Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 3:39pm
A Brown County sheriff‘s deputy shot and killed a man on Thanksgiving night. State Police say 44-year old Troy Harden of Nashville was pronounced dead after the shooting. Investigators have not released what led to the shooting, but said deputies had tried to serve a warrant for his arrest. State Police will release more information soon.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:44am
It was quite a sight until it was knocked down. Flames were shooting well into the air above the Elks Lodge in Princeton. A fire that started early Thursday morning has extensively damaged parts of the lodge, in the downtown area of the Gibson County seat. Firefighters say the blaze started in or near the roof, where the furnace is located, and there were problems with water freezing in hoses and on streets. Salt and sand were spread to provide traction.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:43am
Nobody was hurt, and a family says they can move in with relatives for now, after their house was damaged by fire. The blaze in the 7100 block of Washington Avenue, on Evansville's far east side late Wednesday afternoon apparently began in the carport, where a car and pick-up truck were destroyed. It spread to the kitchen, living room and attic of the home before firefighters extinguished it. Fire Captain Mike Dickinson says the family was inside the home when the fire appeared, but they were able to safely get out.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:40am
A judge finds a Gibson County man competent to stand trial. It happened after a lengthy hearing in the case of Jason Perry Wednesday. Both of his defense lawyers attempted to withdraw from the case, but their motions were denied. Perry is accused of killing Jessica Tice outside the Los Aztecas Restaurant in Princeton last spring in front of their son. The murder trial is to take place in Posey County April 21.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:37pm
Residents of Wabash and Wayne Counties in southern Illinois and in 13 other Illinois counties can begin the process of getting emergency storm assistance now that President Obama has signed a disaster declaration. Individuals and business owners in the designated areas can start the process by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:33pm
A Fort Branch man is being held without bond after allegedly leading Indiana State Police on a brief chase following a road rage incident. Troopers say Darrell Bowlds was driving one of two cars pulled over Tuesday afternoon on northbound U.S. 41 just north of State Road 168. Troopers say while they were talking to the other driver, Bowlds took off. Troopers say they chased Bowlds down and when they approached him they smelled alcohol on his breath. Bowlds had a blood-alcohol level of point-one-four.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:28pm
The U.S Postal Service is looking to fill more than 20 positions in Evansville. It has both city and rural carrier positions open. But you'll have to act quickly. The postings will close Dec. 3 for the city carriers and Dec. 6th for the rural carriers. City carrier pay is about $15 an hour and the rural postions within Evansville zip codes pay about $16 an hour. All applicants must apply online at http://www.usps.com by the close of the job posting period. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:25pm
With painting and repairs complete, the Blue Bridge at Owensboro opened at mid-day today. Officials say the $10 million job came in under budget, although two weeks late - but open in time for Thanksgiving traffic.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:49pm
As we' ve been telling you, the Ohio River "Blue" Bridge in downtown Owensboro will be opening Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving traffic. Now we know the time - it's noon. The bridge has been closed for a 10-million dollar painting job since May 13. About 8,500 vehicles use the bridge in an average day. Trucks account for about 15 percent of the traffic. The structure opened to traffic in September 1940.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:47pm
A Purdue University agricultural economist says we have the U.S. - Iran nuclear agreement to thank for lower gas prices. Professor Wally Tyner says crude oil prices had been inching upward prior to the deal, but after the deal, they fell slightly. He says oil inventory is also way above normal for this time of year. Tyner says extra supply is also causing a downward price trend. Tyner says the agreement prevented crude oil prices from rising higher than they might have otherwise. He adds the agreement does not include a release on the sanction of oil exports.