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 >>
There's no denying. Councilman Zack Reed is one of Cleveland's most visible and engaging city leaders. He's currently sponsoring hot topic legislation like a driver texting ban. And pushed for improvements in his ward, like and ecco-friendly rain garden.
But it's been Reed's very public, private life that sometimes overshadows his good deeds. His battle with the bottle--one he says he is now winning---was well documented by 19 Action News as far back as 2006.
And now there are questions being raised about Reed's relationship with a woman named DeShae Howard. In 2009, DeShae was working for Quicken Loans when she met Reed at a bar. Reed says: "You go out and see somebody that's attractive and you say, can we go out? So we did."
It was good timing on DeShae's part. While she was dating Reed, the councilman happened to be looking for a new executive assistant. He quickly found one in DeShay.
Both Reed and DeShae insisted they stopped dating once she started working. But she says the Councilman wasn't on board with the decision.
"Hi, I'm calling about Zack Reed," said a caller on Monday's voice mail. "Councilman Zack Reed."
When Monday returned Deshae Howard's call, she accused her then boss of stalking her, even sitting in his car outside her home at 3 a.m.
"She says you were stalking her," Monday told Reed, who answered, "at the end of the day, Carl, you know if that's true, there's a mechanism and procedure in place to take that from an allegation to a realization."
Carl Monday Investigations checked and found no record that DeShae ever filed a formal complaint with the City's Human Resources Department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"I'm asking you, were you stalking her?" No, of course not," Reed assured Monday.
By phone, DeShae had shared what she said were emails and texts sent by Reed.
"Please 'Shay,' I want to see your cute butt and legs. I love you so much. I can't live without you."
Was she making those messages up?
"I can't say...ha....I know I don't remember sending it," replied Reed.
Reed said DeShae's performance as his assistant was "subpar," awarding her a "C" grade.
The grade contradicts what 19 Action News found in DeShae Howard's personnel file. During her two years on the job, Reed paid DeShae thousands of dollars in pay raises from his City Council expense account, in addition to her $18-an-hour salary. One raise hiked DeShae's salary by $600 a month. Not bad for an employee whom Reed now says:
"She wasn't bad. She wasn't terrible."
In recommending the raises, Reed said he was rewarding DeShae for her "dedication and service to the residents of Ward 2. Now, Reed says those were "just words."
So why did DeShae quit? And why now, the allegations of sexual harassment? Reed says DeShae had asked for a letter of recommendation after she quit. He says he wanted the request in writing. She refused. He declined to write the recommendation letter and DeShae got upset.
"She was gonna call Channel 19. I said call 'em," Reed recalled saying.
That was back in July. DeShae has since moved out of town, found another job, and decided not to pursue the story with 19 Action News. But she did return to town a few weeks ago. In fact, Reed says she called and asked him out to lunch. They met at the Nauti Murmaid in the Warehouse District, but Reed says the allegations of stalking and sexual harassment never came up.
Reed continues to insist he did nothing wrong:
"You're a good investigative reporter," Reed told Monday. "Go look at my file. There's never been any allegations against Councilman Zack Reed."
But in this tangled web of love and politics, Reed may not have the last word. In a phone message left on Monday's phone last week, DeShae said she still may pursue the allegations down the road against her former boss and boyfriend---Zack Reed.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.