Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:59pm
The stars come out for the woman who wants to take a Kentucky senator seat from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jerry Seinfeld, Danny DeVito and Barbra Streisand are among a long list of contributors to Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign. The Democrat has reported $2.5 million in contributions from July through September and has $2 million cash on hand. McConnell raised $2.3 million over the same period, but has $10 million cash on hand.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:56pm
The Red Cross is assisting an Evansville family, after fire damaged their home at 813 East Iowa. Investigator Joe Mayer says the McKendree family was renovating their upstairs bathroom, and had gone out to get more tools, when an electrical problem caused Wednesday morning's fire. Mayer says the McKendree's told him that before the fire, they had been having difficulty keeping their circuit breaker box from tripping. He says they have insurance.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 3:54pm
St. Mary's Health has a new president. It's Keith Jewell, an Evansville native with more than 20 years of healthcare experience. A St. Mary's spokesman says more than ten years of Jewell's career have been at the executive level. Jewell is currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Franciscan St. Francis Health. Jewell lives in the Indianapolis region, but will moving to our area.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:15am
A Winslow man is charged with murder after police say he killed his former girlfriend. 24-year-old Kelsie McDonald was pronounced dead at Jasper Memorial Hospital late last night after police responding to a domestic disturbance call found her unconscious on the living floor of a house on South Bluff Street. When they entered the house, they found 32-year-old Christopher Morton holding a handgun in one hand and a beer in the other.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:28pm
Toyota is looking for a few more good people. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana President Norm Bafunno said the company earlier announced plans to add 600 employees over a two-year period, ending next summer. And he says it will have added 549 of them by next Saturday.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:22pm
There's more steam behind the move to change Indiana's A-through-F school rating system. An advisory panel made up mostly of educators is recommending changes that would put more emphasis on how much progress students make toward a passing score on ISTEP math and language arts tests. High school graduation and college and career readiness rates, as well as reading test performance could be included.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:20pm
An elderly Fort Branch man is arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year old mentally disabled boy. State Police say the incident happened September 14th in the apartment of 70-year-old Raymond W. Young. He's in the Gibson County Jail on charges of criminal deviate conduct, child solicitation, and felony sexual battery.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:18pm
A big supporter of the continued use of coal to generate electricity says new EPA regulations on power plants could negatively affect the economy of Indiana and many other states. Mike Duncan is President and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. He wants the EPA to have an open mind about clean coal technology and to hold listening sessions in states like West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:14pm
Just in case you were wondering, this Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 in the morning. And to avoid playing catch-up Sunday morning, you need to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 3:13pm
If your club or organization would like to part of Evansville's Christmas on North Main Parade - and has note signed-up - it will have to move quickly. The deadline for applications is this Friday. Parade applications can be found at North Main Christmas Parade.com or on Facebook at Evansville's Christmas on North Main. The parades is recruiting entries such as marching or riding bands or performing groups, floats, clowns, cars and motorcycle units , dignitaries, costumed characters and all of the other "usual suspects." The Christmas Parade will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24.