Evansville

Soldier to finally get recognition

Nov 30, 2017
Steve Burger

An update on a story WNIN has followed for several years- Mt. Vernon resident Nancy Hasting's effort to get her great-uncle's name added to a monument in France honoring World War One casualties.

Army sergeant Chester Schulz was killed while attacking an enemy position near the town of Sedan in northern France on November 7, 1918. It was just four days before the end of the war. 

¿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.

Popular telephone legal clinic now available in Spanish

Aug 18, 2017
Wikimedia Commons

 Responding to the changing needs of the Evansville area, the Talk to a Lawyer program, a telephone legal clinic put on by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville Bar Association, has begun offering its services in Spanish. 

The program has ensured a Spanish-speaking attorney volunteers at its Tuesday clinic since May, when it added a second monthly session.

Previously, the attorneys would rely on a caller’s English-speaking relative to translate.

Breaking news: House explosion in Evansville

Jun 27, 2017
Mareea Thomas

Update 1:30 pm: On scene, Samantha Horton reports Vectren's preliminary statement says the cause of the explosion was not due to a gas leak. Director of Corporate Communications Natalie Hedde was the spokesperson. Names are yet to be confirmed by the authorities. 

Update 11:20 am: John Gibson reports two adults and a child were hurt and taken to the hospital while EPD and local Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of the explosion. The natural gas was shut off for safety but two people are still unaccounted for. The coroner is also on scene. 

DaVita Expanding Locations in Evansville

Apr 18, 2017
DaVita Kidney Care / DaVita Inc.

Renovations are planned to begin this August on the former CVS building on North Main Street. Moving into the building will be the national dialysis company DaVita. Tuesday morning representatives from the company told the Evansville Redevelopment Commission the goal is to open the new location as early as January.

DaVita already has eight operating facilities in the area and three additional locations are being added. DaVita HealthCare Business Development Group Director Scott Emley said the expansion addresses the growing need for dialysis.

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