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2017 Holiday Programming on WNIN

Nov 21, 2017
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WNIN FM is celebrating the season with some special holiday programming to get you into the spirit, or to simply offer a moment of reflection. Join us on WNIN 88.3 FM or online for a cornucopia of programs including music and conversations all entertaining you during the season.

EPD introduces mounted patrol

Nov 9, 2017
John Gibson

The Evansville Police Department has put two officers on horseback. 

The EPD introduced its mounted patrol at The Boys and Girls of Evansville, where kids had an opportunity to meet the horses named Blondie and Speck.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said it’s not only about public safety, but building relationships. 

(He said seeing children petting horses in the heart of the city is something you don't see every day.)

Police Chief Billy Bolin said the animals provide a boost…

Mayor cautious on more gaming revenue

Oct 23, 2017
John Gibson

Now that Tropicana has opened its land-based casino in Evansville, will the city and county see an increase in gaming revenue? 

The lively 75,000 square-foot casino replaces Evansville’s gaming boat, which opened 22 years ago as the state’s first floating casino.

Tropicana is predicting more revenue with the new casino, but Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke told WNIN the city is not taking it for granted…

Tropicana opens land-based casino in Evansville

Oct 20, 2017
John Gibson

A ribbon is cut, opening the state’s first land-based casino in Evansville. 

People waited in long lines to be among the first customers at the new single-story Tropicana casino, built between the Tropicana Hotel and the Le Marigot on Riverside Drive.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke noted it’s the first land-based casino to open in Indiana.

("That's as a result of a lot of hard work by the Indiana legislature, specifically the local legislative delegation, the state gaming commission had to approve this, so a lot of things had to happen to get to this day.")

Suspect arrested in Birdseye blaze

Oct 17, 2017
ISP

A suspect is in custody following a suspicious fire in Dubois County. 

 

Police arrested 36-year-old Adam Hensley of Birdseye for the fire at the Koerner Block Building on State Road 145 in Birdseye.

Hensley is also a suspect in a residential break-in and theft in the Birdseye area.

A news release from Indiana State Police says a joint investigation by police and the State Fire Marshall’s Office led officers to Hensley.

He faces preliminary charges of Arson, Residential Entry, and Criminal Mischief.

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