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  • Early voting begins in Vanderburgh County May 26, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – In person absentee voting begins at more than two dozen locations around Vanderburgh County Tuesday. Although the Civic Center in Evansville will still be closed to the general public on Tuesdday, voting at the Civic Center will begin at 8:00 a.m. Voters will be allowed into the Civic Center for voting […]
  • Evansville Police investigating murder, name of victim released May 26, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Evansville Police are searching for a murder suspect following an early morning shooting Tuesday on the city’s west side. Police said the shooting happened early Tuesday morning at 1:15 in the 100 block of West Oregon Street. Officers tell Eyewitness News the victim was shot at a home, during what’s being […]
  • Owensboro veteran walks to remember May 26, 2020
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — Cars pass and horns honk, but for veteran Derek Van Tuyl, his Memorial Day thoughts are filled with remembrance. “When I’m out there, I’m reflecting on my friends that I lost. I hear the honks and all that, but I’m kind of in my own little world and I just get […]
  • KSP releases new image of truck that may have hit Panther Creek Bridge May 26, 2020
    DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — As Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the wreck which caused the Panther Creek bridge on KY 81 to be shutdown, troopers have released a new photo of a truck. Troopers say several witnesses identified the truck in the photo as the likely vehicle who struck the bridge pillars damaging […]
  • Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19 May 26, 2020
    (WEHT) — Dogs are already used to sniff out diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and malaria. Now, a trial in the United Kingdom aims to have dogs sense coronavirus patients. Eyewitness News spoke to Lauriston Crockett, the CEO of Genostim Performance Labs, about this study. Brandon Bartlett: Lauriston, thanks for joining us tonight.Those of us who […]
  • The Genetic Detective: Tri-Stater creates innovative crime technology May 25, 2020
    BONE GAP, Ill. (WEHT) – Police departments are always looking for new technology to help find criminals. Now, a Tri-State native is behind the latest innovation of using genetic genealogy to solve some of the country’s biggest cases. Paula Gawthorp-Armentrout, Co-Founder and Vice President of Parabon Nanolabs, says she never expected to be doing something […]
  • American Legion Post hosts Memorial Day ceremony May 25, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville was filled with people this Memorial Day as they gathered to honor the men and women who served our country. American Legion Funkhouser Post 8 hosted the ceremony with State Senator Jim Tomes as the guest speaker. Instead of a 21 gun salute, members from different […]
  • Together Tri-State 05/25 May 25, 2020
    (WEHT) – A daily look at good news happening in the Tri-State, reminding all of us that we will get through this together! Today’s segment features a local group of seniors line dancing and a salute to the Class of 2020! For the latest breaking news and stories from across theTri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter. […]
  • Owensboro celebrates Memorial Day virtually May 25, 2020
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Several local cities and towns chose to have virtual Memorial Day services on Monday, including the city of Owensboro. Owensboro’s event was streamed on the City of Owensboro’s Facebook page and featured the names of 329 local veterans who died. You can watch the full event here. For the latest breaking […]
  • Gold Star mom remembers hero on Memorial Day May 25, 2020
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- Jonathan Pfender was killed in Iraq in December of 2005 after starting his military career just a few months earlier. For 15 years, Peggy Hammond has been cleaning the memorial that marks her son’s final resting place. Jonathan Pfender was killed in Iraq five days after Christmas in 2005. His mother says […]
  • One Dead in Evansville Shooting; Suspect at Large May 26, 2020
    The Evansville Police Department (EPD) is searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting incident that took place early Tuesday morning in Evansville, Indiana. Around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, EPD Officers responded to the 100 block of West Oregon St. in Evansville, Indiana, in reference to a shots-fired call. According to the caller, […]
  • Families Honor Fallen Heroes May 25, 2020
    The Tri-State is finding ways to honor our veterans and those killed while serving our country. The Goodloe family is gathering near where their father was recently laid to rest. “Robert Goodloe Senior was a hero and a wonderful man,” says Robert Goodloe Junior as he reflects on his father’s life. “I got to see […]
