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
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Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.More >>
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Monday night's meeting sees more controversy surrounding a consultant hired by the Evansville City Council.
14 News obtained a document written by that consultant that some say could jeopardize the city's financial future.
This is not the first time consultant, David Garrett, has come under fire. One city official tells 14 News that his office found mistakes on every page of Garrett's 12 page report, a report that's now in the hands of state officials.
City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr. tells 14 News that he was blindsided when City Council Finance Chairman John Friend handed over a report to the State Board of Accounts that written by Garrett.
"He just handed it to them. We said, 'Well, could we have a copy of that?' No, we'd not seen it," Lloyd said.
It happened while Lloyd and Friend were at a meeting about an audit that's underway right now into some of the city's past financial records. Lloyd has since written a memo to council calling Garrett's conclusions "incorrect, insulting," even "useless."
"We would once again say that we feel that there's some mistakes in his conclusions. We don't agree with those," Lloyd said.
Lloyd is also concerned about why Garrett's report was handed over to the state auditor before his office had a chance to look it over, especially since he says the city is working very hard to get a "clean opinion" from the state.
"I looked at him and I said, 'Russ, I expect you not to agree with this, on the report, but it's ours and you may submit your report,'" Friend said.
Friend says he's under no obligation to hand over his consultant's reports to Lloyd. He claims he was just doing his job by providing oversight in hopes of avoiding an unfavorable report like the last one received from the state.
"In that last report we had, it didn't look so good. They singled us out, and as finance chair, I wasn't going to sit back and allow that to happen again," Friend said.
Some question the timing and political motives behind Friend's actions. But he, who originally recommended Garrett for the job, says he handed over Garrett's report in an effort to get a clean report this time around.
"I really hope that Mr. Garrett's report comes out to not be correct. That wouldn't be a problem with us. We'd say, 'Fine, let's move on,'" Friend said.
We're told the State Board of Accounts will look over Garrett's report and the follow-up report submitted by Lloyd. The state board is expected to release its final report in the next few weeks.
If you'd like to read Garrett's report and Lloyd's memo to the council, click here.
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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.