|Hundreds Line Riverfront for Solar Spectacle - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 11 h. 40 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comHundreds Line Riverfront for Solar SpectacleTristatehomepage.comMany people who were tied up in traffic while heading to the solar eclipse's path of totality ended up making a detour in Evansville. Hundreds of people entrenched themselves at the riverfront to soak in every single second of this rare cosmic event.
|Evansville man faces charge of fourth-offense OWI - Janesville GazetteGoogle News / 11 h. 52 min. ago more|
Janesville GazetteEvansville man faces charge of fourth-offense OWIJanesville GazetteEVANSVILLE -- An Evansville man faces a charge of fourth-offense intoxicated driving after Evansville police stopped him early Thursday. The officer reported seeing Joel D. Schmelzer, 46, of 105 Countryside Drive, swerve twice into the oncoming lane of ...
|KSP: Officer-involved shooting followed pursuitWIKY / 12 h. 33 min. ago more|
Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Henderson. Troopers say a city officer was trying to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation early Monday. However, the driver refused to stop. According to KSP, the suspect led the officer on a chase to Clay and South Adams. He then exited the vehicle on foot with a shotgun. A brief standoff occurred between the suspect and the officer. “During the standoff, the operator took a stance which created a safety concern for the officer,” KSP reported in a news release. “The officer fired his service weapon at the suspect.” The suspect was struck multiple times in the abdomen. He is now listed as ‘stable’ at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. The officer was not injured. Police say the shooting investigation is ongoing.
|Evansville Incident Leads to Visible Police Response - Oil CityGoogle News / 12 h. 54 min. ago more|
Oil CityEvansville Incident Leads to Visible Police ResponseOil CityEvansville Police Chief Tom Laughrey spoke with Oil City reporters on the scene, near 3rd and Holmes Streets in Evansville, as the situation was ending peacefully. Laughrey says that Evansville Police responded to the call and made contact with an ...
|Thousands witness solar eclipseWIKY / 15 h. 52 min. ago more|
The total solar eclipse was greeted by clapping and cheers in Hopkinsville. “I think it’s absolutely amazing. It’s almost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” “You could feel the excitement in the crowd. There were gasps." Thousands of people gathered in city parks and campgrounds to see the cosmic event, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century. Visitors watched through protective glasses and telescopes as the moon’s silhouette passed directly in front of the sun. Evansville had 99 percent coverage. And there was enough darkness to confuse the crickets and street lights. Many area schools and universities held watch parties for students. Before and after the eclipse, there was a major surge in traffic on I-69 and U.S. 41. "It’s pretty much a mess," said Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "Our guys were really amazed, at the end of the eclipse, it was like you flipped a switch and it was off to NASCAR." "We expect a major surge of traffic with the Twin Bridges," he added. "And maybe some substantial traffic issues with the strip in Henderson continuing well into the evening hours." Follow KYTC District 2 for updates.
|Fire reported at Henderson middle schoolWIKY / 16 h. 37 min. ago more|
In Henderson, students at North Middle School were evacuated today. There was a small generator fire on the backside of the building. According to a post from the Henderson EMA, the explosion resulted from an overloaded electric system. No injuries were reported. Students were taken to the high school for dismissal.
|Follow METS buses, track water and sewer usageWIKY / 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
Learn how to monitor your water and sewer usage and track METS buses at the August Traveling City Hall meeting. The meeting will be held at Central Library, Browning Room A, 200 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. on Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives with the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility and the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System will demonstrate the new MyWater EWSU app and consumer portal, and the new DoubleMap bus tracking system. MyWater app, for smartphones and desktop computers, provides secure access to account information, payment processing, and usage data. DoubleMap, also for smartphones and desktop computers, provides real-time access to vehicle locations on all buses in service, arrival times and transit announcements. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Wi-Fi access to the meeting and representatives will help you download the apps and will walk you through the process step-by-step. Utility customers are encouraged to bring a recent utility bill. The meeting will include an advance look at the new online Action Center that will replace the City of Evansville’s Citizens Concern Portal, a popular public service used to report concerns related to city government. Following the presentations, citizens are welcome to speak one-on-one with city department heads.