  • Gyms Reopening in Phases May 25, 2020
    Gyms across the Hoosier state turned on the lights Sunday. This means Bob’s Gym members and others can finally get back into their fitness routine. Jim Young and his family are looking to add a new routine signing up at the YMCA in downtown Evansville. “Because I don’t think people do enough as a family. […]
  • One Person Dead Following Crash in Evansville May 25, 2020
    A crash in Evansville has claimed the life of one person. The crash happened at the intersection of Boeke and Lincoln Ave. Evansville Dispatch says the call came around 9 a.m. Monday Not a lot of details are being released at this time. Stay with 44News on-air and online for updates.         […]
  • Cemeteries Change Memorial Day Services Amid Pandemic May 25, 2020
    Many gather yearly for Memorial Day services to honor those who have fought to protect this country and while there are several restrictions in place due to COVID-19, many local cemeteries will still be open for people to pay their respects safely. At Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Veterans will gather at 11 a.m. for […]
  • Locals Participate in ‘Taps Across America’ for Memorial Day May 25, 2020
    For this Memorial Day, celebrations are taking a different form this year due to the pandemic with picnics, parades, and services canceled. People across the country are participating in ‘Taps Across America’ sounding the salute from their front lawns, porches, and driveways at 3p.m. Monday. One Owensboro resident says he’ll be playing in honor of […]
  • Catholic Diocese of Evansville Holds First Weekend in-Person Service in Months May 25, 2020
    In the River City, churchgoers were able to attend their weekend services once again as some places of worship reopened their doors. On Sunday, parishioners of St. Benedict Cathedral celebrated weekend mass publicly for the first time since March. “As a Priest, it was a joy to be able to celebrate publicly with the congregation […]
  • Bars and Restaurants Continue Reopening Process: May 24, 2020
    Bars and Restaurants in the area are continuing to reopen and enforce social distancing in establishments as part of the state’s back on track plan.
  • ISDH: 12 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported Across the State May 24, 2020
    On Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health announced 487 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing. This brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the coronavirus to 31,376. A total of 1,824 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 12 over the previous day. In […]
  • Paramedic Matt Kohl Is This Week’s Hometown Hero May 24, 2020
    They are the first responders who are at the scene, helping save lives in our community. “Your day could be three or four runs, it could be 12 to 14, so you really don’t know what you’re walking into at any given moment,” says Matthew Kohl, Paramedic. “Our job is not to panic. Usually when […]
  • ISDH: 21 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported Across the State May 23, 2020
    On Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health announced 513 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing. This brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the coronavirus to 30,901. A total of 1,812 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 21 over the previous day. In […]
  • Crowds Gather Amid Memorial Day Weekend May 23, 2020
    Health officials are sounding the alarm about a potential rise in COVID-19 cases as Memorial Day weekend brings people together. This is the second weekend in Indiana people can have a night on the town, and those along Franklin Street are taking advantage of it. “Oh, yeah, I’m here with a lot of friends. All […]
  • Former UE Star and Utah Jazz Coaching Legend Jerry Sloan Dies May 22, 2020
    Former Evansville star and Utah Jazz coaching legend Jerry Sloan passed away Friday morning, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia at the age of 78. Sloan was an all-state player at McLeansboro High School in Illinois before heading to the Aces from 1962 to 1965. After a very successful campaign with […]
  • Downtown Evansville Small Business Saturday Scheduled for May 30 May 22, 2020
    On Saturday, May 30, “Spring Small Business Saturday” will be hosted by the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID), where participants can enjoy a number of different offers and attractions while supporting small Evansville businesses. Downtown Evansville stores and restaurants will be open and offering specials throughout the day on May 30. Individual stores will […]
  • Portions of Evansville Parks Opening Up May 22, 2020
    Gov. Eric Holcomb fast-tracked a part of his plan to open more sectors of the state. Basketball, tennis and pickleball courts can open back up May 22nd. That’s a couple days sooner than originally planned. But that will not include playgrounds. In Evansville, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation is starting to get the […]