Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:41 PM EST2013-12-13 03:41:17 GMT
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" plans to add one and possibly two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A representative for the show confirms reports that "SNL" is responding to complaintsMore >>
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" plans to add one and possibly two black female performers to its cast as soon as January.
One man's narrow escape, ultimately became the struggle of a lifetime for two homeowners.
Yakemi and Marzette McInnis watched along with the country as U.S. Marshals, Montgomery Police, Montgomery Sheriff's Deputies and the Gulf Fugitive Task Force restlessly ripped through their home.
"We are still shocked at the extent of the damage."
Four weeks later, evidence of that six hour manhunt is still present at every turn.
Marzette McInnis points out, "It starts in laundry, goes all through house. Insulation is all over the floors."
The holes in the kitchen are only the start of what spiraled into a massive search for Desmonte Leonard in the crawl space above the ceiling; ripping through the sheet rock, and destroying everything that could conceal a fugitive.
Yakemi McInnis shows, "They pulled down insulation in each of the ceilings, I guess the holes represent what they were trying to see...to see if anyone was actually up there."
The couch where Leonard was allegedly seen still sits disheveled, covered in piles of insulation...
"This was the most surprising part, the master bath sustained the most damage." The tattered bathroom with exposed duct work is closest to the garage, and the portion of the attic where authorities initially believed Leonard was hiding.
With the exception of tear gas canisters, the attic was exactly as the homeowners had left it: empty with only one heat source.
Marzette remembers, "When they said there was a heat source in the attic, I said there's a hot water heater."
While we will never know what was in the attic that Monday night, we found a water heater, and a storage space, still intact. "We have no knowledge that he was actually here."
But the real issue inside this house can't be seen. "It's is pretty tough, two weeks later, the gas is still pretty strong" Marzette explains. His attorney, Nick Hughes reports, "We're told there were 32 canisters [of tear gas] released in the house."
The tear gas deployed during the manhunt will require the McInnis' to rip out the ceiling, all electrical wiring, flooring and all furniture inside the house at the time of the standoff. A costly venture that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars. Yakemi believes the damage was unnecessary, "This damage is excessive. I don't think it had to be this excessive."
In the days to follow, officials defended the action taken at the home, and believe it ultimately led to Leonard's surrender.
Mayor Todd Strange, one day after the standoff, quieted any who doubted the force used, "If that same set of circumstances happens tonight, we'll do the exact same thing." Less than an hour after the capture, Public Safety Director Chris Murphy built on Strange's comment, "I believe that family members of that suspect, if that suspect, were watching last night. If it were me, I would be saying, "There's no where for me to run.""
The price of a peaceful resolution, now seen through a different scope.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:46 PM EST2013-12-11 23:46:29 GMT
For the first time in Muhlenberg County, a local case is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices will consider whether to allow a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to killing 16-year-oldMore >>
Justices will consider whether to allow a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to killing 16-year-old Sarah Hansen in 1997.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 6:28 PM EST2013-12-12 23:28:03 GMT
Evansville Police are investigating a holdup at a gas station on the southeast side. It happened at Thorntons on S. Green River Rd. around 3:00 Thursday morning. Officers say a man came into the store,More >>
Officers say a man came into the store, showed a gun and demanded money from the clerk.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a...More >>
As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he...More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:57 PM EST2013-12-11 23:57:36 GMT
A Vanderburgh County jury has returned a guilty verdict in a violent home invasion. 23-year-old Giovanni Wickare was on trial for charges that he and three others entered a woman's home in October 2012More >>
A Vanderburgh County jury has returned a guilty verdict in a violent home invasion.More >>
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