Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:38pm
USI wants to "pack the PAC," even though the Saturday night men's exhibition basketball game against IU will be played in Bloomington. USI will open the doors of the Physical Activities Center at 5 pm, an hour before its free live digital broadcast of the game is displayed on two big screens. Tickets for the game are already sold out, and it won’t be televised.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:08pm
WIKY News had an interesting conversation with Pastor Carl Sanders of Evansville, who says all he wanted when he walked into an East Side Dollar General was his favorite drink - Gatorade. What he got, instead, was a young man who had pulled what looked like a gun shouting at him. Sanders pulled-out his gun and shouted at Germaine Marshall to get on the floor. Marshall, armed only with a spoon, didn't fight as Sanders held him there until police arrived. Rev.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:04pm
A family and police in Cannelton are hoping you can help them find 16-year old Brooklyn Gaynor. She's been missing since Saturday. She's described as a white girl with shoulder length blonde hair, hazel eyes and a thin build. Police say she may be in a 2000 gold Dodge Intrepid with a Indiana license plate number 116ABN. If you know of her whereabouts, you're asked to call police.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:57pm
There's major change in the wind for medical programs now being offered on college campuses in Evansville. Programs at Ivy Tech, USI and UE will all be combined and expanded on a new college campus at a still un-selected location in Vanderburgh or Warrick County. Ivy Tech Chancellor Dan Schenk says his school is ready. USI and UE leaders also told a crowd at a "letters of intent" ceremony that they're on-board for the multi-million dollar project that will move their medical programs to a new IU Medical School campus.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:55pm
Indiana has recorded its first West Nile virus death this year. It happened in the Terre Haute area, in Vigo County. 20 human cases have been reported in Vanderburgh and other counties in 2013. A state health department spokeswoman says that generally, the risk of the illness has subsided by this time of year, but has not ceased to exist. There is no vaccine and no cure for West Nile.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:54pm
An Evansville insurance agent is indicted for wire fraud. The U-S Attorney's office says 39-year old Danny Beavin and others submitted fraudulent insurance applications that contained false birth dates. The indictment alleges that in 2011, Beavin devised a scheme involving annuities to defraud an insurance company and receive commissions he was not entitled to. He faces six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 4:52pm
Closing arguments will begin Monday in the murder trial of former State Trooper David Camm. He's accused of killing his wife and two young children inside the family's southern Indiana home in 2000. Prosecution and defense experts testified Wednesday on whether blood from Camm's wife ended up on his T-shirt from gunshot spatter, or when he reached over her body in the family's SUV to pull out their son. This is Camm's third trial. His two previous convictions were thrown out on appeal.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:53pm
It's that time again. Vectren Energy Delivery is suggesting to its customers that they get their furnace serviced. President Brad Ellsworth says it's important that a qualified heating contractor perform a regular maintenance check in order to ensure it is working properly. Ellsworth also says an annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10 percent on heating costs. U.S.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:52pm
A couple accused of filling an Indianapolis house with natural gas and setting off an explosion that killed a Henderson, Kentucky native and his wife, will be tried separately. A judge granted requests by homeowner Monserrate Shirley and boyfriend Mark Leonard for seperate trials. The two and Leonard's half brother Robert are charged with murder, arson and insurance fraud in connection with the blast that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and caused more than $4 million damage.