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) -
U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced this afternoon federal charges against a defendant alleged to have engaged in a string of Evansville-area robberies earlier this year. David J. Nalley, age 39, of Evansville, has been indicted for these alleged acts, which include the robbery of a pharmacy in a busy residential area. This prosecution comes as the U.S. Attorney's Office has announced a new initiative to combat criminal activity targeting pharmacies.
"Indiana had more pharmacy robberies than any other state in 2012, and we have seen a troubling increase in these crimes over the last few years," Hogsett said. "Working with our federal and local partners, the U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to reversing this trend."
According to the charging document, Nalley entered a convenience store on South Weinbach Avenue on March 21, 2013, robbing the store through the use of threatened violence. The next day, Nalley allegedly robbed a pharmacy located on Covert Avenue, wielding a knife and threatening employees of the store with violence if they did not comply with his requests. Nalley was arrested shortly after this second alleged act.
Hogsett noted that Indiana has seen a marked increase in the number of criminal acts targeting pharmacies and pharmacy workers. In 2012, Indiana led the country in terms of the number of pharmacy robberies committed, continuing a multi-year upward trend. Hogsett said there were many reasons to explain the numbers, including the increased prevalence of substance-abuse problems related to prescription drugs.
In response, Hogsett said that the U.S. Attorney's Office has joined with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as local law enforcement agencies, to develop new investigative techniques aimed at preventing such crimes. Hogsett also said the U.S. Attorney's Office has begun prioritizing the federal prosecution of those who commit armed commercial robberies.
"We intend to not only investigate and convict more armed commercial robberies than ever before, but we also will send a powerful message that if you engage in this behavior, you will face federal prosecution and federal prison," Hogsett added.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Nalley could face up to 20 years in federal prison if he is found guilty. This case was the result of a collaborative investigation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force and the Evansville Police Department.
An indictment or information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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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