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 >>
Pope Francis has been selected by Time magazine as the Person of the Year.More >>
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Easter Seals announced its final totals of 2012's Fantasy of Lights on Saturday.
The group says community support allowed the Fantasy of Lights to raise an estimated total of $157,466.
Officials estimate the proceeds will help to fund as many as 3,280 sessions of physical, occupational and speech therapy for tri-state children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
The estimated totals were announced Saturday at Garvin Park, as dozens of volunteers from Teamsters Local 215, IBEW Local 16, and NECA enjoyed a thank-you lunch donated by the event's title sponsor, G.D. Ritzy's.
The volunteers, who play a major role in making the event possible, spent the day dismantling the 62 elaborate light displays and transporting them to storage.
The "magical mile of holiday lights" in Evansville's Garvin Park was open from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Increased vehicle traffic, attendance at a walk-through night, and extra donations contributed to the event's success:
-A total of 12,493 cars, trucks, vans, buses, horse-drawn carriages and other vehicles drove through the 2012 Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights. That was an increase of 943 vehicles over the previous year.
-Approximately 1,780 people participated in a special walk-through night on Dec. 3rd, when the park was closed to vehicles but welcomed pedestrians. Admissions and donations to the walk-through, which was hosted by volunteer group "Team J-Man Gives", raised over $9,200 of the Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights total.
-Donations at Garvin Park also increased.Drive-through visitors collectively gave $16,071 above the actual cost of admission ($863 more than attendees donated last year).
Over all, this year's estimated net total was approximately $15,400 above the amount raised by the 2011 Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights. Only the 2009 show, when $160,850 was raised, was more successful than the 2012 event.
Since 1994, Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights has now raised net proceeds of approximately $2,533,720 to help underwrite therapy.
The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Centeroffers a sliding fee scale for medical rehabilitation services, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay for therapy. The nonprofit headquartered at 3701 Bellemeade Avenue provides a wide range of services to more than 5,600 individuals from 30 area counties.
Officials say the 20th annual Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights is already in the planning stages. It will open on Thanksgiving night—Nov. 28, 2013—and will run through Jan. 1, 2014.
Companies, organizations, churches and families interested in sponsoring a light display in next year's show are invited to contact Easter Seals Director of Special Events, Laura Roettger, at 812-437-2627.
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 >>
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.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
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.
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 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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