KY mask mandate affecting local restaurants

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s mask mandate went into effect on Friday at 5 p.m.

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  Evansville mayor announces city-wide mask mandate starting Wednesday

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  Warrick Co. Schools schedules official start date for Aug. 12

  EVSC survey results show parents’ reactions

  July sees largest rise in COVID-19 daily cases for Vanderburgh Co.

State coronavirus map shows 52 new cases in Vanderburgh County

  Fordsville man facing sex abuse charges in Ohio Co.

  Madisonville Police: New details lead to 2 more charged in alleged fight filmed in Facebook video

KY announces 426 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths

Kentucky is currently reporting that 18,670 people across the commonwealth have tested positive for COVID-19.

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself.

Crews respond to fatal Thursday crash in Ohio Co.

Ohio county authorities responded to a fatal two-vehicle crash Thursday.

  Henderson Police looking for missing teen

They say 15-year-old Nathan Wayne Baker was last seen June 13 at the Comfort Inn in Henderson.

  Month-long investigation leads to arrest of convicted sex offender in Ohio Co.

Edwards Co. health officials advising anyone who attended large party to quarantine after person tests positive

  Ohio Co. deputies investigating deadly motorcycle crash

  Friday Sunrise Headlines

  Aaron Barrett shows off World Series ring on Twitter

  Knights adhering to COVID-19 protocols in Warrick Co.

  Illinois High School Association adjusts COVID-19 protocols

The announcement comes after the IHSA moved schools into Phase 4 of its return-to-play guidelines

  Coroner: 2 men found dead in Henderson home died of drug overdoses

The cause of death has been released for the two men who were found dead inside a home back in May. Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer tells 14 News that 51-year Carl T. Fuller and 35-year-old Jansen Smith died of drug overdoses.

  Parts of 5th Street closed due to conduit breach

A portion of roadway had to be ripped up near 5th Street and Locust Street after a private company punctured an AT&T conduit.

  KY Gov. Beshear announces mandatory mask mandate starting Friday

Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order that implements a mask mandate throughout Kentucky. He says the order will go into effect on Friday at 5 p.m.

  White County town remains under boil water advisory

Officials say there was fire hydrant replacement and water tower maintenance that shut down the water system.

  Diocese of Owensboro Bishop calls for confederate statue’s removal

Bishop William Medley with the Diocese of Owensboro supports efforts to remove a confederate statue from the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse.

  State coronavirus map shows 42 new cases in Vanderburgh County

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated its coronavirus map.

  UE announces reductions, benefits to ease students’ financial burden during COVID-19

UE announced some select reduction and benefits to students to help with the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Madisonville market and coffee bar vandalized

A Madisonville business owner found out Wednesday night the mural on the back of her business had been vandalized.

  Anonymous survey asks EVSC teachers about returning to school

A parent-led survey meant for EVSC teachers is garnering a lot of attention on social media. An Evansville parent and PTA president is the one who started the conversation among teachers in the area.

  OPS sending out ‘virtual academy’ option to parents

Officials say after the school board gets answers from parents, they will put a solid reopening plan together that will be voted on and made public in the July 23 school board meeting.

  Name released of man killed in Henderson Co. wreck

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the crash happened between the Cairo Elementary School and the Trade Winds Subdivision in Henderson.

Bru Burger joins list of restaurants temporarily closed after positive COVID-19 tests

They posted on Facebook that two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ft. Branch mother and daughter facing federal fraud charges

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler says 60-year-old Rose Ann Azzarello and 38-year-old Andrea Renee Pytlinski, both of Ft. Branch, were arrested and charged with wire fraud.

  Man accused of threatening several public figures wants to defend himself

During Thursday’s hearing, Ebon Ellis interrupted the judge and demanded that he represent himself.

Car drives into Evansville lake, everyone safe

Dispatchers say a car drove into the lake at 225 Crosslake Drive.

Several without power in Owensboro after semi tears down power line

More than 1,000 homes are without power in Owensboro.

Azzip Pizza’s west side location in Evansville closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Azzip Pizza announced they are temporarily closed after a team member at the west side location off Pearl Drive tested positive for COVID-19.

Fairfield High School suspends athletic workouts due to possible COVID-19 cross-contamination

The decision comes after a “potential COVID-19 cross-contamination situation” with one of their athlete’s family members.

  Castle Band starts practice

There’s plenty of protocol the band members and staff must follow.

  Thursday Sunrise Headlines

Wearing masks could become mandatory in Evansville.

  Bears, Huskies navigating COVID-19 practice rules

Both teams currently following the EVSC's fall sports re-opening plan

  ECHO Housing secures over $180K to support homeless veterans

The US Department of Labor announced ECHO Housing Corporation was one of 157 organizations nationwide to receive funding for the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program.

