Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:00:46 GMT
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to. The gritty first baseman with the thick eye black. The guy who crouchedMore >>
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
As many expected, the Evansville Icemen organization announced Thursday the team will be joining the ECHL.
Evansville will begin play in October when the Premier ‘AA' Hockey League celebrates its 25th season.
The press conference was held at the Ford Center and promised to change "the future direction and development of the pro hockey franchise".
The 2012-13 League membership is comprised of 23-teams, aligned in two conferences (Eastern & Western) and five divisions; (North, Atlantic & South in the Eastern Conference; Mountain & Pacific in the Western Conference).
The IceMen will become a member club of the Eastern Conference/North Division which will be comprised of the Cincinnati Cyclones, Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye.
Under a special two-year agreement, the Evansville IceMen, as an IHL entity, operated their franchise in the Central Hockey League in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 CHL seasons.
Team owner Ron Geary acknowledged the opportunity to be a part of the CHL, expressing the club's appreciation and gratitude to the league. "The Evansville IceMen organization would like to thank the Central Hockey League for the opportunity to be a part of their league for the past two years. As a pro hockey organization, it was not only a most enjoyable experience for us but also it has brought us to this day, today. We are most appreciative."
The ECHL was born in the 1988-89 season with five teams in four states, having since grown to become a coast-to-coast league with 23-teams in 16-states for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
Evolving into a primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL, the ECHL has sent over 490-players to the NHL including 23 in the 2011-12 season. The ECHL had a record 81-players on NHL opening day rosters this season, surpassing the 79 from 2010-11 and marking the ninth consecutive year that there have been over 50 former ECHL players on opening day rosters.
The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2011-12 while 29-coaches with an ECHL background are working behind the benches of teams in the NHL.
ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna welcomed the Evansville franchise to the League fold. "The ECHL is pleased to welcome the Evansville IceMen to the League. Under the leadership of Ron Geary, the team has developed a strong base of fans. This loyal following, combined with a terrific new arena in the Ford Center, make Evansville a strong addition to the ECHL as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season. The IceMen are a welcome addition to our Midwest footprint."
For the 2011-12 campaign, the ECHL averaged 4,281 fans per game. It was the eighth straight season and the 20th time in the last 22-years that the ECHL has averaged over 4,000 fans.
The Icemen will play 36 home games next season, up three from last season.
We'll have more on what this means for the team and the fans, on our newscasts tonight.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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