Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:09pm
The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Board votes unanimously to appoint Andrew Guarino to fill the remainder of Board President Sally Becker's one-year term. Guarino is a retired school administrator, who has served as an assistant principal, principal, special education coordinator, and coordinator of student proceedings in the EVSC, as well as in Warrick County. Becker is resigning following the final school board meeting of the year on December 16, because she is moving to Chicago to be closer to family.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:07pm
The Evansville City Council votes unanimously in favor of a resolution of support for same-sex marriage. The resolution urges the General Assembly to reject the proposed State Constitutional Amendment, permanently defining marriage. It follows Mayor Winnecke urging area lawmakers to oppose the proposal which would place a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the ballot. Also Monday, U-E President Thomas Kazee announced his opposition to the proposed amendment. U-E's Faculty Senate also passed a resolution opposing it.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:06pm
It's an announcement the city and a couple of developers have been waiting for. I-U releases guidelines and the timetable for submitting proposals for its planned medical school in Evansville. A pre-proposal conference is set for December 19th in Evansville. The bid proposal deadline is January 31st. And a decision from I-U trustees is expected to be reached in April, with construction starting in 2015.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 5:27pm
A young Evansville man is behind bars on attempted murder charges, after a teenager told police he fired as many as four shots at her and her sister...because they wouldn't give him a ride. 18-year old Cameron King of the 700 block of Chandler Avenue was taken into custody, after the incident near Evans and Blackford Thursday. The girls, ages 16 and 15 were not hurt. King is also charged with having a handgun without a license.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 5:24pm
Police are still investigating a report of a strong armed robbery, and a hit and run on the big parking lot at the east side Evansville Walmart and Home Depot. Both happened about 3:30 Friday afternoon. Officers have been told that the same vehicle probably was involved in both incidents. It began outside the Walmart, when a suspect grabbed a woman's purse, then fled in a black Nissan SUV. Then the vehicle then likely ran over the pedestrian outside the Home Depot. The victim of the hold up was not injured.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 5:21pm
Snow has delayed the USI faculty senate's vote on the proposed state-wide ban on same sex marriage. The university closed it's doors because of the weather Friday, and the meeting will be rescheduled. No date's been set. The senate was set to vote on a couple of statements. One would be in support of the proposal, just as I-U, Purdue, Ball State, DePauw and Butler have done. A second would be on a more general statement, in which the senate would say it doesn't support discrimination.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 5:20pm
Governor Pence acts, after the presidential proclamation regarding the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Monday. He also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the world leader. Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:53pm
It probably will soon cost money to use the Pigeon Creek Greenway for an event. The head of the Greenway Advisory Board, Blaine Oliver told the Parks Board that the fees would help maintain the Greenway. Those costs would range from $75 for something with less than 100 people attending, to $2500 for a gathering with more than two-thousand people. Oliver says the proposed fees are an average of what's charged in other cities.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:52pm
Illinois is moving forward. That's what Governor Quinn said as he signed a landmark bill to reform the state's massively-underfunded pension system. The new law is sure to face lawsuits from labor unions. The overhaul cuts benefits for most employees and retirees. Quinn, who often signs new laws in celebratory public events, signed the pension bill in a private ceremony.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:18pm
The lead prosecutor in the Indianapolis house explosion, that killed a former Henderson, Kentucky man and his wife is moving to have the trials of the three defendants run at the same time. Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson proposed that each defendant get a separate jury, but the trials would be held at the same time and in the same court. She says the defendants‘ constitutional rights would be preserved, but the move would save taxpayer money. The blast killed two people, wounded others and damaged dozens of homes in the subdivision.