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The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon brought tornadoes and heavy rain to the Tri-State. 

The National Weather Service said an EF-1 twister hit the Stanley, Kentucky area Saturday afternoon.

The weather service estimated the tornado’s winds at 110 miles an hour, its width 200 yards, and its path two-and-a-quarter miles long.

One wall of a home was nearly destroyed, roofs were torn off a few homes, and the storm caused lesser damage to several homes.

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced Friday morning the new name for Lloyd Pool’s replacement. It comes just two days after he unveiled its proposed location in Garvin Park. 

Winnecke said the new facility will be called the Deaconess Aquatic Center. He made the announcement with two Deaconess executives by his side.

The hospital system has committed $2.5 million over fifteen years to receive naming rights, which is only a portion of the total projected cost of $28.4 million. Additional money would come from the Jacobsville TIF fund and the riverboat fund.

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke unveiled more detailed plans for replacing Lloyd Pool. The proposed aquatics center will have two indoor pools, one for recreation and another 50 meter pool for competitive swimming and diving.

The new pool will be built in Garvin Park next to Bosse Field, but it doesn’t yet have a name.

"It’s not gonna be the Winnecke Aquatics Center," he joked. Winnecke said the city will unveil the corporation with naming rights Friday morning.

Your Vectren bill may go down $10 a month, thanks to lower taxes. 

The Evansville-based utility company says the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved the final phase of an agreement between Vectren and various consumer groups to reflect decreases in natural gas and electric rates.

In a news release, Vectren said the decreases are the result of the federal income tax reduction prescribed in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 

Former UE Student Accuses Professor Of Harassment

Sep 4, 2018

The University of Evansville (UE) is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the school did not respond properly to allegations against a theater professor of racial and sexual harassment. The story contains explicit descriptions of the allegations.

The lawsuit accuses UE theater professor Scott Lank of making numerous sexually suggestive and racist remarks to former student Alexis Seay, who is a black woman.