Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:17pm
Toyota reaches a $3 million dollar settlement with the relatives of a driver and survivors of a lawsuit involving a Camry that a jury agreed accelerated on its own. It was the first time a court ruled against Toyota in an unintended acceleration case. The woman driver was killed in 2007. Yesterday the Oklahoma City jury awarded $1.5 million each to the injured woman and the survivors of the woman who was killed. And it found Toyota liable of "reckless disregard" for the public's safety.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:16pm
A gas line fire at mid-day Friday in Hanson injures a worker. The blaze in HopkinsCounty hospitalized the man who had been assigned to cap a leak at a home off Highway 862. Officials say a crew apparentlly shut-off a wrong line and the worker suffered burns to his face. The gas line was then capped and the blaze was put-out. The injured worker was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:00am
A former State Police officer acquitted in the killings of his wife and two children still faces two civil lawsuits filed by his late wife's parents. Frank and Janice Renn's suits are aimed at preventing former son-in-law David Camm from recovering an estimated $625,000 in life insurance and 401-K funds stemming from his family's deaths. Those suits had been put on hold pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings against Camm.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:59am
The author of Indiana's Lifeline Law that encourages young people to seek medical help for others who are dangerously intoxicated says he'll seek to broaden the statute to offer immunity for certain alcohol-related offenses to Good Samaritans who seek help in all medical emergencies. Jim Merritt has been meeting with students on college campuses, including USI, to hear how they think the law can be improved.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:57am
State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says she is open to talks to settle her dispute with the State Board of Education, but also says she will not drop her lawsuit against board members. Ritz filed a lawsuit accusing the board of violating Indiana‘s Open Door law. Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a motion to block the lawsuit, saying the Attorney General is the only person who can file lawsuits on behalf of state agencies and officials. Her lawsuit claims that board members held a secret meeting without her to put together a letter to state lawmakers.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:56am
The Postal Service will be moving out of Eastland Mall, and into nearby space in Woodland Center, off Green River Road at Vogel Road around the end of the year. The post office had been searching for a new location for a number of months. A spokesman says the mall hiked its rent, and it became more than what the post office was willing to pay.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:46pm
Evansville lands a grant to deal with street crime - and Police Chief Billy Bolin says some of the money will be used for overtime pay as officers try to end the rash of shots being fired on the southeast side. The grant was announced by U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett during a news conference at the mayor's office. He says the funds are from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Byrne was a New York City police officer, who became well known in the U.S. after he was murdered while on duty in 1988.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:44pm
Witches and zombies and buses, oh my! METS buses will detour around the Witches and Zombies 5K this Saturday morning from 7 until 11. and West Siders drivers also face the frightening prospect of lots of detours. The event will begin at 10th and Franklin, turn left on Wabash, make a U-turn at Columbia, turn right on Franklin, right on 12th, make another U-turn at Delaware, turn left on Franklin and end at Franklin and 10th. The exact duration of the detours will depend on how fast witches and zombies and their friends can run.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:42pm
What Evansville wants to accomplish, Mount Vernon can mark off its "to do" list. The Posey County city has completed a $15 million sewer project that puts it in compliance with U.S. EPA mandates and State of Indiana regulations. Mount Vernon has separated its storm and sanitary sewers. Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Thomas Easterly joined Mount Vernon officials in cutting a ribbon, celebrating the new system. Officials say sewer rates will go up only $5 a month for average customers. Evansville is facing a similar project on a much grander scale.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:54am
"Not guilty" is the verdict in former Indiana State Trooper David Camm's third trial on murder charges - in the deaths 13 years ago of his wife and two children.
Two previous trials ended in guilty verdicts, that were then overturned on appeal. Former Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Stan Levco lead the state's case in the just-concluded trial in Lebanon, Indiana. Levco said he thought blood stain patterns and DNA were pretty credible evidence. Jurors asked to examine Camm's blood-marked tee-shirt Wednesday, during the first day of deliberations.