Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 7:41am
Smoke and flames were everywhere, after investigators say the driver of a southbound delivery truck ran a red light, before his truck hit a pick-up truck and SUV. It happened early Friday afternoon at the Highway-41 intersection with County Road 100 North near Princeton.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 3:28pm
Gibson Co. Sheriff George Ballard credits heroic action by firefighters and others at the scene of a three-vehicle accident with minimizing injuries following a fiery crash at 12:30 Friday afternoon. Ballard says none of the three victims suffered life-threatening injuries. Both northbound lanes of 41 are open and one southbound lane is open at County Road 100.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:38pm
A tragic scene this afternoon on Highway 41, about a mile north of Princeton at County Road 100. A large box truck and a car collided head-on. Witnesses at the scene said the driver of the truck was able to get out, but it's feared that people didn't get out of a car. Ambulances and the Lifeflight helicoptor stood by as volunteer firefighters put out the flames. All four lanes of Highway 41 were closed following the crash. At latest word from the Gibson County Sheriff's Dept., the northbound lanes were open but the southbound 41 lanes were closed.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:09am
A Henderson County grand jury will consider charges against a man accused of seriously injuring his infant son. 24-year-old James Andrew Blackston of Henderson was arrested after the baby was admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center with what authorities called a "skull fracture from blunt force trauma and a broken rib.” Police say Blackston admitted the child was crying and wouldn't stop, and that he tried to throw the 7-month-old onto a bed in the bedroom of his mother’s home.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:07am
A major grocery and retail chain is planning to open a store in Evansville. Developer Jim Vincent tells the Courier and Press that he has sold 25 prime acres on Green River Road, north of Theatre Drive, to Meijer. The chain plans to open what it calls a hypermarket — a store that combines a grocery store and a department store. It's planned for the west side of Green River, between Cheddar’s and Menard’s. Michigan based Meijer operates stores in five states, including Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:04am
First Alert meteorologist Byron Douglas is predicting a stormy start to the weekend. Byron says strong storms are possible Friday and more likely Saturday. He says he can't rule out isolated tornadoes. The rough weather is expected to move out Sunday, when clear and cooler conditions move in.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:51pm
A half dozen Evansville residents are arrested on warrants growing out of a federal indictment, unsealed Thursday afternoon. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett came to Evansville to discuss the arrests in connection with a meth ring. He calls the investigation a great effort involving several agencies at the federal, state, county and city levels. Hogsett says 29-year old Joshua Chaffin is the alleged ring leader, aided by 31-year old William Hollis and 30-year old Travis Sutton. He says mid-level distributors included 32-year old Gary Winstead, Jr. and 28-year old Michael Hartweck.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:49pm
Dozens of Glenwood Neighborhood residents and supporters turn-out for the first ribbon cutting of a house completely refurbished by a group known as Community One. The two-story house is at 501 East Riverside. Community One has begun work to refurb a second house, at 1727 S. Bedford. The organization is getting financial support from the Vectren Foundation and other support from Crossroads Christian Church. The houses will be sold to needy families at below market prices.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:47pm
The verdict is guilty in the murder and conspiracy trial of 24-year old Christopher Bell. He was convicted on both counts in the shooting death of Cedric Watt last September. Ted Mueller Jr. was also charged with Murder and Conspiracy. He was convicted of shooting Watt and was earlier sentenced to 65 years in prison. Bell was accused of being an accomplice in the crime, which began as an armed robbery.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:45pm
Police Chief Billy Bolin got the crowd he was hoping for - and Jack Perkins the Third got stiff sentences from Vanderburgh Superior Court Magistrate Kelli Fink. She gave him 45 years for child molesting and 16 years for criminal confinement. Bolin urged friends on Facebook to pack the courtroom to show their support of a harsh sentence. Officials say Perkins will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence on the child molesting charge. He admitted abducting and molesting a 9-year old boy, but pleaded mentally ill.