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Old National Posts Second Quarter Earnings

Jul 23, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Old National Bank had a successful second quarter, according to its earnings report released today. The bank reported 44 million dollars in net income. That’s up 13.2 percent from the same quarter last year.

Earnings per share are also higher, at 29 cents a share. That’s up 3.6 percent.

CEO Bob Jones said in a press release that good management, an increase in deposit costs, and higher rates led to a strong quarter.

Robbers steal e-cigarettes at knifepoint

Jul 23, 2018

Authorities are looking for two men who stole $900 worth of e-cigarettes from a north side convenience store. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at about 3:45 Saturday morning at the Windmill Bakery Circle K at Highway 41 and Petersburg Road.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the store’s clerks reported two men wearing hoodies and bandannas covering their faces entered the store and showed a knife.

The sheriff’s office said the suspects stole nearly $900 in electronic cigarettes and fled on foot.

Indiana Ranks 39th Nationally In Income Inequality

Jul 19, 2018

Researchers with the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute combed through IRS tax data. Their report, released July 19, found that the top one percent of Americans made 26.3 times more than the bottom 99 percent in 2015. 

Comments welcome on Gibson Co. water rate hike

Jul 19, 2018

Gibson County residents have about a month to comment on a proposed water rate increase. 

Haubstadt-based Gibson Water is seeking an increase that would raise a monthly residential water bill for 5,000 gallons from about $40 to more than $45.

The not-for-profit utility is also requesting state authority to issue up to $3.5 million in long-term debt.

The utility says it needs the increases because of higher operating and maintenance costs along with the need for capital improvements – including construction of a parallel transmission line to Evansville.

Two teens arrested, one charged as adult in slaying

Jul 19, 2018

Two teenagers have been arrested for a fatal shooting in Evansville. 

Police arrested a 15 year old and a 16 year old in connection with the shooting death of Kevin Colon.

Investigators say the 23-year-old Colon was shot and killed during an attempted robbery on the lot of Sam’s Food Mart at Washington and Kentucky avenues at about 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. 

In a news release, the EPD said the 16 year old has been waived to adult court and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

He’s been identified as Jahkei Mitchell.