Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 6:46pm
Imagine being able to avoid surgery, heavy chemo and radiation. New research suggests tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer, without greatly harming their odds of survival. Several studies presented at an international conference in San Antonio identify groups of patients who might be able to safely forgo certain treatments. The research is aimed at curbing overtreatment, a big problem in cancer care.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 6:45pm
The U-S Supreme Court listens to an appeal in a Western Kentucky death penalty case. 39-year old Robert Keith Woodall pleaded guilty to abducting 16-year-old Sarah Hansen from a Greenville convenience store, and killing her, in 1998. The high court will consider whether the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to uphold a decision to overturn Woodall's death sentence. Justices will also weigh whether the appeals court followed proper precedent in how it reviewed the state court's decision.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:32am
An Evansville mother is in jail, after she was arrested on several child neglect charges. Police say a tip led them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say when they arrived they found three children living in filthy conditions, as well as a stolen gun and marijuana inside the home.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:30am
Two Henderson County High School students are facing expulsion because of what school officials are calling "serious horseplay and an unacceptable event" involving several members of the baseball team inside the school's locker room. The Henderson Police Department is calling the incident, "an indecent exposure involving members of the baseball team." Henderson School District Public Information Officer Danielle Crafton says the students will attend a hearing Thursday to determine if they'll be expelled. The students' names aren't being released because they are minors.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:28am
The future of Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy is in question, now that the school is facing its sixth consecutive "F" grade. The Indiana Department of Education and State Board of Education could choose to merge the academy with another school, close it altogether, or take other action. A decision on what to do could come as early as January.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:26am
A local tax preparer receives a three year prison term for conspiring to submit false tax claims to the IRS. U-S Attorney Joe Hogsett says 61-year old Steve Pirnat of Evansville cost taxpayers more than 200-thousand dollars. Hogsett says Pirnat prepared about 60 returns, and had the client sign them. Then he changed the returns to show larger refunds, and pocketed the difference. He has to pay back the money.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:09pm
The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Board votes unanimously to appoint Andrew Guarino to fill the remainder of Board President Sally Becker's one-year term. Guarino is a retired school administrator, who has served as an assistant principal, principal, special education coordinator, and coordinator of student proceedings in the EVSC, as well as in Warrick County. Becker is resigning following the final school board meeting of the year on December 16, because she is moving to Chicago to be closer to family.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:07pm
The Evansville City Council votes unanimously in favor of a resolution of support for same-sex marriage. The resolution urges the General Assembly to reject the proposed State Constitutional Amendment, permanently defining marriage. It follows Mayor Winnecke urging area lawmakers to oppose the proposal which would place a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the ballot. Also Monday, U-E President Thomas Kazee announced his opposition to the proposed amendment. U-E's Faculty Senate also passed a resolution opposing it.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:06pm
It's an announcement the city and a couple of developers have been waiting for. I-U releases guidelines and the timetable for submitting proposals for its planned medical school in Evansville. A pre-proposal conference is set for December 19th in Evansville. The bid proposal deadline is January 31st. And a decision from I-U trustees is expected to be reached in April, with construction starting in 2015.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 5:27pm
A young Evansville man is behind bars on attempted murder charges, after a teenager told police he fired as many as four shots at her and her sister...because they wouldn't give him a ride. 18-year old Cameron King of the 700 block of Chandler Avenue was taken into custody, after the incident near Evans and Blackford Thursday. The girls, ages 16 and 15 were not hurt. King is also charged with having a handgun without a license.