Indiana Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Gregg announced his public safety plan during an appearance in Evansville Thursday, August 25th. 

Gregg proposes reinforcing rules for sexual predators around school grounds, creating strict communication guidelines, starting in schools, between students and school employees.

Historic house move goes smoothly

Aug 25, 2016
Steve Burger

Eighty two years after it was built, a house designed by a top apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright took a ride on a trailer to its new home on the campus of the University of Evansville

Planned to take four hours, the move actually took just a little over one hour, with police shutting down intersections and exits to the Lloyd Expressway to get the structure under the bridge at Weinbach Avenue.

Wright-inspired house to be moved Thursday

Aug 25, 2016
University of Evansville

It’s moving day for an entire house Thursday in Evansville. Not just any house, but one designed by a top student of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

What’s known as the Peters-Margedant House will be moved from its original location on Indiana Street to a spot on Weinbach Avenue on the University of Evansville campus.  The move is scheduled to start about 9 Thursday morning and take about four hours. The route will take it under the Lloyd Expressway on Weinbach. The image above is a map of the route the movers will take.  

Rewind: From 'colorblindness' to color conscious

Aug 24, 2016

In a time where skin color and nationality continue to play a crucial role in our lives, some prefer to confront race issues up front and start difficult conversations to help ease the tension.

One of those people is Roneshia Evans, who prefers to point out the elephant in the room and tackle it head-on. For her being African American doesn’t mean avoiding discussions on diversity. 

WNIN export a hit in Ukraine

Aug 23, 2016
John Gibson

   

(NOTE: WNIN Morning Edition host and reporter John Gibson, multi-media journalist Samantha Horton and WNIN Television producer Jason Bumm are in Lutsk, Ukraine this week as part of an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. This is the first in their series of reports from Ukraine)

Council to consider grant requests

Aug 22, 2016

The Evansville City Council will discuss how to divide just over $3 million in federal grant dollars among several projects this evening, including some local non-profit agencies. The requests include $112,000 for homeless services from various agencies, $80,000 to provide housing and $130,000 for youth services. 

Read the full ordinance and list of agencies

Former Main St. Exit demolished

Aug 18, 2016
John Gibson

What was left of a burned-out nightclub in Evansville has been torn down. 

Crews from Klenck Company have demolished the back portion of the former Harpole’s Main Street Exit, at Main and John streets.

Fire destroyed the front part of the building in 2009 when it was known as Woody’s. The rear portion of the building was a prominent eyesore since the fire.

Owner Danny Harpole is paying for the demolition of the 125-year-old building.

He still owns the land, which city officials describe as a valuable property.

Paola Marizán / WNIN

In the midst of the Syrian war, a young man takes the stage at this year’s TEDx Evansville event to tell his immigration story, the influence he says Syria had on BREXIT and how the turmoil of politics has destroyed the culture he once knew.

Basel Al Haj, a member of the Scholars for Syria local initiative, came to the area three years ago to study Science at the University of Evansville and hasn’t seen his family since.

Wanted suspect arrested after tense incident

Aug 15, 2016
Vanderburgh Sheriff

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State Police troopers arrested an Evansville man wanted on meth dealing charges following a tense incident Monday.

A release from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office says they arrested 42-year-old Michael DeWayne Lairy on criminal confinement, drug and firearms charges around 11am after they watched Lairy get in a vehicle driven by a woman near the Haynie’s Corner area in downtown Evansville. 

Abigail Gipson / WNIN

Romeo, Prince Charming, Wasabi, Juliet and other Nigerian Dwarf goats, born in the Spring, are attracting locals to Blue Heron farms.

Owners Curtis and Jill Ingram say their passion for the local farmland has encouraged them to pass this knowledge along.

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