Local News

Where will IU students park?

Apr 15, 2014

An inevitable question about the planned IU medical and research complex in Downtown Evansville is where will 2,000 students and faculty park?

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the city will tweak the convention hotel plan to add more parking for the nearby med school. 

Some students may not need a parking spot. They told IU trustees they wanted a site that’s “walkable.”

The med school project carries a price tag of nearly $70 million, and officials will be looking for funding from both the city and the state.

The Indiana University Board of Trustees will vote during the noon hour Friday on a recommendation to build a new IU medical complex in Downtown Evansville. 

IU President Michael McRobbie told the board that all four proposals for the med school, including one on the USI campus, another off Cross Pointe Blvd, and another in Warrick County near the Gateway complex, were strong, but the downtown site is the best for all concerned.


Old National Bank Atrium 

Friday, April 11th, 2014 

11:30 – 1:00 PM CDT

Both sessions of the IU Bloomington Trustee meetings - the 7:00 a.m. CDT committee and 12:00 p.m. CDT business meeting - are open to the public or accessible via live stream at broadcast.iu.edu “IU Board of Trustees Meetings.”

Woman arrested after apartment fire

Apr 10, 2014

An arrest has been made in connection with an apartment fire in Evansville. 

Police have arrested 47-year-old Michelle Hershberger following the blaze that gutted an entire building at Sugar Mill Creek Apartments on North Green River Road.

Authorities say Hershberger is a special needs patient at ResCare, where she allegedly told a supervisor that voices inside her head told her to start the fire. The Courier and Press reports she faces a preliminary charge of arson.

Driver in fatal crash may have been unconcious

Apr 10, 2014

The driver of a car involved in a fatal crash in Evansville may have passed out behind the wheel. 

A witness to the crash that killed two Evansville men tells the Courier and Press that the driver of the car that ran into a semi-trailer appeared unresponsive in the moments before the wreck.

She says the gold Lexus was speeding westbound on Washington Avenue, ran a red light at Highway 41, and collided with the truck. The top half of the car was sheered off by the semi’s trailer.