Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:56am
The Postal Service will be moving out of Eastland Mall, and into nearby space in Woodland Center, off Green River Road at Vogel Road around the end of the year. The post office had been searching for a new location for a number of months. A spokesman says the mall hiked its rent, and it became more than what the post office was willing to pay.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:46pm
Evansville lands a grant to deal with street crime - and Police Chief Billy Bolin says some of the money will be used for overtime pay as officers try to end the rash of shots being fired on the southeast side. The grant was announced by U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett during a news conference at the mayor's office. He says the funds are from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Byrne was a New York City police officer, who became well known in the U.S. after he was murdered while on duty in 1988.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:44pm
Witches and zombies and buses, oh my! METS buses will detour around the Witches and Zombies 5K this Saturday morning from 7 until 11. and West Siders drivers also face the frightening prospect of lots of detours. The event will begin at 10th and Franklin, turn left on Wabash, make a U-turn at Columbia, turn right on Franklin, right on 12th, make another U-turn at Delaware, turn left on Franklin and end at Franklin and 10th. The exact duration of the detours will depend on how fast witches and zombies and their friends can run.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:42pm
What Evansville wants to accomplish, Mount Vernon can mark off its "to do" list. The Posey County city has completed a $15 million sewer project that puts it in compliance with U.S. EPA mandates and State of Indiana regulations. Mount Vernon has separated its storm and sanitary sewers. Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Thomas Easterly joined Mount Vernon officials in cutting a ribbon, celebrating the new system. Officials say sewer rates will go up only $5 a month for average customers. Evansville is facing a similar project on a much grander scale.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:54am
"Not guilty" is the verdict in former Indiana State Trooper David Camm's third trial on murder charges - in the deaths 13 years ago of his wife and two children.
Two previous trials ended in guilty verdicts, that were then overturned on appeal. Former Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Stan Levco lead the state's case in the just-concluded trial in Lebanon, Indiana. Levco said he thought blood stain patterns and DNA were pretty credible evidence. Jurors asked to examine Camm's blood-marked tee-shirt Wednesday, during the first day of deliberations.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:27am
Help has arrived to help Evansville deal with southeast side shootings and other street crime. The $50,000 award was announced by U.S.. Attorney Joseph Hogsett in Evansville Thursday. Hogsett says the funds are from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Byrne was a New York City cop, who became well known in the U.S. after he was murdered while on duty in 1988.
There's now an open letter on the EPD's Facebook page, about its response to all those recent shots fired incidents.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:25am
Schnucks has agreed to a proposed settlement of a class action suit after 2.4 million credit and debit cards were compromised earlier this year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a judge will rule on the settlement within a few weeks. Under the proposal, Schnucks would pay up to ten dollars to customers for each card that had fraudulent charges posted. The company also would pay for some out-of-pocket expenses such as bank and overdraft fees.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:24am
The state reverses a decision, and clears the way for a new, Liquor Locker to open at Riverside and Bedford, close to the Glenwood Leadership Academy. The Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission approved the transfer of a license, that would allow a replacement for what had been an Apollo Liquors store that recently closed. The Vanderburgh County Alcohol Board voted last month to deny the transfer, after hearing from area residents, who said the old store attracted problems that included underage drinking, prostitution, panhandling, and burglary.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:32pm
Local universities are telling IU officials how much space they'll need on the planned new IU Medical School Campus. That's what Dr. Steven Becker told about 60 persons at a public meeting Wednesday at Deaconess Gateway. The director and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine-Evansville was one of the speakers at the first public forum regarding the campus. They delivered a few other new nuggets of information and answered questions. The presentation came just blocks from a proposed site for the campus, across the Lloyd Expressway along I-164.
Submitted by WIKY News on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 4:31pm
Neither the state nor the defense objects when a jury asks to take a closer look at the t-shirt that David Camm was wearing the day his wife and two young children were killed. The shirt is a key piece of evidence in Camm's third murder trial. The state says it was splattered with blood when he killed his family in their southern Indiana garage. The defense disputes the claim. The judge granted the jury's request to study the shirt and more than 20 other pieces of evidence. The case went to the jury Tuesday night. The jury requested the new look at evidence today.