Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin

New playground to be called Mickey's Kingdom

Apr 10, 2018
John Gibson

The new Kids Kingdom will be named after a special kid. 

The existing playground off Waterworks Road sits in the way of a major sewer project, so officials – including Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin -- broke ground on a new playground to be built in the space between the Evansville Museum and the Sunset Park tennis courts.

Local leaders address drugs, gangs, homicides

Jan 5, 2018
John Gibson

Local leaders are calling for stepped-up efforts against drug dealing and gang activity. 

19 homicides were recorded in Evansville and Vanderburgh County in 2017, and one was committed on New Year’s Day.

Officials say the overwhelming majority of the crimes were drug and gang-related.

During a news conference, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke called on the city council to re-allocate funding to boost the local anti-gang task force…