Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 10:00am
The murder trial of a Vanderburgh County man accused of killing his girlfriend's two children begins Monday. Jeffrey Weisheit's trial will take place in Clark County near Louisville. Some 3 years ago, Weisheit allegedly started the fire at his girlfriend's house that killed her kids. She wasn't home at the time. More than a half-million dollars is expected to be contributed by local taxpayers for Weisheit's defense. The trial is expected to last three to five weeks.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:59am
Old National Bank will be facing a class action lawsuit after the Indiana Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to appeal the decision. The Courier and Press reports the suit was filed at the end of 2010 by several Old National customers, who claim the bank structured debit card and ATM transaction posts to increase overdraft fees.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:57am
A recent graduate of North High School drowns while in Oklahoma. The state's Highway Patrol says the body of 18-year old Tessa Christian was found in more than 25 feet of water at Fort Cobb Lake Thursday morning. Christian was swimming with family members when she went under the water and failed to surface. Gusty winds and storms delayed the recovery effort. Authorities say Cobb was living in Lafayette, Indiana. She graduated from North in December.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:56am
It took an estimated quarter-million dollars in repairs, but a portion of Interstate-69 in northern Gibson County has been fixed. An approximately 250-foot area at the Patoka River Bridge and the Pike County line had dropped a few inches soon after it opened. It's on top of what had been an underground mine. The state paid for the repairs. An INDOT spokesman says pavement markings and rumble strips will likely be installed during the coming week.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 7:41am
Smoke and flames were everywhere, after investigators say the driver of a southbound delivery truck ran a red light, before his truck hit a pick-up truck and SUV. It happened early Friday afternoon at the Highway-41 intersection with County Road 100 North near Princeton.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 3:28pm
Gibson Co. Sheriff George Ballard credits heroic action by firefighters and others at the scene of a three-vehicle accident with minimizing injuries following a fiery crash at 12:30 Friday afternoon. Ballard says none of the three victims suffered life-threatening injuries. Both northbound lanes of 41 are open and one southbound lane is open at County Road 100.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:38pm
A tragic scene this afternoon on Highway 41, about a mile north of Princeton at County Road 100. A large box truck and a car collided head-on. Witnesses at the scene said the driver of the truck was able to get out, but it's feared that people didn't get out of a car. Ambulances and the Lifeflight helicoptor stood by as volunteer firefighters put out the flames. All four lanes of Highway 41 were closed following the crash. At latest word from the Gibson County Sheriff's Dept., the northbound lanes were open but the southbound 41 lanes were closed.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:09am
A Henderson County grand jury will consider charges against a man accused of seriously injuring his infant son. 24-year-old James Andrew Blackston of Henderson was arrested after the baby was admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center with what authorities called a "skull fracture from blunt force trauma and a broken rib.” Police say Blackston admitted the child was crying and wouldn't stop, and that he tried to throw the 7-month-old onto a bed in the bedroom of his mother’s home.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:07am
A major grocery and retail chain is planning to open a store in Evansville. Developer Jim Vincent tells the Courier and Press that he has sold 25 prime acres on Green River Road, north of Theatre Drive, to Meijer. The chain plans to open what it calls a hypermarket — a store that combines a grocery store and a department store. It's planned for the west side of Green River, between Cheddar’s and Menard’s. Michigan based Meijer operates stores in five states, including Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:04am
First Alert meteorologist Byron Douglas is predicting a stormy start to the weekend. Byron says strong storms are possible Friday and more likely Saturday. He says he can't rule out isolated tornadoes. The rough weather is expected to move out Sunday, when clear and cooler conditions move in.