Local News

Owensboro team to be called Thoroughbreds

Oct 16, 2017
NAPB

A name has been chosen for Owensboro’s new minor league basketball team. 

After a three-week naming contest that saw hundreds of suggestions, the winning name for the new franchise is the Kentucky Thoroughbreds. 

In a news release, the North American Premier Basketball League says Thoroughbreds was the clear front-runner in the naming contest.

The contest winner will be drawn October 21st, when General Manager and Head Coach Brandon Lesovsky will draw at random from everyone who suggested the name.

Food mart donates to Bomb Squad after incident

Oct 16, 2017

The food mart that was the victim of a bomb hoax has made a donation to the Evansville Police Department. 

In a letter to the EPD, employees of the Himal Food Mart and Sunoco gas station on Kratzville Road thanked the department for its “prompt response and diligent work to investigate and neutralize the possible threat” at the station Oct. 9.

The letter also expressed “sincere regards” to the station’s customers and neighbors for their support.

Police: suspicious device was a hoax

Oct 9, 2017

Police are calling a suspicious device found at an Evansville gas station Monday a “hoax.” 

Just before 6 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Sunoco station on Kratzville Road near Allens lane.

A news release from the EPD says when officers arrived on scene, they found the device, locked down the area, and contacted the department’s Hazardous Device Unit.

Officers restricted traffic on Kratzville Road to keep drivers away from the gas station.

A Scar on the System- the 29 cases

Oct 8, 2017
Steve Burger

The year-long WNIN and Side Effects investigation uncovered a list of cases for which Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink is suspected of possibly falsifying mental evaluations. Local courts have closed the case against Fink. However, after we contacted them, officials with the state's highest court have reached out to the defendants in the suspected cases.


Steve Burger

In Indiana, most criminal case mental competency exams are performed in a county jail. Psychologists say that's a bad idea. We went inside the Vanderburgh County Jail to find out how the process works and ran smack into an incident with an aggressive, mentally ill inmate.


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