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  • Gov. Andy Beshear issuing red zone recommendations October 26, 2020
    FRANKFORT, Ky (WEHT) Gov. Andy Beshear is sounding the coronavirus alarm, issuing urgent red zone recommendations for the entire Commonwealth. Counties in Kentucky's red zone have 25 or more average cases every day for every 100,000 residents. There are five local counties in this zone: Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean and Webster. The Governor says that […]
  • Train crashes into car that was abandoned on tracks October 26, 2020
    VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) Just after 6 a.m. Saturday morning, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a train crash of Roesner Road, north of Hogue Road. According to police, a teenage driver tried to drive over the tracks but got stuck. The teenage driver left the vehicle just before midnight and […]
  • Coat-A-Kid collections beginning Tuesday October 26, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Salvation Army and Don Clayton Cleaners have teamed up for the annual Coat-A-Kid Project. Coat-A-Kid’s goal is to provide a winter coat to every child that needs one. The community is encouraged to bring gently used and new coats to any Don’s Claytons location. There will be a kickoff event Tuesday […]
  • Pike County pastor dies from COVID-19 October 26, 2020
    PIKE CO, Ind (WEHT) A vigil at Deaconess Gateway Hospital was held Saturday night for Pastor Jeff Crowe, who had been battling COVID-19 at the hospital. Crowe had been hospitalized since September 28. Jon Hemmer from Cup Creek General Baptist Church has sadly informed us that Pastor Jeff passed away Monday afternoon. Hemmer said, “Our […]
  • 15 year old Owensboro shooting victim identified October 26, 2020
    OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) Owensboro police have confirmed the 15 year old victim in Saturday night’s shooting has been identified as Aaron Michael Aull Jr. of Owensboro. Aull was found with a single gunshot wound at an apartment in the 200 block of E 19th St. Officer Andrew Boggess says police tried to perform first aid […]
  • Mesker Park Zoo achieves first eastern hellbender breeding in captivity October 26, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden made history on October 7, with the discovery of 68 fertile eastern hellbender eggs in an artificial breeding stream. This marks the first time that eastern hellbenders have bred in captivity and signifies a high point in the effort to restore this endangered species to its […]
  • U.S. Senator Todd Young speaks in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett October 26, 2020
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT)  U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett Monday morning ahead the Supreme Court confirmation vote. In his statement, he said Judge Barrett is a respected federal judge who has more than proven her qualifications for the job. He also called her a […]
  • EVPL Stringtown closed for deep cleaning October 26, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) Beginning Monday, the Evansville Vanderburg Public Library on Stringtown will be closed with no library services, including curbside pickup. An EVPL team member has tested positive for the coronavirus. That individual has not been to work since Thursday. The library will be closed for deep cleaning, per new CDC guidelines, and will […]
  • POLL: Have you had COVID-19? If not, are you worried you will? October 26, 2020
    (WEHT) With the rising cases of COVID-19 all over the nation, we want to know how many here in the Tri-State are worried they're going to get it even if they've been following the recommended safety guidelines. For the latest breaking news and stories from across theTri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. (This […]
  • 'Habitat for Humanity' in Henderson County among those honored during Governor's Service Awards October 26, 2020
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) -- The tri-state was well represented as Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the recipients of the Governor's Service Awards. Among the honorees was Habitat for Humanity in Henderson County. Executive Director Britney Smith says it was an honor to receive the award during this challenging year. Smith shared, “This award means a […]
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