Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 9:06am
Franklin Street Association is bringing new events to Evansville in one fun-filled celebration of Earth Day. A 5K Color Me FUN Run kicks off at 8am on April 20th, where participants run with a white shirt and get sprayed with non-toxic, eco-friendly paint at each kilometer. Kid-friendly activities start around 10, with face-painting, a farmer's market, and free seedlings. And around 40 businesses are working with artists to display recycled art projects. The event will wind down with a recycled outfit runway show at Lamasco Bar and Grill.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 6:49am
This month, you can wear jeans to work to raise awareness about child abuse. Holly’s House is partnering with local businesses and organizations in the “Blue Jeans for Prevention” campaign. The plan is for businesses and other groups to dedicate specific days where employees and associates can wear blue jeans. In return, employees are asked to make a donation to Holly’s House. Holly’s House is also providing blue ribbon pins for those settings where jeans are not appropriate at work.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:11pm
Four persons are recovering from minor injuries after an explosion at the Crane Naval Warfare Center. Public Affairs Officer Tom Peske says it happened late Thursday afternoon as employees were cleaning-up a pyrotechnic facility at the southern Indiana base. Peske says the four employees were taken to Bloomington Hospital for examination and later released.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:10pm
Henderson Police say a shooting incident involving three teens was accidental. Officials say all three teens were inside a car when one of the teens showed a gun to another teen in the car. They say the gun accidentally went off, wounding the teen it was being shown to. They say another teen was injured by debris from the discharge of the gun. Authorities say the injured teens were taken to Methodist Hospital and they are expected to make a full recovery. It happened at about 5:30 Thursday afternoon at the 3rd Street Boat Ramp.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:08pm
Evansville Police are looking for an employee of St. Mary's Medical Center suspected to stealing narcotics from the hospital. A police affidavit says hospital security guards learned than the employee was taking discarded vials of narcotics and keeping them for personal use. No word on the name of the suspect.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:07pm
The city of Evansville has agreed to pay a woman $25,000 in connection with a traffic stop two years ago. Former police officer Dave Fehrenbacher made the traffic stop allegedly without a cause and made inappropriate comments to Courtney Taylor. The city's Safety Board has ruled that Taylor will receive $25,000 from the city because of the incident. More specific information about the traffic stop is not provided in the settlement.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:29am
Evansville police take two juveniles, not yet old enough to drive into custody after a west side pursuit Friday morning. Officers say it began about 2-am, with a report they were shooting fireworks out of a moving car. Police first tried to stop the kids at Broadway and Red Bank. They were finally stopped near Dearborn and Cumberland. The 15-year old driver and 14-year old passenger were arrested. Another passenger got out and ran, and hasn't been found.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:28am
A Tennesee man driving a stolen truck leads police on a high speed chase along the Pennyrile Parkway through Webster and Henderson Counties, before being forced to stop along the 41 strip. Officers say they had been told that the driver, 46-year-old Ralph Baier had previously tried to run down an officer, and had told police he would try to harm himself and any any police officer who approached him. Police say that after Baier refused to stop, he continued north at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:27am
A southern Illinois man is in intensive care at St. Mary's, after a head-on crash on Highway-62, west of Mount Vernon and near the Wabash River Bridge. Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth says 57-year-old Davy Miller of Carmi was eastbound when he crossed the center line and struck a car driven by 19-year-old Felicia Hampsten of Grayville. Miller's car then hit guardrail on both sides of the road twice. He's in critical condition. Hampsten and two passengers were treated and released.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 5:55pm
Evansville Police are looking for a man who reportedly grabbed and kissed a Washington Middle School student as she was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon. Central Dispatch says the girl described the man as black, in his 40's, wearing a sock hat, a black jacket and jeans. She says he approached her and told her he was high. Officials say the girl told them the man then grabbed her, kissed her cheek and was "touchy." Dispatch says the man was last seen riding a dark bicycle.