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 >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:24 PM EST2013-12-12 00:24:56 GMT
Once again, classes were disrupted in Daviess County, Kentucky due to a bomb threat. A suspicious note was found at Owensboro High School and police say enough is enough. Owensboro police say that anytimeMore >>
Once again, classes were disrupted in Daviess County, Kentucky due to a bomb threat. A suspicious note was found at Owensboro High School and police say enough is enough.
A hearing has been scheduled for the 8-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his elderly caregiver in the back of the head while she was watching television.
The tragic shooting happened at the Country Breeze mobile home park on LA 67 near Slaughter, LA just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013.
The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office says the boy was playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV' just before he took his caregiver's .38 caliber handgun and shot her. Deputies say that they are not sure if the game triggered the violent behavior of the child, but it is something they are investigating.
It is not known how the child obtained the handgun.
The boy initially told officials that the shooting was an accident, but after further investigation, they believe that the child intentionally shot 90-year-old Marie Smothers. Smothers was caring for the child and family members of the child say the woman and the boy were very close, and even slept in the same bedroom.
In Louisiana, a child under the age of 10 can not be charged with a crime. The law states: "Those who have not reached the age of 10 years are exempt from criminal responsibility. However, nothing in this article shall affect the jurisdiction of juvenile courts as established by the constitution and statutes of this state."
The 8-year-old suspect was released to his parents Thursday night. His name has not been released because of his age.
District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla filed a Family in Need of Services (FINS) petition for the child. A FINS would allow the judge to act on a variety of options, including mental health care for the child.
According to the State of Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice website:
Families in Needs of Services (FINS)
The FINS program works with youth and their families. Many of the grounds for filing a FINS petition involve conduct that would not be a crime if committed by an adult, but when committed by a youth is grounds for a FINS adjudication. Some examples are truancy (not attending school), being ungovernable (not obeying parents or repeatedly breaking school rules), runaway behavior (being absent from home without parental permission), violation of law by a child under age 10. An offense such as theft or shoplifting is not a FINS offense; it is a delinquent offense.
A delinquent act is an act committed by a child ten years of age or older which, if committed by an adult, would be considered criminal under the statutes or ordinances of Louisiana and/or another state or federal law, with the exception of certain traffic offenses.
The petition allows the child to remain with his parents and go to school while a complete psychological evaluation is done. A judge hears the case, then decides whether the offender needs to be moved to a group home setting.
"The law actually allows intervention with that child until his 18th birthday," said Curtis Nelson, 19th Judicial District Juvenile Section Chief.
Nelson says the goal is to figure out what's happening in the child's life that may have caused him to act in a negative way and work on getting him the treatment necessary to avoid future incidents. Sometimes, he says, that means putting them in a psychological treatment facility.
"You can remove a child from home and place them in state's custody," said Nelson. "You just cannot put them in a secure facility."
Taking the child away from his parents is only done as a last resort.
Nelson says while he's handled thousands of FINS cases in East Baton Rouge, he says one as serious as this has never crossed his desk.
Monday, August 26 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-08-26 16:30:53 GMT
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an 8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman Thursday evening.In what is now being called a homicide, theMore >>
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an 8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman Thursday evening right after playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. Although they believe it was an intentional crime, according to Louisiana law, the child will not be charged.More >>
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.