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EPD Pushes Back Against Recently Surfaced 2014 Article

Sep 24, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Evansville Police Department (EPD) is pushing back against a 2014 article, which they say has recently resurfaced on social media. Police say it now mischaracterizes the meth problem in Evansville.  

The article names Evansville the meth capital of the world, and EPD says some social media users have asked how police should respond.

Three students were injured when an EVSC school bus ran off a road in western Vanderburgh County Monday morning.










The Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township firefighters responded to the crash on St. Wendell Road, between Emge and Diamond Island roads.

The sheriff’s office says the bus was southbound when it ran off the road and into a ditch while negotiating a curve on wet pavement.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said 13 children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Methodist, Deaconess Sign Affiliation Agreement

Sep 21, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Methodist Hospital in Henderson has finalized its affiliation agreement with Evansville-based Deaconess Health System. 

As of 12:33 Friday afternoon, Methodist has become what administrators are calling a “Deaconess network affiliate.”

Deaconess will own a third of Methodist and get a minority stake in its board, but the hospitals will remain independent.

Deaconess will invest in renovations to the emergency department at the Methodist Hospital in Union County. Deaconess will also renovate office space at the Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

Man accused of dirty notes at USI

Sep 21, 2018

Deputies have arrested a man accused of leaving sexually explicit notes on car windshields at USI. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says deputies assigned to the USI Patrol Unit began an investigation after several female students contacted authorities to report obscene notes left on their vehicles.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the notes suggested the offender had been watching each victim prior to leaving the note.

Henderson shooting victim was from Evansville

Sep 21, 2018

A man who died after a shootout in Henderson has been identified as an Evansville resident. 

The Henderson Police Department says 29-year-old Demarco Bradley died of multiple gunshot wounds, following the incident at 2491 Wood Drive, Apt. C, early Wednesday morning.

The HPD said in a news release that 27-year-old Zachary Pearson told officers he heard something at his front door and opened it, thinking it was a pizza being delivered.

But instead, he said a group of 4-to-5 men stormed into the home and one of them – later identified as Bradley -- shot Pearson.