Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:34pm
An IU Law Professor says the new bill signed into law by Governor Pence regarding abortion pills will run into trouble. The bill puts extra standards requirements on facilities that offer the abortion pill but not surgical abortions. David Orentlicher with the IU McKinney School of Law says if states can show that the building and equipment standards serve a legitimate medical purpose, that‘s okay.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:31pm
That's what a lot of special needs kids did Friday at the Dunn Hospitality Lake behind Cracker Barrel on Evansville's east side. The annual event was organized by Kyle Capin, a Harrison High School graduate, who started the program to give friends with special needs the kind of experiences he has fishing. The first year of the program included 30 students from Harrison. Last year it drew nearly 200 to the lake -- fishing poles in hand. He calls the event "Catchin' with Capin."
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:11am
An Evansville man babysitting his sister-in-law's 13-month-old child is accused of seriously injuring the baby. 25-year-old Scott Wayne Devers faces charges of battery and child neglect following the incident at 2505 Indian Bend. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says Devers told officers that the baby had fallen from a bunk bed, but medical personnel at Deaconess Hospital said some of the bruising was in the shape of an adult hand. They found severe bruising and swelling to the child's forehead and mouth, as well as bruising to the back, legs, and face.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:08am
Federal budget cuts and a drop in military deployments are being blamed for 49 layoffs at Evansville-based AmeriQual. The company makes ready-to-eat meals for the military and humanitarian agencies, as well as commercially packaged items. AmeriQual President Tim Brauer says he's seen “a substantial drop-off in orders” for some military rations. He also says sequestration is partly to blame for the slowdown.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:07am
The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is distributing $3.3 million among local programs and agencies, following last fall's fund raising campaign. The organization is focusing again this year on education, income, and health. Local United Way President Carol Braden-Clarke says more than 60 volunteers helped choose which not-for-profits would receive a slice of the pie. Among the top recipients: The Red Cross, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 2:45pm
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke wraps-up a series of news events before heading for one of Evansville's Sister Cities. Hizzoner plans to visit Osnabruck to exchange greetings with officials of the German city. Then it's onto Amsterdam for some personal sight-seeing. He met with reporters Thursday morning to say the preparation of the former Roberts Stadium site for a new 26 acre Roberts Park is proceeding on schedule.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:50pm
Evansville Firefighters and Police - including Crime Scene and Haz-Mat crews - leave the Shoe Carnival Corporate office after checking-over a package received, that had powder on it. The public safety officers were there for about 90 minutes. Police public infomration officer Jason Cullum says they tested the substance and determined it was not toxic or dangerous. The Shoe Carnival building was not evacuated.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:49pm
Indiana - in 2012 - had more pharmacy robberies than any state in the union. That's what U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett tells reporters during a news conference this afternoon in Evansville. Hogsett says federal officials are taking additional steps to clamp-down on robberies at pharmacies.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:40am
You might notice something unusual next to the Evansville Museum: A three-story tall inflated balloon. The museum's science director, Mitch Luman, tells WIKY News it's part of the construction of a new theater. Construction workers will put concrete around the inflated dome. It's being done by a company out of Idaho called Dome Technology. The museum renovation is scheduled to wrap up early next year.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:36am
A disabled Evansville man will soon take his campaign for better access to air travel to Washington D.C. A motocross accident in 2006 left Ben Trockman in a wheelchair and he became a national representative for Easter Seals. But because no airlines are equipped to handle his motorized wheelchair, his trips take days on the road. Trockman says he can get into his car in "15 seconds" and he says there's "no reason that airlines can't be as accessible as vehicles."