Police arrest dozens on drug dealing charges

Sep 22, 2017

Police have arrested dozens of drug dealing suspects in Knox and Daviess counties.

Indiana State Police say 37 suspects were taken into custody Thursday -- 25 of them from Washington, Indiana.

A half-dozen suspects were still at large.

All the suspects face preliminary charges of dealing illegal drugs -- mostly meth, but also cocaine and other controlled substances.

ISP says in a news release that the arrests followed a year-long investigation conducted by State Police and the Washington Police Department.

State board approves Vectren plans, rate increases

Sep 22, 2017

You can expect higher Vectren bills, starting next year. 

The Indiana Office of Consumer Counselor approved the Evansville-based utility company’s plan to upgrade and modernize its electrical grid, involving more than 800 projects and seven years of annual rate increases.

The plan was originally presented as costing $516 million. The state board, Vectren, and a coalition of industrial customers reached an agreement to reduce the cost to $446 million.

Laser and ballistic technology lead to arrest

Sep 22, 2017

Officers used a laser and ballistics technology to arrest a Vanderburgh County woman accused of shooting at a neighbor’s house. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident in the 11,000 block of Petersburg Road in May, after a woman reported hearing a gunshot on her back porch.

The woman said she quickly went inside the house, and two days later found a spent bullet in a closet floor.

She also found bullet holes in the interior walls of the home.

A gun was later found in the grass near Petersburg Road and Beatty Lane.

Samantha Horton / WNIN

Buses are rumbling into Evansville for this weekend's Vintage Bus rally. With over 100 classic, collectible and historical buses expected, it has the chance to be the largest rally of its kind ever assembled. 

I hopped on a bus in Grayville, Illinios, a little under an hour outside Evansville, Indiana, and didn’t know exactly what to expect. Looking around the time capsule on wheels, from the passenger seats to the steering wheel, it was throw back to an earlier time in the history of transportation.

City council next stop for EID

Sep 21, 2017

The effort to get more money for improvements to downtown Evansville took a step forward Thursday.

Josh Armstrong, the downtown alliance director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber, said they reached the threshold of downtown property owners who support the formation of a downtown economic improvement district. He said the petitions represent fifty one percent of the property owners and seventy percent of the property values in the district.

WNIN is a property owner in the downtown improvement district.