|Sobriety checkpoint results in two arrestsWIKY / 17 h. 29 min. ago more|
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has announced the results of a sobriety checkpoint from Friday, August 18th. A total of 148 vehicles were diverted from St. Joseph Avenue at Buchanan Road. Two drivers were arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. Four other motorists were taken off the road after testing higher than 0.06 BAC. They were allowed to call a friend to pick them up or take a cab home. Arrests: Evan Allen Weinzapful, 24, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.175 BrAC) (Evansville Police Department) John Alan Robertson (pictured above), 38, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.178 BrAC) (Indiana State Police)
|DNR responds to boat fire at Patoka LakeWIKY / 19 h. 3 min. ago more|
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boat fire. The blaze was reported around 4 p.m. Sunday near the Patoka Lake Dam in Dubois County. According to the DNR, Paul Eckert of Jasper was operating a 60-foot house boat and heard an explosion from the engine compartment. The vessel caught fire and a boater nearby was able to get him to safety. Officials say the boat and its contents were a total loss, estimated at $90,000. The vessel is still partially submerged in the water and will hopefully be removed in the coming days. It’s unknown what caused the explosion. The accident remains under investigation.
|Evansville baby dies from injuries police say were caused by father - 14 News WFIE EvansvilleGoogle News / 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
Evansville baby dies from injuries police say were caused by father14 News WFIE EvansvilleHe had been at Riley Hospital for Children after he was first taken to an Evansville hospital last Monday. His father, Brandon Hutchinson, was charged with neglect. Police say Hutchinson had been watching the baby at his apartment on Fairway Drive, but ...
|Soat's walk-off double seals Evansville sweep of River City - Tri ... - 14 News WFIE EvansvilleGoogle News / 1 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago more|
KSDKSoat's walk-off double seals Evansville sweep of River City - Tri ...14 News WFIE EvansvilleDown 4-3 in the 10th inning, the Evansville Otters rallied to beat the River City Rascals 5-4 on Brandon Soat's two-run RBI double in front of 1346 at Bosse Field ...River City edged by Evansville, 5-4 | KSDK.comKSDKall 5 news articles »
|MEN'S SOCCER TO CLOSE PRESEASON AT EVANSVILLE - IUPUI JaguarsGoogle News / 2 d. 5 h. 33 min. ago more|
MEN'S SOCCER TO CLOSE PRESEASON AT EVANSVILLEIUPUI JaguarsEVANSVILLE, Ind. - The IUPUI men's soccer team will cap its three-game preseason slate on Sunday night (Aug. 20) when the Jaguars take on Evansville at 6:00 p.m. at UE's Arad McCutchan Stadium. The Jags are 1-1 in exhibition play, having lost at Ohio ...
|Evansville Museum hosts Solar Eclipse Weekend - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 2 d. 11 h. 39 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comEvansville Museum hosts Solar Eclipse WeekendTristatehomepage.comThe Evansville Museum counting down the final days until the eclipse, celebrating with Solar Eclipse Weekend. “Today people are visiting us from all over the world to learn more about the total solar eclipse,” said Director of Science Experiences Mitch ...
|Brother, sister charged in death at Evansville motelEvansville News / 2 d. 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
Police say two siblings have been charged with murder in the death of a 53-year-old man who was severely beaten at an Evansville motel. Police were called to the Evansville Inn & Suites after 5 p.m. Friday.
|Brother, Sister Charged in Death at Evansville Motel - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 4 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comBrother, Sister Charged in Death at Evansville MotelU.S. News & World ReportBrother, Sister Charged in Death at Evansville Motel. Police say two siblings have been charged with murder in the death of a 53-year-old man who was severely beaten at an Evansville motel. Aug. 19, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon ...Evansville Siblings Arrested for MurderTristatehomepage.comEvansville siblings arrested for murder after man found dead at - Tri ...14 News WFIE Evansvilleall 21 news articles »
|Evansville Trash Ordinance Puts Pressure on Business - Story - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 3 d. 11 h. 47 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comEvansville Trash Ordinance Puts Pressure on Business - StoryTristatehomepage.comThrow away your trash or throw away your money. Evansville city leaders leave little choice for business owners to start cleaning up their property.and more »
|Anonymous donors pay overdue lunch bills for EVSC studentsEvansville News / 3 d. 12 h. 24 min. ago more|
This has been a growing trend in the country. Kristina Arwood, of Evansville, launched a campaign that raised $20,000 to pay lunch debts in her region.
|More Evansville News / 3 d. 12 h. 24 min. ago more|
After some safety concerns with the first batch of glasses, Toyota ordered a second shipment from a different company and got them shipped overnight. North Gibson School officials decided not to accept the donation so Toyota gave those glasses to Evansville and Princeton libraries, Southern Indiana Career and Tech Center, and a few other local Catholic schools.
