Voters choose "covered bridge" plate

Sep 22, 2016

Hoosiers apparently love their covered bridges. 

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced that a license plate depicting a covered bridge has won the vote to replace the outgoing bicentennial plate.

The BMV says in a news release that 54 percent of the more than 330,000 people who took part in the month-long vote chose the design of a red bridge spanning a creek.

The “Hoosier State Silhouette” plate came in second, and the “Crossroads of America” plate finished a distant third.

What it means to be Latinoaméricano

Sep 22, 2016

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, expert in Latin America and University of Evansville professor of Spanish, Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo tells us about music that describes what being Latino means, her relocation to Canada as a child and about her homeland, Colombia.  

  

Jogger struck and killed in Vanderburgh County

Sep 20, 2016

A woman is dead, after being hit by a pickup truck in northern Vanderburgh County.

The sheriff’s office says in a news release that 51-year-old Janet Sue Gries of Evansville was jogging westbound on Boonville-New Harmony Road near Gilles Lane at about 5:00 Tuesday morning.

An eastbound pickup truck driven by 22-year-old Coleman Matthew Sheridan hit Gries and she died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says Sheridan told deputies that he was reaching for a can of tobacco on the floor of the truck prior to the collision.

Former Knox Co. official accused of embezzling

Sep 20, 2016

A former Knox County official is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 over five years. 

Police arrested former Solid Waste Director Tracy Clinkenbeard of Vincennes, following an eleven-month investigation by Indiana State Police and the State Board of Accounts.

A news release from state police says the probe revealed the 51-year-old Clinkenbeard embezzled the money between 2010 and 2015.

As director, she was responsible for all financial matters in the Solid Waste office.

Ozone Alert issued during last week of summer

Sep 19, 2016

The Evansville EPA is warning of possible unhealthy air Tuesday. 

The local EPA has issued an Ozone Alert, with a forecast of bright sunshine and calm wind.

The agency says the combination may boost ozone levels into the “unhealthy” category, especially for sensitive groups like children, the elderly, persons with respiratory conditions, and anyone who is active outdoors for a prolonged period.

The EPA says ozone is most likely to reach unhealthy levels between noon and 7:00 p.m.

Last year, baby boomers were outnumbered by a new generation, the millennials. Who, according to the Business Journal, now make up to 38% of the U.S. workforce.

Abigail Gipson / WNIN

This episode takes us through a bilingual journey of soccer as a religion and the many definitions of the American dream. 

¿Qué Pasa, MidWest? is a bilingual show full of culture, interesting stories y temas que impactan nuestras comunidades. These topics are designed to be a conversation and a cultural bridge between diverse communities and immigrants seeking their own versions of the ‘American Dream’.

An investigator has determined the preliminary cause of an early morning fire at an Evansville apartment complex. 

A news release from the Evansville Fire Department says discarded smoking materials started the blaze at Hornbrook Estates, near S. Green River Road and I-69, at about 5:00 a.m. Thursday.

Battalion Chief Dan Grimm says the fire started on a top floor balcony, where at least one occupant was a smoker and kept a discarded cigarette container on the deck.

Child hit while walking to school bus

Sep 7, 2016

An Evansville man is charged with reckless driving after a ten-year-old girl was hit by a car while walking to her school bus. 

A news release from the Vanderburgh County sheriff’s office says deputies responded to the crash on Oak Hill Hill Road near Eastview Drive just before 8:00 Wednesday morning.

The release says deputies found the girl had been knocked to the ground by a car driven by 35-year-old Micah Hotchkiss.

Centers for Disease Control

Crews will spray to kill mosquitoes this week on Evansville’s Southeast Side. 

The Vanderburgh County Health Department says in a news release that the spraying – known as adulticiding – is planned for Thursday evening in the area bounded by Kentucky Avenue, Washington Avenue, Lodge Avenue, and I-69.

The spraying is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting.

The health department says two sample groups of mosquitoes collected in Vanderburgh County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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