Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 1:27pm
A former assistant soccer coach at Henderson County High School enters a plea in the shooting death of his wife. 37-year old Steven Cotter entered an Alford plea to second-degree manslaughter. It means he's not admitting guilt, but believes the evidence strongly indicates guilt. 38-year old Michelle Cotter was shot and killed at their home almost a year ago, on what was the last day of the 2011-2012 school year. Arriving police officers say Steven Cotter was also in the home and was armed.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 5:25pm
Indiana‘s oldest city is preparing for rising waters from the Wabash River. Flood gates are being installed in Vincennes and sandbags will be placed around the Knox County city. Heavy rains that fell last week have pushed the Wabash well over flood stage. The National Weather Service says the river is projected to crest in Vincennes on Saturday at about 27 feet. That‘s almost 12 feet above flood stage. As a wall of water flows toward southern Indiana, Hoosiers to the north will be mopping-up and using bleach to purify their home
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 5:24pm
Indiana Legislators have reached a deal on a new state budget which gives Governor Pence half the tax cut he asked for. The House and Senate will vote Friday on a deal which includes a five-percent tax cut, phased in over four years. Your tax rate would go down one tenth of a point on your return for 2015, then dip to a final rate of three-point-two-three percent two years later. Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley says the delay gives the state time to monitor its revenues and spending and gain confidence that the cut is affordable.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:23am
A Henderson woman says she's been the victim of a home invasion twice. Carolyn Boster she was awakened by a loud noise early Wednesday morning. Boster says by the time she got out of bed, the intruder had run through her home and out the back door. She says the suspect apparently stood on a cinder block and climbed through her bathroom window. Her family believes the suspect - who has struck twice - is someone she knows.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:19am
Indiana‘s oldest city is preparing for rising waters from the Wabash River. Flood gates are being installed in Vincennes and sandbags will be placed around the Knox County city. Heavy rains that fell last week have pushed the Wabash well over flood stage. The National Weather Service says the river is projected to crest in Vincennes on Saturday at about 27 feet. That‘s almost 12 feet above flood stage.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:17am
Two men face burglary and robbery charges for allegedly breaking into an Evansville home, only to be stopped by an armed resident. Police spokesman Jason Cullum tells WIKY News that 22-year-old Paul Lukac and 24-year-old Justin Henschen kicked in the front door of the house in the 1000 block of Idlewild Wednesday night.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 3:37pm
A former officer of the Order of the Eastern Star is given a three year prison sentence and is told she must pay the Eastern Star $290,000. 37-year old Susan Hilgeman of Newburgh had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft and forgery. Circuit Judge David Kiely could have sentenced Hilgeman to up to eight years in prison. Hilgeman's mother, 80-year old Marilee Garrison, is be tried July 18th on a charge of conspiracy to commit theft. They were officers of the organization associated with Freemasons. They're accused of embezzling $290,000.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 5:48pm
It should help the average teenager do better when behind the wheel. The Vanderburgh Sheriff's department took over what remains of the Roberts Stadium parking lot, for a hands on seminar Tuesday. About 60 kids from 5 local high schools drove cars and golf carts through a number of challenging courses. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dave Wedding says they donned "impaired driving goggles" and drove a cart through a series of tight turns, often hitting the traffic cones that marked the course.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 5:46pm
Arbor Day is celebrated in Evansville, with Mayor Winnecke recognizing the contributions trees make to our environment. He used a proclamation at a downtown Keep Evansville Beautiful celebration to convey that trees need to be well-planned and nurtured. This is the 13th year that Evansville has received a Growth Award from Tree City USA. Last year the city accounted for more than 20,000 trees.