Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 5:54pm
The number of Indiana children who died from abuse or neglect has increased. The Department of Child Services say many of the deaths involved social issues that the department can‘t control. There were 40 deaths from abuse or neglect in 2011, which is up from 25 the previous year. It‘s the first year of a statewide hotline to report abuse and neglect. Nearly half the deaths from abuse were children under a year old.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 5:53pm
Police have determined the possible racial bias case at Purdue was actually part of an educational seminar. Police investigated after the words "white supremacy" were found on a mirror inside the Black Cultural Center. Police found an instructor conducting an interactive seminar wrote the words on a sticky note attached to the mirror during a discussion.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:08am
The work to prepare the Owensboro Blue Bridge for cleaning and painting has begun. Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says the project's contractor got it underway Sunday night, and the bridge will likely be closed to traffic Sunday through Thursday, from 8 at night until 5 in the morning. Crews are installing rigging, that's needed for securing containment tarps, that will go up before the cleaning and painting begins in mid-March. The bridge will then be closed 24-7 until about mid-November.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:05am
A young man has been arrested on terroristic threatening charges, after he allegedly made statements about using explosives at Henderson County High School. Extra security is being provided at the school after 20-year-old Brenden Mathis was arrested. Henderson Police say a witness overheard a conversation and took a photo of Mathis telling a juvenile how he could use explosives at the school. The witness then contacted police and provided officers with a photo of Mathis. The Henderson County School District assures parents that the school is safe.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:19am
Gas prices have seen a spike in Indiana over the last few days, and one expert says it‘s due to problems in Chicago. Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com says massive power outages in that area forced the shutdown of refineries and pipelines that carry gasoline through Indiana. DeHann says it‘s hard to say when prices will settle back down, but says it won‘t happen until traders regain confidence in the market.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 8:23am
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Evansville's Police Department is paying attention to how Massachusetts organized the large-scale public lockdown. Sergeant Jason Cullum says he is confidence the department could work with local, state, and federal agencies if a similar serious event occurred in Evansville. Cullum says law enforcement officials stay already updated on the best ways to improve event security, by doing an annual review of security and giving daily briefings to officers working events.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:10pm
Congressman Larry Buschon tells WIKY News that he supports the decison of Gov. Mike Pence to proceed cautiously on the proposed fertilizer plant at Mount Vernon. Buschon says questions must be answered about the involvement of Fatima, a Pakistani company, as a major part of the project. And Buschon is concerned about safety, following the blast that killed several persons and left 60 unaccounted for --and probably dead -- at West, Texas.
Valley Watch President John Blair raises questions about the safety of the Mount Vernon project, and a similar undertaking at Rockport.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:10pm
The deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas has some Posey County residents concerned. A fertilizer plant has been proposed near Mt. Vernon. Erin Siegel lives near the proposed site, and tells WIKY and 14 News that she wants some information about safety. The plant in Texas makes ammonium nitrate and officials say that chemical would not be produced in Posey County.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:08pm
About a half dozen people who had stopped at a north side McDonald's for a cup of coffee or an Egg McMuffin got more than they expected. They had to get of the restaurant at Highway 41 and Mt. Pleasant Road when fire erupted on the roof. Keith Marvel tells WIKY News that when he left the building he saw the source of the fire, an exterior sign that was burning. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched and they extinguished the flames. Nobody was hurt.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:04pm
Police now believe a false call about a gunman at Evansville Day School in February and a bank robbery that same day were connected. Police say phone records indicate 43-year-old John Martinez made the hoax call to divert police away from the robbery that happened a half-hour later at the Fifth Third branch on Weinbach. Martinez is now expected to face charges of intimidation and false informing on top of charges related to the hold-up.