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 4 2013 4:08 PM EST2013-12-04 21:08:10 GMT
EVANSVILLE (WFIE) -Evansville Police are on the scene of a barricaded gunman. According to the department's Facebook page, it happened Wednesday morning in the 1500 block of South Alvord Boulevard. DispatchersMore >>
Several streets near Covert Avenue and South Alvord Boulevard were closed Wednesday morning as police responded to a man who barricaded himself inside his home. More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Over the past few weeks, Evansville City Council members, community leaders, and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke have all shared their views, both for and against, the proposed downtown hotel project.
Now, the developer's CEO is weighing in.
HCW CEO Rick Huffman says they are ready to get the project off the ground and start construction before the weather turns.
Before that can happen, city council has to vote yes, and right now, there is no vote in sight.
"I believe this is just a just a kind of a ploy to maybe stall things a little bit by Councilman Friend," Huffman said.
That ploy Huffman's eyes is a request by Evansville's City Council for a third party review of the developer's personal finances. Something both Huffman, and the Winnecke administration, don't feel is necessary.
"We have done many projects around the country with different cities over the last 40 years and this is the first time we've ever been required with this much information to be turned over. We feel like it's probably going overboard," Huffman said.
Huffman says his company's already provided substantial information about their finances-- and they're willing to share even more under one condition.
"We have no problem releasing our personal financial statements or our tax returns to a third party. We're just not going to release them in an open records situation to where they become public record, and I don't believe anybody in the country would do that," Huffman told 14 News. "We'd like to get the problem solved as best we can, we'll work with council on it. It's a lot of jobs for the city and it'll increase some tourism for the city, so we're ready to get started."
With a vote still up in the air, is there a chance HCW may back out?
"We've put a lot of time, money and effort into it and we want to do it. Obviously there will be a point in time where we need to channel our resources somewhere else, because with the economy picking up, we are busy right now," Huffman said. "But as for right now, our full commitment is behind this project."
Mayor Winnecke posted a new video Tuesday where he addresses the hotel project. Watch it here.
The mayor plans to meet with city council leaders about the project on Wednesday.
A poll is also attached at the top of the story. Let us know what you think by voting.
Monday, December 9 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-09 22:52:32 GMT
A truancy complaint resulted in the arrest of a woman for cruelty to a juvenile after 35 animals were found inside her home. "We got a tip that the juvenile who was living inside the residence was notMore >>
A truancy complaint resulted in the arrest of a woman for cruelty to a juvenile after 35 animals were found inside her home. Officers recovered 14 adult cats, 18 kittens, and 3 dogs inside the home. They observed animal feces and urine on the floor throughout the home, as well as on the juvenile's bed. More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-10 04:35:03 GMT
The Evansville City Council on Monday night targets amateur tattoo artists. It's now illegal for just anyone to give someone a tattoo or a body piercing in the city. Some council members claimed amateurMore >>
The Evansville City Council on Monday night targets amateur tattoo artists.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:35 AM EST2013-12-10 13:35:28 GMT
A man troopers say was drunk in 2012 when he hit a car carrying three children and their grandparents, resulting in the death of two of the kids, has been charged with DUI again.Robert Darren Craft,More >>
A man troopers say was drunk in 2011 when he hit a car carrying three children and their grandparents, resulting in the death of two of the kids, has been charged with DUI again.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-12-09 21:53:01 GMT
A former Evansville teacher was arrested after some restaurant workers say he exposed himself at a drive-thru window. Authorities tell 14 News that 42-year-old Robert Dishman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanorMore >>
A former Evansville teacher was arrested after some restaurant workers say he exposed himself at a drive-thru window.More >>
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