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Vanderburgh Co. Health Depart. to announce new plan for unmasked patrons Wed.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department plans to announce how they’re dealing with crowds of unmasked patrons.

  Evansville joins cities across the nation to remember lives lost to COVID-19

Gov. Holcomb announces next steps in I-69 Ohio River Crossing

  Homeless man chooses to be arrested to get out of the cold

  Tuesday marks Smith’s first day as the new assistant police chief

  Mother charged in connection to November baby death

  Mayor Winnecke reflects on COVID-19 in the community

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Evansville Catholic schools report 17 new positive COVID-19 tests

Posey Co. schools will go virtual due to COVID-19

  New residential complex coming to Main St.

  Ivy Tech now offering career coaching & employer connections

UE men’s basketball pauses activities after positive COVID-19 results within program

Section of SR 64 in Gibson Co. closed due to accident with injuries

36 more local Hoosiers die of coronavirus; all local counties but 1 report new deaths

On Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 2,756 new coronavirus cases and 126 additional deaths.

  Indiana Statehouse remains closed ahead of possible protests

The Indiana Statehouse remains closed Tuesday morning ahead of possible protests Wednesday.

Gov. Holcomb focuses on creating opportunities out of challenges brought by pandemic at State of the State address

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb plans to give his State of the State address Tuesday.

  Evansville councilman won’t attend inauguration due to safety concerns, pandemic

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.

  Newburgh woman loses battle against COVID-19 after making thousands of masks

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

  IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

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.

Push for Indiana minimum wage increase likely stalled again

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

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

The Deaconess drive-thru testing location on Chestnut Street in downtown Evansville is now the primary COVID-19 vaccine for the health system.

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

Authorities in Gibson County confirm a crash along West State Road 64 shut down nearby roads in the Princeton area on Sunday night.

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

Police say a traffic stop in Henderson on Sunday led to two people receiving multiple charges.

  Families, organizations give back to support foster kids

Families, church groups, office teams and other Tri-State organizations are helping to pack 3,000 “Bags of Hope” so they can be given directly to children as they enter foster care.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  USI, UE outlines spring semester plans

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  SWIRCA assisting elderly to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that Hoosiers over the age of 70 are now eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine. A local organization is helping this population with the process.

  Easterseals kicks off 75th year of service, celebrating ‘diamond anniversary’

Holding a virtual kickoff event on Wednesday evening, Easterseals officials highlighted the organization’s history and hinted on plans ahead for the “diamond anniversary” year.

  Lottery frenzy ensues as Powerball and Mega Millions approach record jackpots

As Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot currently peaks at an estimated $550 million, the Mega Millions on Friday is worth approximately $750 million.

  Mayor Winnecke gives business updates during Chamber lunch

The Southwest Indiana Chamber hosted the 2021 Lunch with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on Wednesday.

  Funeral homes fall behind as death certificate filing is delayed

Funeral home death certificates have been placed on a backlog due to a change in the state's certifications system.

  Hoosiers 70+ signing up for COVID vaccine

Hoosiers age 70 and older can now begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Newburgh woman contracts COVID-19 after making thousands of masks for community

A Newburgh woman took to her sewing machine and made around 3,000 masks for the community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  EPD: Man fires gun at pedestrians

With help from E.P.D.’s S.W.A.T. Team and Drone Unit, police say the suspect, 19-year-old Shaundae Alexander Winters was arrested.

  Police investigating after house on S. Linwood hit with gunfire

Officers say residents of the home were inside when they heard several shots being fired into the back bedroom.

  Feed Evansville holds first food share event of the year

Organizers say the food that was distributed today came directly from Feed Evansville through grants and private sponsorships.

  UE political professor weighs in on possible impeachment efforts

A University of Evansville political professor is weighing in about the possibility of an impeachment.

  Feds speeding up vaccine rollout after lag in Americans getting shots

If the CDC has its way, those 65 and older will soon be able to get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Sportmix pet food recall expanded

The FDA says the company expanded the recall to include all pet foods containing corn that was manufactured in its Oklahoma plant.

  Senator Mike Braun stays quiet following Capitol riot

After reversing his decision to object to the results of the 2020 presidential election, Indiana Senator Mike Braun has ignored all attempts to contact him.

  Lottery prizes are over $1B; Mega Millions drawing Tues. night

If you didn’t get your Mega Millions or Powerball tickets for last weeks drawing, now’s your chance.

  Law enforcement discussing protest preps ahead of planned events at state capitols

Local law enforcement are continuing conversations and putting plans into motion just in case any protests pop up across Evansville.

  Posey County Councilman’s social media posts raise concern for officials, residents

In Posey County, officials and residents are raising concerns over a council member’s social media posts surrounding the riots at the U.S. Capitol.