Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:37pm
A new Veterans of Foreign Wars post was named in honor of Marine Sgt. Brock Babb Friday afternoon. Babb was a 1984 graduate of Reitz High School, and coached wresting at Reitz and Tekoppel. Babb was a veteran of the Gulf War, and was killed by a roadside bomb in 2006 during a return mission. The dedication cermony was held at the Veterans' Support office at USI. It will temporarily house the post until construction is complete. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was among the dignitaries.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:14pm
A Marion County Judge says the State School Superintendent does not have the legal right to file a lawsuit against other members of the State Board of Education. Judge Louis Rosenberg tossed out Ritz‘s suit which claimed that board members violated Indiana‘s open meetings law. Rosenberg agreed with Attorney General Greg Zoeller that only the Attorney General‘s office can file lawsuits on behalf of state officials or agencies.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:13pm
Chrysler is recalling a lot of 2014 Grand Cherokees. The National Traffic Safety Administration says there are problems with warning lights, the braking system, and electronic stability control on some 92,000 of the SUV's.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:11pm
Veterans and their supporters will be on the streets of Evansville Saturday afternoon. Some will take part in a parade that will start at the Tropicana parking lot at 2:30 in the afternoon. All veterans are invited to line-up for the event at the Tropicana Parking lot at 12:45. Co-chair Garry Hisel hopes 400 vets will take part in the fourth annual parade. It will head down Riverside Drive to Cherry Street and loop back to the Trop.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:10pm
More than 100 veterans turn-out for breakfast cooked-up in their honor at Reitz High School. It was just one of several events in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation today, because schools will be closed on Monday, Veterans Day. The veterans were joined by students and EVSC Superintendent David Smith, as well as Congressman Buschon, Mayor Winnecke, State Senators Becker and Tomes and State Representative McNamara. A number of students said they plan to spend part of Monday with family members who have served their nation.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:38pm
A car that was rear-ended crosses the centerline and strikes an oncoming vehicle head-on....killing that car's driver. Knox County Coroner Gordon Becker says 59-year old Terry Bailey of Carlisle, Indiana died less than an hour after the Friday morning crash at the Highway 41-50 split. Sheriff Michael Morris says deputies arrested 37-year old Martia Miley on charges of Criminal Recklessness Causing Death While Intoxicated. A man riding with her, 39-year old Robert Daniel, also faces felony charges. Morris says Daniel kicked and officer and became extremely combative.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:22pm
An Evansville man is freed, after he was found not guilty of intimidating a witness during a murder trial. 25-year old Quinton Jennings was accused of knocking on Angela Mueller’s door, identifying himself as a police officer, punching her in the face, and then getting on top of her and pointing a knife at her chest. The intimidation was alleged to have happened during the murder trial of Christopher Bell. He and Ted Mueller Junior were convicted of murder in the shooting death of Cedric Watt in Evansville.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:21pm
Lock your vehicle, no matter where you are. Don't leave valuables inside it, and if you have a garage, make sure it's secure. Some common sense tips from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams, who says his officers are investigating a series of break-ins in several residential areas. Williams says many folks don't report these types of thefts, believing nothing can be done. But he encourages anyone who is the victim of a crime to notify law enforcement.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 5:06pm
A local man says a committee that could make a difference in the future of early childhood education has held its organizational meeting. Gov. Mike Pence appointed Kevin Bain of the Wellborn Baptist Foundation to chair the Early Learning Advisory Committee. Bain tells WIKY News the group's foremost responsibility is to help implement legislation approved by the last session of the general assembly. it would provide scholarships for needy kids to attend quality pre-school programs. Bain's remarks followed a tour that he took with Gov. Pence at St.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:43pm
Indiana fourth graders got modestly higher math and reading scores on this year‘s National Assessment of Educational Progress test.
Indiana students were among the top five gainers in the country last year for reading and math at the fourth grade level. 8th grade scores were also up, though not as much.