Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:36am
DETROIT (AP) - Graco Children's Products has added more than 403,000 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles.
But the added seats won't end a dispute with the U.S. government's road safety watchdog. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration still wants Graco to add 1.8 million infant seats to the recall because they have the same buckles.
Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove children. In some cases parents have had to cut harnesses to get their children out.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:08pm
The final EVSC snow make up day is decided, and it will again utilize the flexibility the Department of Education has given schools. The most recent snow day was March 3, and to make it up, the school day will again be extended by one hour for six consecutive days, from March 31-April 7. Principals agreed that this method of making up one day offers the best use of instructional time and educational benefit to students.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:06pm
Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages faces a new challenge, in a lawsuit filed by a national gay rights group. Lambda Legal is representing three lesbian couples from Whitestown, Chesterton and Munster Indiana. The suit argues the couples' equal protection rights are being violated, because they can't marry in Indiana and the state won't recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. A similar lawsuit was filed last week by four couples in southern Indiana.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:57pm
There's a new second in command at Vanderburgh County's Emergency Management Agency. Chad Woodburn is an Air Force and Marine Corps veteran, former state trooper and fire investigator for Homeland Security. During his career he's assisted in the aftermath of two tornadoes in the Evansville area, and Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Woodburn will serve as deputy director, to Executive Director Cliff Weaver, who says Woodburn's training, experience, and education make him a great resource. Monday was his first day on the job.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:54pm
A Hopkins County woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of her step-son. A jury found 24-year-old Kelley Kirby of Earlington guilty last month of both manslaughter and criminal abuse in the death of 4 year old Cayden Kirby. The judge also decided there will be no probation for her, and she and her lawyer said they will not appeal the court's decision.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:48pm
State Police, Vanderburgh County officers and the U-S Marshal’s get together and serve a felony arrest warrant for attempted murder on 24-year old Lanico Payne. The Evansville man had been wanted for his alleged involvement in last Friday night's shooting of 33-year old Demetrius Fingers, in the 900 block of Blackford Avenue. EPD Detective Sergeant Larry Nelson says Payne is the first of the three suspects now behind bars. Officers found Payne at a gas station parking lot at Burkhardt and Virginia.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:46pm
An Evansville school will still work with a non-profit to boost its achievement. The State Board of Education voted to have the Glenwood Leadership Academy continue its affiliation with Boston-based Mass Insight, after Glenwood received six consecutive "F" accountability grades. An EVSC spokeswoman says the school is already seeing results. The Board could have voted for a complete state takeover of Glenwood, but did not.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:40pm
The attorney for an Evansville man tells the Indiana Court of Appeals that police statements should not have been allowed at his client's murder trial. The court disagreed, and upheld the murder conviction of Robert Hicks, in the death of long-time girlfriend Anna Jochum almost two years ago. Hicks lawyer argued the judge should not have allowed two recorded interviews in which Hicks admitted to striking and then stabbing Jochum into evidence.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:37pm
A witness to Tuesday morning's hit and run on Green River Road says she's still "shocked and bothered" by what she saw. Lea Goodwin of Evansville tells WIKY News she had turned off Lynch Road about 6:30, and saw an SUV in front of her bouncing off curbs and signs "like a pinball machine" before it struck a man waiting at a bus stop in front of Cheddar's Restaurant. Goodwin says the vehicle is a small pale blue SUV, perhaps a Nissan, with a plastic license plate cover that's dirty and faded.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:35pm
An Evansville man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head. 31-year old Christopher Compton was brought to Deaconess Hospital late Monday night. Police arrested 22 year old Jacob Cobb for felony battery. Compton told investigators he had been arguing with Cobb in the 200 block of West Michigan, and that's where Cobb was taken into custody.