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 >>
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WFIE) -
The capital murder trial of Jeffrey Weisheit is officially underway.
Weisheit allegedly lit his girlfriend's home on fire, killing her two young children inside back in April 2010.
In the opening statements, the state called two witnesses, both of which were Vanderburgh County Sheriff Deputies who were on the scene in the early morning hours of April 10.
Sgt. Clark testified that the initial run was a possible child abduction, but quickly turned into a double homicide case.
Deputy Andrew Norris testified that this fire was the biggest he had ever seen. The heat could be felt at neighboring homes. He called the scene controlled chaos, neighbors claiming that Weisheit's car wasn't in the driveway, but they didn't know if that meant the house was empty.
Deputies say they put out a BOL on Weisheit's yellow Camaro and said no one could reach him on his cell phone. Sgt. Clark testified that he contacted On Star to help locate Weisheit, but On Star was not cooperative at first. After the car was located, the car had already been moving and Boone County Deputies had to be notified.
Deputy Norris and Sgt. Clark were both on scene when the first body was discovered and when Lisa Lynch was told that the body, was that of one of her children.
The state says they trust that the jurors will be able imagine, many of them parents, how it would feel to learn your child is no longer missing, but is dead.
The defense warned the jurors that they would see and hear horrible facts about the deaths of the two kids before telling them that Weisheit was deeply depressed, and admitted that Weisheit duct taped 5-year-old Caleb Lynch while 8-year-old Alyssa Lynch was asleep, giving him time to run.
The Assistant Fire Chief with German Township would testify that the source of the fire burned up and that it is common in fires that burn as long as this one did. He also told jurors they would hear testimony from a pathologist that a road flare was found in the waistband of Caleb's underwear and burned his leg while he was alive.
The mother of the two children, Lisa Lynch, was not inside the home during the time of the fire.
Lynch was on the stand for about 25 minutes before needing a short break. Our reporter in the court room says that she was visibly shaking and sobbing as she recalls the night the tragic event took place. Lisa held her hand on the side of her face during her entire testimony, to avoid eye contact with Weisheit.
Lynch testified that she was working the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift on the night of April 10 and left her children with Weisheit, as she normally did.
She says sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight, she talked to Weisheit on the phone. She says he told her that he was sorry that the children has fallen asleep on the couch watching a movie and he had just put them to bed.
The next phone call she received was her neighbor calling to tell her Weisheit's home was ablaze. The defense has said repeatedly that Weisheit did not set the fire and without arson, there were no murders. But the defense does acknowledges that Weisheit made two critical errors.
"The two tragic mistakes are duct taping the child and getting a head start out of town, and the second one was running from police. The second one is tragic for him, the first one tragic for the children," says defense attorney Mike McDaniel.
The jurors were visibly disturbed when the fire chief showed them photos of Caleb's body. The chief said it took eight hours and the use cadaver dogs to locate Alyssa's body, curled up in a closet.
The state got through five witnesses on Monday and has about 25 more to go. The trial resumes at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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
CBS 5 News
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.