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  • Warrick Co. appoints new interim health officer June 25, 2024
    BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - Officials have appointed a new interim health officer. The new officer is Dr. James Heinrich from Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons, and this is effective immediately. The Warrick County Commission has also approved Dr. James Heinrich as health board officer. This comes after Dr. Julie Wohrley resigned as interim Warrick County Health Officer. […]
  • Kennedy submits signatures to gain ballot access in IL June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - The Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign announced it has submitted the signatures to gain ballot access in Illinois. The campaign turned in more than 63,000 signatures on Monday, more than double the 25,000 required. Officials say the campaign’s ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket […]
  • Evansville man accused of driving into man after argument June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - A man was arrested on Tuesday after Evansville Police say he drove a vehicle into another man after an argument and then fled from the scene. Officers were dispatched at approximately 2 a.m. to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of an assault. At the scene, a witness […]
  • EVSC adopts new policy to reduce device distractions in schools June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) announced their intention to implement new policies that align with a new state law regarding wireless devices. According to the letter sent to parents, the EVSC plans to abide by the new state law passed by the Indiana General Assembly regarding the use of communication devices. […]
  • Concrete repairs planned on Henderson Bypass June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) says it has work planned at two locations along the Henderson Bypass this week to make repairs to damaged concrete. Officials say on Wednesday, there will be lane restrictions in place at the 4.4 mile point of KY 425 near the U.S. 41 interchange to repair […]
  • Testimonies resume in Evansville murder trial June 25, 2024
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - Testimonies resumed on day two for the Evansville murder trial of John Parker. On Tuesday, two Evansville Police detectives described what was taken in separate search warrants. During these searches, authorities say they found a gun, a drawstring and burned nylon. The state is hoping to rest their case by the […]
  • Violins stolen from UE home valued at $11,150 June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - Police say violins were stolen from a University of Evansville house in the 1600 block of Walnut Street. According to police, one of the instruments was worth around $8,000. A media release from EPD estimates the total value of the stolen instruments to be around $11,150. The University of Evansville released […]
  • ISP confirms Dubois County shooting suspect found dead June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - Indiana State Police have confirmed that last week's search for a man suspected of shooting a woman outside of Holland ended after he was found dead in Dubois County. Authorities say David Williamson Jr., 63, allegedly shot a woman on June 20. The woman is reportedly in stable condition following the […]
  • Cause of death revealed for Evansville 4-year-old June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office has revealed the cause of death of an Evansville child who was found unresponsive earlier this month. According to a release, Octavia Aquino died from complications of blunt force trauma of the head and neck. Authorities have charged Aquino's mother, Destiny Rhoades, 23, and her 16-year-old […]
  • Owensboro man charged with rape of juvenile June 25, 2024
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - An Owensboro man has been charged with rape after authorities say he engaged in a sexual relationship with a juvenile who became pregnant. Authorities say detectives with the Daviess County Sheriff's Offices arrested Anotonio Martin Alonzo, 25, on June 20. Authorities have also charged Onidilia Esmeralda Lopez-Morales, 30, with endangering the […]