  Schnucks employee at Evansville’s west side location tests positive for COVID-19

The Schnucks on Evansville’s west side confirms that one of its teammates has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Person reportedly struck by lightning in Evansville

One person was injured after being struck by lightning on Wednesday afternoon.

  Vigil held for Evansville teen shooting victim

16-year-old Rylan Conway was shot in the abdomen Sunday evening in the 1100 block of Powell Avenue.

  Publicly wearing masks might become mandatory in Evansville

Evansville City Council members Jonathan Weaver, Kaitlin Moore and Zac Heronemus co-authored a new ordinance requiring masks following a new surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  Teachers prepare for upcoming school year; Survey sent to EVSC parents

Evansville teachers are preparing to go back to school in just a few weeks - but now they’re asking for the school system to include them in future planning.

  EWSU opens new solar array

This specific solar array location now puts out more than 200,000 kilowatts of power. Organizers say that’s more than any other fleet in the area.

  Pike Co. residents speak out about $128M solar project

The possibility of a $128 million solar project coming to Pike County isn’t sitting well with some residents.

  Owensboro receives grant for public art

The city of Owensboro is partnering with the Owensboro Art Guild to put murals up throughout the city.

KY draws closer to 18k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 17,919 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 4,912 residents have fully recovered.

  Daviess Co. School Board candidate arrested, accused of disorderly conduct

Daviess County school board candidate Sharon Castle was arrested. She's accused of disorderly conduct. It happened after an incident involving a man trying to visit the apartment complex she owns.

Deputies respond to deadly crash on I-69 in Hopkins Co.

Deputies say it happened at the 123-mile marker just after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Purdue students required to undergo COVID-19 testing before returning to campus

Students at Purdue University who want to return to campus the upcoming fall semester will have to be tested for COVID-19.

  Some Evansville courts moving to Old National Events Plaza due to COVID-19

Small claims, juvenile, and misdemeanor courts will be moved to the Old National Events Plaza for social distancing requirements.

Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters obtained new video that shows the moments after the Breonna Taylor shooting.

Dr. Box: Current positivity rate steadily rising

The map shows Vanderburgh County has 17 new cases.

  West Side Nut Club Fall Festival canceled

According to festival officials, the West Side Fall Festival will be canceled this year.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

Traveling City Hall scheduled for Woodland Park Apartments July 15

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will be hosting a special Traveling City Hall meeting at Anthony Oates Park near Woodland Park Apartments.

  Alleged racial attack in Indiana under investigation

The FBI said Tuesday it’s investigating a reported racial attack at a southern Indiana lake.

  Henderson water features open to public

The water features at both East End Park and along the riverfront are now open to the public.

USI’s Historic New Harmony to reopen Wednesday

USI’s Historic New Harmony and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art are set to reopen Wednesday.

  Spottsville Bridge to temporarily close one lane starting July 8

Drivers can expect delays on the Spottsville Bridge in Henderson County.

  Wednesday Sunrise Headlines

The EVSC will be sending out a questionnaire to families about the upcoming school year.

  OPD asking public to help find missing man

Anyone with information is asked to call OPD or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

  Free COVID-19 testing site comes to Evansville’s 47714 Thursday

Free COVID-19 testing will be coming to one of Evansville's most densely populated areas Thursday afternoon.

  Tri-State Speedway cancels Sprint Stampede

Tri-State Speedway has announced they are canceling the Sprint Stampede.

  EVSC, parents plan for students to return in the fall safely

EVSC leaders say a questionnaire is expected to go out to parents Wednesday. They’re wanting to get a feel for what parents are planning.

  Sauced, Schymik’s Kitchen temporarily closed due to COVID-19

"You can’t not be worried, this is our livelihood," said Schymik.

  $128M solar project could come to Pike County

Project leaders Capital Dynamics and Tenaska say they chose this area because they’ve been working on a portfolio of solar projects across the Midwest.

  EVSC Athletic Director responds to rising COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh Co.

"The COVID cases are alarming here that we’re seeing.”

  Van slips into Ohio River

Authorities pulled a van from the water near Angel Mounds Tuesday afternoon.

  Bethel Manor allows in-person visits again

Tuesday is the first day Bethel Manor is allowing in-house visits of up to 30 minutes.

  Posey County Schools come up with joint reopening plan

Schools in Posey County are preparing for their “new normal” this fall.

  YMCA opens additional locations for childcare services

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is partnering with the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund to create the Back to Work Recovery Childcare Program.

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with updated guidelines for youth sports safety in the age of COVID-19.