Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:55pm
INDOT and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works officials are gearing up for snow season. INDOT Spokesman Nathan Riggs says the first snowfall of the season generally happens in mid to late November in Indiana. Riggs says InDot has 900 drivers that cover 900 routes and 30,000 lane miles. INDOT covers interstates, U.S. highways and major roads, including The Lloyd Expressway. Riggs says crews use salt brine to pre-treat roads and liquid granular salt and liquid brine to boost the power of salt brine. He says they also use liquid calcium on roads.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:53pm
A major pile-up on northbound Highway 41 at Mount Pleasant Road multiple injuries, damage to several cars and trucks and what one law enforcement officer described "a huge debris field."
Northbound 41 traffic was detoured to Highway 57. No vehicles were being allowed to travel 41 north of 57.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:48pm
The Indiana Army National Guard pays tribute to seven Guardsmen during a recognition ceremony, with family members and friends of fallen soldiers. Individually designed shadow boxes for each soldier contained an American flag, military service ribbons and medals, as well as a picture of the service member. Two of the guardsmen died from a direct fire ambush in Kandahar. Four more died as a result of a roadside bomb in Kandahar. And one died from an illness contracted during specialized combat engineer leader training.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:47pm
A new date is announced for The Lady Antebellum concert. The grammy award winning group will bring its Downtown Tour to Ford Center April 10th. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. Tickets are still available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, the Ford Center ticket office, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. You can get additional information at www.ladyantebellum.com. The concert was originally scheduled for this Sunday.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:44pm
We'll bet you didn't know the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility has its own YouTube Channel. There are five new videos on it, that talk about the proposed 28-year, $540-million effort to upgrade the sewer system and comply with the clean water act. The channel has a name: WatchEWSU. The videos were shot on location and include animated graphics.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:42pm
A company started by Evansville native Bill Stone has outgrown its Downtown space and will be doubling its footprint. Financial services company SS&C has signed a lease for office space at Third and Locust. The company, which opened its Evansville office in 2011, is nearly doubling its size because it’s outgrown its current location. SS&C is based in Windsor, Connecticut. It will continue to also occupy space it has used since it began its Evansville presence five years ago. Stone says the company is recruiting people to add to its local staff of 100.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:11pm
There's not much room at the Inn. About 3,000 Evansville area hotel rooms will be occupied during the next two weekends, during the 12th annual Veterans Invitational Soccer Tournament. Opening ceremonies got underway at noon Friday. War veterans were honored with words, music, and military salutes. 266 teams from the Midwest and South are registered for this year's tourney.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:04pm
One of the largest air shows in the Midwest is no more. But you'll still see planes in the sky at the Shrinerfest in Evansville.
The Indy Air Show planning group says it is giving-up on continuing the show, after it had to cancel last summer's event. The $600,000 show's attractions have included the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds and the Navy’s Blue Angels. But they weren't available due to federal budget cuts. The Blue Angels had to cancel appearances in both Indy and Evansville last summer.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:01pm
The first ever Indiana Infant Mortality Summit was held Friday in Indianapolis, bringing together health care providers, policy makers, public health professionals, faith-based and community leaders and others. One goal was to draw attention to an issue that's been identified as the Indiana State Department of Health’s top priority. The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. In 2010, Indiana ranked 45th among states for infant mortality, with a rate of 7.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:59pm
Trick-or-Treating was discouraged by local officials Halloween night, but that didn't stop several police agencies from knocking on front doors. They were conducting what they called "Operation Goblin." It was a response to gun violence in Evansville. Police and deputies served firearms-related warrants on six persons including 30-year old Jeremy Gill, 25-year old Michael McCool, 28-year old Angela Layne and 54-year old George Shuttle, all of Evansville, and 23-year old Richard Culley of Chandler and 21-year old Cody Deffendoll of Boonville.