|Hunter flown to hospital after fallWIKY / 3 min. ago more|
A hunter is life-flighted after falling from a tree stand in Pike County. On Sunday evening, conservation officers were called to the Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area. They say 77-year-old Paul Moore of Holland fell 15 feet from a tree stand. He suffered several broken bones and a collapsed lung. A hunting partner heard him fall, went back to check on him and administered CPR. First responders were able to get him to an ambulance, where he was stabilized and transferred to a medical helicopter. Officials say Moore was not wearing any type of safety harness. He lost his grip as he was climbing into the tree stand, causing him to fall backwards.
|A growing electric car industry is buying ElectriPlastic polymersEvansville News / 1 h. 50 min. ago more|
Materials developer Integral Technologies Inc.'s conductive ElectriPlast-brand polymers are finding their way into vehicles as the global auto industry embraces electric vehicles. "It is a big deal for a small company to have a material going into automotive around the world," CEO Doug Bathauer said.
|Wild Things' 2018 schedule released - Observer-ReporterGoogle News / 12 h. 2 min. ago more|
Observer-ReporterWild Things' 2018 schedule releasedObserver-ReporterThe Washington Wild Things will open their 17th season with a road series at Evansville's historic Bosse Field and play their home opener on a Tuesday night, the Frontier League revealed when it released its 2018 schedule Monday morning. Washington ...Frontier League releases 2018 regular season schedule14 News WFIE EvansvilleBelters to open 2018 Frontier League schedule at homeBloomington Pantagraphall 3 news articles »
|Matt -- son of John -- Hostettler runs for officeWIKY / 14 h. 45 min. ago more|
The son of a former 8th district congressman has thrown his hat into the ring. Oilfield worker Matt Hostettler -- son of John -- announced his bid for the Indiana House District 64 seat. He says retiring representative Tom Washburn inspired him. They are old friends from the time that Washburn worked on the elder Hostettler's congressional campaigns. And that the GOP-led General Assembly is doing great things under Republian governor Eric Holcomb's leadership -- things that he wants to be a part of and help to advance.
|Tropicana Evansville closes riverboat, moves machines to land-based casino - 14 News WFIE EvansvilleGoogle News / 15 h. 34 min. ago more|
Tropicana Evansville closes riverboat, moves machines to land-based casino14 News WFIE Evansville"The fact that we'll now have entrances down here at the Tropicana Evansville hotel and at the other end of the casino at the Le Merigot hotel. In addition, you can enter through the executive conference center and also directly from the parking garage.
|Local Officials Take In AIM Ideas Summit In Evansville - Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHGoogle News / 15 h. 38 min. ago more|
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHLocal Officials Take In AIM Ideas Summit In EvansvilleEagle 99.3 FM WSCHAurora City Manager Guinevere Emery and Dillsboro Town Manager Doug Rump attended the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM) Ideas Summit in Evansville on October 11. Both are members of Indiana Municipal Management Association (IMMA) Board ...
|Twenty-two year timeline of Evansville's floating casinoEvansville News / 15 h. 54 min. ago more|
After 22 years of continuous operation, the floating casino formerly known as Casino Aztar officially closes on Monday morning at 5:59. On Friday, a new era begins with the grand opening of Tropicana Evansville's land-based casino facing Riverside Drive.
|University of Louisville Fires Rick PitinoWIKY / 17 h. 45 min. ago more|
The University of Louisville's athletic board ends the tenure of basketball coach Rick Pitino. The Hall of Fame coach as fired today after an FBI investigation of "pay for play" went public in late September -- even though Pitino's name was not included in the criminal complaint. Pitino had been on unpaid leave since the stories broke.
|Records: Suspect in Evansville murder stabbed victim's mother in 2008 - 14 News WFIE EvansvilleGoogle News / 18 h. 4 min. ago more|
Records: Suspect in Evansville murder stabbed victim's mother in 200814 News WFIE EvansvilleThe man facing charges in the murder of an Evansville woman had only been out of prison for a few years, according to records. The Indiana Department of Corrections lists Richard Worley's release date in July 2015. He was charged with attempted murder ...
|Vanderburgh Superior Court receives large grantWIKY / 18 h. 51 min. ago more|
The Vanderburgh Superior Court receives a grant award for over $546,000. The funding is from the Office on Violence against Women, under the Justice for Families program. The court will use the funds to train and establish a Protective Order Assistance Office located within the Civic Center. The office will provide help on applications for protective orders, interpreter services, screening for lethality, safety planning and sharing information with other courts in the county. Resources will also provide training on the effects of domestic violence, and provide financial assistance to utilize Guardian ad Litem services in child custody cases where domestic violence is a factor. The grant will further provide supervised parenting time and exchanges to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse and stalking.
