Eastland Mall

Deputy hit by car driven by shoplifting suspect

Sep 10, 2018

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy escaped serious injury when he was hit by a car driven by a fleeing shoplifter.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the deputy was working a uniformed off-duty job at Eastland Mall Saturday night when a 911 call came in regarding a shoplifter.

The deputy spotted the suspect vehicle driving without headlights and tried to stop it in the parking lot of the nearby Wendy’s.

The release said the car initially stopped but then took off and drove over a curb.

¿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.

Evansville Gymboree location closing

Jul 12, 2017
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Gymboree store at Evansville’s Eastland Mall will soon be one of the 350 stores closing as part of the company’s financial restructuring process. Three additional Gymboree locations and one Crazy 8 store will close across the state.

The children’s clothing company announced the closures Tuesday as part of a general financial restructuring plan. The company also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

No charges for gunfire at Eastland

Sep 11, 2015

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor has decided to file no charges against a man who fired a handgun at a car outside Eastland Mall.

Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann says he decided not to file charges against 33-year-old David Roberts of Owensboro because Roberts appeared to have acted legally under Indiana law.

Hermann tells the Evansville Courier and Press “there aren’t a lot of instances where you are justified in using deadly force.” But he says one exception is to prevent serious bodily injury to oneself or another person.