Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:49am
Dozens of West Siders fill most of the seats at the Vanderburgh County Commission meeting. Group spokesman Stan Blaszczyk told commissioners they're worried about the adverse effects of Majestic Place, a planned mixed-use development along University Parkway. He also said residents realize they can't stop development along the parkway. Blaszczyk forwarded a list of questions about Majestic Place, and future development on the west side to the commission.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 6:39pm
The Indiana Court of Appeals is considering an appeal from former Evansville Police Officer Patrick Bradford. Attorneys presented their cases Tuesday in Indianapolis, with Bradford's attorney saying new scientific evidence raises questions about the timing of a fire in Tammy Lohr's home in 1992. Bradford was convicted of stabbing Lohr to death and setting the fire.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 6:37pm
Police are looking for former McCutchanville firefighter Chad Becker. He faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing money from a scholarship fund set up in honor of deceased colleague, Jeremy Tighe. He died in February 2012, when the firetruck he was riding in crashed on St. Joe Avenue. The 30-year-old Becker was chairman of the scholarship fund, and another member discovered money was missing from it. It's believed Becker has left the area.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 6:36pm
Accomplishments and challenges. That's what Mayor Lloyd Winnecke spoke about during his State of the City Address Tuesday. Among the challenges, treating wastewater to meet a federal mandate. As for accomplishments, Winnecke touted the planned cloverleaf at the Lloyd and Highway 41 and promised to work with Henderson Mayor Steve Austin to push for an I-69 bridge over the Ohio River. Winnecke also touted social media's new role in city government. His speech was Tweeted live.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 6:34pm
Evansville Police Officers and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies are spending Spring Break inside the old North High School building, for what's called Active Shooter / Rapid Deployment Training. EPD Assistant Chief Chris Pew says officers are using "Simunition" in the shooting scenarios, which are paint balls. He says it's the first time in several years that police officers and sheriff's deputies have worked together on the training. He says they would likely work together in a real incident, something they hope they don't face.