Evansville councilman hopeful to attend inauguration has change of plans with heightened security

Following the siege of the US Capitol, more security threats, and continued coronavirus health concerns, this year’s inauguration ceremony will be largely scaled back.

  Power restored after vehicle hits utility pole in Owensboro

  OPD looking for man wanted in Walmart theft

  Deputies investigating reported stolen side-by-side ATV in Dubois Co.

  IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

  Firefighters battle brush fire in Union Co. Sunday morning

51 new local COVID cases reported in Ilinois

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  Residents recall early morning apartment fire in Owensboro

  Police investigates vehicle hitting fence, several tombstones at Owensboro cemetery

Green River District reports 2 new COVID deaths, 101 additional cases

ISDH reports 116 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.; 2.5K new cases reported statewide

  Tri-State celebrating MLK Day Events differently due to pandemic

  Evansville business, organization hand out free food Monday to those in need

  EFD responds to Sunday garage fire on E. Iowa St.

Authorities responded to a garage fire in progress on East Iowa Street in Evansville on Sunday afternoon.

  Police: 18-year-old arrested in connection with Sunday stabbing

Owensboro police made an arrest after a Sunday stabbing that sent one to the hospital.

Push for Indiana minimum wage increase likely stalled again

The current federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2009.

Tamarack Elementary closed to all in-person learning, starting Tues.

Tamarack Elementary School in Daviess County is closed to all in-person learning starting Tuesday.

  New traffic pattern coming to Deaconess for COVID-19 testing, vaccines

  Nearby roads closed after crash on SR-64 in Gibson Co.

  Monday Sunrise Headlines

  HPD: Traffic stop ends with suspects facing auto theft, drug charges

  Families, organizations give back to support foster kids

6 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Muhlenberg Co.

  Evansville business closing due to pandemic

Another Evansville business is closing its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Head-on collision temporarily blocked traffic on Broadway Ave.

Vanderburgh County Dispatch confirmed that crews were on the scene of a crash with injury on Broadway Avenue.

ISDH reports 124 new coronavirus cases in Vanderburgh Co., 2 additional deaths in Dubois Co.

Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,228 new coronavirus cases and 24 additional deaths.

Democrats call for Indiana’s minimum wage to increase

A renewed call by Democrats for an increase to Indiana’s minimum wage isn’t winning over Republicans who control the Statehouse

  UE students return to campus this weekend

Students at the University of Evansville are moving back to campus this weekend following the holiday break.

  Family surprises Tri-State veteran with restored pickup truck

A special surprise for one Evansville veteran this weekend as his family gifted him with a newly restored pickup truck.

  Early morning traffic stop lands Evansville woman in jail

An early morning traffic stop sends an Evansville woman to jail on multiple charges.

  Henderson Co. man charged with rape

Deputies say Grant is in the Henderson County Jail on a $3,000 bond.

IL reports new COVID-19 death in Edwards Co.

Illinois health officials are reporting 11,985 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths Saturday.

Green River District reports 216 new COVID-19 cases

Saturday, the Green River District Health Department reported 216 new coronavirus cases.

State map shows new death, 153 new COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh Co.

Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,973 new coronavirus cases and 41 additional deaths.

  Snow showers tonight, cold weekend

Brief periods of low visibility possible Friday night

  Red Cross looking for donors during National Blood Donor Month

The Evansville location on Stockwell Road is hosting its New Year, New Life Blood Drive next Friday, and organizers say this year could be more important than ever.

  100-year-old hospital volunteer receives COVID-19 vaccine in Evansville

The COVID-19 vaccination means the world to one of Ascension Saint Vincent’s very favorite volunteers. This returning volunteer is 100-years-old.

Evansville man pleads guilty to attempting to have sex with a child

An Evansville man has pleaded guilty to attempting to have sex with a child.

  EPD responded to 832 shots fired incidents in 2020

2020 was a year riddled with gun violence in Evansville.

  COVID-19 vaccine wait list sees thousands of patients

Using this list is how Deaconess Health System has managed not to waste a single vaccine dose, according to officials.

KY Gov. Beshear: Over 190k total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far

The Governor confirmed that 325,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received in Kentucky and 190,547 doses have been administered. Out of these doses, 31,158 have been administered to long-term care facility residents and staff.

  Hopkins County begins vaccinating school workers

Hopkins County has moved to the beginning of Tier 1B, making them one of the first counties in Kentucky to start vaccinating school workers.

  EPD investigating burglary on W Columbia St.

Evansville Police are investigating a burglary in the 200 block of West Columbia.

  Tell City-Troy Township schools moving to virtual learning next week

Due to staffing concerns all Tell City-Troy Township Schools, officials say students will move to virtual instruction the week of January 18 through January 22.

Evansville Catholic schools report 10 new positive COVID-19 tests

The Diocese is giving daily updates.

  Home destroyed by fire in Henderson

Dispatchers say it’s at 20865 Highway 416 East.

  IL Region 5 can move to Tier 2 COVID-19 guidelines

Governor Pritzker announces Regions 1, 2, 5 will move down into Tier 2 from Tier 3.

