Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:21am
Indiana State Police say they're following tips from the public as they investigate an armed robbery in Dale. It happened Wednesday at the Dale Pharmacy at 560 S. Washington St. Investigators say a man and a woman entered the pharmacy, while another man stayed outside in a getaway car, believed to be a white Toyota Camry. Police say the suspects are probably still in the area. If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call state police.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:19am
A Vanderburgh County man is accused of telling authorities that someone had been shot in his home, starting a police standoff Wednesday afternoon that ended with no evidence of a shooting. State Police say they were alerted by workers at Time Warner, who said they received the call from 3031 Allens Lane in Evansville, where sheriff's deputies say 48-year-old Kent Stephens wouldn't come out.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:14am
Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kiefer is looking into trading the University Parkway for other roads in a deal with the state of Indiana. He tells WIKY and 14 News that a swap may be the best way to get the parkway upgraded. Kiefer says he's discussed the "reversion program" with INDOT officials. INDOT says there's no proposal on the table. Traffic is expected to increase dramatically on the parkway, when a commercial and residential complex is built north of USI.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:41pm
First for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He signed his first two-year budget and then vetoed legislation, bringing a halt to four new licensing and certification requirements. Pence says bills requiring licensing of dietitians, diabetes educators and anesthesiologist assistants create unnecessary barriers to the free market, and would get in the way of economic growth. The governor says the state should be looking for ways to require fewer licenses, not more. The governor notes he supported a bill establishing a panel to review all Indiana‘s licenses and consider which could be eliminated.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:38pm
A man calls Time Warner Cable from his home near Allens Lane and Mesker Park Drive and says somebody was shot in his house. Time Warner contacted authortities. State Police and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies arrived and a crisis negotiator eventually talked him out of the house. He told authorities nobody was shot and he said he was going back in. Chief Deputy Dave Wedding says the man, who was not identified, refused to stop, was tazed and taken to the ground. Authorities are deciding what, if any charges, will be placed.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:34pm
Columbus, Indiana police take and destroy a small arsenal of low-velocity airguns from a teen at the request of his father. The "Republic" reports the 14-year-old boy‘s father made the request after his son was caught pointing one of the guns at passing motorists. Officials say the boy‘s activity has created several incidents of panic, including a school lockdown. Police took a total of 11 airguns from the youth.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:57am
A study by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education finds that slightly more than one in 10 students in 21st Century Scholars program graduate from college on time. That's substantially lower than the rate of college students not in the 21st Century program. In an effort to help school counselors, teachers, parents and students better understand the program's changes, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a free forum that includes lunch. It's required of all scholars starting high school this fall.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:54am
A steel fabrication plant and distribution center will be coming to the Vanderburgh Industrial Park. DSI Underground Systems plans to create 44 new jobs over the next five years with an average wage of $22.50 per hour. Workers will help fabricate raw steel into roof bolts, plates, and other steel products for the mining industry. The plant will also distribute adhesive products, and plans to be in business by the end of the third quarter.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:22am
You'll have the opportunity to question and comment on the proposal to modernize the city of Evansville's aging sewer system, during public meetings next week. The plan, known as Renew Evansville amounts to the city's most expensive capital improvement ever. The Utility Department has until the end of this month to submit ideas for eliminating almost all the overflows from sewers that carry both wastewater and stormwater. The work would be done over 20-years, and yearly hikes in sewer rates foot the bill.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 9:51am
There should be a lot of smiles on the faces of Toyota workers in Gibson County and elsewhere. Toyota's quarterly profit more than doubled to $3.2 billion, as cost cuts and better sales worked with a weakening yen to add momentum to the automaker's comeback. Toyota, which last year reclaimed the title of world's top-selling automaker, says it expects the strong results to continue in its new business year that ends next March. It projects a profit of almost $14 billion.