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  • Vanderburgh County Health Department discusses weekend concert January 20, 2021
    EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - With Vanderburgh County remaining in the COVID-19 red zone, health officials were updated vaccination distribution and an eastside bar this weekend that hosted two packed concerts. Vanderburgh County Commissioners listened as county health officials talked about what's been done to address those concerts on Friday and Saturday nights at KC's Time Out […]
  • Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office apprehend fleeing suspect January 20, 2021
    EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - A potentially armed suspect being sought on federal weapons charges has been apprehended by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office after fleeing from police. (This story was originally published on January 19, 2021)
  • Police investigate crash after pursuit in Evansville January 20, 2021
    Police officers in Evansville are investigating a crash after a pursuit Tuesday night. The chase began at Berry Plastics Boulevard. Eyewitness News will update this story as information becomes available. (This story was originally published on January 19, 2021)
  • Evansville mother accused of son’s death scheduled to stand trial in June January 20, 2021
    EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - An Evansville mother charged with neglect in connection with the death of her infant son is set to stand trial later this year. Chelsea Marksberry's trial date is now set for June 7. Her trial has been pushed back because of COVID-19. Evansville police were called to an East Illinois Street home […]
  • HCSO: Henderson County woman falls asleep while driving, hits garbage truck January 20, 2021
    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) - A Henderson County woman suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning after police said a car she was driving hit a garbage truck. The crash happened before 11 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 60 East and Old U.S. 60 East, the Henderson County Sheriff's office said. A passenger car, driven […]
  • Graffiti removed from Kendall-Perkins Park mural January 20, 2021
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) - As Owensboro police keep searching for those responsible for vandalizing the Kendall-Perkins Park mural, the graffiti becomes less visible. Members of the Northwest Neighborhood Alliance said they were able to remove the graffiti off one of two panels vandalized nearly two weeks ago. However, some community members repainted over the second […]
  • Tell City is the perfect spot for remote workers, study says January 20, 2021
    TELL CITY, Ind.(WEHT)- The perfect destination in the United States for remote workers is in the Tri-State That's according to home services comparison shopping site In My Area, an online platform, decided to look into which areas were best for those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell City Mayor Chris Cail told Eyewitness […]
  • Gov. Holcomb announces next steps in Ohio River Crossing January 20, 2021
    INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) - Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced Tuesday that the Indiana Department of Transportation will take the next steps to advance the development of an Interstate 69 crossing over the Ohio River near Evansville. The state has identified a preferred route alternative in partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky that will include a new, […]
  • EPD introduces new Special Events Coordinator January 19, 2021
    EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Evansville Police Department introduced the new Special Events Coordinator Tuesday. The former Special Events Coordinator, Phil Smith, was recently promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and assumed his new responsibilities January 1. Officer Taylor Merriss is stepping in to fill the role. She started her new position Tuesday. Merriss says she […]
  • Vanderburgh County Commissioners holding public meeting January 19, 2021
    VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) The Vanderburgh County Commission met to discuss an update on COVID vaccinations in the county. Health department officials say they have received 1600 vaccine doses total, getting about 600 each week. This is separate from hospitals vaccination efforts. The health department says it wants to ensure everyone has equal access to […]
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