Local News

Tornado drill set for March 20

Mar 7, 2018

You may want to circle Tuesday, March 20th, on your calendar.

That’s when Indiana will conduct a statewide tornado drill.

The drill will be part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, March 18th thru the 24th.

The National Weather Service will test the statewide Emergency Alert System – or EAS – at 9:15 a.m. Central Time on that day.

The mock warning will be issued for 15 minutes.

If real severe weather is threatening, the drill will be postponed to the following day.

Main break prompts East Side boil advisory

Mar 6, 2018

A water main break on Evansville’s East Side shut off water service and prompted a boil advisory. 

Officials say a 12-inch main broke at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Burkhardt Road Monday afternoon.

The break disrupted water service in that area.

After crews fixed the break, the Water and Sewer Utility issued a precautionary boil advisory for homes and businesses from the intersection of Lincoln and Cullen, east on Newburgh Road to I-69 and Covert. 

The advisory also stretches south from Covert and Seasons Ridge Boulevard to Pollack and I-69.

Last call: Ri Ra's shuts down

Mar 6, 2018
John Gibson

A Downtown Evansville restaurant has closed its doors. 

Officials at Ri Ra’s announced in a tweet that the Irish pub on Riverside Drive has closed after what officials called “12 great years in Evansville.”

In the announcement, the restaurant cited increasingly difficult trading conditions.

The officials said Ri Ra’s landlord, Tropicana Evansville, had been extremely supportive in attempts to “find a path forward” but both agreed there was no option but to close the pub.

Red Blue Hoops Season 4: Episode 8

Mar 1, 2018

Evan, Chad, and intern Walker are back in Studio 2 after an incredible live remote at Bar Louie last week. In this episode, the guys talk about March Madness, money, and more. 

You can connect with the show on Twitter by following @redbluehoops. More information and previous shows can be found on the Red Blue Hoops page.  

Community honored for 2017 reporting

Feb 27, 2018
Scripps Howard

WNIN-FM is proud to announce that we have been named as a finalist for a Scripps Howard national news award for our year-long investigation into the impact of the crime of psychologist Albert Fink on the Indiana courts and disability claims systems.