|INDOT: Plan ahead to avoid eclipse congestionWIKY / 3 d. 15 h. 40 min. ago more|
Be prepared for traffic congestion before and after the solar eclipse. Interstate 69, U.S. 41 and U.S. 231 will be the main routes to “totality” in Western Kentucky. The moon’s full eclipse of the sun can be viewed within a 70-mile swath encompassing Hopkinsville, Paducah and Madisonville. After the event, transportation planners anticipate a “mass exodus” from total eclipse regions. Expect heavier than normal northbound traffic on these routes. Interstate 65 will also see increased traffic going to—and returning from—total eclipse vantage points that begin at Bowling Green, KY and extend beyond Nashville, TN. If you want to drive toward the eclipse path for better viewing, allow extra time. If skies are clear, Monday’s solar eclipse promises to be an unforgettable celestial phenomenon, the first that has been visible to all 48 contiguous states in several hundred years. Beyond the total eclipse’s 70-mile-wide path—which arcs across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina—a partial eclipse will provide a sky show that becomes more and more pronounced the closer spectators get to the sun’s full black-out. The partial eclipse can be well seen throughout Indiana, but traveling south improves the view. For example, Evansville is situated to experience a partial eclipse of 99 percent and Jeffersonville will see 96 percent. This mid-day event waxes and wanes over a period of several hours. If you’re planning to view the eclipse, wear safety glasses. DO NOT look at the partial eclipse without proper filtration. For more information, visit the NASA website: http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Do’s & Don'ts: Don’t take pictures while driving. Don’t wear eclipse glasses while driving. Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder. Do turn your headlights on during the eclipse event.
|Celebrate SAGA at Garvin ParkWIKY / 3 d. 16 h. 19 min. ago more|
The AIDS Resource Group (ARG) is sponsoring an event at Garvin Park on Saturday. Celebrate SAGA (Sexual and Gender Acceptance) will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free for everyone. “We are going to have a comedian, belly dancing lessons, yoga lessons, a prize drawing, comedy show,” said Kasey Ellis, ARG Prevention Specialist. “There will be a cake walk, Henna tattooing, tarot card readings and survivor stories.” The event will conclude with dancing at 7 p.m. For more details, click here. Ellis explained the role of ARG. “Our agency is actually 30 years old,” she said. “The focus is to help those who are affected by HIV as well as dispel the stigma surrounding HIV and to help prevent the spread of HIV.” Celebrate SAGA will include a health fair with information about HIV.
|Otters to honor Jelks, Gries in ceremonyWIKY / 3 d. 16 h. 49 min. ago more|
The Evansville Otters have a special ceremony planned for Sunday’s game. The team will remember the impact of former manager Greg Jelks and supporter Janet Gries. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. and before the game, Jelks’ No. 44 jersey will be officially retired as his mom, Mary Ruth, and brother, Patrick, will be in attendance. Jelks is the first coach or player in franchise history to have his number retired. Sunday’s date is significant to Jelks and his family as it marks the 30th anniversary of his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent eight seasons in the Phillies’ organization before playing for the Louisville Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) in 1989. “Jelksy was a charismatic coach who successfully merged his old-school values with a modern day style to produce the first league championship for the Otters,” said Joel Padfield, Vice President of Sales. “He was a great friend and I feel privileged to have known him.” Jelks was hired as manager of the Otters before the 2002 season and in five seasons leading Evansville, he led the team to the playoffs three times—winning the Frontier League title in 2006. He was also the Roger Hanners Award winner in 2003 after guiding Evansville to a 51-37 record. After visiting with family in his hometown of Centre, Ala. over the holidays last year, Jelks died in January traveling back to his residence in Australia. Jelks had dual citizenship and represented Australia in the 2000 Summer Olympics as a coach while also assisting the country in the 2001 Baseball World Cup and 2006 World Baseball Classic. From 1997-99, Jelks played on the Australian national team, where he hit .278 in the 1998 Baseball World Cup. While Jelks was leading Evansville to a new level of success, Gries was there in the stands supporting the team as a host parent. Gries was even at Bosse Field last year on Sept. 19 when the Otters clinched the second league title in franchise history with a 1-0 win over River City in the FLCS, celebrating with players, coaches and fellow fans. Early the next morning, she died after being struck by a vehicle while running. “Janet was a host mom to many Otters,” Padfield said. “Janet could be found in the stands at Bosse Field and she was often spotted at road games, she was a true friend to me and the Evansville Otters.” Current pitchers Hunter Ackerman and Connor Little lived with Gries and her family. Her daughter, Jill Beamer, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday’s game. Beamer was an Otters intern last season.
