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Churchill Downs Inc. agrees to buy Ellis Park in cash deal

Sep. 15, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million in cash. The deal announced Thursday with Enchantment Holdings LLC includes Churchill Downs assuming Ellis Park’s opportunity to build a track extension facility in...

Indiana city OKs paying $1.75M in deadly police chase crash

Sep. 13, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Evansville has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a woman's lawsuit stemming from a 2017 police chase crash that killed her two children and her husband and left her seriously injured. The Evansville City Council approved the appropriation...

2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Kentucky homeless shelter

Aug. 26, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Two people were killed and two were wounded in a shooting at a homeless shelter for men in western Kentucky, and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said. Officers responded Thursday evening to a report of an active shooter at the Harbor House Christian...

Evansville house explosion victims died of trauma, asphyxia

Aug. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results released Monday for the three victims of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood show they died of blunt force trauma and compression asphyxia. A married couple who lived at the center of the Wednesday explosion in...

Cause sought for Indiana house explosion that killed 3

Aug. 11, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion Wednesday afternoon in Evansville damaged 39 homes. Crews on Thursday...

Deputy coroner: House explosion in southern Indiana kills 3

Aug. 11, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville, authorities said. David Anson, chief deputy coroner for Vanderburgh County, told The Associated Press that the identities of the people who died would not be...

Chief deputy county coroner says 3 people died when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville

Aug. 10, 2022 17:53 PM EDT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Chief deputy county coroner says 3 people died when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville.

Escaped Alabama inmate nabbed in Indiana faces gun charges

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped from jail this spring with the help of a corrections official was indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges in Indiana, where the manhunt for the duo came to a bloody end. A federal grand jury in Evansville...