Local News

Teen arrested for attempted murder

Jan 5, 2018

Just days after addressing gang and drug activity in the Evansville area, police have announced the arrest of a local teen for attempted murder.

A news release from the EPD states the department’s Gang Unit and members of the US Marshal’s Task Force arrested a 15 year old boy for Attempted Murder Thursday night.

Police said the juvenile was wanted on a warrant stemming from an incident on December 9th, when the juvenile allegedly fired shots at a woman in the 700 block of Judson St. 

Savia sets retirement date

Jan 5, 2018

The conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is planning to put down his baton. 

Conductor and Music Director Alfred Savia will celebrate his 30th season with the EPO this year.

A news release from the Philharmonic says Savia has extended his contract though the 2019-2020 season, and will step down after that.

The 64-year-old conductor says in the release that guest conductors will lead the orchestra in his final season.

Those guest conductors will be candidates for the music director position.

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…

¿QPM? 8: Año Nuevo, Musica Buena.

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Para despedir el año, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? programmer Mareea Thomas and host Paola Marizán shared their favorite songs of 2017 and some of what's coming up next for the podcast. 

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