Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:01pm
If you think we have an unusually bad pothole problem this year - you're right. But if you really want to see craters, head for northern Indiana. Sustained cold temperatures and pounding lake effect snow have ripped up roads. And officials say this quick warm-up combined with rain in the near future, could be a recipe for road closures. Officials are warning motorists not to drive into standing water because - under it - roads may be washed away.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:59pm
The first study on college completion rates in Indiana tell us what we mostly already knew - the rates are low. Only about 30% of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years, and only half get their degree within six years according to the Indiana College Completion Reports. State Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers the numbers. She says fewer than one out of ten students at Indiana‘s two-year colleges get their degree in two years.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:48pm
I-U did not play basketball against Iowa. That's because a piece of metal fell from the ceiling of Assembly Hall Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the game, A piece of facing, about 8 feet long by 14 inches wide came down and damaged unoccupied seats in northwest corner of the building. Director of Athletics Fred Glass says engineers advised postponing events until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall, and the safety of everyone attending an event can be assured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:44pm
Congressman Larry Buschon is using the current Congressional recess to call upon audiences to convince President Obama to work with the Republican-controlled House. His remarks follow the president's decision to bypass Congress and accomplish goals through executive orders where it is allowable by law. Obama said Congress is "broken," so he's moving forward on raising the minimum wage where he can, and in issuing other orders - as other presidents have done. Buschon told Evansville Rotarians that the approval ratings of Congress have dipped to record low 11 percent.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:42pm
The Court of Appeals in Chicago hears from both sides in the dispute over plans by Evansville's West Side Christian Church, to erect crosses along Riverside Drive. Nancy Drake is one of two persons that initially objected to it. Drake says judges repeatedly asked church lawyers how the display did not make it seem like it had the endorsement of the city. She tells WIKY News the lawyers replied that disclaimer signs had been posted. Drake is represented by the ACLU.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:09pm
The Indiana Senate votes 32-17 for the diluted constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The joint resolution did not contain the portion that would have banned civil unions. It passed with a majority of Republicans supporting it and nearly all Democrats opposing it. Vaneta Becker of Evansville was one of five Republicans to vote against it. Senate approval of the revised amendment already passed by the House means the three-step process of amending Indiana's constitution restarts.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:08pm
Owensboro Crime Stoppers have increased the amount of a reward, to $2,000, for information leading to the arrest of a person or persons responsible for severely wounding a dog. The adult male Collie was shot multiple times in the face, and found near Maceo, on Grandview Road near Highway-334 Sunday afternoon. The dog was apparently taken there in the back of a truck. He survived and is expected to recover. If you have information, call 270-687-8484, and you don't have to give your name.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:17pm
The Indiana Supreme Court decides to pass on hearing the legal dispute over control of Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. The high court declined to take up the differences between Koch Development Company Vice President Lori Koch and her brother-in-law Dan Koch. Last fall, the state Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that Lori Koch could retain her majority shares in the company, which owns and operates Holiday World.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:15pm
Warrick County authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at Alcoa Warrick Operations. The Sheriff’s Office and Coroner say the deceased white male was found by employees at the coal unloading facility, at about nine Monday morning. An Alcoa official says all of their employees are acounted for.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:13pm
Changes will be made, well before former Henderson Mayor Tom Davis is tried on a felony charge of impersonating a police officer. Circuit Judge Karen Wilson has decided to recuse herself. Wilson had said she did not have a personal or professional relationship with Davis, and only knows him as any other citizen would. The prosecutor in the case, Bill Markwell had earler asked to be recused because of his personal relationship with Davis. The decision on a special judge and prosecutor is expected to be made official when Davis returns to court on March 3.