Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:57pm
There's major change in the wind for medical programs now being offered on college campuses in Evansville. Programs at Ivy Tech, USI and UE will all be combined and expanded on a new college campus at a still un-selected location in Vanderburgh or Warrick County. Ivy Tech Chancellor Dan Schenk says his school is ready. USI and UE leaders also told a crowd at a "letters of intent" ceremony that they're on-board for the multi-million dollar project that will move their medical programs to a new IU Medical School campus.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:55pm
Indiana has recorded its first West Nile virus death this year. It happened in the Terre Haute area, in Vigo County. 20 human cases have been reported in Vanderburgh and other counties in 2013. A state health department spokeswoman says that generally, the risk of the illness has subsided by this time of year, but has not ceased to exist. There is no vaccine and no cure for West Nile.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:54pm
An Evansville insurance agent is indicted for wire fraud. The U-S Attorney's office says 39-year old Danny Beavin and others submitted fraudulent insurance applications that contained false birth dates. The indictment alleges that in 2011, Beavin devised a scheme involving annuities to defraud an insurance company and receive commissions he was not entitled to. He faces six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:52pm
Closing arguments will begin Monday in the murder trial of former State Trooper David Camm. He's accused of killing his wife and two young children inside the family's southern Indiana home in 2000. Prosecution and defense experts testified Wednesday on whether blood from Camm's wife ended up on his T-shirt from gunshot spatter, or when he reached over her body in the family's SUV to pull out their son. This is Camm's third trial. His two previous convictions were thrown out on appeal.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:53pm
It's that time again. Vectren Energy Delivery is suggesting to its customers that they get their furnace serviced. President Brad Ellsworth says it's important that a qualified heating contractor perform a regular maintenance check in order to ensure it is working properly. Ellsworth also says an annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10 percent on heating costs. U.S.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:52pm
A couple accused of filling an Indianapolis house with natural gas and setting off an explosion that killed a Henderson, Kentucky native and his wife, will be tried separately. A judge granted requests by homeowner Monserrate Shirley and boyfriend Mark Leonard for seperate trials. The two and Leonard's half brother Robert are charged with murder, arson and insurance fraud in connection with the blast that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and caused more than $4 million damage.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:50pm
There was practicing, without a whole lot of shakin' going on, during the Great Central States Shake-Out Thursday morning. Earthquake drills were held at the Civic Center and at many EVSC schools. Students were told to "Drop, Cover and Hold" and then evacuate. Indiana Homeland Security Spokesman John Erickson says the state is no stranger to quakes. Last November some of us in southern Indiana and southern Illinois felt a 3.6 magnitude quake.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:47pm
One of the men involved in a bar fight in Jasper has died at St. Mary's Medical Center. 41-year old Timothy Ray had been under treatment at St. Mary's since he found injured early Saturday morning. Jasper Police say he was involved in a fight with 23-year old Leslie Osborn Jr. and 22-year old Zachary Parks of Petersburg. at J-R's. Officers are deciding whether or not to recommend charges.