Fire wakes residents, severly damages apartments

Sep 28, 2017

An early-morning fire sent residents running from an apartment complex on Evansville’s East Side.

Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at 5408 Brentwood Court at 2:05 a.m.

They found a working fire and residents fleeing the burning building.

Flames broke through the roof and police blocked traffic on the nearby Lloyd Expressway as firefighters battled the blaze.

There were no serious injuries reported among residents or firefighters.

Cause of Hercules Ave. blast to remain undetermined

Sep 28, 2017

The Evansville Fire Department says it won’t be able to determine the cause of the deadly blast on Hercules Avenue. 

EFD Battalion Chief Charles Hertzberger told WNIN that investigators can’t make a final determination on the June 27th explosion that leveled the house at 1717 Hercules.

Hertzberger blamed “the extent of the explosion, fire, and damage to evidence” caused by firefighters’ efforts to rescue victims. 

He said the department “might suspect one thing or the other,” but cannot make a “final, fact-based determination of why the explosion occurred.”

Gillenwater headed to Chattanooga

Sep 28, 2017
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IN State Health Department Awards USI 3-Year Grant

Sep 27, 2017
Samantha Horton / WNIN

The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded a three-year grant to the University of Southern Indiana.

The grant provides $332,360 of funding to support studying the integration of advance care planning into 15 nursing homes in Southwest Indiana.

Local authorities are investigating a racially offensive image that was posted on social media. 

In a news release, the Evansville Police Department said officers were contacted Sunday evening about an image showing three white juveniles holding a black baby doll with a string around its neck.

Police say one of the juveniles had a shirt on his head shaped like a KKK hood.

The post identified the juveniles as EVSC students. 

Police contacted the school corporation in an effort to identify the kids, and the EVSC provided the names within 30 minutes.