|Evansville GOP party chairman asks for city councilman's resignation - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 21 h. 23 min. ago more|
Evansville GOP party chairman asks for city councilman's resignationTristatehomepage.comEVANSVILLE (WEHT) - In response to the resignation of Evansville City Councilman Dan McGinn's affiliation with the Republican Party, GOP chairman Wayne Parke has suggested McGinn take his resignation even further. In a letter obtained by Eyewitness ...
|City prepares for winter snow removalWIKY / 21 h. 55 min. ago more|
Winter will be here soon -- and Evansville's public works department is already preparing for snow. Director Todd Robertson said there's about 6,000 tons of road salt on hand, most of it left over from last year's mild winter. He said if we need more, it's available, at a good price. “For this year, it went down for us,” Robertson said. “I think the actual price was $68.25 (per ton), which trended down from like $72 per ton.” Robertson said the trucks and spreaders are already being inspected and prepared. (Report from WIKY’s Jay Zimmer)
|Henderson man struck in crosswalkWIKY / 22 h. 41 min. ago more|
A Henderson man was injured after being hit in a crosswalk on Friday. Police say William Head was trying to cross North Green Street at Fifth Street. His wheelchair was struck by a turning vehicle in the intersection and pushed down the road. Head was taken to St. Vincent Hospital for treatment. The driver, Barbara Capps, was transported to Methodist Hospital.
|Police respond to stabbing on Keck AvenueWIKY / 22 h. 53 min. ago more|
Evansville Police are investigating an early morning stabbing. It happened around 3 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Keck Avenue. Police say the victim went to his ex-girlfriend's house uninvited. He was stabbed by another man in the home. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. So far, no arrests have been made.
|Man dies after fall from ATVWIKY / 23 h. 15 min. ago more|
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a fatal ATV crash in Daviess County, Kentucky. Authorities say 44-year-old Donald Patton was one of three passengers on the Polaris side-by-side. The group had just left O’Bryan’s Tavern and pulled to the side of the road to let an oncoming vehicle pass. When the driver began to accelerate, deputies say Patton fell from the bed of the ATV onto the ground. He died after suffering head trauma. The accident remains under investigation.
|Sheriff seeks to ease overcrowding at jailWIKY / 23 h. 32 min. ago more|
The Vanderburgh County Jail has been operating above capacity for several years. And Sheriff Dave Wedding expects the trend to continue. “We haven’t found any remedies to get the inmate population lower,” Wedding said. “With that in mind, we have to build to suit our needs. So we are looking at some expansions down the road.” “We’ve met with the prosecutor and the judges on a regular basis to try and figure out alternative sentencing structures,” he added. Wedding said sometimes the only option is to keep people in custody. Still, he wants to ensure a safe environment for the inmates and staff. “When the jail is understaffed and overpopulated, it puts them at risk,” he said. “We are seeking support from the state and local government to try and ease our problems.” Wedding said a few inmates are suffering from acute mental illness and need treatment outside the jail. “Their health deteriorates in jail,” he added. “They become a tremendous strain on my staff. If they have family members, it’s certainly a strain on their family.” “These people can’t help that they are in there. They can’t help the way their mind is working. They just have an illness. And these are the people that I’m looking to get immediate help for.” Wedding has asked state lawmakers for funding to construct a regional treatment facility. “They’ve heard us,” he said. “We are going to find out if they are receptive or not…if they pull the trigger and release some funds to create this particular facility.” “I always say talk is cheap. Action defines where you’re at. I know myself and other sheriffs across the state have spoken loudly. We’ve been very persistent. And we are going to continue our drive to try and make change.” The Lieutenant Governor is coming to tour the jail on Monday. Sheriff Wedding said he’ll be in Indianapolis on Tuesday to meet with the Attorney General’s Office.
