroics, but they still have got a long way to go.
People packed into the school's auditorium hoping for good news, and they got some.
"We have not lost a life. We have not lost a structure," said Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher, who was then applauded.
Crews have been able to keep the flames away from homes. So far, 605 personnel are on top of the fire, and efforts have cost $2.24 million, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
But these people didn't just come here for numbers. Half of the auditorium was full of people who had to evacuate.
"So you're concerned about the important stuff ... 'When do I go home?'" incident commander Tony Sciacca said.
And there was no answer. Crews have been working around the clock removing brush, digging into the ground and using water to fight this fire.
"We're doing nothing. It's awful. You feel hopeless," resident Kathy Bryan said. She evacuated Tuesday.
"The DC-10s were flying over the tops of the houses and dropping the slurry, the fire was coming down, the smoke was coming down and it was the scariest thing I've ever had in my life," Bryan said.
"That's the hard part, what do you bring?" Carol Sutton asked. "Nothing looks important."
Bryan forgot her hairbrush, and Sutton left socks at her house. And though they may be missing the comforts of home, they've gained a little something through this disaster.
"It says a lot. There's not too many people staying at the shelter," Bryan said. "In this community, people have been offered homes."
Several of the large air tankers have been diverted to another wildfire in New Mexico, but they still have helicopters. While it's been very dry and windy these last few days, weather conditions may improve over the weekend.
Most crews are working 12-hour shifts, with the day crews spending nights in tents, in a field and night crews sleeping in a gymnasium where it's quiet and there's air conditioning. Food caterers are feeding approximately 700 people each day.
Earlier this week, Gov. Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency, which allows for additional funding for Yavapai County.
The National Guard has not been called in at this time.
Stay with cbs5az.com for updates on the fire.
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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.