Ohio River to crest near 47 feet in Evansville

Feb 27, 2018
John Gibson

A number of Tri-State roads remain closed as the Ohio River continues to rise slowly.


Heavy rain on Saturday flooded dozens of roadways and caused the city of Evansville’s sewer system to reach its capacity.

The rain ended by Sunday morning but the Ohio River is still rising, and forecasters predict it won’t crest until Wednesday.

As of noon Monday, the Ohio at Evansville was just below 46 feet – nearly 4 feet above flood stage.

EPD recommends charges in murder case

Dec 28, 2017
Vanderburgh County Jail

A grisly picture of a dismembered murder victim and a juvenile giving authorities information on his father’s alleged crime is emerging in an Evansville murder case. 

Already charged in a carjacking and murder earlier this month, Evansville police say they now have enough evidence to also charge 38-year-old Earl Bernard Martin Jr. in the murder of his girlfriend.

The dismembered body of 41-year-old Erica Bradfield-Fox was found last week in trash bags in the backyard of a home at 906 Bellemeade Avenue, and next door at 910 Bellemeade.

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.