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Story Corps E- Mark Lamb

Jun 6, 2018

Winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, including one Grand Slam, Union County native Mark Lamb talks about the power of dance.

Illinois, Indiana Pass New Harmony Bridge Bills

Jun 5, 2018
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The New Harmony bridge closed in 2012, but after recent legislation in Indiana and Illinois, it may be closer to reopening

Illinois passed a last week bill creating an authority to oversee the bridge, located between New Harmony and southern Illinois. Indiana passed its own version of the law in March.

Right now, according to a press release from the Harmony Way Bridge Project, the bridge is the only one in the country to be overseen by a federal commission, after the U.S. government bought it in 1941.

Woman killed by bullet from neighboring apartment

Jun 4, 2018

Police continue to investigate a shooting that killed an Evansville woman inside her apartment. 

Police were called to the apartment in the 1500 block of N. Roosevelt Friday evening.

In a news release, the EPD said a resident returned home from a quick errand and found his wife suffering from a gunshot wound. 

41-year-old Toni Bittler was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

During the investigation, police said they found what appeared to be a bullet hole in the wall that separated the victim’s apartment from the neighboring apartment. 

Story Corps E- Ken Willingham

Jun 1, 2018

In 2018, WNIN is partnering with Story Corps Evansville for a workshop to help you tell your own story. Moth Grand Slam-winning storyteller Mark Lamb leads the workshop, which takes place at the WNIN Public Media Center at Two Main Street June 21-23. Info.

Here is one of the stories from last year's workshop, narrated by Song Show host Brick Briscoe:

Vectren restoring power after storms

Jun 1, 2018

The Tri-State is recovering from heavy rain and high winds. 

As the sun rose Friday, Vectren reported nearly 900 customers were still without electricity in southwest Indiana.

About 125 customers were still in the dark in Evansville.

Crews continued to restore power, and the number of Vectren customers without electricity had dropped to fewer than 250 by midday.

High winds brought down tree limbs and power lines across the Tri-State on Thursday.

Heavy rain caused isolated flooding.

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