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Roads Open, Evacuation Lifted After Explosion

Jun 18, 2018

Update, 1:45pm CDT Monday:

Emergency officials just announced that the evacuation is lifted and all roads around the crash site will reopen, including U.S. Highway 41, as soon as barricades can be removed.

 Update, 9:38am CDT Monday: Indiana Department of Transportation officials have posted the detour outlined on the map abovve to keep traffic away from a propane tank car that is still burning on Princeton's south side.

Update, 3am CDT Monday: 

Giant Anteater Finds Home at Mesker Park Zoo

Jun 15, 2018
Emily Miles

If you’ve never seen a giant anteater, you’re not alone. Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo has not housed one of the animals for more than 50 years, but that changes with the recent addition of Mr. Pickles. 

Giant anteater Mr. Pickles was born a couple years ago at Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana.

Newburgh Works To Keep Some Cherished Trees

Jun 14, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Cars drive through a tree-covered section of state road 662 at the edge of Newburgh. Some residents affectionately call the stretch of road a tree tunnel, and the trees that line the highway are special to many in the town.

“I asked myself the other day when I went through it ‘what am I feeling?’" Judy Griffin told the Newburgh Town Council at its June 13 meeting. "Well it was something like being in a deep woods. It was something like being in a great cathedral.”

Chandler water customers have an opportunity to comment on a proposed water rate increase. 

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is reviewing the town’s request to raise the rate for a residential customer who uses 5,000 gallons of water from just under $30 to $43 a month.

The utility is also seeking state approval to issue up to $29.2 million in long-term debt.

Scorching heat expected this weekend

Jun 14, 2018

The official start of summer is still a week away, but forecasters warn this weekend will be unusually hot. 

Thunderstorms have moved out of the Tri-State. Next is the heat.

The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the low to mid 90’s this weekend, with heat indices of 100-to-105.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 86. The average is based on records from the last 30 years.

Experts stress staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks during outdoor activities in the heat.