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Isaiah Seibert

Update, 3am CDT Monday: 

CSX Railroad officials were expected to arrive in Princeton about 2am CDT Monday to begin assessing the damage and cause of the derailment and explosion Sunday evening on Princeton's south side.

WNIN's Isaiah Seibert has just returned from Princeton where officials held a press conference with the latest information. Here is audio of the press conference, which has been edited for content not relevant to the incident.

Giant Anteater Finds Home at Mesker Park Zoo

Jun 15, 2018
Emily Miles

If you’ve never seen a giant anteater, you’re not alone. Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo has not housed one of the animals for more than 50 years, but that changes with the recent addition of Mr. Pickles. 

Giant anteater Mr. Pickles was born a couple years ago at Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana.

Newburgh Works To Keep Some Cherished Trees

Jun 14, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Cars drive through a tree-covered section of state road 662 at the edge of Newburgh. Some residents affectionately call the stretch of road a tree tunnel, and the trees that line the highway are special to many in the town.

“I asked myself the other day when I went through it ‘what am I feeling?’" Judy Griffin told the Newburgh Town Council at its June 13 meeting. "Well it was something like being in a deep woods. It was something like being in a great cathedral.”

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Climate Shifts Could Hurt Indiana Corn

A new study predicts the U.S. could lose nearly half of its corn by the end of the century due to climate. That could have detrimental effects in Indiana, the country’s fifth largest corn-producing state. 

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At least five people are dead and more than a dozen injured after a high speed chase by U.S. Border Patrol agents and local sheriff deputies in south Texas ended in a fatal car crash on Sunday.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told the Associated Press 14 people had been crammed into the car and that the driver lost control as it was fleeing Border Patrol agents topping 100 mph near Big Wells, Texas.

"From what we can tell the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel and then tried to recorrect," Boyd said, adding that "caused the vehicle to turn over several times."

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked the Osaka region of western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300 others, NHK reported.

The temblor struck shortly after 8 a.m. local time causing severe damage to roads, bursting water mains and setting fires across the prefecture.

Ben Zimmerman lives in a suburb of Chicago. Like a lot of 9-year-olds, he's fond of YouTube, Roblox, and Minecraft.

And, like a lot of parents, his mom and dad wanted to make sure Ben wasn't spending too much time on those activities. They tried to use Google's "Family Link" parental control software to limit screen time for Ben and his older sister, Claudia.

A Wilson's Plover Near Winnsboro?

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A Killdeer with its nest and eggs.
Mykola Swarnyk via Wikimedia Commons

Wilson's Plover is a coastal bird. Killdeer is an Upland Plover that is common all over South Carolina.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will head to Capitol Hill Monday, to be grilled by senators about last week's inspector general's report that concluded that the FBI violated long-standing department guidelines and mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016.