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  • Meet Stan Gouard: One-on-One with USI’s Head Coach April 8, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- Jessica Wimsatt sat down for a one-on-one Zoom interview with USI’s new men’s basketball head coach, Stan Gouard. For the latest breaking news and stories from across theTri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. (This story was originally published on April 7, 2020)
  • Coronavirus House Calls: Answering your questions April 8, 2020
    (WEHT) — After asking for your questions about coronavirus, Eyewitness News is taking those questions to local medical professionals. On Tuesday, Brad Byrd talked to Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi to get some answers. Transcription BB: as journalists we sometimes think we’ve asked all the important questions. well maybe not. the mission of our coronavirus house call […]
  • Exclusive: Dr. Fauci explains what’s next for the U.S. in the coronavirus battle April 8, 2020
    As the U.S. surpasses 12,000 coronavirus deaths, our team in Washington, D.C. is examining the issues that likely won’t be featured tonight during primetime cable news — including an exclusive interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci. You can watch their original stories in the video above. TONIGHT’S TOP STORY: ven though he says the worst is […]
  • Vanderburgh County family self-quarantining after positive COVID-19 results April 8, 2020
    VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — A family in Vanderburgh County has been advised to self quarantine until April 24th after one family member tested positive for COVID-19. In an Eyewitness News exclusive interview, Kate Small says her mother Vicki, went on vacation and started feeling sick when she returned around March 14. Kate says Vicki […]
  • Churches finding a way to come together for Easter Sunday April 7, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- Easter Sunday is only a few days away and with current restrictions due to the coronavirus churches will not be able to hold services in their buildings. So a few Evansville churches have come together and will hold a community Easter service in Eastland Mall’s parking lot. Organizers say this is their […]
  • Small businesses cope with closures related to pandemic April 7, 2020
    Local and state governments aren't the only ones finding ways to adapt to lost revenue. Small businesses that are closed still must pay bills even when they're not open.
  • Vanderburgh County now under travel watch April 7, 2020
    VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency issued a travel watch for the county Tuesday. A watch is the median level of travel advisory and means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and […]
  • Number of COVID-19 cases rises at Newburgh nursing home April 7, 2020
    NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT)- Cases of COVID-19 in a Newburgh nursing home have grown dramatically. Signature HealthCARE of Newburgh confirmed with us today nine people have tested positive. Sources tell Eyewitness News there are actually ten cases at Signature HealthCARE, with one of those being an employee. The first case of the virus was reported last […]
  • Vanderburgh County’s first COVID-19 death identified April 7, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Eyewitness News is learning more about the first documented death from COVID-19 in Vanderburgh County. Stanley Emerson Turner II died Monday at Ascension Health from COVID-19 pneumonia, according to his obituary. Turner was a Navy veteran and long time member of Olivet Community Church. He is survived by his wife, two […]
  • Beshear: 147 new cases, seven new deaths April 7, 2020
    Ky. (WEHT) — Governor Andy Beshear announced 147 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,149 in the state. Beshear says that is the largest number they’ve reported in a day, but believes the past two days have had low reporting numbers and their three day trend is lower than the previous three days. […]
  • Travel Watch for Vanderburgh County April 8, 2020
    Vanderburgh County is one of several counties in Indiana under a travel watch. The travel watch will remain in effect until April 20. According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, a watch is the median level of travel advisory and means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” […]
  • EPD Announces 2020 Non-Motorist Grant April 7, 2020
    Starting April 10, the Evansville Police Department will implement the Non-Motorist Grant. Under the grant, officers will ditch patrol cars in favor of all terrain vehicles, horses and on foot in the parks and greenway areas. EPD says this is an effort to get policemen out of cars and increase personal interaction with the public […]
  • CASA Works to Ensure Child Abuse Doesn’t Go Unnoticed April 7, 2020
    One group of volunteer advocates in Daviess County is working to ensure that children are safe from abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court Appointed Special Advocates are community members who volunteer with CASA of Ohio Valley.  They work with children in the child welfare system who have already experienced abuse or neglect. Prior to […]
