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Evansville man facing rape charge

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say they were called to the hospital last Saturday because of a sensitive incident. They say the victim had injuries because of unwanted sexual contact with 20-year-old Trumann Walsh. The victim told officers she met Walsh on Tinder, and did have consensual sex with...
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Watch Live: DEA providing updates on recent drug roundup

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - DEA officials are holding a news conference Friday. Watch it live here at 10 a.m. We’re expected to learn more about that big drug bust we told you about Tuesday. [DEA: Federal & local authorities serve warrants around Evansville]. Officials say they’ve made more than a...

Short Pursuit Ends With Crash in Evansville

A Thursday afternoon pursuit involving Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies ended with a crash near the intersection of Highway 41 and St. George Road in Evansville. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says it all started on Thursday around 1:00 p.m. when deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at an area home.

Former soccer coach again accused of inappropriate contact with children

EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – A registered sex offender has been charged again with similar charges. Jeremy Tudela, a former soccer coach, is accused of inappropriately touching a young child. The incident allegedly occurred at an Evansville entertainment venue during lunch. The victim said Jeremy Michael Tudela inappropriately touched her. Tudela, the former owner of Tudela […]

Gibson County Crash Leads to Semi-Truck Fire, Road Closure

Law enforcement agencies are investigating a crash that shut down a portion of Highway 41 in Gibson County Thursday evening, near Princeton. According to the Gibson County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles including a semi that burst into flames. At one point, all four lanes...
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Accident Closes Gibson Co. Road

An accident on Highway 41 in Gibson County sent several people with injuries, some serious, to the hospital. The crash happened near County Road 100 West in Princeton, when a semi rear ended another vehicle, which resulted in the semi driving into a ditch, taking a telephone pole and stoplights with it.

Affidavit: Church youth leader charged with sexual misconduct

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - An Evansville man, who is called a youth pastor in his arrest affidavit, is accused of committing sexual misconduct with a child at the church pantry and youth room. Police arrested 24-year-old Krystaphor Powers Thursday. They say the crimes happened in October. The affidavit shows Powers...

11 People Arrested Following Evansville Drug Sweep

Nearly a dozen people are in custody in Evansville following a meth and fentanyl sweep. Local authorities joined the DEA and the FBI in executing several search warrants across town. They arrested 11 people, all who had criminal backgrounds and many who had active warrants. The Evansville raid came the...

Indiana Woman Killed By Abusive Ex Hours After Cops Advised A Restraining Order

A family has been left to pick up the pieces after a woman's abusive ex murdered her and then shot himself — all in front of her young daughter. Rachael Feazell, 34, was shot and killed at her home in Evansville, Indiana around 6:00 pm on Saturday night by her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Hopkins, 46, who police say then turned the gun on himself, according to the Evansville Courier-Press.

Coroner Identifies Bicyclist Killed in Owensboro Crash With Semi-Truck

The identity of a bicyclist who died after being hit by a semi-truck in Owensboro, Kentucky, has been released. The Daviess County Coroner's Office identified the man who died as 59-year-old Dennis Lagrone of Owensboro. The crash happened on Wednesday around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of East 4th Street...

Name of victim in deadly semi vs bicycle in Owensboro released

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – An Owensboro man has died after an accident involving a bicycle and a semi. The accident happened around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East 4th Street and West Highland Court. Dennis Lagrone, 59, was riding his bicycle when it collided with a semi. Lagrone died at the scene. The […]

Man Charged With DUI After Falling Asleep at Evansville Intersection: Police

An overnight incident at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Highway 41 in Evansville ended with the arrest of one man, according to the Evansville Police Department. EPD says officers were sent to the intersection just after midnight on Thursday. When they got there, they say they saw a car that had been sitting in the same spot for at least two light cycles.

2-year-old Henderson girl shot while strapped in car seat

A two-year-old girl has been shot by an apparent stray bullet as she sat in her car seat in Henderson. On Monday, the Henderson Police Department responded the shooting at Powell and South Adams Streets after two-year-old Phoenix Lindsey was shot as she sat in her car seat. The vehicle she was in had just stopped at a stop sign when the shot rang out, police said.