|Evansville riverboat closes after 22 yearsWIKY / 23 h. 41 min. ago more|
Tropicana's riverboat casino is officially closed after 22 years of operation. The company will be preparing for the opening of the land-based facility this Friday. “There was a day and time where the boat was needed and required,” said John Chaszar, General Manager. “Those days have gone. It’s time for us to update and provide a much more modern product for our customers.” While the boat was strictly a gambling experience, Chaszar said the land-based casino will have broader appeal. “With the facility having restaurants, bars and a lounge all in one platform, it allows everyone to have an entertainment experience all at once,” he added. The new entertainment complex is located between the Tropicana and Le Merigot hotels. The 24-hour casino features 45,000 square feet of gaming space with over 1,100 slot machines, 30 table games, a Poker Room and a High Limit Room. A Tap House Restaurant & Bar will offer 36 tap handles with a rotating selection of season beers, half dedicated to Indiana and Tri-State regional favorites. A 24-hour Deli will serve New York-style fare, including Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, Nathan’s all beef hot dogs, Maxwell Street polish sausage and more. 421 is Tropicana Evansville’s new entertainment lounge, showcasing music videos, live entertainment and DJs. The new land-based facility is a $50 million investment by Tropicana. It’s scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 20th.
|EPD: Arrest made in weekend homicideWIKY / 1 d. 0 h. 2 min. ago more|
An Evansville man is charged with murder in a fatal shooting. Late Friday, police were called to a home on Frisse Avenue. 51-year-old Richard Worley is accused of killing Chanda Hatt in the driveway of her home. Police say Hatt had just gotten out of her vehicle when she was shot. Her husband and three kids were still in the car. They were unharmed. When police responded, they say multiple shots were fired at them from the rear of the home. The officers were able to find cover and call for assistance. After the gunfire stopped, police say Worley came out and was taken into custody without further incident. Officers found several weapons in the backyard of the home. Investigators learned that Worley had been staying at the home while the victim and her family were out of town. In addition to murder, Worley is charged with six counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, theft and criminal recklessness.
|Evansville riverboat casino closes after 22 years - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 1 d. 0 h. 50 min. ago more|
Evansville riverboat casino closes after 22 yearsTristatehomepage.comAfter 22 years of continuous operation, the floating casino formerly known as Casino Aztar officially closed on Monday morning at 5:59. On Friday, a new era begins with the grand opening of Tropicana Evansville's land-based casino facing Riverside Drive.
|Go Fund Me page set up to help family of murder victimEvansville News / 2 d. 5 h. 12 min. ago more|
One man is in jail facing attempted murder charges after police say he shot at an Evansville woman and her family as they pulled into their driveway. We're told he was house-sitting for the family.
|City Councilmember resigns from Vanderburgh Republican PartyEvansville News / 2 d. 9 h. 12 min. ago more|
Evansville City Councilmember Dan McGinn has resigned from the Vanderburgh County Republican party, that according to Vanderburgh County Republican Party Chairman, Wayne Parke. Twice in the last couple of weeks you have criticized my actions in a most public way.
|Taco Festival kicks off in Evansville - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 2 d. 11 h. 28 min. ago more|
Taco Festival kicks off in EvansvilleTristatehomepage.comMore than 30 vendors and hungry attendees filled the Old National Events plaza for food, fun and a good time. The event included activities for all ages including a bouncy house for the kids and a frozen margarita bar for adults. Food trucks and booths ...
|Police: Woman dead after man opens fire on Evansville familyEvansville News / 2 d. 13 h. 22 min. ago more|
Police say an arrest has been made after an Evansville woman was fatally shot in front of her family by a man who staked out their home. Authorities say Chanda Hatt, her husband and two children arrived home Friday evening when Worley allegedly opened fire with an AR-15 assault weapon.
|Police: Woman dead after man opens fire on Evansville family - Seattle TimesGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
WISH-TVPolice: Woman dead after man opens fire on Evansville familySeattle TimesEVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say an arrest has been made after an Evansville woman was fatally shot in front of her family by a man who staked out their home. The Evansville Courier & Press reports 51-year-old Richard Brian Worley faces murder and ...Woman dead after man housesitting for Evansville family opens fireWISH-TVArrest made after fatal Frisse Ave. shooting14 News WFIE Evansvilleall 6 news articles »
|Man with prior attempted murder charge arrested again for same charge - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 2 d. 16 h. 24 min. ago more|
Man with prior attempted murder charge arrested again for same chargeTristatehomepage.comAccording to a probable cause affidavit, the Hatt family had just pulled into their driveway. When an adult female got out of the vehicle, Daniel Hatt, says he heard 3 or 4 shots fired and then heard the woman scream. Daniel says in the affidavit, he ...
|Mildred Irene KoenigEvansville News / 3 d. 4 h. 5 min. ago more|
She graduated from Evansville's Reitz High School in 1939 and married Carl F. Koenig on March 25, 1945. They were married for 63 years.
