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Man accused of attacking, trying to run woman over in Evansville

An Evansville man is facing several charges after police say he attacked a woman and reportedly tried to run her over. The Evansville Police Department says officers were called to the area of 3rd Street and John Street around 1 a.m. Saturday after several people called 911 to report an incident involving a man and a woman in a white SUV.
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Evansville man arrested after allegedly trying to run over woman

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Evansville man is facing several charges after he allegedly tried to run over a woman. Police say it happened Saturday around 1 a.m. According to an affidavit, the Evansville Police Department received multiple calls regarding a white SUV being driven by an intoxicated man, who was hitting a woman.
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Man arrested for fentanyl after police catch him snoring

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville police officers were called to the 2400 block of South Green River Road on June 24 for a report of a male running in and out of the woods. Officers located the man and found fentanyl on him. At first, reports said the man looked like he was being chased […]

Is 2022 The Year We Cancel Peanut Butter? FDA Expands Product Recalls

I could eat peanut butter every day, and up until last month, I pretty much did. Jif Extra Crunchy is my favorite, and I have always been brand loyal. Of course, grocery shelves that once held my go-to snack are empty. All of the Jif varieties of peanut butter were recalled on May 20, 2022, because of Salmonella outbreaks linked to the peanut butter.

Owensboro man wanted for hit-and-run with ambulance

DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WEHT) — Deputies say an Owensboro man is refusing to turn himself in after being involved in a hit-and-run crash with an ambulance. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public to help locate 38-year-old Jesse King. The sheriff’s office shared the information through social media early Saturday evening. […]

Case dismissed for man charged in suspected murder-for-hire plot

Authorities in Evansville say charges have been dropped for a man who had previously been accused of murder in the suspected hired shooting of several individuals. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office says it filed a motion to dismiss the case against Samuel Huggler in the case. Huggler had previously been...

EPD: No serious injuries following motorcycle crash involving SUV on Hwy. 41

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A close call for a motorcycle rider and his passenger on Friday night. According to the Evansville Police Department, the motorcycle was traveling north on U.S. Highway 41 when an SUV merged onto the roadway from Diamond Avenue, directly into the path of the motorcycle. The bike struck the SUV, throwing the rider and passenger onto the pavement.

EPD: Man arrested for trying to run woman over

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Police in Evansville arrested a man after they said he tried to run a woman over. Officers were called to a domestic violence incident downtown at 1 a.m. on June 25. Police said several calls came in reporting a man choking a woman in a white SUV. Officers said the vehicle […]

UPDATE: Evansville Dispatch now able to receive calls again

***UPDATE***: The Evansville-Vanderburgh Central Dispatch says the issue is resolved and they can now take calls again. VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WEHT) — According to the Evansville-Vanderburgh Central Dispatch, they are no longer able to receive calls through their admin lines. They say a fiber was cut between between Washington, Ind. and Bedford, Ind. that is […]

CHICKEN FIGHT: Cast Your Vote for the Best Fried Chicken in the Evansville Area

Few things in this world are better than fried chicken. There's just something about it that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. From the crispy skin perfectly seasoned and fried to a golden brown to the tender, juicy meat underneath, it's one of my go-to meals when I don't feel like cooking. Whether you like white meat or dark, spicy, or a bit more mellow, there are a ton of restaurants putting their own unique spin on the popular yardbird. But who's frying it up right, and who's version is flying the coop? It's time for you to decide.

Evansville troopers recognized by Indiana State Police

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Two local heroes were recognized by state police for their service, bravery and devotion to citizens of Indiana. The Indiana State Police held their annual awards ceremony Friday to award them for their accomplishments. Trooper Tanner Hurley was selected as the “2021 Trooper of the District” by the Command Staff from the […]

Confederate Railroad plays in Henderson for war memorial

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The effort to build a memorial in Henderson to honor American POWs and service members missing in action received a major boost from a popular country music group. Confederate Railroad played at the Henderson County Fairgrounds on June 24. Tickets at the gate were $30 dollars with proceeds going to building […]

Evansville Burger Joint Invites You to a FREE Outdoor Family Movie Night

There's nothing more synonymous with summer than catching a flick at the drive-in. 'Round these parts, the nearest drive-in theater is the Holiday Drive-In, located about 30 minutes east of Evansville out in Rockport, IN. I will say that everybody should plan a trip to that drive-in at least once this summer - but if you're looking for a similar experience a little closer to home, I might have just the thing. The thing I'm talking about here is NOT a drive-in, but it is an outdoor movie night, and it's free, and it's in Evansville.

Evansville Indiana Animal Rescue Closes Intake – Issues Urgent Plea For Cat Fosters

It Takes a Village No-Kill Animal Rescue has issued a desperate plea for individuals willing and able to foster cats and kittens. Kitten season is here. It's the time of year when rescues and shelters all across the country are overrun with litters of stray, abandoned, and unwanted kittens. This influx of kittens results in overpopulation in shelters and in some of them, hard decisions have to be made because of a lack of space.

What to know about fireworks in Newburgh this Fourth of July

NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) — The Fourth of July is a much loved holiday for many Americans. Dazzling lights paint the sky for an amazing night to celebrate our independence. While fireworks may be fun, there are rules in place to make sure they don’t become out of hand. The Newburgh Police Department is reminding residents […]