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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:19:32 GMT
We should know more on Wednesday about the new downtown hotel in Evansville. City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expectsMore >>
City officials are expecting to receive the next round of information from the developer, and the mayor tells us he expects to have the deal finalized this month.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:09:38 GMT
Indiana drivers will soon be able to provide proof of insurance by using their smartphones. Many of us have a smartphone with us when we're on the road. In less than two weeks, a digital copy of an insuranceMore >>
Many of us have a smartphone with us when we're on the road. In less than two weeks, a digital copy of an insurance card on that smartphone will work the same as a paper copy.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.
Willard Library has announced plans for 8000 square foot, $2.4 Million expansion. It is the first expansion since the building went up in 1885.
It will primarily be underground and will include more archival and meeting room space.
Willard library officials say the area where that expansion will be is on the library's east side and most of that new space will be underground.
"About a good five, six years ago I've been a regular patron," said Robert Johnson.
Robert Johnson is one of many people who frequent Evansville's Willard Library and says he's excited to see it grow.
"I think it'd be a good thing," Johnson said.
Jon Rich, CEO of Berry Plastics will serve as the Capital Campaign Committee Chairman.
Willard Library Director, Greg Hager, stated, "With Willard Library and Berry Plastics being such close neighbors, the choice of Jon Rich to spearhead this campaign just seemed like a natural fit. Willard and Berry have worked together for years to improve the library park and the Division St/ First Ave/ Franklin Street corner of the Jacobsville Neighborhood, we consider Berry Plastics to be one of Evansville's finest corporate citizens and are excited to be working together in this historic undertaking. An expansion of Willard Library has never been done, this is truly a once-in-several lifetimes event and will enhance Willard Library as a destination."
To help pay the $2.4 Million price tag, the Capital Campaign Committee will be seeking $800,000 in corporate, foundation and individual contributions.
The below ground expansion of Willard Library will create a larger space for the irreplaceable library archives, an archives reading room and a Gallery capable of seating 160 people that can be used for library programs, art and history exhibits, and other business and community gatherings—all of which is presently unavailable in the historic 15,000 square foot building.
"Kind of give it the appearance of a Victorian walled garden, complete with plantings," Hager said.
Hager says it's important to make sure the new addition matches Willard's historic style.
"That's something that we are very, very sensitive about and we've been discussing this for awhile," Hager told 14 News.
Local architectural firm, Hafer Associates, has been hired to design a facility that is compatible with the historic architecture of Willard Library, the oldest public library building in the State of Indiana. The new addition will blend with the existing 1885 gothic building and park by adopting the appearance of a Victorian garden wall.
Hager tells 14 News that Willard is Indiana's oldest library building and he hopes the expansion will make even more people want to come check it out.
"It definitely makes Willard Library more attractive as a destination," Hager said.
Hager says a campaign committee will be looking for about $800,000 in donations.
Officials hope to start by the end of summer, and to have the whole thing finished by spring of 2014.
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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