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 >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:41 AM EST2013-12-11 11:41:09 GMT
Little information is being released on a water main break that's causing issues for Evansville Water customers on the west side. We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday. We're expectedMore >>
We do know the break happened on W. Franklin St. on Tuesday.More >>
VANDERBURGH, CO. (WFIE) -
There are new development sudden resignation of Vanderburgh County EMA Director Sherman Greer.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tells 14 News he asked Greer to step down Monday morning after his weekly meeting with department heads.
It was just last week that 14 News interviewed Greer inside his office. It's what he said before the cameras started rolling that confirms he was taken by surprise.
As 14 News was setting up for that interview last Wednesday, the conversation off camera focused on Greer's future. He said he just recently turned 65, has 23 years of service as director until his belt, and hoped to be in that position for several more years. He even told us about some new technology for the county's storm sirens he was hoping to install next year.
"That may be expensive to do, but we're going to approach it I think in 14," Greer said.
But any plans Greer had for that department suddenly changed Monday morning when Mayor Winnecke asked Greer to stick around after the weekly department head meeting.
"I'd reached the conclusion that I did not have the trust in him any longer to carry out the role that he had," Mayor Winnecke said.
Mayor Winnecke says two disturbing practices were uncovered two weeks ago during budget meetings- the unauthorized purchase of a vehicle for his department and an issue involving overtime with the agency's office manager.
"In fact, he said in his own words, 'I know someone has neglected overtime,' and he approved it," Mayor Winnecke told 14 News.
Winnecke says those are direct violations of city policy. Even though the EMA office is funded by both the city and county, the workers there, including Greer, are city employees and report to the mayor.
Greer told 14 News on the phone Monday afternoon that he's worked for four different mayors and this is the first time there's been an issue.
"At the end of the day, the people that report to the mayor, they've got to have the mayor's trust and I can tell you that he'd lost my trust," Mayor Winnecke said.
The deputy director, Adam Groupe, will serve as the interm director until a new director is named.
Here's the statement Mayor Winnecke released earlier Monday:
"Today, Sherman Greer submitted his resignation after 23 years with the City of Evansville - Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) as Director. The resignation is effective immediately. We appreciate his service and wish him well on his next endeavor. During this time of transition, Deputy Director Adam Groupe will serve as the interim Director. The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County will begin an immediate search to identify the next Director of the EMA who will continue to ensure our community is prepared for any type of emergency situation.
Sherman was asked to resign after a review of purchasing and personnel records that uncovered disturbing practices. Through his own admission of ‘neglect,' and with his knowledge, an EMA employee was allowed to accrue a large amount of compensable time without justification that resulted in a large financial liability for the City in direct violation of city policy and procedures. Also, the EMA purchased and took possession of a new truck by using monies designated for a different expenditure." -Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor
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 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 >>
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.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-10 22:22:57 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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