Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:51pm
Governor Mike Pence says this year's Indiana General Assembly passed bills that will bring real progress on jobs, roads and schools. Shortly after the close of the session Pence thanked lawmakers for their efforts to provide tax relief to Hoosier businesses, while giving local communities options. House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath says the business personal property tax bill helps corporate interests, and not Hoosiers.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:50pm
Fire destroys a house on Henderson's South Main Street. Strong, gusty winds helped the flames spread through the wood and stone structure in the 1600 block Friday afternoon. The fire burned for several hours. Nobody was hurt. No one was at home when the blaze was reported by neighbors.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:47pm
The woman at the top of Aurora will be stepping down at the end of this year. Luzada Hayes has spent 15-years as executive director, and is assuring those who partner with Aurora that its work to eliminate homelessness will continue. Hayes also says it will continue to need support from the community. Aurora operates as an independent entity funded by federal, state and local resources, corporate and private donors, fundraisers and special events. The Aurora board's plans to launch a search in June for Hayes successor.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:46pm
A minority owner of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari buys a water park in Bessemer, Alabama. Attorney Dan Koch bought Splash Adventure from General Attractions, and will also own part of the land that surrounds the park. Splash Adventure was called VisionLand when it opened in 1998. Holiday World is not associated with the sale.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:36am
Graco Children's Products has added more than 403,000 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles. But the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration still wants Graco to add 1.8 million infant seats to the recall because they have the same buckles. Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove children. In some cases parents have had to cut harnesses to get their children out.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:08pm
The final EVSC snow make up day is decided, and it will again utilize the flexibility the Department of Education has given schools. The most recent snow day was March 3, and to make it up, the school day will again be extended by one hour for six consecutive days, from March 31-April 7. Principals agreed that this method of making up one day offers the best use of instructional time and educational benefit to students.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:06pm
Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages faces a new challenge, in a lawsuit filed by a national gay rights group. Lambda Legal is representing three lesbian couples from Whitestown, Chesterton and Munster Indiana. The suit argues the couples' equal protection rights are being violated, because they can't marry in Indiana and the state won't recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. A similar lawsuit was filed last week by four couples in southern Indiana.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:57pm
There's a new second in command at Vanderburgh County's Emergency Management Agency. Chad Woodburn is an Air Force and Marine Corps veteran, former state trooper and fire investigator for Homeland Security. During his career he's assisted in the aftermath of two tornadoes in the Evansville area, and Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Woodburn will serve as deputy director, to Executive Director Cliff Weaver, who says Woodburn's training, experience, and education make him a great resource. Monday was his first day on the job.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:54pm
A Hopkins County woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of her step-son. A jury found 24-year-old Kelley Kirby of Earlington guilty last month of both manslaughter and criminal abuse in the death of 4 year old Cayden Kirby. The judge also decided there will be no probation for her, and she and her lawyer said they will not appeal the court's decision.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:48pm
State Police, Vanderburgh County officers and the U-S Marshal’s get together and serve a felony arrest warrant for attempted murder on 24-year old Lanico Payne. The Evansville man had been wanted for his alleged involvement in last Friday night's shooting of 33-year old Demetrius Fingers, in the 900 block of Blackford Avenue. EPD Detective Sergeant Larry Nelson says Payne is the first of the three suspects now behind bars. Officers found Payne at a gas station parking lot at Burkhardt and Virginia.