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  • Evansville creates challenge for positive change in the community July 24, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville is looking for the next positive change in the community and is asking for your help. The city launched the Community Changemaker Challenge this week, asking for “original, timely, and vital changemaking ideas”. The challenge looks to “break through organizational barriers” to help enact positive change in Evansville and allows […]
  • EPD release video of apparent attempted arson July 24, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- The Evansville Police Department released a video of an apparent attempted arson that took place July 3rd on the 1100 block of Sweetser Ave. Witnesses told police they saw a man light something similar to a molotov cocktail and throw it at the victim’s residence before leaving the area. The victim and […]
  • Local sheriff’s offices say they won’t go after people for not wearing masks July 24, 2020
    VANDERBURGH CO., Ind (WEHT) Just two days after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a mask mandate, two local sheriff’s offices say deputies will not be enforcing the mandate. “We’re not going to be out chasing people down for lack of mask wearing and we are not enforcing that. We appreciate what the governor is doing […]
  • No spectators allowed at 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Championship July 24, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance announced Friday that no spectators will be allowed this year due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made by the Golf Gives Back Board in conjunction with the PGA TOUR. “It is with great sadness that […]
  • Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 24, 2020
    The operator of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, the latest retailer to do so during the pandemic.
  • ‘We have to open up the schools’: Vice President Mike Pence discusses schools, higher education at Marian University July 24, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Indianapolis Friday to discuss reopening schools in the coming months amid the coronavirus pandemic. Air Force Two landed at Indianapolis International Airport around 10:15 a.m. The vice president and Second Lady Karen Pence waved as they walked off the plane. After that, it was off to Marian University. […]
  • Back To School Plans: Owensboro Public Schools July 24, 2020
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Owensboro School Board approved a reopening plan for the upcoming school year Thursday night. Dr. Matthew Constant joined Eyewitness News Daybreak Friday morning to discuss plans in detail. You can watch the interview above. The first day of school is now August 24. There are two options for students: The […]
  • Holiday World supports face mask mandate from IN Governor July 24, 2020
    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (WEHT) — Starting Monday, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will require guests to wear face masks, following Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order. “From the time we developed our reopening plan, we have worked closely with the State of Indiana and our local health department for guidance on how to operate as […]
  • Female Eagle Scout candidate from the Tri-State speaks about her project July 24, 2020
    DARMSTADT, Ind. (WEHT) — Now that females are eligible to join traditionally all-male Boy Scout Troops, one of the first ever female Eagle Scout candidates is looking to give back to a place special to her heart, right here in the Tri-State. Thursday evening in a gym in Darmstadt, Elizabeth Knea was hard at work […]
  • Henderson Police arrest juveniles accused of breaking into cars July 24, 2020
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Henderson Police Department arrested three juveniles accused of rummaging through vehicles early Thursday morning. Officers received a complaint of juveniles in the area of Old Orchard Lane looking in cars and going into the backyard of residences at about 2:39 a.m. Police located the three juveniles and took them into […]