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 >>
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the...More >>
The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction meant he would have to land without...More >>
FAIRFIELD, IL. (WFIE) -
Southern Illinois counties are gearing up for what could be a second oil boom using the controversial recovery method, fracking, which involves blasting underground rock formations with water, sand and chemicals to release oil and natural gas.
The City of Fairfield has about 5,400 residents, but that number is expected to grow with the oil recovery process called 'fracking.'
Officials say they're being proactive about preparing what could be a complete transformation of the city.
"our area needs an economic boom and shot in the arm and this we believe will provide that," says Fairfield Mayor, Chuck Griswold.
In what the Mayor calls the first wave of economic impact, land surveyors spent several months in Fairfield leasing Wayne County farm land, not for crops, but for oil.
"We haven't really seen what I call the second wave now," says Mayor Griswold. "There's been one well drilled, they moved that rig to another well, but I don't think they've actually undergone the high pressure hydraulic fracking yet."
But when the frack does begin...
"I would say more area businesses will sell more goods and services, restaurants, clothing stores, hardware stores, automotive dealers," says Griswold.
John Williams says hit butcher shop saw an increase in business with more people visiting for sandwiches and steaks. The type he says will fit in well with their small community.
"This community here is unique in a way how it is a tight knit community, people care about each other here," says John.
Griswold says school enrollment will increase along with residential developments and more tax revenue.
The manager at Briarwood Inn says their rooms are continuously booked up, and there are now plans for another hotel to be built on the west side of town.
"It's 40-50 rooms, probably two-story, sort of an adirondack style-pillars and stone," says Griswold.
City officials are aware of what the Mayor calls rowdiness, which is why the city council has already outlawed strip clubs and maintains strict laws on drinking and driving.
"Candidly, we're in the midst of the bible belt here, people go to church on Sundays, a lot of residents here, we wanted to protect our children from as many of the negative things as we could," says Griswold.
Griswold says having more people in town will mean more civic challenges.
"The emergency room at the hospital, I think will see a lot more people," says Griswold. "I think we'll have a lot of traffic, as a result and of course more traffic means impatient drivers, means having more wrecks, meaning we'll probably have to put more police officers on the street."
The mayor tells 14 News that he will be forming a special seven person committee. Those members will be talking with residents and businesses to learn about some of their concerns.
They'll also meet with a special group of people from a town in Ohio that recently underwent a similar oil boom.
The mayor says it's key to try to look at the similar areas and learn from them.
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
CBS 5 News
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.