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 >>
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the...More >>
The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction meant he would have to land without...More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
A developer for the new Downtown Convention Hotel has been approved.
The walkway to no where, the overgrown weeds in the empty lot behind me, all sights that many want to see go away sooner rather than later.
Though a developer is in place, there are some other very important details that still have to be hammered out before we know just how soon the dirt may turn and a new hotel go up.
"All those in favor signal ay. Ay. Any opposed. Thank you very much," was how the vote went Wednesday morning.
A fairly quick decision to move forward with Branson-based developer, HCW.
"One more step along the way, but a big step," said Ed Hafer, the ERC president.
Of course, quick is a word that doesn't often come to mind when we talk about the convention hotel.
Mayor Winnecke on Wednesday acknowledged that it's been a long process.
"We've taken the last year to really research the market and come up with a process that we think really will benefit taxpayers. We've certainly lost opportunities, but at the end of the day, I think we've made smart steps," Mayor Winnecke said.
As for what set HCW apart from its competitors, ERC President Ed Hafer says the company was just a good fit.
"They're doing projects in similar sized cities and markets. In their visits to Evansville, they seemed to grasp what was a good vision for downtown Evansville. That yes, a convention hotel is very necessary for a lot of reasons, but we also need to continue downtown development," Hafer told 14 News.
That's why there's more to these images submitted by HCW. Adding to the hotel, there's also retail space, a parking garage, and on the left section of the building, a residential tower of apartments.
"There's a certain air of excitement that, ok, now we're going to sit down and begin to negotiate with the developer in terms of what's best for the city of Evansville," Hafer said.
We should know many more details like cost, room numbers, hotel flag and any city or county investment in the hotel once negotiations on a development agreement are wrapped up.
The mayor says it's possible ground could be broken as early as this summer with construction lasting between a year and 15 months, but nothing is set as of now.
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.