Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:40pm
Kentucky transportation officials are suing the crew of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a bridge, causing millions in damage and diverting traffic for four months. The Transportation Cabinet says it spent at least $7 million to repair the Eggner's Ferry Bridge over the Tennessee River after the Delta Mariner struck it two years ago. The lawsuit says the ship's crew ignored warnings from the Coast Guard that the western Kentucky bridge's navigation lights were out. The wreck caused a 322-foot section of the span to collapse.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:39pm
Hundreds of dollars is missing, and the head of a Hopkins County youth basketball league is arrested. The County Attorney has charged ABA League President and Treasurer Mia Higens of Madisonville with theft by unlawful taking. If convicted, the 49-year old Higens could face up to a year in jail. State Police say they discovered that several improper expenditures were made from its checking account, including clothes, toys, gourmet food, and diet pills. The account was under Higens exclusive control.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:52pm
It didn't pass by much. But the Indiana Senate did vote 26-22 for the so called "scooter bill," and it's on its way to Governor Pence's desk for his signature. It means owners of scooters in Evansville and across the state have to spend about $27 to buy license plates and be registered. EPD Sergeant Jason Cullum had told a Senate committee the measure would reduce accidents and protect scooter operators. Cullum says the number of scooter accidents in Evansville has increased, from just 9 in 2008 to 90 in 2012.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:50pm
A fourth suspect is now charged in Warrick County with last month's murder of a Martinsville man. 31-year old Mathew McCallister of Indianapolis appeared in court Wednesday, and was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. McCallister was arrested two days after the death of 35-year old Joe Nelson, and had been in the Marion County Jail since then, in connection with the homicide probe. Three others charged with murder and conspiracy were in court last week.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:48pm
The court date for a Webster County man charged with murder is continued until next week. Until then, 38-year old Robert Brantley of Sebree is free on $50,000 full cash bond, pending his arraignment hearing, now set for 9-am Tuesday. Brantley is accused of killing 34-year old Adam Hogan of Uniontown, who was a customer at Henderson's Double Dukes Saloon. Brantley was working as a security guard at the bar.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:01am
The Evansville Police Department is asking for your help identifying two men who held up the Marathon gas station at 715 N. Weinbach on February 28th. Police say the two men robbed the clerk while armed with a knife. Surveillance video captured the men.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:58pm
Police say a security guard at Henderson's Double Dukes Saloon has been arrested in the death of a customer. 38-year-old Robert Brantley of Sebree has been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Adam Hogan of Uniontown. Investigators say Brantley's statements made at the bar, and evidence found because of the autopsy led to the decision to arrest him. A witness told WIKY and 14 News the incident started with confusion between Hogan and a lady bartender over his drink.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:56pm
A major study of babies born to addicted mothers in Indiana would take place, under a bill that passed the House via a unanimous vote. The measure that started in the Senate creates a new definition for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and requires hospitals to report when it happens. The state Health Department would create a pilot program, on ways of identifying and reporting affected newborns. And it assigns a commission the job of studying treatments available to women who are pregnant and addicted, and the training available to professionals who deal with children born addicted.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:50pm
A mistake was made, it was just discovered, but it apparently would not have affected the outcome of any of the 2012 Warrick County elections. The Evansville Courier and Press reports an error caused 3700 early votes cast to not be counted. Chair of the Warrick County Democrat Central Committee, Kevin Derr says the company that services Warrick's electronic voting machines found one of their technicians inadvertently uploaded votes at the Election Office incorrectly.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:49pm
Firefighters from a half dozen departments are called-in to help put out a house fire, at Pine and Seminary streets in Princeton. Chief Mike Pflug says two men had already gotten out of the home when his crews arrived. Pflug says the fire appears to have started in the back of the house near the laundry room and then spread to the attic. He says below freezing temperatures made it difficult to extinguish Monday morning. Nobody was hurt.