Latest Evansville News

Companies face Indiana lawsuit for routing illegal robocalls

Oct. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has sued three companies — including one that operated from a trailer park — on allegations that they helped illegally route hundreds of millions of robocalls to U.S. households seeking to carry out a variety of scams. ...

Lawsuit: Indiana bank discriminates against Black borrowers

Oct. 08, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A fair housing nonprofit is suing one of Indiana's oldest banks, Old National Bank, accusing it of discriminating against Black mortgage borrowers through strategies that include seeking to limit its residential lending business to predominantly white areas and...

Kentucky man gets probation in crash that killed 3 people

Oct. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to six years of probation for a fiery highway crash that killed an Evansville woman and her two children. A Vanderburgh County judge sentenced Damon R. Busby, of Henderson, Kentucky, last week, and ordered him to...

Man arrested after pointing gun at neighbor, firefighters

Oct. 01, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man faces intimidation and gun charges after threatening a homeowner and firefighters responding to an illegal burn on the homeowner’s property. Oakland City firefighters were discussing the city’s burn ordinance Thursday...

Republicans reject last-ditch Indiana redistricting changes

Sep. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans unanimously rejected on Thursday last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative districts that they argued dilute the influence of minority voters and city residents. ...

Boy, 14, arrested after leading police on vehicle chase

Sep. 30, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after leading state police on a vehicle chase in southern Indiana. A state trooper attempted to pull over a pickup truck Wednesday near Evansville after the driver ran a stop sign and turned without signaling,...

Electric scooters troubling to Evansville neighborhood group

Sep. 28, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Members of an Evansville neighborhood group are getting fed up with electric scooter “litter” and are asking city officials to help with answers. Old Evansville Historic Association co-president Chuck Hudson said each morning he has to remove...

Indiana woman hosts pop-up vaccine clinic on 50th birthday

Sep. 24, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville woman turned 50 this week, but 16 turned out to be a more important number. That was the number of people who went to a hair salon Thursday and got a COVID-19 vaccination. Instead of having a big birthday party,...

Deputy's shooting sends 'shock waves,' says sheriff

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — Neighbors are shocked over a shooting in a southwestern Indiana town that involved a sheriff's deputy and a former law enforcer. Posey County sheriff's Deputy Bryan Hicks was shot in the head Saturday night in New Harmony and was recovering at...

Indiana county deputy shot, critically injured while on duty

Sep. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — A county deputy from southwestern Indiana was shot and seriously injured while on duty Saturday evening, authorities said. Several officers responded to a welfare check just before 7 p.m. in New Harmony near the Illinois border when a male...