Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:14pm
A Posey County man pleads guilty to murder. 26-year old Thomas Davidson entered the plea Wednesday morning to charges he shot and killed 58-year old Sandra Burkhardt, in August in rural White County, Illinois. Davidson and Burkhardt were both from Poseyville. In exchange for the plea, the judge sentenced Davidson to 60 years in prison. Other charges were dropped, but under Illinois law, Davidson will not be eligible for day-for-day credit for good behavior.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:12pm
Evansville police are looking for a woman who pulled a gun on a gas station clerk while stealing fuel. It happened about 10:45 Wednesday morning, at the Phillips-66 on North Main Street. Officers say the woman is black, she was wearing a pink coat, and was last seen driving away in a silver, 1990s Dodge or Chrysler.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:11pm
A self-employed oilfield worker dies in Southern Illinois. The coroner says 62-year old Alexis Anderson of McLeansboro was servicing an oil well, when he was pulled into an operating pump and crushed Tuesday. His clothes had become tangled in the equipment, and he was pulled into the pumping unit. He was working by himself, checking on the well to make sure it was operating as it should.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:09pm
Nobody was hurt, when a shot was fired into the front window of an Owensboro home. It happened early Wednesday morning, in the 4000 block of Kipling Drive. Police say the house was occupied at the time, and they say there have been some disputes on that block, and they have some suspects. No arrests have been made.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:08pm
An Evansville police officer is going to ride his bike more than a thousand miles to raise awareness for House of Hope. The non-profit is a counseling and education program for 13 to 17 year-old females. The Evansville office will soon have a house so they can start a residential program, and eventually, they hope to start a program for boys. Sergeant Brian Talsma says he'll begin his journey at Evansville's riverfront and finish in Orlando. He says the journey will take him about a month.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:58pm
A company called nerdwallet.com releases a report identifying the best towns for young families in Indiana. Most are in the central part of the state. The list includes Carmel, Fishers, Granger, Crown Point, Greenwood, Plainfield, Valparaiso, Noblesville, Jeffersonville and Schererville, in that order. Spokesman Mike Anderson says they measured school performance, home values and affordability, and other financial considerations. Nerdwallet.com describes itself as a free tool to find the best credit cards, cd rates, savings, checking accounts, scholarships, healthcare and airlines.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:56pm
The Illinois House votes in favor of gay marriage, setting the stage for the state to be the largest in the midwest to legalize it. Lawmakers voted to send the bill back to the Senate to change the effective date. The minor change follows approval by the chamber last winter. Governor Quinn says he'll sign it into the law. Polls show support for gay marriage has surged since 1996, when Gallup found that 27 percent of Americans backed it. Now Gallup finds the majority support giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:54pm
If you've ever left your coat home on a warm morning, and were slapped by temperatures 40 degrees cooler in the evening, then you know how thousands of needy tri-state kids will feel before long. Steve Schmitt says the Coat A Kid campaign is off-to a disappointing start. Schmitt says they were able to provide coats to 9,000 toddlers-to-teens last winter. He's hoping everyone who can will drop-off a gently-used or new coat at Don's and Claytons Cleaners outlets for re-distribution.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:50pm
If you went to college, chances are you grabbed your 120 credit hours and ran. But "credit-flation" has been creeping into the system for years, driving up the cost of college, and delaying graduatng and getting fulltime jobs. Mitch Daniels says that's one of the first things he addressed when he became President of Purdue University. He says that when he arrived, most programs required more than 120 credit hours to graduate.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 5:08pm
DePauw University and Wabash College become the latest two institutions of higher learning to join the battle against a gay marriage amendment to the state constitution. Indiana University took the same stand last week. They've all joined Freedom Indiana which champions liberty for all Hoosiers. In stating its opposition last week, Presidents of the universities say a ban would impede efforts to attract top talent to the campuses.
Purdue’s president says a consensus must be reached before the university takes a stance on such a divisive issue as same sex marriage.