Local News from WIKY

Indy chief wants help in stopping murders

The Police Chief in Indianapolis says the public has to help if officers are to stop a small percentage of the population from committing violent crime. Chief Rick Hite says police are working non-stop to solve eight murders that took place across the city on Thursday. He says they appear to have a theme all too common. Hite says the individuals involved in the criminal activities have prior criminal histories. Marion County had 26 murders so far this year.

Warrick County Sheriff announces arrests in homicide

Three persons are jailed - two from Boonville and one from Evansville - as suspects in the death of a man whose body was found this week in coal handling equipment at Alcoa's Warrick Generating Station. The Warrick County Sheriff's Dept. says they face preliminary charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. 30-year old David John Lackey, Jr., of Boonville, 22-year old Jade Niceole Stigall of Boonville and 25-year old Shawn Grigsby of Evansville are jailed in Warrick County. Officials say the homicide occured in Northern Warrick County.

The pros and cons of having cold beer available at convenience stores

A trio of convenience store chains and a trade group ask a federal judge in Evansville to stop Indiana from enforcing a law barring them from selling cold beer. They asked Judge Richard Young to keep the state from enforcing the law, until they can prove he should throw it out altogether. Their attorney John Maley says the law essentially contradicts itself. He says convenience stores can legally sell chilled wine and wine coolers with a higher alcohol content than beer.

The State of Real Estate

A good crowd took advantage of the opportunity to be in on an overview of commercial and industrial real estate in the Evansville market. A crowd gathered at the Old National Events Plaza for the once a year State of Real Estate from F-C Tucker Emge Realtors. Ken Newcomb is President of Tucker Commercial. He says the market has not returned to its 2007 level yet. But he says late 2013 and early 2014 have been promising. Guest speaker was the Indiana Secretary of Commerce, Victor Smith.