Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 6:05pm
The head of the Convention and Visitors Bureau suggests that bigger would be better when it comes to building a downtown convention hotel. Bob Warren says that to do otherwise would make Evansville less competitive for conventions. Warren also indicated he'll soon say where he'd like to see an eight-field baseball and softball complex built.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 5:59pm
The prices may have seemed too good to be true. Officials say the were true, but not legal. Excise Police officers said they seized almost 1,200 DVDs at Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive. The state officers say they include unauthorized copies of DVDs. Some were still being shown in theaters and are not yet available for retail sale. No word yet on what, if any, charges the store will face.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 5:58pm
The back section of Wesselman Park was closed for about two hours Tuesday afternoon as authorities investigated what they say was a suicide. The park was closed during the noon hour when a golfer heard a shot and found the body. Police, the coroner's office, a parks representative and a chaplain were sent to the park. The chaplain counseled family members. The park re-opened after 3 o'clock.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:30am
Some members of the Evansville City Council have expressed concerns about the cost of the planned downtown convention hotel. Mayor Winnecke's Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer went before the Redevelopment Commission Tuesday and tried to alleviate those concerns, saying the mayor is working to get the best deal for the city and nothing's final yet. The commission also responded to questions raised by Randy Jones of Evansville about $20 million in taxpayer money that would go to the hotel developer. Commission attorney Ted Zeimer said the city has to provide an incentive.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:28am
The Evansville City Council takes action against the Smart City initiative designed to modernize the city’s water meters. The Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to appeal a ruling by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that endorsed a contract between the city and Johnson Controls. The Winnecke administration has asked the City Council for $53 million in bond financing to implement the program that would upgrade Evansville’s older water meters.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:25am
One of the workers on the Blue Bridge at Owensboro is dead, after being injured Monday. Crew members who are painting the bridge found a 35-year-old co-worker unconscious in safety netting. Workers raised the netting, cut the injured man from it, and he was taken to the Owensboro hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later. His name has not been released yet. The worker had burns on his hands, indicating he may have been electrocuted by power lines on the bridge.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:23am
Thunderstorms dumped heavy rain and caused power outages in the Evansville area Tuesday morning. But First Alert meteorologist Byron Douglas suggests the most severe weather is more likely Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The storms are coming from the same system that spawned the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 5:29pm
Moore, Oklahoma is reduced to rubble by a massive tornado that savaged the town. Helicopter shots show block after block of parts of the city destroyed by what some say was a mile-wide tornado that was on the ground for about two miles. Moore is a suburb of Oklahoma City. Moore has a population of about 56,000 - making it the seventh largest city in the state. It marked the second day of massive tornadoes in the state. Twisters Sunday killed two men and injured dozens of others when it turned a trailer court into splinters.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 5:13pm
A criminal investigation ends - but an Internal Investigation will continue at the Evansville Police Deparrment after the family of a local school student filed a complaint against an EPD officer last week. A police department spokesman says the department has been working closely with the family. The EPD told the family it would pursue charges the same as they would with any other citizen. The mother advised the department that the student didn't want to see the officer charged criminally and the parents concurred with his wishes.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:47pm
Lottery officials say Powerball paid off for Hoosiers even though someone in Florida is the winner of the historic $590,000 jackpot. There‘s $148,000 worth of winning Powerball tickets in Indiana. Tickets sold in Evansville, Brownstown, Crown Point, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Hobart, Kokomo and Spencer are worth $10,000 each.