Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 9:37am
This may sound like a tall tale, but it's true. A fiberglass giraffe has been recovered on Evansville's East Side. A Warrick County officer spotted a vehicle pulling into Sugar Creek Apartments on Green River Road just after midnight Thursday with the giraffe strapped to the top. He thought it looked suspicious and contacted local police. Officers later spotter the fiberglass animal in a nearby cornfield. It's believed it was stolen from Adventure Land Golf on Morgan Center Drive. No word of any arrests.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 9:35am
Sheriff's deputies have arrested an Evansville man who faces two counts of child molestation. Authorities received a tip that 50-year-old Larry Boots Jr. was in a vehicle near I-1-64 and Boonville-New Harmony Road Wednesday night. Deputies spotted the vehicle and arrested Boots, who was wanted on a felony warrant. He was taken to the Vanderburgh County jail. No details have been released about the alleged incidents.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 5:23pm
Legislation giving first responders more tools to help treat disaster victims is signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence. State Senator Vaneta Becker of Evansville says it enhances the authority and ability of first responders to practice tactical emergency medicine - which means care provided in the field before a patient arrives at a hospital. Pence signed the bill on the same day that bombs in Boston killed three persons and killed more than 170 others. Representative Suzanne Crouch of Evansville guided the bill through the House.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:41pm
The National Weather Service holds an Emergency Managers Conference to deliver a heads-up on the cold front that will whip through the greater Evansville region Thursday. Lead forecaster David Humphry says there's a good chance we'll be visited by a strong thunderstorm between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Humphrey says there's "a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms" for the Tri-State Thursday.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:41am
An Evansville man says he arrived home with his wife and friends in his car late Tuesday night, got out, and was robbed at gunpoint. It happened in the 1100 block of Marshall Avenue on the southeast side. The 26-year old man says two men ran up to the group, forced him to the ground, and one of them put a gun beside his head and threatened to shoot him. The man also says the guy with the gun pointed it at the others and threatened to shoot them. The men got away with his wallet and about $200, as the wallets of two others.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:39am
A homeowner shoots a man who was trying to rob him inside his home. It happened at about 6:45 Tuesday night in the 500 block of Adams. Police say the suspect assaulted the homeowner, but he was able to arm himself during the attempted robbery and shoot the suspect, wounding him in the abdomen. The suspect took off, but police found him a short time later and he was taken to Deaconess Hospital. No word on his condition. The names of the homeowner and the suspect have not been released.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:37am
Fire damages a home on Evansville's North Side. A police officer alerted Central Dispatch about the blaze in the 2400 block of North Fares just after 1:00 Wednesday morning. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from the house. They contained the fire to the kitchen. Authorities say nobody was home at the time, but the Red Cross was called to help three residents.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:05am
A military policeman who grew up in Owensboro will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling secrets to an FBI undercover agent who he believed was a Russian spy. Specialist William Millay was sentenced Monday for guilty pleas to attempted espionage and other counts. An FBI Special Agent said Millay came to their attention almost two years ago, after he sent an email to a Russian publication seeking information about the military and made several calls to the Russian embassy.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:03am
The Evansville Otters will soon be playing ball for a good cause. The team is planning the 9th annual pre-season game with the Southern Illinois Miners. The game will benefit Jacob's Village and is set for Friday, May 10th, at Bosse Field. Jacob's Village President and CEO Cheryl Kuchna says previous games have raised $120,000 for the charity. Tickets can be purchased at Bosse Field, at area G.D. Ritzy’s locations, and at Jacob’s Village.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00am
A number of Evansville-area residents were in Boston for the marathon. Phillip Frey of Newburgh says he had just finished the race, and was in a nearby park when he heard the two explosions. Another Newburgh resident, Michelle Walker, says she had just finished the race and was in the lobby of her hotel when she heard the two blasts. She says she could see the activity from her hotel room. There's no word of any local injuries in the deadly Boston bombings.