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 >>
President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.More >>
With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
A downtown building that's become an eyesore and a health hazard could be coming down soon.
A $1.2 million insurance settlement reached this week means funds are in place for the demolition and clean-up of the old Swanson-Nunn Building.
Just walking by, you can see the broken windows and structural damage on this building on southeast Eighth, and some neighbors 14 News talked with Friday day say they think that settlement could be a good thing for the community.
"It is an eyesore," said Joe Hayes, who lives near by.
The Swanson-Nunn building has quite a history in Evansville. It was a dry-cleaning business in the early part of the century, and later, an electrical repair business.
But many people tell us it's seen better days, and it's condition leaves some neighbors concerned.
"A lot of kids running around down here," Hayes says. "That could be dangerous, too."
Not just a physical hazard, but also an environmental one, tracing back to dry cleaning chemicals inside the structure.
"There are contaminants under the ground that are beginning to move into the public right-of-way," said Director of the Evansville DMD Philip Hooper.
"Ultimately, you run the risk that they migrate off-site and present more of a hazard to other property owners," said Nick Cirignano, an attorney with Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel, & Shoulders.
Attorneys tell us, for that reason, the city filed a lawsuit four years ago to recover money to deal with the structure.
Early in 2011, toxic fumes inside the Carver Daycare Center, once owned by Swanson-Nunn, prompted the daycare to close temporarily.
Now, a $1.2 million insurance settlement has been reached, allowing enough funds to clean up the southeast Eighth Street property.
"There's potential for a property transfer over the next several weeks," said Hooper.
Something those who live near-by, are glad to hear.
"It'd be best to tear it down," said Hayes.
Those we talked with say it will be sad to see the historic building go, but say tearing it down would be the best solution for the community and the environment.
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.