|Evansville Police ask for tips in searchWIKY / 3 d. 18 h. 23 min. ago more|
Evansville Police are looking for a man who ran from officers. 32-year-old Quentin Carter is wanted for felony domestic violence. A warrant was issued for his arrest this week. Authorities say Carter was spotted Wednesday in the area of Caldwell Homes at Linwood and Cross. An officer tried to stop him but Carter hid behind an SUV. “The officer believed Carter was trying to access a weapon from his midsection, but continued to give instructions,” Evansville Police said in a statement. “Carter moved several times while using the SUV for cover.” “To the officer, Carter's movements indicated he was trying to get a tactical advantage and possibly ambush him if he approached the SUV.” The officer sought protection behind his own police car. Authorities say Carter was able to elude capture. He was last seen running south on Linwood Avenue. If you have information on Carter’s whereabouts, call the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.
|Henderson man jailed on assault chargesWIKY / 3 d. 20 h. 3 min. ago more|
A Henderson man is accused of ramming his car into a police cruiser. 31-year-old Jonathan O'Nan has been charged with assault, wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. Around 6 p.m. Thursday, police were conducting a drug investigation on Highway 41 North. Officers knew O'Nan as having outstanding arrest warrants. As police approached him, they say O'Nan backed up and rammed a cruiser. A detective was injured while exiting the vehicle. O’Nan was arrested and taken to the Henderson County Jail.
|Evansville Greenway Connector Project Moving ForwardEvansville News / 4 d. 11 h. 16 min. ago more|
Plans to expand and connect the inner loop of the Greenway Passage continue to move forward thanks in large part to a sizable federal grant and a narrow strip of land that was donated to the city decades ago. The so called Greenway 'Hi-Rail' connector includes a two mile stretch on the western flank of Highway 41 between Riverside Drive and Walnut Street.
|25th anniversary of A League of Their OwnWIKY / 4 d. 11 h. 59 min. ago more|
It's been 25 years since Hollywood came to Evansville. Bosse Field was used in the filming of "A League of Their Own." The movie brought stars like Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell to the area. “This is an iconic movie,” said Joe Notter, festival organizer. “I think everyone who lives here knows about the filming. It was a great tie-in for the historical setting.” Notter is hopeful that some of the actors will return for the 25th anniversary. The celebration is planned for Saturday, September 30th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. “We are going to bring back the movie in different aspects, with re-enactment scenes as well as getting the extras and actors together,” Notter said. There will be a special photo opportunity and actor recognition during the event. Attendees should also stick around for the film screening at dusk. For kids, the festival will feature bounce houses, face painting and games. “There is a cost to get in,” Notter said. “Admission is $5 for early bird pricing and that comes with a bag of popcorn.” Tickets will increase to $8 after September 1st. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the UE softball team and infrastructure needs at their field. “We have partnered with the UE softball team. Their whole team will be out here for an exhibition with some of the original actors from the movie.” Notter said the festival is generating interest. He received a call from a gentleman who would be flying in for the event. For more details, click here.
|KSP: Bag of meth found in search of semiWIKY / 4 d. 12 h. 24 min. ago more|
Police discover a bag of meth while searching a semi on Highway 41. Troopers say it was a random compliance inspection at the weigh station near the Twin Bridges. While reviewing the vehicle log, discrepancies were identified prompting further investigation. Police searched the cargo on board and found a bag of suspected methamphetamine. A passenger, 41-year-old Ricky Lopez of West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested. He was lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police say the operator was not cited.
|Riley Radiothon benefits local familiesWIKY / 4 d. 12 h. 35 min. ago more|
The Riley Radiothon is underway now through Friday, August 18th. “This radiothon is our biggest radiothon that we host in the entire state,” said Amber Miller, Radiothon and Association Coordinator for Riley Children’s Foundation. “It’s made a huge impact over the last 13 years, raising over $1 million,” she added. “The impact touches all 92 counties throughout the state.” Each year, Riley records over 300,000 outpatient visits. “We see 85 percent of the pediatric cancer patients in Indiana,” Miller said. So you can imagine the number of families traveling to and from Indianapolis each week for treatment. “And there are now doctors who are coming down to Evansville because there are so many patients here,” Miller added. It’s saving families thousands of dollars in travel costs. But your support is needed. To make a donation to Riley, call 1-888-RILEY-KID or click here.
