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Tropicana opens land-based casino in Evansville

Oct 20, 2017
John Gibson

A ribbon is cut, opening the state’s first land-based casino in Evansville. 

People waited in long lines to be among the first customers at the new single-story Tropicana casino, built between the Tropicana Hotel and the Le Marigot on Riverside Drive.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke noted it’s the first land-based casino to open in Indiana.

("That's as a result of a lot of hard work by the Indiana legislature, specifically the local legislative delegation, the state gaming commission had to approve this, so a lot of things had to happen to get to this day.")

¿QPM? 3: Being Afro Latina en el Medio Oeste

Oct 18, 2017
Paola Marizan / WNIN

After Trump's election, Lydia got punched in the face at the mall because of her dark skin and afro-like hair.

  En este episodio, exploramos lo que significa identidad -we talk to Lydia about being Mexican and African American in the Midwest - dealing with the issues of Inmigración and racial profiling - and about the threats her father received after Trump’s election.

Featured music from Flor de Toloache - Mariachi Femenino when they came to our studio.

Suspect arrested in Birdseye blaze

Oct 17, 2017
ISP

A suspect is in custody following a suspicious fire in Dubois County. 

 

Police arrested 36-year-old Adam Hensley of Birdseye for the fire at the Koerner Block Building on State Road 145 in Birdseye.

Hensley is also a suspect in a residential break-in and theft in the Birdseye area.

A news release from Indiana State Police says a joint investigation by police and the State Fire Marshall’s Office led officers to Hensley.

He faces preliminary charges of Arson, Residential Entry, and Criminal Mischief.

Floating casino to chug away soon

Oct 16, 2017
John Gibson

Evansville’s floating casino will soon pull away from the riverfront after more than two decades of gaming. 

Tropicana plans to open a new land-based casino along Riverside Drive this Friday.

The riverboat has been docked at Evansville since 1995, two years after state legislators approved gaming and local voters approved a referendum.

Former State Rep. Dennis Avery voted against the measure in 1993, and told WNIN he would have voted “no” on land-based gaming too…

Owensboro team to be called Thoroughbreds

Oct 16, 2017
NAPB

A name has been chosen for Owensboro’s new minor league basketball team. 

After a three-week naming contest that saw hundreds of suggestions, the winning name for the new franchise is the Kentucky Thoroughbreds. 

In a news release, the North American Premier Basketball League says Thoroughbreds was the clear front-runner in the naming contest.

The contest winner will be drawn October 21st, when General Manager and Head Coach Brandon Lesovsky will draw at random from everyone who suggested the name.

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