Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 1:10pm
The multi-vehicle accident on I-64 Monday afternoon has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl. Katy Lewis was killed and her parents, Katherin and Brian Lewis and Katy's sister Cynthia remain hospitalized at St. Mary's Medical Center. They were in a car involved in the crash, that happened after semis collided. The crash closed the westbound lanes of the interstate near Highway-41 for several hours. Brian Lewis suffered leg injuries. No information is being released on Katherin or Cynthia Lewis’ injuries. The Lewis family lives near Princeton.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 1:00pm
The jury deliberates only briefly, then finds a Vanderburgh County man guilty of murder and arson. Jeffrey Weisheit was accused of setting the fire that killed 8-year old Alyssa and 5-year old Caleb Lynch in their home about two years ago. The trial was held in Jeffersonville. In closing arguments, Prosecutor Gary Schutte said that when faced with the evidence, Weisheit told investigators, "stuff happens." Schutte says that indicated how cold Weisheit is.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:18am
The state of Indiana officially ends its role in financing the Midwest Fertilizer Plant project, turning it over to local officials. Gov. Mike Pence says the state still hasn't been able to verify whether the Fatima Group has delivered on its promise to replace their current fertilizer in Pakistan with a formula less susceptible to misuse by hostile forces in the region. Posey officials have already approved the issuance and sale of $1.3 billion in bonds to help finance the plant.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:17am
Indiana State Police will soon begin an in-depth analysis of just what happend yesterday afternoon outside a gun shop at Montgomery in Daviess County. Captain Dave Bursten of the state police says they are gratified that Trooper Jerrod Lents has already been released from Deaconess Hospital after being shot in the mid-section and in extremity. And he offers condolences to the family of 60-year-old James Jones of Shoals, who shot Bursten - and who Bursten then shot to death.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:13am
The jury has the case in the murder and arson trial of Jeffrey Weisheit of Evansville. During closing arguments, prosecutors told the jury the defendant invested a lot of time into his relationship with Lisa Lynch, and wanted to take away the two things that mattered most to her. They repeatedly showed jurors pictures of Lynch's children, Caleb and Alyssa before their deaths. Prosecutor Gary Schutte said that when faced with the evidence, Weisheit told investigators, "stuff happens." Schutte says that indicates how cold Weisheit is.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:12am
Evansville Metro Development Director Phillip Hooper says the city is still negotiating an agreement on the convention hotel project, and he hopes to have a deal done by the end of this month. Hooper also told the Redelopment Commission today that progress is being made on exterior renovations to the Old Post Office in downtown Evansville. But he says interior work is still on hold. The General Services Administration plans to move its current office from the federal building to the second and third floors of the historic Post Office.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 10:34am
Evansville police have an easy time arresting a man suspected of robbing a convenience store. The Kangaroo Express on South Kentucky was robbed early Tuesday by a man with a shirt over his head who implied he had a weapon, and demanded cash. The clerk handed over about $70. Police say 36-year old John R. Long flagged down an officer driving on East Riverside more than an hour later, and reportedly told him he had robbed a store.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 10:30am
A complaint about an odor leads Evansville Police to a meth lab in the Jacobsville neighborhood. Officers were called to 302 East Tennessee at about 11:00 Monday night. They say they found a small meth lab inside the house, dismantled it, and also found meth-making ingredients. 42-year old Jay Wayne Hayes was taken into custody, and charged with manufacturing meth.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:24pm
The Gibson County Sheriff says an 11-year-old girl has died following Monday's multi-vehicle crash on I-64. The girl's name has not been released yet. The crash involved three semis and a car, and injured four people. Gibson County sheriff's deputies say the driver of a white Schnucks truck lost control of the rig in rainy weather, just west of Highway 41. The semi crossed the median and hit two other trucks and the car.
Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:19pm
An Indiana State Trooper is out of the hospital and an attempted robbery suspect is dead after a gun battle in Daviess County. It happened Monday afternoon at the Black Oak Armaments gun shop in Montgomery. Captain Dave Bursten says Trooper Jerrod Lentz exchanged gunfire with 60-year-old James Jones of Shoals. Jones was killed, and Lents was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, where he was treated and released. Governor Pence says he was "relieved" to learn that Lents' injuries were not life-threatening.