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  • Henderson Police investigating shooting February 17, 2020
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Henderson Police are investigating an early Monday morning shooting. Officers said a man showed up to Methodist Hospital around 1:30 a.m. where a man had a bullet wound to the arm. The man told police he was walking on Shelby Street near Wright Street when another man came from the side […]
  • Edgewater Grille in Newburgh is officially closed February 16, 2020
    NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) — After 22 years of service, the Edgewater Grille in Newburgh is saying goodbye. Those with the restaurant tell Eyewitness News they took their last tables at 5 p.m. on February 16. They tell us they will remain closed until the pending sale is finalized, which they anticipate to happen on Thursday. […]
  • Princeton man arrested for trespassing February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- Deputies from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Matthew Greer Sunday afternoon for reportedly trespassing on a property near Princeton, Indiana. Upon arriving at the scene, the caller told the deputies Greer trespassed on that property previously. Following an investigation, Greer was placed in custody and transported to the Gibson County Jail. Image: […]
  • Authorities respond to Henderson mobile home fire February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- Fire crews responded Saturday to a fire in a single-wide mobile home on the 2700 block of Hwy 41 North. A family member told authorities that no one was home at the time. There is no update on what may have caused the fire. For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, […]
  • Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigating burglary February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office responded late Saturday night to a report of a burglary on the 8000 block of Old US Hwy 60 E. The victim told authorities someone stole several items worth $2400 from his garage and truck earlier in the week. The Sheriff’s Office did not release any details about a […]
  • Tenn. university to offer tuition discounts in 9 states February 16, 2020
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university plans to offer discounted tuition to students from nine surrounding states. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the new regional tuition program will start this fall at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Under the program, students from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and […]
  • Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office warns of banking scam February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- The Vanderburgh County Sheriff is warning the public about fake texts posing as Fifth Third Bank. The text tells consumers their account is “locked” and provides a link to a separate website. The Sheriff’s Office says people who receive the text should ignore it. If you or anyone you know received the text, opened […]
  • Illinois now accepting nominees for volunteer service awards February 16, 2020
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are accepting nominations for volunteer service awards aimed at highlighting the importance of community service by individuals and businesses. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service will be taking nominations until Feb. 21. Volunteer awards will be presented to one person age 18 and younger, one adult […]
  • Jasper Police Department seeking assistance locating vehicle February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- The Jasper Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle believed to be involved in an accident early Sunday morning. Police say the vehicle struck a sign and a utility pole on the corner of Sixth St and St. John St before taking off going west on Sixth St. The […]
  • An Indiana couple trapped on a ship because of Coronavirus could be coming home soon February 16, 2020
    (WEHT)- The US is urging Americans on a quarantined cruise ship to take advantage of Sunday’s opportunity to finally leave the “Diamond Princess” behind. At least 24 Americans on board have tested positive for Coronavirus. Which brings the total number of cases on the ship to almost 300. A couple from Knox County Indiana is […]
  • Authorities Urge Caution as River Rises February 16, 2020
    “The most important is if there is water crossing a roadway, do not go over or through the water,” said Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham. A warning from local law enforcement after floods are taking their grip on the tristate. On Saturday morning, local authorities responded to a water rescue near Old Green River Road […]
  • Sheriff’s Office: Fake Texts From Fifth Third Are a Scam February 16, 2020
    A warning from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office over fake texts posing as fifth third bank. The sheriff’s office says the text message tells consumers their account is locked and provides a link to a website. Authorities say anyone who has received this text should ignore it – but if you have opened the link […]
  • HS GBB Regionals: Memorial, Washington, Mater Dei, North, and Tecumseh Fall: February 16, 2020
    Highlights from the girls basketball courts: Click for more and to comment: HS GBB Regionals: Memorial, Washington, Mater Dei, North, and Tecumseh Fall: on 44News | Evansville, IN.
  • HS Wrestling: Mater Dei Wins Semi-State: February 16, 2020
    Highlights from the semi-state wrestling meet. Click for more and to comment: HS Wrestling: Mater Dei Wins Semi-State: on 44News | Evansville, IN.
  • College MBB & WBB: USI Defeats UMSL: February 16, 2020
    The Screaming Eagle men defeat #19 UMSL 67-66. The USI women pick up their fifth consecutive win with a 64-54 win over UMSL. Click for more and to comment: College MBB & WBB: USI Defeats UMSL: on 44News | Evansville, IN.
  • Water Rescue Underway in Evansville February 15, 2020
    UPDATE: A statement released from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is below: “On today’s date at 11:39 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Fire Dept. were dispatched to the area of South Green River and Old Green River upon report of a blue Mustang that was taking on water in the flooded roadway. […]
  • HS BB: North, North Posey, Owensboro, Daviess County Pick Up Wins: February 15, 2020
    Highlights from the high school basketball courts: Click for more and to comment: HS BB: North, North Posey, Owensboro, Daviess County Pick Up Wins: on 44News | Evansville, IN.
  • EB Lloyd Expressway Closed Due to Accident With Injuries February 15, 2020
    Eastbound Lloyd Expressway is currently shut down at St. Joseph Ave. due to an accident with injuries. Evansville Police say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Motorists are advised to avoid this area. This is a developing story.  Stay with 44News on-air and online. Click for more and to comment: EB Lloyd Expressway Closed […]
  • Local Hospitals Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak February 15, 2020
    “We are still learning a lot about this virus. It’s in the same family as SARS and MERS which are other types of respiratory viruses,” said Deaconess Midtown Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Adams. The coronavirus is taking its toll across the world. Tens of thousands of cases have swept through China where the […]
  • Business Is Blooming for Area Floral Shop Owners February 14, 2020
    Love is in the air across the Tri-state. Local shop owners spent the day sending out valentine’s day gifts. For Flowers & More, it’s the biggest day of the year. Gifts of all shapes and sizes were delivered to some lucky lovers. 44News caught up with one woman who went above and beyond to make […]
  • EPD Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Hit and Run Suspect February 14, 2020
    The Evansville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that was involved in a hit and run. The incident happened at the Deluxe Inn on February 8. It is believed that the female was in the driver’s seat earlier, but left before the incident occurred. Her picture is being distributed only […]
  • Romance Scams Circulating the Tri-State February 14, 2020
    Scammers now taking advantage of the national day of love. Romance scams have become a huge part of online corruption. According to the Federal Trade Commission, victims lost $143 million in romance schemes last year. Plenty of people are looking for love online like on popular apps like Tinder. Stephen Inks recently used the app […]
  • ISP: Murder Suspect Arrested in Vanderburgh County February 14, 2020
    A Louisville man is facing multiple charges in connection with a February 8 murder.  Anthony Allen, 44, wanted for murder out of Bullitt County was arrested on I-64 in Vanderburgh Co. Allen met his girlfriend, 42-year-old Tonya Middleton of Louisville, at Pilot Truck Stop on U.S. 41 in Gibson County.  Middleton is an over the […]
  • Furry Friend Friday: Adopt Dot and Valentine February 14, 2020
    If you’re looking to adopt a new pet, PAAWS has plenty of furry friends looking for forever homes. Dot and Valentine are two four-week-old puppies, breed unknown. The pair of two out of a litter of nine. Click here for more adoption information on the PAAWS website. A PAAWS adoptable pet will be featured every Friday on […]
  • Evansville Mailman Honored for 50 Years on the Job February 14, 2020
    The average American worker stays with the same employer for about four and a half years – but one Evansville man is celebrating five decades at the same job. That man is Larry Herron, who on Thursday was honored for his years of dedicated work. He says he’s fortunate to have stayed healthy and safe […]