Local News

Cause of Hercules Ave. blast to remain undetermined

Sep 28, 2017

The Evansville Fire Department says it won’t be able to determine the cause of the deadly blast on Hercules Avenue. 

EFD Battalion Chief Charles Hertzberger told WNIN that investigators can’t make a final determination on the June 27th explosion that leveled the house at 1717 Hercules.

Hertzberger blamed “the extent of the explosion, fire, and damage to evidence” caused by firefighters’ efforts to rescue victims. 

He said the department “might suspect one thing or the other,” but cannot make a “final, fact-based determination of why the explosion occurred.”

Gillenwater headed to Chattanooga

Sep 28, 2017
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Local authorities are investigating a racially offensive image that was posted on social media. 

In a news release, the Evansville Police Department said officers were contacted Sunday evening about an image showing three white juveniles holding a black baby doll with a string around its neck.

Police say one of the juveniles had a shirt on his head shaped like a KKK hood.

The post identified the juveniles as EVSC students. 

Police contacted the school corporation in an effort to identify the kids, and the EVSC provided the names within 30 minutes.

Police arrest dozens on drug dealing charges

Sep 22, 2017

Police have arrested dozens of drug dealing suspects in Knox and Daviess counties.

Indiana State Police say 37 suspects were taken into custody Thursday -- 25 of them from Washington, Indiana.

A half-dozen suspects were still at large.

All the suspects face preliminary charges of dealing illegal drugs -- mostly meth, but also cocaine and other controlled substances.

ISP says in a news release that the arrests followed a year-long investigation conducted by State Police and the Washington Police Department.

State board approves Vectren plans, rate increases

Sep 22, 2017

You can expect higher Vectren bills, starting next year. 

The Indiana Office of Consumer Counselor approved the Evansville-based utility company’s plan to upgrade and modernize its electrical grid, involving more than 800 projects and seven years of annual rate increases.

The plan was originally presented as costing $516 million. The state board, Vectren, and a coalition of industrial customers reached an agreement to reduce the cost to $446 million.

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