Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:15pm
Evansville Police have talked a man out of a house in the 400 block of Covert Avenue. Sgt. Jason Cullum says negotiators spoke with him by phone before he game himself up. Earlier, Cullum identifed the man as 29-year old Ronnie Fenwick and said he's the suspect in shots being fired near Cedar Hall School. A woman who had been in a house near 5th Avenue and Keller Street was able to get out of the home, but Fenwick, who's on parole for robbery, reportedly fled in a car.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:11pm
For seven high school bands from southern Indiana, this is Finals Week...
They'll be fine-tuning and maybe even adding a some final dramatic flourishes to their 10 minute routines that they've earned the right to present at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday.
Bands that advanced to the finals over the past weekend include Castle in the largest class -- Class A. Jasper in Class B. Vincennes Lincoln and Mount Vernon in Class C. And in Class D, Mater Dei, South Spencer and Forest Park.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:09pm
Congressman Larry Bucshon will hold a town hall event in Evansville this Thursday at 6:30 in the evening. The town hall event will be open to any constituents of Indiana's 8th Congressional District. It will be held at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center on Lynch Road.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:07pm
The Gibson County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a bus accident involving a country star. It happened at about 1:30 this morning on Highway 41 at Old Highway 41, north of Vincennes. A bus carrying country music star Jason Aldean struck and killed Albert Kennedy of Vincennes. Aldean and the bus driver - the only two who were on the bus - were not hurt. Aldean's publicist issued a statement by Aldean offering condolences to Kennedy's family and saying, "nothing prepares you for something like this to happen."
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:25pm
State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says she is open to talks to settle her dispute with the State Board of Education, but also says she will not drop her lawsuit against board members. Ritz filed a lawsuit accusing the board of violating Indiana‘s Open Door law. Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a motion to block the lawsuit, saying the Attorney General is the only person who can file lawsuits on behalf of state agencies and officials. Ritz's lawsuit claims that board members held a secret meeting without her to put together a letter to state lawmakers.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:23pm
There's evidence the I-69 extension is accomplishing one of its major goals - economic development. Officials is Daviess County says its working for them. The economic officials say 12 major projects have taken place so far in 2013, resulting in $38-million in new investment.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:22pm
A dozen property owners file a complaint in Warrick Superior Curt challenging Chandler's annexation of a portion of Indiana State Road 62. The complaint seeks a court order preventing the annexation from taking effect. It alleges the area to be annexed is not sufficiently contiguous to the Town of Chandler, as required by law. The action follows votes by the Chandler Town Council sto approve eight ordinances to annex a portion of State Road 62 from the town boundary to the Warrick-Vanderburgh County line. The land owners say the town's annexation does not meet state requirements.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:20pm
Citizens of Tizimin are visiting Evansville. Tizimin is one of Evansville's sister cities. A delegation of 14 members from a Rotary District in the Yucatan will be here through Wednesday. They'll sign a partnership with the Evansville Rotary District. The two Rotary districts will begin discussions of how they can work together to create new projects between Rotary clubs and districts to benefit the people in the Yucatan, a region of Mexico with rampant poverty . The sister city relationship between Evansville and Tizimin was arranged by the Evansville Rotary Club.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:17pm
Toyota reaches a $3 million dollar settlement with the relatives of a driver and survivors of a lawsuit involving a Camry that a jury agreed accelerated on its own. It was the first time a court ruled against Toyota in an unintended acceleration case. The woman driver was killed in 2007. Yesterday the Oklahoma City jury awarded $1.5 million each to the injured woman and the survivors of the woman who was killed. And it found Toyota liable of "reckless disregard" for the public's safety.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:16pm
A gas line fire at mid-day Friday in Hanson injures a worker. The blaze in HopkinsCounty hospitalized the man who had been assigned to cap a leak at a home off Highway 862. Officials say a crew apparentlly shut-off a wrong line and the worker suffered burns to his face. The gas line was then capped and the blaze was put-out. The injured worker was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital.