Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:08pm
What's believed to be an elderly couple is found at Delaware Trace Apartments, after a resident of the complex reported a strong odor. A maintenance workers entered an apartment and saw someone lying on the floor. The worker dialed 911, bring police to the apartment along Green River Road north of Lynch Road. They found a second body. Officers and the county coroner's office are determining whether or not foul play was involved.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:58am
Still another setback for Sarah Teague of Madisonville. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the FBI, the Henderson Police Department, Kentucky State Police and others that she alleges have been covering-up information involving her daughter's disappearance. 23-year old Heather Teague was last seen by a Newburgh resident who was looking through a telescope at Newburgh Beach on the Kentucky side of the river, near the Newburgh Locks and Dam. He saw somebody approach Heather from behind as she was sunning, and dragged her into woods along the river. Aug. 29th, 1995.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:42am
Thousands of volunteers are needed for this year's annual River Sweep of the Ohio and its tributaries. Jeanne Ison of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission says the event will be held June 15th. If you and your family, or you and a team of others who are interested in beautifying the river and its tributaries would like to volunteer, call 1-800-359-3977 to learn site locations and clean-up times. Or you click HERE for full information. You can help make the river cleaner and make your community look better.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:49am
The McCutchanville Volunteer Fire Dept. board suspends two officers, as the department investigates the use of a fire truck to fill a private swimming pool. It was reportedly owned by a friend of one of the officers. Department officials say filling a private pool with a fire truck is not allowed by the department. Fire Chief Duane Halsema says it was a poor decision by a ranking officer who it is said told two others to use the truck to fill the private pool.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:46am
Jury selection is underway in the murder trial of Jeffrey Weisheit. The Vanderburgh County man is charged with killing his girlfriend's children, 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch and 5-year-old Caleb Lynch, by setting fire to their home while their mother was away in April 2010. The State is seeking the death penalty against the 36-year-old Weisheit, who faces murder and arson charges. The trial was moved to Clark County, across the river from Louisville, because of publicity in the Evansville area. The trial in Clark Circuit Court is expected to last three to five weeks.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:45am
We hope to soon learn the identity of a body found in an Evansville home. Officers were called to 2642 Culverson Avenue Friday night for a report of suspicious activity. They found the body inside the vacant house. Reports from the scene indicate the body had been there for several weeks. Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves says an autopsy will be performed Monday.
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.