Local News Headlines

Van Crashes into Bedroom

Scary moments on Evansville's Southeast Side, when a van driven by an elderly woman crashes into a house. It happened yesterday Sunday at the home of 40-year-old Michael Babb at 1924 S. Parker Drive. Police say the driver, 82-year-old Lora Niles of Evansville, was trying to park her van at a nearby church when she accidentally hit the gas pedal, panicked, and drove into the house. The van ended up in Babb's bedroom, but he was in the kitchen and not injured. Nobody else was home. Niles was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center to be checked out.

 

New Brew Pub

Evansville's West Franklin Street is known for its bars and restaurants. And last night the City Council gave a green light for another one, a brew pub to open. Members agreed to rezone several parcels of land in the 1400 block. Brew Pub Owner Andy Davidson predicts his first batch of beer will be ready by October 1, just before the Fall Festival gets underway. He says the restaurant will specialize in barbecue. 

 

Saint Mary's Online

Saint Mary's  hospital in Evansville is changing the way it handles disasters.

It's moving to an automated, internet-based incident management system called Stand-To Technology. It allows them to notify the incident management team with just a few clicks, which should improve response time.

 

 

Players Stay Hoosiers

A couple of I-U baskekball players are passing the bright lights of the NBA. 

Indiana University's Christian Watford and Cody Zeller have announced they'll return to the Hoosiers next season, bypassing the NBA Draft.

 

Governor Signs RTW

Right to Work has been signed into law.

Governor Mitch Daniels issued this statement about HEA 1001

“Seven years of evidence and experience ultimately demonstrated that Indiana did need a right-to-work law to capture jobs for which, despite our highly rated business climate, we are not currently being considered.

“This law won’t be a magic answer but we’ll be far better off with it.

 

Sen. Becker splits with GOP on Right to Work

STATE SENATOR VANETA BECKER OF EVANSVILLE IS THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TO BREAK RANKS WITH HER PARTY DURING A "TEST DRIVE" OF A REFERENDUM PLAN FOR RIGHT TO WORK LEGISLATION. BUT THE GOP PREVAILED WITHOUT HER VOTE AND DEFEATED THE PLAN PRESENTED BY DEMOCRATS. 

SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM DAVID LONG SAYS LEGISLATORS ARE ELECTED TO MAKE DECISIONS THEMSELVES, AND SAYS REFERENDUM-HEAVY CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN SUCH VOTES TURN INTO CONTESTS TO SEE WHO CAN AFFORD THE MOST RADIO AND TV ADS.

 

"You ought to be in pictures..."

Did you miss your big chance at stardom when you weren't an "extra" in "A League of Their Own?" Or would you like to add to your film credits? Opportunity is again knocking. Filmmakers are casting paid Extras for Michael Rosenbaum's cinema "OLD DAYS" which will be filmed in Newburgh and Evansville in February and March.

 

Evansville man arrested for sexual misconduct

An Evansville man is arrested on five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Police say that 30-year old Ray Payne at first denied, then admitted to the incidents with a 15-year-old girl. Detectives say Payne had lived with the girl's family, and he was aware that the girl had the mental capability of a 7- or 8-year-old. The girl told investigators at Holly’s House that Payne paid no attention to her requests to stop, or became angry with her, and also kept a knife under her bed.

 

Murder charge filed in Tell City child's death

A murder charge is filed against a young Tell City man in the death of 23-month-old toddler. 18-year-old Michael Arnold faces the charge following an autopsy on the body of Gavin Aiden Sacks.

 

Western Kentucky homicide probe underway

A Beaver Dam, Kentucky man is arrested when the body of his twin brother is found buried in the backyard of the home they shared. Police say 36-year-old William Hatchett faces a preliminary charge of tampering with physical evidence. Police say Hatchett confessed to burying his twin brother, 36-year-old Robert Hatchett, and more charges are possible.