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 >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:08 PM EST2013-12-04 21:08:10 GMT
EVANSVILLE (WFIE) -Evansville Police are on the scene of a barricaded gunman. According to the department's Facebook page, it happened Wednesday morning in the 1500 block of South Alvord Boulevard. DispatchersMore >>
Several streets near Covert Avenue and South Alvord Boulevard were closed Wednesday morning as police responded to a man who barricaded himself inside his home. More >>
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
Sarah Jones' attorneys have filed a motion to suppress, asking all text messages related to her case not be allowed in court.
"This is one of the most thorough motions to suppress that I've ever seen," FOX19 legal expert Mike Allen said of the 32 page document. "There's case law in it. There are also very specific allegations backed up by affidavits which of course we've not seen. Just the sheer number of allegations here are problematic for the prosecutor."
Jones is a former Ben-gal and teacher who is accused of having sexual contact with a student while she was teaching at Dixie Heights High School. She has since resigned her teaching job.
Jones' attorneys argue she and her mother Cheryl Jones had an "expectation of privacy" when they sent text messages to the alleged victim, believing those messages could not be viewed without their consent.
"There is a reasonable expectation of privacy in texting and text messages however it's an evolving area of law and every day police officers get search warrants for text messages," Allen said.
According to the motion, the judge who signed the search warrants for phone and texting records was involved in the disposition of traffic tickets for the alleged victim.
The motion alleges [Judge Easterling] was a Dixie parent whose son was friends with [the alleged victim] and that "while this alone might not create an appearance of impropriety, his involvement in the disposition of these tickets for the alleged victim of the crime does show bias …".
It also alleges that, in private, the Judge questioned the teen about the ongoing investigation into his rumored relationship with Ms. Jones. The documents state the Judge Easterling was the signing judge for six different search warrants in the case.
According to Jones' attorneys, the judge had to be impartial to sign the warrants, and he was not.
"That's enough right there to get the search warrant and the evidence thrown out if the allegations are true," Allen said.
The defense also claims the police affidavit has untruths and the Kenton Commonwealth Attorney has shared sealed text messages to members of the public.
"Those are some pretty serious allegations involving Mr. [Rob] Sanders and I would be shocked if any of those are true," Allen said.
Sanders told FOX19 Monday that he had not yet had a chance to review the motion. Sanders had already recused himself from the case due to a conflict of interest. The case is being handled by a prosecutor from Louisville.
The defense also argued the affidavit did not support a finding of probable cause; arguing it was instead based on "rumors" and "high school gossip."
"Search warrants can be based upon hearsay," Allen explained. "But if they are based upon hearsay there has to be a demonstration in the affidavit of the search warrant that the persons saying these things are credible and reliable."
Jones has been indicted for First Degree Sexual Abuse and Unlawful Use of Electronic Devices to Solicit Illegal Activity. Her mother, Cheryl Jones, the former principal at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, was also indicted for Tampering with Evidence.
Jones' trial, which was originally scheduled to begin at the end of June, has been delayed until October. Her attorneys asked for more time to review more documents related to the case.
According to a representative from the Kenton County School District, Cheryl Jones retired, effective June 1. She is currently receiving full benefits.
Monday, December 9 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-12-09 16:56:24 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Employees of First Med in Wilmington said they were not allowed into work on Saturday morning, their only indication something was wrong with the company. Their suspicions wereMore >>
Employees of First Med in Wilmington said they were not allowed into work on Saturday morning, their first indication something was wrong with the company.
Monday, December 9 2013 5:49 PM EST2013-12-09 22:49:55 GMT
The latest food inspection reports from the Vanderburgh Co. Health Department for several local restaurantsRestaurants with violations:Lic's Ice Cream, 2001 Washington Avenueone non-critical violation:More >>
Vanderburgh County Food Inspection Reports More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 10:01 PM EST2013-12-10 03:01:36 GMT
Road conditions are improving across the Tri-State, but even without the visible snow and ice, the pavement could still be very slick and hazardous. Officials say roads are clearing, but with temperaturesMore >>
Road conditions are improving across the Tri-State, but even without the visible snow and ice, the pavement could still be very slick and hazardous.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 12:23 PM EST2013-12-09 17:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday. Aron Lee Ralston, the subject of the 2010 movie, 127 Hours, was arrested in Denver,More >>
The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-10 04:35:03 GMT
The Evansville City Council on Monday night targets amateur tattoo artists. It's now illegal for just anyone to give someone a tattoo or a body piercing in the city. Some council members claimed amateurMore >>
The Evansville City Council on Monday night targets amateur tattoo artists.More >>
COLLIER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The National Park Service is looking to the public for answers into a Florida panther found shot dead in Collier County. The panther was discovered Saturday in the Big CypressMore >>
The National Park Service is looking to the public for answers into a Florida panther found shot dead in Collier County.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-10 00:23:54 GMT
A Tell City building that used to house a skating rink collapsed over the weekend and the owner is trying to salvage what he can from the debris. The old skating rink has been closed down for decadesMore >>
A Tell City building that used to house a skating rink collapsed over the weekend and the owner is trying to salvage what he can from the debris.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-12-09 21:53:01 GMT
A former Evansville teacher was arrested after some restaurant workers say he exposed himself at a drive-thru window. Authorities tell 14 News that 42-year-old Robert Dishman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanorMore >>
A former Evansville teacher was arrested after some restaurant workers say he exposed himself at a drive-thru window.More >>
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