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 >>
Military and hospital officials in Yemen say a large explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in the center of the capital, Sanaa, has wounded 20 people, many of them seriously.More >>
The Defense Ministry came under attack Thursday from a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen, killing 52 people and wounding 167 in a fierce battle in the heart of Yemen's capital of Sanaa, the government said.More >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Authorities are investigating after a baby boy was found dead in the back of a garbage truck.
City garbage workers made the discovery about 8:15 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of Campbell Street, while on their regular pickup route.
Police said they got a call from the garbage crew, after they saw the infant's body in the back of the truck.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined that the fetus was 29 to 34 weeks old.
"It is believed that this was a premature home birth," according to Sgt. Barbara Eckert of the Kansas City Police Department. "We are asking for the public's help in finding the mother."
This was not the sanitation crew's first stop of the day, so right now, police say they have no way of knowing where along the route the baby came from.
Danny Rotert, a spokesman for Kansas City, said the route mostly serves the east side of the central core of the city.
The garbage workers were doing curbside pickup at the time of the discovery, but police were unsure if the crews had picked up from any trash bins earlier in their route.
"We have actually called in grief counselors for our workers to help deal with this terrible situation," Rotert said.
Neighbors, too, were saddened by the discovery so close to home.
"It was just an incredibly sad event. I feel for the person who didn't have any resources, or didn't know what the resources were in the community, and this is how they chose to deal with their problem, that they obviously needed help with," neighbor Dia Matthews said. "Obviously, we have an innocent life that has been taken, and I think that somebody needs to be held responsible for it. But I think they obviously need help as well."
And as a reminder about those resources, in both Missouri and Kansas, parents who don't think they can care for a new baby are allowed to leave that baby with an employee at any medical facility or fire department.
In Missouri, one can also leave a child at a law enforcement facility with someone on duty.
In Kansas, the limit for leaving a baby, who has not been abused in any way, and guaranteed without prosecution, is 45 days after the child's birth. However, in Missouri the limit will soon be changing from five to 45 days. And from 45 days to a year, parents can leave the child but may have to go through the court system. However, prosecution is still unlikely.
If you know someone who was pregnant recently and no longer is, police say call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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Monday, July 29 2013 6:13 PM EDT2013-07-29 22:13:07 GMT
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined a fetus found at an Independence pump station had speed and marijuana in his system.The fetus was male and was 20 to 21 weeks old, according to theMore >>
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined a fetus found at an Independence pump station had speed and marijuana in his system.More >>
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 10:36 AM EST2013-12-05 15:36:20 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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