  • Sex Offenders Easier to Track Due to COVID-19 Pandemic April 7, 2020
    Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, tracking sex and violent offenders has gotten easier for local law enforcement Due to the virus, more people are staying home making it easier for deputies to make unannounced visits. There are more than 360 registered offenders in the county, according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies are […]
  • Mayor Winnecke Talks About Evansville’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic April 7, 2020
    With the Extension of the State’s Stay-at-Home Order, Will the City Be Taking Additional Actions, Such as Imposing a Curfew? “We would only consider a curfew if we found that there was a big problem after a certain hour at night,” Mayor Winnecke explained. “I’ve not gotten any reports from law enforcement that that’s an […]
  • Evansville Construction Company Makes PPE for Medical Workers April 7, 2020
    Here at home and around the world, there’s a great need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and several area companies are stepping up. Many companies and manufacturers have modified their assembly lines to produce the equipment. Garmong Construction Services in Evansville is one of those companies – helping meet the demand for PPE by making […]
  • Community Reacts to New CDC Recommendations April 7, 2020
    Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the public wear facemasks while out and about, some citizens are expressing opinions on the matter. Some in the community believe that wearing a mask in public is necessary at certain times. “I think it’s a good idea, as long as you’re in […]
  • VHS Extends Closure in Accordance With Gov. Holcomb’s Guidelines April 7, 2020
    The Vanderburgh Humane Society announced Monday that all shelters will remain closed through April 20. All adoptions, intakes, appointments will not be accepted by the shelter until the aforementioned date. The extended closure is in accordance with Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home recommendations for Indiana. Customers can visit the VHS website for updates on COVID-19 procedures […]
  • Shoppers Prepare for New Guidelines: April 6, 2020
    Walmart and Schnucks are among the stores in the area that have implemented new guidelines for shoppers to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Click for more: Shoppers Prepare for New Guidelines: on 44News | Evansville, IN.
  • EVSC Official Speaks About the Effects of Online Learning on Students April 6, 2020
    As Indiana schools are now closed for the rest of the school year, Hoosier students are having to adapt by learning at home. Jason Woebkenberg, Chief Communication Officer of the EVSC, joined 44News to talk about how the changes in the school system brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are affecting students. What Challenges Come […]
  • New Grocery Store Guidelines Prompt Many to Use Online Shopping Services April 6, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop – in the Tri-State and all around the United States of America. Many stores here at home have implemented new guidelines for shoppers trying to get what they need. Just this week, both Walmart and Schnucks announced further steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, limiting […]
  • EVSC Announces New Grab & Go School Sites April 6, 2020
    As schools move classes online, educators are doing what they can to make sure students don’t go hungry. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) has released a list of new grab and go school sites and satellite locations to reach more students. According to the school corporation, drive-thru services are now being used to keep […]
  • 5 New Local Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; 11 Additional Indiana Deaths April 5, 2020
    The Indiana Department of Health is releasing the new numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Health officials say there are now 4,411 confirmed positive cases and 127 deaths. This is up from the 3,953 confirmed cases and 116 deaths Saturday. Locally, there are two new reported cases in Vanderburgh county, 2 new reported […]
  • Sheriff’s Office K9 Catches Driver of Stolen Vehicle April 4, 2020
    A Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office K9 apprehended a suspect after they tried to flee in a vehicle that was reported stolen from Georgia. The Sheriff’s Office says they were dispatched shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the 14000 block of Browning Road in northern Vanderburgh County to investigate a suspicious […]
  • Indiana Health Department Announces 14 New COVID-19 Deaths April 4, 2020
    The Indiana State Department of Health is releasing new numbers for COVID-19. As of Saturday morning, the Health Department has confirmed 3,953 positive cases across the state and 116 deaths. As of Friday, there were 3,437 reported positive cases and 102 deaths. Health officials say to date, 19,800 tests have been reported to ISDH, up […]