Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 4:47pm
Bookkeeping errors and overpayments - that have been rectified - are highlighted by the Indiana State Board of Accounts in a report sought by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. He requested the audit when he entered office, with the Downtown entertainment facility 95 percent completed. The report said expenditures exceeded the $128 million cap set by the city council by about a half million dollars. City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. says that with corrections of the erors, it came-in under budget.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 4:38pm
Evansville police say they've made three arrests in connection with the shooting death of 46-year old Angie Dixon. 19-year old Katlyun Jerrod Marsh is charged with Murder. 29-year old Brandi Michelle Phillips is charged with Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury, Conspiracy and Assisting a Criminal. 24-year old Blake Anthony Fisher is charged with Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury, Conspiracy and Assisting a Criminal. Police say they determined all three were with Dixon at 1360 S. Lombard - in the Arbors at Evansville Apartments - when she was shot to death.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 4:37pm
Testimony begins Monday morning in the trial of a man accused of torching a home, killing two kids inside. A jury was seated this afternoon in Clark County, Indiana for the trial of 37-year old Jeffrey Weisheit of Evansville. He's charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 5-year old Caleb Lynch and Caleb's 8-year old Sister Alyssa. He also faces a charge of arson. The state is prepared to call up to 30 witnesses to convince the jury that Weisheit was angry at his girlfriend so he set the Northern Vanderburgh County house - with her children inside - on fire.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:24am
Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a rollover crash in Webster County. 59-year-old Stephen Ray Dunn of Providence died in the crash on Highway 41-A, south of Dixon, Wednesday evening. Authorities say Dunn's car went airborne and overturned several times, and Dunn was thrown from the vehicle. A dog in the car was not injured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:21am
A van crashes into a utility pole, knocks out power to more than 300 Vectren customers, and the driver gets out and runs away. It happened just after 7:00 Friday morning in the 500 block of W. Louisiana. Vectren crews worked to replace the pole and get power restored in the neighborhood. Reports from the scene indicate the van had Illinois plates and police found meth-making materials in the abandoned vehicle. No word on whether the driver has been found.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:18am
An FBI drug raid leads to six arrests in Mt. Vernon. Authorities arrested Cody and Jon Schmitt, Kyler Butler, Matthew Creek, Rex Baker, and Allison Ward at a home on 2nd Street after a lengthy investigation. Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers tells WIKY and 14 News that the raid is smaller than some in the past, and he hopes it's a sign that police efforts are paying off. The FBI used undercover informants to gather information about the latest suspects. Authorities arrested Rex Baker outside his home on 2nd Street, and inside found what they called a sophisticated meth lab.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:38pm
Evansville Police have identified the woman found shot to death in an apartment. She was 46-year old Angie Dixon. Family members found her late this morning. Investigators have spoken with family members about the circumstances surrounding the death. Sgt. Jason Cullum says there were signs of a struggle and a spent shell casing in her home in the Arbors at Evansville apartments.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:32pm
It's the next big step for developing of the I-69 corridor. Indot says surveying has begun for the interstate in the Bloomington area. It says motorists should stay alert when traveling State Route 37 in Monroe County. Officials say the final segment - from Bloomington to Indianapolis - still needs funding and may be a decade away.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:54am
Another homicide investigation in Evansville - the second this week. Police are at the East Side Arbors Apartments where a family member reportedly found a woman dead in a pool of blood. Police Sgt. Jason Collum says a family member arrived home and found a woman dead on the floor, and there was a spent cartridge nearby, leading police to believe she was shot. Cullum says investigators are talking with family members to determine if the woman had been having problems with someone.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:24am
An Evansville man is being held without bond, facing nearly 50 preliminary counts of child molesting. 37-year-old James M. Meredith is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl. Police say he admitted during an interview at Holly's House that he started engaging in sex acts with the girl in 2010, and it continued at an Evansville apartment on a weekly basis. Meredith faces 48 counts.