Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 9:01am
One man is in the hospital and another is in jail after a shooting outside the East Side Walmart. Evansville Police say a dispute between the occupants of two vehicles on the Lloyd led to the gunfire just before 9:00 Sunday night. Spokesman Jason Cullum says 30-year-old Travon Burns got out of his car and was heading toward the door of Walmart when somebody in the other car got out and shot him in the back. Police later arrested 24-year-old Isaiah Green at an apartment in the Arbors at Eastland. He faces preliminary charges of attempted murder and criminal recklessness.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 9:11am
The potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Indiana spending and tax cut plan out of balance. The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday for a Senate Bill permitting new casinos in Chicago, the south suburbs and three other cities; slot machines at horse racing tracks and the two Chicago airports; and a reduction in casino tax rates. The gaming plan, which now goes to the House, is strongly backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has pledged to give schools all the revenue from the Chicago casino.
Submitted by WIKY News on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 9:11am
The University of Southern Indiana's Board of Trustees makes plans for the next two school years. Yesterday, the Board learned more about the state's new two-year budget and other outcomes of the 2013 Indiana General Assembly. Trustees determined the university's operating appropriation will increase by about 5% during the 2014 fiscal year. USI is also alotting funds for dual credit priority courses, full-time faculty support, and renovations and repairs. The school will hold a public hearing the week of May 20th to talk about tuition and fees for 2013 through 2015.<
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:46pm
As NRA members celebrate victories against background checks and limits on large magazine assault rifles at their national convention in Texas, police are dealing with the reality of gun violence in Evansville neighborhoods. Officers made several arrests Thursday during a detail designed to address the problem. Members of the EPD Crime Prevention Unit, the Gang Unit, and the Narcotics Joint Task Force were assigned to specific neighborhoods based on the number of gun related complaints. The calls included shootings, shots fired, and person with a gun complaints.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:44pm
A wind-whipped field fire is fought by volunteers from several western Kentucky fire departments. They asked the state of Kentucky to close one lane of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway near Robards so that their fire units would have a place to stage. Winds gusting to almost 30 miles an hour helped the fire spread over more than a mile of land and threatened some farm buildings in the area.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:41pm
Evansville is among four Indiana communities chosen to host community conversations to help Hoosiers better understand their past and prepare for the state's Bicentennial in 2016. A University of Southern Indiana program will examine the city's history and work with groups to revitalize center city neighborhoods. Among groups taking part in the effort are the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, the Indiana Historical Society, and Indiana Landmarks.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:38pm
Evansville Police are crediting help from the public in solving a rash of east side burglaries. Spokesman Jason Cullum says police have made 14 arrests during an on-going investigation. He says the arrests were made possible by residents who were looking out for their neighbors and alerting police to suspicious activity. Investigators used crime scene evidence and interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects to solve many of the cases.
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.