Connecting the dots

Friday, December 27, 2013

Murder investigation

Evansville Police believe robbery was the motive in the death of 33-year-old Nicholas Mathew. An autopsy is scheduled for this morning. Mathew's body was found on Christmas Eve at his apartment in the 1100 block of Hatfield Drive. Police went to check on Mathew after receiving a call from concerned family members. Mathews suffered multiple stab wounds.  His death is being treated as a homicide.

Stabbing connection?

During the death investigation, police were monitoring a call where a cab driver and passenger were stabbed during and armed robbery in Vanderburgh County. Investigators say they received information shortly after that robbery that they believed might connect the two cases. After a joint response between the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and EPD, 24-year-old John Vernon Jackson, Jr. was arrested near the robbery scene.

Feeding the hungry

As we reflect on the holidays, it's important to remember the less fortunate, and that's the goal of some food drives in the area.  Erin Meyer will be live at the Tri-state Food Bank to tell us how we can help.

Weekend warm-up

Byron says there will be a pronounced warm up today and Saturday as warmer winds push in from the southwest. Temps will climb into the mid to upper 40's this afternoon; near 50-degrees on Saturday. More importantly, dry weather through the weekend after record rainfall last Saturday.

So enjoy the final weekend of 2013, and we'll see you on Sunrise.