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 >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
A 3-year-old got his blood tested bright and early Monday despite the government shutdown.
The persistence of Bo Macan's mother and the compassion of a U.S. senator from Kansas helped get Bo's drawn at Children's Mercy Hospital. Bo's blood is now on its way to the National Institutes of Health.
"What a difference social media makes," said Bo's mother, Carolyn Macan. She said she posted a week ago on Facebook her frustration that her son couldn't get the treatment he needed in advance of a bone marrow transplant because of the government shutdown.
She didn't mince words about her anger at Congress.
After Bo's story went viral and news media outlets picked it up, the office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas, went to bat.
"Sen. Jerry Moran called me personally on Friday and said that he had called some people and pulled some strings," Carolyn Macan recalled.
She was told to take her son to Children's Mercy Monday morning where his blood was drawn thanks to Moran's assistance. She said she is relieved, but also remains cautious.
"I want to make sure it gets there," she said. "I want to make sure they get it and the lab is functioning. I'll be more relieved when NIH calls me and says, 'We got it!'"
Bo needs a bone marrow transplant. Bo has an extremely rare immune system disease and has been quite ill since April. He has spent 100 days at the University of Kansas Hospital this year.
Because of his fragile health, he cannot get the desperately needed transplant until his health stabilizes. Doctors are recommending an experimental drug treatment. To determine the drug dosage, he needed his blood tested.
And he couldn't because of the shutdown.
"Once we know, he can start on the drug," Carolyn Macan said about the testing. "He'll be on it every day for four weeks and then once every six weeks until essentially his disease lays dormant in his body and he can have his transplant."
It will take up to two weeks to get the blood testing completed.
"I am very excited," she said. "As of right now, we wait."
All of his remaining treatments, including his transplant, can be done at Kansas City area hospitals. The testing of his blood for this special drug was all that was needed to be done at a government lab.
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Thursday, December 5 2013 9:37 PM EST2013-12-06 02:37:44 GMT
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - It's a crime most of us can't comprehend: an Elizabethtown mother is accused of trying to sell her baby not once, but twice. Police and prosecutors in Hardin County were baffledMore >>
It's a crime most of us can't comprehend: an Elizabethtown mother is accused of trying to sell her baby not once, but twice.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 >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:38 AM EST2013-12-07 13:38:56 GMT
BITHLO, FL (Central Florida News 13/CNN) - A central Florida man made quite a discovery inside an old Christmas tree box that was filled with $50,000 in bonds. Anthony Garafalo, a single father, foundMore >>
Anthony Garafalo, a single father, found the tree a few years ago while looking for scrap metal to sell and finally opened it this year for his son. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:35 PM EST2013-12-06 17:35:35 GMT
Tri-Staters will wake up to snow and ice Friday morning. 14 News meteorologists predict ice accumulations will range up to 1/4" in parts of the Tri-State. They say 3-5" of snow is possible along and northMore >>
Driving conditions on Friday will be hazards so officials are reminding everyone to take it slow.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 2:09 PM EST2013-12-07 19:09:16 GMT
Multiple crews were called to the scene a several slide-offs Saturday morning on the Natcher Parkway in Daviess County. Kentucky State Police say the fire department was responding to a minor wreck nearMore >>
Multiple crews were called to the scene a several slide-offs Saturday morning on the Natcher Parkway in Daviess County.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 >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-07 14:39:04 GMT
ALBURQUERQUE, NM (KRQE/CNN) - The GED is getting a major overhaul nationwide by going completely computerized and ramping up the cost, and test-takers and critics alike aren't happy with the changes. AlmostMore >>
Almost everything about the test is changing, and people are scrambling to find any seat available at a testing center to take it. The rush started months ago. More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 5:27 PM EST2013-12-06 22:27:45 GMT
The Tri-State area is seeing a lot of snow and ice resulting in dangerous conditions. Perry County officials have declared a snow and ice emergency. Due to the amount of snow and ice, road crews areMore >>
The Tri-State area is seeing a lot of snow and ice resulting in dangerous conditions.More >>
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