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  • Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy seriously hurt in car crash while on duty April 13, 2021
    DAVIESS CO., Ky (WEHT) The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was seriously hurt in a car accident Monday evening. We're told the deputy was responding to a call for service. The DCSO says the deputy is expected to survive. He has several broken ribs and bruised lungs. The driver in the second vehicle […]
  • Lights out at 41 and Washington as crews activate new traffic signals April 13, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The lights at HWY 41 and Washington in Evansville have been turned off. This is so INDOT can activate the new signals. State police are also on scene to help protect the workers. Until work is complete, road crews are directing traffic from every direction. This is being done in advance of […]
  • Baha Men coming to Friday After 5 in Owensboro April 13, 2021
    OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) – After canceling most of last year's events, Friday After 5 is returning this year to celebrate their 25th year. And they will be kicking off the series with a big concert! The season will open May 21 with the Baha Men taking the main stage. The Baha Men rode a massive […]
  • Former student files lawsuit against UE after McCarty assault claims April 13, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - A former University of Evansville student has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming former basketball head coach Walter McCarty sexually assaulted her and harassed her when she worked for him. The lawsuit was filed April 12. The lawsuit says that the woman, named as Jane Doe, started working under McCarty […]
  • One person rushed to the hospital after shooting at McDonald's drive thru in Evansville April 13, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - Evansville Police say one person was shot in the drive thru at the McDonald's at Washington and HWY 41. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The victim was taken to Saint Vincent and rushed into surgery. Their condition is not known at this time. Investigators say they found one bullet hole […]
  • UE receives $1.5M gift from Koch Foundation for psychology program April 13, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – The University of Evansville announced Monday a $1.5 million gift from the Koch Foundation that will support the development of a new Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program. This new opportunity will allow for providers in the region to diagnose and treat conditions associated with the brain, behaviors, and mental […]
  • Hartford man shot in the hand by deputies makes first court appearance April 12, 2021
    OHIO CO, Ky (WEHT) – An Ohio County man made his first appearance in court Monday after last week's officer-involved shooting. Patrick Bunch, 29, of Hartford, faces several charges including attempted murder and manufacturing meth. He was appointed an attorney Monday. Kentucky State Police say sheriff's deputies served an arrest warrant for Bunch at an […]
  • Local Gilda's Club renamed Cancer Pathways Midwest April 12, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – After seven years of serving the community, Gilda's Club now has a new name. Club officials and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke cut the ribbon in front of what is now Cancer Pathways Midwest. Their red door has been painted blue during this new rebranding as they continue to focus on helping families […]
  • HCC introduces on-campus Care Center for students in need April 12, 2021
    HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Henderson Community College hopes a new program will make it easier for people to pursue higher education. The college created a Care Center on campus that provides food and personal hygiene items. All enrolled students are eligible. All they have to do is fill out a form detailing their needs. HCC […]
  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. tours vaccination sites in the Tri-state April 12, 2021
    KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman made stops in Owensboro and Henderson Monday to get an update on how the vaccination process is going. In Owensboro, she toured the vaccination clinic at Owensboro Health and thanked those she called local health care heroes. Owensboro Health has given over 70,000 vaccines so far. She says […]
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