Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:37pm
A witness to Tuesday morning's hit and run on Green River Road says she's still "shocked and bothered" by what she saw. Lea Goodwin of Evansville tells WIKY News she had turned off Lynch Road about 6:30, and saw an SUV in front of her bouncing off curbs and signs "like a pinball machine" before it struck a man waiting at a bus stop in front of Cheddar's Restaurant. Goodwin says the vehicle is a small pale blue SUV, perhaps a Nissan, with a plastic license plate cover that's dirty and faded.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:35pm
An Evansville man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head. 31-year old Christopher Compton was brought to Deaconess Hospital late Monday night. Police arrested 22 year old Jacob Cobb for felony battery. Compton told investigators he had been arguing with Cobb in the 200 block of West Michigan, and that's where Cobb was taken into custody.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:34pm
Two Evansville men are arrested after they ran from an officer in the 1300 block of South Elliott Street. An officer attempted to talk to 22-year old Todd Covington and 18 year old Dugniqio Forest while trying to locate a person with a felony warrant. But both fled on foot Monday night. Officers were able to catch both men after a short chase. An officer says he found cocaine in Covington's pocket. He was arrested for resisting law enforcement and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Forest was also arrested for resisting.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:33pm
The city of Evansville came up about two million dollars short in property tax collections during the second half of last year. Mayor Winnecke is asking department heads to look for ways to make cuts. For now the police department will handle the problem by not paying out comp time.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:31pm
Spirits are high as earth is turned for the downtown convention hotel project. Mayor Winnecke told a big crowd that since the groundbreaking had been delayed from late January to Monday afternoon, he thought it would be appropriate to assume responsibility for the great weather for the event. The Hilton Doubletree Hotel, parking garage, and at least 78 apartments are expected to be ready by the Fall of 2015.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:12pm
Four same-sex couples sue in federal court for the right to marry in Indiana. The couples filed the lawsuit against Governor Pence in U.S. District Court at New Albany. Their lawyer, Dan Canon says the couples live in Floyd and Clark Counties - two were married in other states, and the other two would like to be married.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:10pm
The leader of the State Senate says it‘s still possible that a pilot pre-Kindergarten program could be approved by the Indiana General Assembly. Senator David Long says there might be room for it this fall. Long says the summer study committee review is needed, but he's not generally opposed to a pilot program. He's not sure how large it would be. Governor Pence supports it.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:08pm
Environmental and citizens' groups are asking Indiana regulators to launch a formal probe into problems and delays that have sharply limited the power output of Duke Energy's coal-gasification plant. In a motion filed with the Utility Regulatory Commission, the four groups say the $3.5 billion Knox County plant has been plagued by failures and outages. The motion says the Edwardsport plant generated just 4 percent of its maximum capacity in January, and averaged 37 percent of its max during the second half of last year.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:42pm
McCutchanville and German Township...and later both Perry, and Scott Township firefighters are greeted by heavy smoke, and a female, burned by flames that came from a mobile home. The two-alarm fire, in the 6100 block of Rockford Drive, in the Westbrook Mobile Home Park was reported late Thursday afternoon. Everyone got out of the trailer before firefighters arrived. No other injuries were reported. Westbrook is off St. Joe Avenue and Mill Road.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:41pm
Relief may be on the way next winter, for those of us who don't want another day of cold and snow. The predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean that's already brewing would likely change the weather worldwide. The warming, called an El Nino, is expected to lead to a milder winter for the nation's frigid northern tier. It's also expected to result in fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states. Globally, it can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of dollars in crop losses.