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 >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...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, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.More >>
After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.More >>
Finally- sun at the Fall Festival! Yay! Good work, Chad! I got to sneak down there to grab lunch to go today, and as soon as this is posted I'm heading back to pick up dinner. Got to take advantage of the options, especially when they're just a few blocks away from the station! Lunch was a loaded BBQ baked potato and apple cider. Not sure yet what will win for dinner. I do know I will be bringing home some kind of sweet yumminess.
Today was tale of two very different kinds of stories. One, serious and crime-related, the other, so much fun.
I'll start with the fun first. Every year at the Fall Festival, there's the annual Tug of War competition. I grew up on the East side, so I was never involved in this, but apparently Helfrich Park has been the dominant force for longer than the kids involved today have been alive. They had a 16-year-winning streak on the line—and lost in the semi-finals to St. Philip. Then in the finals, St. Joe took it home.
School officials tell me they believe it was their first win since the early ‘80s! So, congrats!! Not only do they have a nice trophy to show for it, they also now have a bald-headed 8th grade homeroom teacher. Josh Wilson told the kids he'd shave his head if they won—so today, he lost his hair. Now, unfortunately for our tv purposes, it wasn't all that long to begin with. But the entire school still had a fun time coming outside to watch it go away.
While it was happening, we had chants to "Wax it off!" and a request to shave his eyebrows off as well. I'm happy to report, neither of those things happened. Before it all started, Mr. Wilson took a second to try and teach the kids a lesson from this—that if you have a goal and believe in it—you can achieve it. Congrats to St. Joe—and Mr. Wilson, it'll grow back in no time!
Now, to the slightly less heartwarming part of my day. I also covered the graffiti vandalism that happened at a few places in Evansville last night. The Evansville Police Department's West Sector Office was one of the places hit. Pretty bold move, if you ask me.
Well, it was more than just graffiti. According to police, someone apparently saw the people involved and confronted them—only to have several shots fired into the air. Pretty scary. I made several trips to the neighborhood where this happened today to try and find the woman who confronted the vandals, but didn't find her. Had to do some door-knocking (my favorite… roll of eyes!) to try and find someone who saw what happened or had something to say about it, but didn't really have any luck.
I ended up talking to a clerk at Apollo Liquor. She was working last night when their building was marked with graffiti. And let me tell you, it was probably better for those involved that she did NOT catch them. She told me she had a gun and wasn't afraid to use it! Yikes!
Anyway, police are now trying to figure out which—if any—gang the graffiti is affiliated with. We're hearing the City of Evansville, EPD and Keep Evansville Beautiful will be announcing some kind of anti-graffiti effort that's been in the works for a little while. I'll keep you posted.
Well, the later it gets here, the more my dreams of Fall Festival fare for dinner are diminishing. Law & Order SUV starts pretty soon and I don't want to miss it. I know, pretty dorky, right? It's the little things in life:)
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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