Local News

Tropicana to be sold

Apr 17, 2018

Tropicana is selling its Evansville casino and other properties as part of a major merger. 

Tropicana Entertainment has announced it’s entered a definitive agreement to sell Tropicana’s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc, in a $1.85 billion deal.

The company’s real estate includes a new land-based casino on Evansville’s riverfront, along with two adjacent hotels, and a currently unoccupied strip of restaurants and clubs called The District.

Community honored at Associated Press events

Apr 15, 2018
Steve Burger / WNIN-FM

From quick, clear reporting on a police-involved shooting, to quality health reporting,  ¿Qué Pasa Midwest? and our year long investigation into the impact of the crime of a trusted court expert, our community's support for high quality, local news was honored over the weekend.

In addition to national recognition with finalist placements in the national contests sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Investigative Reporters and Editors group, WNIN was honored with statewide honors in Indiana and Kentucky for reporting in 2017.

Two Main Street- Jeff Lyons

Apr 12, 2018
Tommy Housman / WNIN

In our premiere episode, David chats with long-time local meteorologist Jeff Lyons about the sometimes serious, sometimes humorous life as a TV meteorologist.

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.

Easter Seals telethon tops $1 million again

Apr 9, 2018

Easter Seals is celebrating a record-setting telethon. 

The 41st annual Easter Seals Telethon ended Sunday evening with a "final tote" of $1,056,943 raised for its Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue. 

In a news release, the not-for-profit it said was the fifth year in a row the Telethon on WEHT TV raised more than $1 million. 

All proceeds will underwrite therapy for Tri-State children and adults with disabilities served by the Easter Seals Rehab Center.