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
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A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
An accident Sunday morning in Evansville killed three people.
Evansville Police say 24-year-old Thomas Hodgson of Newburgh was driving east on Riverside when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, and went airborne into a house on Norman Ave., killing himself and the two who lived inside.
The two people inside the home, 75-year-old Homer and 74-year-old Lela Meriwether, were an elderly couple who spent most of their lives together, and police believe, died together when a pick up truck crashed into their home.
Neighbors say they're used to hearing the scraping metal when cars hit the guardrail on Riverside Drive, but last night they say it sounded more like an explosion.
Mary Ellen Cooker woke to police lights outside her front window. She says she immediately worried about her neighbors.
"They were special people, very special," Cooker told 14 News.
Neighbors are mourning the loss of the Meriwethers. Many referred to them as the 'grandparents of the street'.
Coker says the two were high school sweethearts, married almost 60 years. They lived on South Norman Street for about 12 years and says the couple always worried about the their home sitting along the curve on Riverside Drive.
"It's very dangerous. I have lived in this particular house 60 years and we have complained and complained about the curve and the speed people try to take the curve," Coker said.
Coker says officials did install guard rails and a neighbor helped the Meriwether install metal poles in the ground to protect the house from an accident.
Even with those precautions, police say Hodgson lost control of his pickup truck, going airborne and crashing through the couples home while the Meriwethers lay asleep in the back bedroom.
Police say the truck went all the way through the home, and landed upside down in the backyard.
Police believe all three died on impact around 2:30 in the morning.
Sunday, neighbors spent the day reflecting on the memories they shared with the Meriwethers.
"She'd say, 'Oh Mary Ellen, I've made some Raffery's potato soup, and there was Homer, peeling potatoes and chopping onion,' and she says you've just got to taste this, but I need your crockpot," Coker said.
When Lela wasn't borrowing the crockpot or the wheel barrow, they were there to help.
"If I needed something, I could go and ask Homer and Lela and if they didn't have it, within a couple of hours, they did. They would make some calls, and I guess that's what neighbors are for," Coker told 14 News.
On Sunday night, a community is mourning and many say they've all learned something along the way from this special couple.
"They were the epitome of Christian, and that's a good thing," Coker said.
Officials say it is too soon to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor in this tragic accident.
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 >>
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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.