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 >>
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.More >>
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Roman Catholic church's new leader has changed the perception of the church in an extraordinary way in a short time.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Ivan and Gaia were siblings who spent their entire lives together. Forever bonded, they died within days of each other, eventually succumbing to the cruel fate of Father Time.
"Ivan was a big animal with an even bigger personality and will be missed," a friend said.
Gaia was quite the character, too, the friend said. "She liked to tease Ivan a little bit."
Needless to say, their community, the Phoenix Zoo, is in mourning.
Ivan and Gaia, you see, were born from the same clutch of eggs nearly 20 years ago and were part of the Phoenix Zoo's Komodo Dragon exhibit when they died.
Ivan died Sept. 12, and his sister, Gaia, followed on Sept. 19, said their "friend," Paula Swanson, the zoo's manager of ectotherms.
"(Ivan) was curious and would interact with visitors through the glass," Swanson said. "He liked getting a bath via the hose and also enjoyed being scratched on the back occasionally with a scrub brush.
"He knew his name and recognized his keepers," Swanson said. "Even though he was fast and strong, he would nap in the exhibit yard and ignore the wild rabbits that were munching on grass right next to him."
Swanson said Komodo dragons are territorial, and Gaia and Ivan were never in the same enclosure for their safety, not to mention Gaia's teasing.
"They had to modify their exhibit because sometimes when Ivan would walk by, if (Gaia) saw his tail sticking out from under the doorway, she'd go over and try to nip Ivan's tail," Swanson said. "It would really make him mad. She was being a bratty sister."
The Phoenix Zoo has two remaining, two dragons born in January, in Memphis. The dragons, which haven't been named yet, were born in Memphis and brought to the zoo on March 14.
In captivity, Komodo dragons typically live to their late teens, Swanson said.
They're on display in the Bush House, but will be moved later as they mature, according to a zoo news release.
The Phoenix Zoo contributes to Komodo dragon field conservation, the release said. Only about 3,000 to 5,000 dragons remain in the wild on four small Indonesian islands, most of which occur in Komodo National Park.
They are listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature as vulnerable.
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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 >>
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.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
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.
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 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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