Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:39pm
A number of downtown events will incorporate the "We Are Evansville" theme. Friday is a community pride day, the "Evening on the River" is that night, and a "Clean Evansville" pick-up Saturday morning will be folowed by a community photo and video shoot, that can later be viewed on YouTube. Pam Hight of the Parks Foundation teaches at USI, and that's where her class initiated the "We Are Evansville" campaign. She says the shoot starts at 11 a.m.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:35pm
A rising star in the Republican party comes to Henderson July 1st to speak to a joint meeting of the chamber of commerce, the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club and the Henderson Lions Club. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will keynote the gathering at the Henderson Fine Arts Center. His local speech will provide a break in his schedule of talking to voters in other state's -- including Iowa -- an early-voting state. Paul has made it clear he'd like to be president
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:23am
The Indiana Court of Appeals agrees with a Vanderburgh County trial court's denial of an appeal by former Evansville Police Officer Patrick Bradford. Lawyers presented their cases in March at Indianapolis, and disagreed on whether Bradford received a strong defense at his trial. His attorney Hope Fey also said new scientific evidence raised questions about the timing of a fire in civilian jailer Tammy Lohr's home in 1992. Bradford was convicted of murder and arson for stabbing Lohr to death and setting the fire.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:20am
A fire that started in a fireworks store destroys a building in Dale. It broke out at about 6:00 Tuesday night in the building on Washington Street in the Spencer County town. Fire Chief Can Reinke says when firefighters arrived, the entire building was engulfed in flames, and fireworks were flying. He says firefighters and spectators had to be moved back. Officials say everyone got out of the store and three apartments on the top floor of the building.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:40pm
An electrical problem is blamed for a fire that severely damaged a trailer in Eastbrook Mobile Home Park Tuesday. Evansville firefighters put out the flames and an investigator determined that an electrical issue led to the blaze. The residents were not home when the fire started and no other homes were damaged. The Red Cross is providing temporary lodging for the residents.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:32pm
An Evansville man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend is sentenced to 55 years in prison. 56-year old Robert Hicks was found guilty of stabbing Anna Jochem about 50 times last July. The coroner's office ruled she died from a blow to the head with a block of wood. Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann argued for an extended sentence due to the brutal nature of the crime. Circuit Court Judge David Kiely agreed - rejecting an argument for leniency that was based on Hicks' lack of a previous criminal record
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:27pm
Near the end of June, Indiana will make the first deposit into a newly established trust fund, to pave the way for the state‘s next big round of highway-building. INDOT says 2020 is too far away to speculate on what projects may be built. But Indiana Motor Truck Association president Gary Langston says completing I-69 is one big need.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:25pm
The next national election isn't until a year from November, but Republicans in Congress may still be holding hearings on the terrorist attack on the American Diplomatic Mission at Benghazi as voters go to the polls. That's what Republican Congressman Larry Buschon tells Evansville Rotarians. Four people were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Ten others were injured. Buschon says the hearings may last for another year and a half. He says he wants the hearings to be non-political.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:20am
The U.S. Supreme Court will not act on a lower court ruling that blocks Indiana's effort to strip Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood. The justices did not comment today (Tues) as they rejected the state's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Indiana is among more than a dozen states that have enacted or considered laws to cut off taxpayer money to organizations that provide abortion services.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:18am
An Evansville man is arrested for allegedly threatening a witness in a murder trial. Police responded to a home in the 1300 block of South Governor late Monday night. A woman in the home told officers that a man had knocked on the door, announced he was with the "EPD" so she opened it, he came in and punched her in the face. And after a brief struggle, the man ended up on top of her with a knife pointed at her chest. The woman told investigators that the man threatened her about testifying in a murder trial.