|Evansville events will close a lot of roads - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 3 d. 14 h. 20 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comEvansville events will close a lot of roadsTristatehomepage.comThousands of people will descend on downtown Evansville this weekend, but there may not a lot of room to drive. You can expect to see plenty of closed roads around the city. Locust Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Ninth Avenue is closed ...
|Motorcyclist hurt after police chaseWIKY / 3 d. 18 h. 40 min. ago more|
A motorcyclist was hurt during a police chase on Evansville’s south side. The pursuit began around 1:30 a.m. Friday near Kentucky Avenue. Officers chased the motorcyclist to the intersection of Waggoner and Gilbert. They say the driver lost control and laid the motorcycle down on the road. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment.
|Parking study presented for West Franklin StreetWIKY / 3 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
The Area Plan Commission hears recommendations from the Franklin Street parking study. A consultant has suggested an overlay zone, where all businesses would receive a 25 percent reduction in the number of required spaces. The consultant also recommended permit zones and enforcement of on-street parking restrictions. Businesses and neighborhood groups could form a parking management association to help with shared spaces. And there are proposals for new sidewalks and bike lanes in the area. To see the results of the study, click here.
|Two arrests in Posey County burglaryWIKY / 3 d. 18 h. 52 min. ago more|
Two men are in custody after a home burglary in Posey County. It happened around 11 a.m. Thursday on Blackford Road, north of Mt. Vernon. The victim called 911, stating that two men had broken into his home and he had one of the suspects detained. Deputies say 38-year-old William Floyd was arrested at the scene. They found the other suspect, 53-year-old David Cox, at another address in Oliver. “The deputies acted efficiently through the investigation and recovered almost 80 pieces of evidence from the burglary,” said Chief Deputy Tom Latham. Deputies say the evidence included items from separate burglaries that Cox is considered to be involved with. “This could have had a different outcome but the homeowner acted as he saw fit and no one was injured,” Latham added. Cox and Floyd are facing several counts of burglary, residential entry, theft, misdemeanor trespassing and mischief. They were being held in the Posey County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond.
|Crews respond to Evansville house fireThursday, October 12The cause...Evansville News / 4 d. 18 h. 43 min. ago more|
The blaze was reported around 5 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of North Linwood Avenue. An ambulance crew spotted the smoke and called dispatch.
|Otters mourn loss of RadomskiEvansville News / 4 d. 18 h. 43 min. ago more|
The Evansville Otters are mourning the sudden loss of former broadcaster Mike Radomski, who died in a car accident on Thursday in Florida. "Mike was a beloved member of the Otters community," said Bill Bussing, team owner.
|Expert: Evansville still competitive despite tax, utility rate increasesEvansville News / 5 d. 12 h. 33 min. ago more|
From wheels to water, 2018 will be the year of new or higher taxes in addition to more costly water, sewer and electric rates in Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Despite this, local economic development experts believe the city and county will still remain competitive when it comes to attracting new businesses.
|New Kids Kingdom planned on riverfrontWednesday, October 11Evansville ...Evansville News / 5 d. 17 h. 3 min. ago more|
Parks Director Brian Holtz, Police Chief Billy Bolin and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke gather for an announcement about Kids Kingdom. Parks Director Brian Holtz, Police Chief Billy Bolin and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke gather for an announcement about Kids Kingdom.
|Former Evansville teacher's voyeurism trial movedEvansville News / 5 d. 19 h. 27 min. ago more|
A former Holy Rosary Catholic School teacher accused of secretly video recording students in a restroom will not go on trial this week as scheduled. Voyeurism trial for former Holy Rosary teacher Ryan Belmonte moved to February A former Holy Rosary Catholic School teacher accused of secretly video recording students in a restroom will not go on trial this week as scheduled.
|New apartments planned in Downtown EvansvilleEvansville News / 5 d. 21 h. 52 min. ago more|
"We issued an RFP in July, requesting proposals for 140 to 170 market rate living units with commercial development on the first floor, housing on floors two through five, plus underground parking," said Kelley Coures, Director of Metropolitan Development. This project would be located on the vacant lot across from the Old Post Office.
|Brad Byrd In-Depth: Dr. William Wooten talks substance abuse task forceEvansville News / 6 d. 8 h. 22 min. ago more|
The City of Evansville is introducing a new weapon to crack down on drug and alcohol abuse. Advocates are using their resources to curb a longtime problem that in some cases is ending in tragedy.