Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:56pm
An Evansville man is arrested in Henderson after police say he ran from from officers and then fought with them. It happened during a weekend traffic stop at Mill and Powell Streets. 32-year-old Brandon Embry, who was in the back seat, took off on foot, was caught, began to fight, got away, and took off running again before he was found and taken into custody. Embry is jailed, facing nine charges. The driver of the car, 22-year-old Jailynna Snyder of Henderson, was arrested on multiple misdemeanor charges.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:42pm
The African-American Museum will be closed until an insurance adjuster can inspect damage caused when a car hit the building near Evansville's downtown and caught fire Saturday morning. Museum Executive Director Lu Porter says she hopes the doors will be back open soon. Police had responded to a call in the 1500 block of Judson, and were trying to stop the driver speeding away from the area. After the crash the car caught fire, and three officers pulled 21-year old Sean Whitlock from it.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:40pm
Henderson authorities say "shock probation" led to the early release of a man who entered an Alford Plea to the shooting death of his wife. Just last summer, 37-year old Steven Cotter was sentenced to seven years in prison, after that plea to second-degree manslaughter. It had been amended from a charge of wanton murder, in the death of Michelle Cotter in the spring of 2012. An Alford plea means that the person charged is not admitting guilt, but believes the evidence strongly indicates guilt. Steven was freed last Friday.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:57pm
The request for water conservation is over, after Evansville Utility customers responded to encouragement to use less during the past few days. A news release from the utility says reservoir levels at the treatment plant have returned to normal, but water main breaks are likely to continue through the winter. The utility responded to a record number of breaks, 99 already this year and 79 since the conservation notice last Thursday. As of Monday morning there are 41 active breaks, and a number of boil advisories are in place.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:56pm
The drama in the Indiana House will continue longer than expected. The Indiana House Judiciary debated the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage and then decided to delay taking a vote. During the discussion Monday morning, some lawmakers said that no matter how they vote, the matter will end up before the courts.