Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 4:51pm
A jury finds a Pike County man guilty of murdering his mother and then setting her house on fire. State police say 38-year-old Andrew Satterfield shot his mother, Kathy, inside the home they shared just outside of Petersburg. Troopers say he soon started a fire inside the house and was burned in doing so. Satterfield drove himself to a hospital to be treated.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 4:50pm
Two Central Indiana men are among 11 American men who federal authorities have busted in a child pornography ring. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says the men rang a "super-secret," highly-encrypted online operation that involved the transferring of hundreds of thousands of child pornography images of teen boys down to toddler boys. Hogsett says the men operated in on-line chat rooms on hidden servers for years. Authorities say about 100 children from all over the world have been rescued as a result of the federal probe.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:06pm
A woman responsible for handling the extra curricular accounts and other monies at North Spencer County schools is indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding taxpayers to the tune of $63,000. Melissa Isaacs is no longer employed by the school corporation. U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett tells reporters in Evansville an audit determined that during the four years that she worked for the corporation, money disappeared from book deposits , athletic sales, payments for letter jackets, lunch payments and parking fees.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:05pm
The Evansville Red Cross is sharing its resources with tornado victims in Washington Indiana and Western Kentucky. Regional Chief Development Officer Melissa Small tells WIKY News that caseworkers and other volunteers are providing lots of food and other necessities. Small says the local Red Cross Chapter has a sizeable pool of trained volunteers, that are always anxious to help out. She also says that further north, the Red Cross has an overnight shelter operating in Fountain County.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:04pm
Senator Joe Donnelly is donating his take-home pay for the 16 days of the federal government shutdown, worth $5,000, to food banks across Indiana. Donnelly refused to take the salary he received while partisan gridlock had shut down the government. The Democrat says the shutdown hurt Hoosier families and businesses, as well as the entire country's economy. He says the shutdown irresponsible and shameful, and he thinks it was inappropriate to accept pay for the 16 days.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:02pm
Democrat Joe Donnelly congratulates the man he replaced in the U.S. Senate, Republican Richard Lugar, for winning the nation's highest award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Donnelly issued a statement saying "Senator Lugar has devoted his life to serving the state of Indiana and our country, and his life's work is a model for how we can and should solve problems." Donnelly added, "We are a safer and stronger nation as a result of his leadership Hoosiers are proud to call him one of our own." Donnelly did not defeat Lugar.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:01pm
The prosecution rested Wednesday afternoon in the Megan Mecum murder trial. She's charged in last year's death of her estranged husband, Keith Vaughn. During testimony Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy says that when Mecum was booked into the jail she said, "I killed my husband. What makes you think I won't kill myself."
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:59pm
The defense is expected to begin presenting its case Thursday in the murder trial of 40-year old Anthony Goffinet. He's charged with stabbing his pregnant wife Kathleen, in the parking lot of a Green River Road restaurant last year. Jurors were told that Goffinet repeatedly called the Lone Star Restaurant the night she died. Kathleen worked there. The restaurant has since closed. If found guilty, Goffinet faces 45-to-65 years in prison.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 4:09pm
Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer's courageous fight is over. Schroer's third battle with Leukemia came to an end Tuesday. He was with The EPD for 11 years as a motor patrol officer, and as part of the Crime Prevention Unit. He had been assigned to Holly's House, where he investigated domestic and sexual violence crimes. Schroer was also an interim pastor for Northwoods Church, and he led a weekly bible study for Law Enforcement known as Code3 Ministries.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 2:54pm
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joins members of the newly created Bicycle Friendly Community Task Force in saying they'll try to obtain the status of being a Bicycle Friendly Community." Winnecke and Drew Hays announced the plans during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Hayes is the Executive Director of the Evansville area Trails Coalition. Hays said achieving the distinction could go a long way toward reducing the "brain drain" for our area, in that younger workers require their home to provide multiple opportunities for fitness and recreation.