|Pastor at Hillsong NYC Returns to Ocean City TabernacleEvansville News / 5 d. 5 h. 2 min. ago more|
Todd Crews, currently on the Pastoral Team at Hillsong NYC and prior leader of Brooklyn Tabernacle's Young Adult Ministry, will be joining us for our Traditional Service at 8:30 a.m. and our Contemporary Service at 10:30 a.m. this Aug. 27, 2017. Todd, a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University in communications and Christian leadership, lead one of the largest young adult ministries in America at the Brooklyn Tabernacle in NYC for nearly ten years as an associate pastor.
|Evansville Store Expecting 8000 Eclipse Glasses by Friday - Tristatehomepage.comGoogle News / 5 d. 11 h. 15 min. ago more|
Tristatehomepage.comEvansville Store Expecting 8000 Eclipse Glasses by FridayTristatehomepage.comJust days away from the great eclipse... And Tri-Staters are having a tough time finding a pair of glasses. Stores are selling out within minutes. One evansville store expecting a shipment of thousands of glasses friday... And reserving pairs yesterday ...
|INDOT Asks Motorists To Prepare For Solar Eclipse Wednesday, August 16Evansville News / 5 d. 11 h. 21 min. ago more|
Indiana Department of Transportation officials urge motorists to plan for traffic congestion expected to occur in southern Indiana before and after the total solar eclipse on August 21. Approximately 200 million people live within a day's drive of the total eclipse path. Many will be on the road to get a closer view.
|U of Southern Indiana President Bennett announces retirementEvansville News / 6 d. 8 h. 59 min. ago more|
The university announced Tuesday that Linda Bennett will retire next June 30 after nine years as president and 15 in total with the public, Evansville-based school. Bennett says she will turn 65 in December and it's a good time to think about "the next chapter" of her life.
|CONTINUEEvansville News / 6 d. 22 h. 40 min. ago more|
Law firms merged at a record pace during the first half of 2017, with the year on track to record 104 law firm acquisitions-13 more than the next busiest year ever tallied by Altman Weil Inc.'s MergerLine. The merger boom is fueled by small, independent firms in second-tier markets.
|Walmart Apologizes For Back-To-School Gun DisplayEvansville News / 7 d. 3 h. 2 min. ago more|
Walmart officials apologized Thursday after a photo surfaced on social media depicting a back-to-school display inside one of the corporation's stores that was filled with guns. The photo began making the rounds on social media Wednesday morning.
|Ordinance to reduce trash accumulation passed after City Council voteEvansville News / 7 d. 7 h. 25 min. ago more|
The Council voted 6-3, in favor of the measure that would require local business owners to keep their property free of litter, as well as require them to provide trash receptacles at the most convenient location possible. Councilwoman Michelle Mercer believes a cleaner Evansville could lead to more economic development in the area.
|Evansville man sentenced to 20 years on child molestation chargesEvansville News / 7 d. 11 h. 57 min. ago more|
In March, the Department of Child Services and Evansville police responded to a report of a sensitive incident involving a child. The child described several inappropriate sexual acts made by Gandy Jr. At the time of his arrest, Gandy Jr. admitted to being addicted to synthetic marijuana and told the interviewing officer that the drug caused him to not be himself, but maintained that he did not molest the boy.
|City advances "Build in Evansville" proposalMonday, August 14Mayor...Evansville News / 7 d. 11 h. 57 min. ago more|
He's spent the past several months talking with developers and builders. A new ordinance will be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting.
|EPD Citizen's Academy Fall session is coming up! S'up with Debra MillerEvansville News / 7 d. 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
The Evansville Police Department would like to invite the citizens of our community to attend our ten-week Citizen's Academy Fall session. Well over a thousand citizens have attended this program since its inception over twenty years ago.
|Evansville Psychologist Sentenced To 18-Months Probation For Falsifying ReportEvansville News / 7 d. 16 h. 15 min. ago more|
An Evansville psychologist accused of falsifying a mental health evaluation and causing a mistrial in an arson case, has been ordered to surrender his professional licenses. Eighty-four-year-old Albert Fink was also sentenced this week to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to Obstruction of Justice in Gibson County.