  Deputies: Missing Greenville man involved in a crash, flown to hospital in Nashville

A 29-year-old Greenville man that was missing after not returning home from work has been found but was in a crash.

1 new COVID death, 174 new cases reported in Vanderbugh Co.

Friday, Indiana reported 4,744 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths.

  CenterPoint Energy warns of phone scam

They say customers receive a robocall claiming to be from the utility, threatening local residents that power will be disconnected unless a mandatory fee is paid.

  Deputies: Driver using cell phone causes crash involving school bus

Vanderburgh County deputies responded to a three-vehicle crash that involved a school bus Friday morning.

  VHS announces more than 90% save rate in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for shelter animals.

  ISP: Authorities searching for 2 suspects in Pike Co.

Authorities in Pike County are searching for two male suspects, according to the Indiana State Police in Jasper.

  Half of Owensboro bars, restaurants apply for city relief funding

The program was launched at the beginning of last week, giving businesses about two weeks to apply.

  Part of Columbia St. to close for water improvement project

Officials with the Evansville Water Sewer Utility say those closures are expected to last for the next four months.

  Checking in on Indiana COVID-19 vaccine sites

It’s all about patience and timing when it comes to scheduling your vaccine appointment in Indiana.

  Friday Sunrise Headlines

Governor Andy Beshear announced they’ll be helping open more vaccine clinics around the state to health fight against COVID-19.

  Daviess Co. extends deal with OMU for coal combustion residuals

The Daviess County Fiscal Court has extended its contract with Owensboro Municipal Utilities to take on coal combustion residuals for another year.

  USI, UE outlines spring semester plans

A new semester is at hand for thousands of Tri-State college students.

  White County Senior Citizen Center faces financial struggles

Senior centers are struggling to pay their bills with the financial restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Castle High School students disciplined after ‘racist’ social media post investigation

Castle High School leaders say they have completed the investigation into what they call a racist social media post allegedly made by one of its students.

  OPS students return to in-person learning on hybrid schedule

Owensboro Public School officials have released their detailed plans for sending students back in-person.

  Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

Lori Vinson says she was fired from Ascension St. Vincent last Friday as result of her actions of entering the U.S. Capitol building last week in Washington, D.C.

  Dumpster arriving at Woodland Park Apartments after city flagged property for trash buildup

A temporary dumpster is expected to arrive at Woodland Park Apartments in Evansville on Friday after residents issued complaints about trash piling up at the complex.

  Rep. Comer votes against Trump impeachment

Kentucky Congressman James Comer voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday. 14 News Anchor Dan Katz spoke him about his decision.

  Perry Co. Sheriff hospitalized with COVID-19

Officials say Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone is being treated for COVID-19.

ISP: Crash with injury closes S.R. 64 at Meridian Rd. in Pike Co.

According to Indiana State Police, a crash with injury and entrapment occurred on State Road 64 at Meridian Road in Pike County on Thursday evening.

  How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue across the Tri-State, it can be difficult to keep up with who is eligible to get a vaccine and how to sign up.

  KY announces Kroger partnership to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new partnership with Kroger to increase vaccinations in the coming months. He says high-volume vaccination centers will be established in regions across Kentucky.

  Bridge at Yellow Creek Park to close for several months

The iron truss structure spans a tributary of Yellow Creek and gives access to the Nature Center and hiking trails in the south end of the park.

  Police: 3 taken to hospital after early morning crash in Owensboro

They say three people from the overturned vehicle were taken to the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Deputies: Avoid NB 41 near Haubstadt for vehicle fire

Deputies were warning drivers to avoid northbound highway 41 just south of Haubstadt on Thursday due to a vehicle fire.

  COVID testing site at C.K. Newsome Center extended

Testing at the site, which is administered by OptumServe, will be extended through March, and is available for those that live and work in the Evansville region.

29 new local COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois health officials are reporting 6,652 new coronavirus cases and 88 additional deaths Thursday.

  SR 61 in Lynnville back open after damaged gas line causes closure

SR 61, just south of SR 68 in Lynnville, is currently closed due to a damaged gas line.

1 new COVID death, 159 new cases reported in Vanderburgh Co.

Thursday, Indiana reported 4,411 new COVID-19 cases and 40 new deaths.

Boil advisory issued for Tennyson water customers

A boil water advisory has been issued from some Tennyson water customers.

  Being in the ‘red’ impacting businesses in Posey Co.

The Posey County Economic Development Partnership tells us the small businesses are making it through these difficult times.

  Custodians in Henderson Co. sanitize schools ahead of Group 2′s return

Custodians in Henderson County are working hard to make sure students in Group 2 are safe when they head back to school Thursday.

  Thursday Sunrise Headlines

For the first time in history, a sitting president has been impeached twice.

  Some KY schools begin vaccination process, thousands of teachers await to receive doses

Law enforcement agencies are vaccinated, but thousands of teachers are awaiting a vaccination date from the state of Kentucky.