Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:57pm
Evansville firefighter George Madison Junior files a tort claim. That's required before a lawsuit is filed, and could indicate he intends to sue the city of Evansville. Madison was on his bicycle, on the southeast side last August, when he says he was detained by two Evansville Police officers for not stopping at a stop sign. Madison says he was threatened with a taser. An internal police probe found no evidence of wrongdoing.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:54pm
Kentucky's Legislative Ethics Commission finds probable cause to believe former State Representative John Arnold may have sexually harassed three legislative staffers. The panel set a hearing for December 12 to determine whether Arnold should be reprimanded or fined. The Democrat from Sturgis resigned from the Legislature last month. Two Legislative Research Commission staffers alleged that Arnold touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments. A third woman also has filed a complaint.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:52pm
Indiana reaches an 11th-hour deal to keep Amtrak‘s Indy-to-Chicago line operating for another year. Amtrak is no longer funding routes of less than 750 miles. That left the four-day-a-week Hoosier State service on the brink of extinction. But the state says it‘s reached an agreement in principle to split the operating costs with six communities along the route based on their share of ridership. Officials say Indy‘s $300,000 pledge is not a permanent commitment and the city will insist on performance measures before agreeing to contribute funding long term.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:49pm
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is heading back to Indy to play against the team he led for 14 seasons. Manning, now quarterback for the Denver Broncos, brought more than excitement to Colts fans -- he brought tons of extra visitors to Indianapolis. And with them, lots of extra cash spent in restaurants, bars, and hotels. Chris Gahl, of Visit Indy, calls it the "Peyton Effect." Downtown hotels which are about half-full during a normal week-end are now virtually all taken because Number 18 is heading back to play in Lucas Oil Stadium.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 8:01pm
The City Council won't vote for another two weeks, but a majority appears less than thrilled with the costs for Roberts Park. Mayor's Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer told council members, including Dan Adams that there's interest from a number of groups, as well as the state in being a partner the popular project.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:31pm
Investigators are still trying to learn the cause of a blaze that erased a meeting place, a livelihood and a section of Tell City history. Capers Restaurant went up in flames after starting at about 1:30 this morning. The building was almost 120 years old. Many Tell City residents remember it as Jim Men's and Boy's Wear before it became a popular eatery. Firefighters say the blaze at Capers had a jump start on them before they arrived and were confronted by a building full of smoke.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:04pm
It‘s still warm enough that Hoosiers are seeing lots of bugs, but a Purdue University entomologist says those bugs are eagerly trying to get into your home for winter. Dr. Tim Gibb says there are plenty of brown marmorated stink bugs, box elder bugs, Asian lady beetles, millipedes and crickets to keep homeowners hopping. Swarms of the critters can "bee" seen all over. Gibb says box elder bugs are usually the result of ash, maple and box elder trees. He says that during warm days in late fall box elder bugs gather on south and west facing exposures of homes.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:59pm
A day-long conference devoted to Interstate 69 is set for Tuesday in Madisonville. Representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the departments of transportation in Indiana and Tennessee will give updates on the road's development. A variety of local, state and regional experts will talk about the expectations, opportunities and concerns that surround the new interstate.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:57pm
On the north side of the Ohio River, a group has been hard at work for years to develop I-69 to Indianapolis. And on the south side, another group has been pressing the case to bring the Commonwealth's Parkway system up to interstate standards for I-69 in Kentucky. And now some of the members of the groups have come together to form a group known as BridgeLink.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:55pm
The number of Indiana students using school vouchers more than doubled this school year from last year. This could soon make Indiana the leader for use of school vouchers in the nation. More than 20,000 students signed up for vouchers this school year. Right now Indiana is second in the nation for use of vouchers, which give qualifying families public money to offset tuition costs at private schools.