Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:40pm
An electrical problem is blamed for a fire that severely damaged a trailer in Eastbrook Mobile Home Park Tuesday. Evansville firefighters put out the flames and an investigator determined that an electrical issue led to the blaze. The residents were not home when the fire started and no other homes were damaged. The Red Cross is providing temporary lodging for the residents.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:32pm
An Evansville man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend is sentenced to 55 years in prison. 56-year old Robert Hicks was found guilty of stabbing Anna Jochem about 50 times last July. The coroner's office ruled she died from a blow to the head with a block of wood. Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann argued for an extended sentence due to the brutal nature of the crime. Circuit Court Judge David Kiely agreed - rejecting an argument for leniency that was based on Hicks' lack of a previous criminal record
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:27pm
Near the end of June, Indiana will make the first deposit into a newly established trust fund, to pave the way for the state‘s next big round of highway-building. INDOT says 2020 is too far away to speculate on what projects may be built. But Indiana Motor Truck Association president Gary Langston says completing I-69 is one big need.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:25pm
The next national election isn't until a year from November, but Republicans in Congress may still be holding hearings on the terrorist attack on the American Diplomatic Mission at Benghazi as voters go to the polls. That's what Republican Congressman Larry Buschon tells Evansville Rotarians. Four people were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Ten others were injured. Buschon says the hearings may last for another year and a half. He says he wants the hearings to be non-political.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:20am
The U.S. Supreme Court will not act on a lower court ruling that blocks Indiana's effort to strip Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood. The justices did not comment today (Tues) as they rejected the state's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Indiana is among more than a dozen states that have enacted or considered laws to cut off taxpayer money to organizations that provide abortion services.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:18am
An Evansville man is arrested for allegedly threatening a witness in a murder trial. Police responded to a home in the 1300 block of South Governor late Monday night. A woman in the home told officers that a man had knocked on the door, announced he was with the "EPD" so she opened it, he came in and punched her in the face. And after a brief struggle, the man ended up on top of her with a knife pointed at her chest. The woman told investigators that the man threatened her about testifying in a murder trial.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:15am
The Vanderburgh County Coroner's office says a baby who died after falling at a Henderson restaurant had injuries that could not have only happened in a fall. Officials suspect Shaken Baby Syndrome played a part in the death of 13-month-old Mason Brown. Investigators want to talk with anyone who was inside the Henderson Captain D's Friday night, when the child reportedly fell off the counter. Police say the grandmother took the little boy to the restaurant where his mother worked.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:13am
Two adults and two kids are taken to the hospital after fire sweeps through a Posey County home. Smith Township and Poseyville firefighters were called to 10,965 North Street in Cynthiana just before 1:30 Tuesday morning. They found smoke and flames coming from the home. The four occupants were treated for burns and scrapes and taken to a hospital. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The fire destroyed the home, and melted siding on neighboring houses.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:11am
Memorial Day ceremonies were held across the Tri-State to honor the men and women who served and died for their country. VFW Post 11-14 conducted its annual service at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery on Evansville's West Side. Post Commander Joe Misuraca said he was pleased to see a good-sized crowd turn-out for the event. Misuraca spent six years in the US Army and says the local VFW post has nearly 3,000 members. Veterans and their families stopped by to pay tribute to those have served. They also heard a 21-gun salute and taps.