National Guard sends teams to Deaconess Midtown and Gateway Hospitals

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Indiana National Guard sent two teams of five to Deaconess Midtown, and Gateway earlier Friday to help medical staff treat COVID-19 positive patients. Chief Nursing Officer at Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Jillian Swearer says, “Having that extra set of hands we’ll help turn a patient that...
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New restaurant opening in downtown Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The owner of Hometown Roots and Roast Coffee Bar will be opening a new restaurant, Homer’s Barbecue. Officials say it will be a fast and casual counter service location that will serve lunch and dinner. They will specialize in smoked meats while also providing craft sides, beer and cocktails.
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Dubois County schools adopt new mask guidelines

DUBOIS CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Starting October 4, all Dubois schools will follow a set of new, locally-implemented mask guidelines. The rule for masks will now be determined by the county’s color status according to the Indiana State Department of Health. “We’re currently still in the Orange status here in...

Vanderburgh Co. Deputies in standoff after investigating shooting

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Vanderburgh County deputies are in a standoff with a man after a shots fired call Saturday morning. Around 9:30 a.m. dispatch confirmed a man reported shots fired at the 1400 block of Halsey Avenue. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the man has a non-life threatening gunshot...

Henderson community reacts to CDC’s recommendation of Pfizer booster shot

HENDERSON, KY. (WFIE) - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel voted on Thursday to recommend that certain at-risk groups of people should receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for added protection against COVID-19. “I think it’s good but I also think people that don’t want it, should have that right to their opinion,” Wanda Troutman, who is eligible for Pfizer booster said.

Ind. reports new COVID deaths in Warrick and Pike Counties

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,255 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths Thursday. That brings the pandemic total in the state to 947,918 cases and 14,895 deaths. The map shows one new death in Warrick and Pike Counties. It shows 90 new...

ISP: Troopers recover trailer reported stolen from Owensboro

KNOX CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A trailer hauling lawnmowers believed to have been stolen from Owensboro was found in Knox County. Indiana State Police say they tried to stop the driver just before midnight on Highway 41, south of Vincennes, but he took off. Troopers say the truck then crashed...

New regional driver testing branch coming to Owensboro, Madisonville

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced a new regional driver testing branch location for Kentuckians to obtain a state driver permit or driver license. Beginning on September 27, state officials say KSP will offering driver testing at the KYTC Regional Drivers Licensing...

Green River District reports 8 new COVID deaths, 391 cases since Tuesday

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 391 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight COVID-19 related deaths since Tuesday. They reported 143 new cases in Daviess County, 78 new cases in Ohio County, 55 new cases in Henderson County, 43 new cases in Webster County, 33 new cases in Union County, 22 new cases in McLean County and 17 new cases in Hancock County.

Doctors and nurses share stories of working in COVID ICU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The frontline of COVID is often called a “war zone” by those strapped up and ready for battle. Dr. David Ryon is a critical care pulmonologist, working with patients in the intensive care unit. “Some of dealing with this is like a war,” says Dr. Ryon....

Traffic Alert: 176 near MCHS East Campus in Greenville shutdown

GREENVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) - The Greenville Fire Department has shutdown 176 near the old MCHS East Campus to all traffic due to a car crash Saturday. Officials say KSP reconstruction crews are working the accident, and to avoid the area at all costs. Traffic is being detoured into Greenville, through Jernigan’s Chapel Road, and onto State Route 1163.

Chloe Randolph’s killer sentenced in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A Henderson man has been sentenced for the murder of his estranged wife. Mohamud Abdikadir pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 20 years in prison. Authorities say he admitted to killing 20-year old Chloe Randolph in 2019. “20 years will never be enough for...

Evansville man found guilty of murder

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A jury has found Fitolay Demesmin guilty of murder. He was arrested in May 2019 for the stabbing death of 28-year-old Diamond Sheppard-Rankin. It happed at a home in the 700 block of Taylor Avenue. “The victim in this case deserved justice and our team has...

Veteran surprised with drive by car show

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - There was a big surprise for an Evansville veteran who loves hot rod cars. Navy Veteran Joe Kirby does not go to car shows as often as he would like anymore. He tells us he’s been “hospice homebound” for a while. So when last weekend’s car...

Evansville’s Wine Walk returns for first time in two years

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A fun and opportunistic event for businesses took place in downtown Evansville on Friday evening. Booths were set up along Main Street for the Fall Wine Walk, which allowed people to enjoy their share of music, food and wine. Josh Armstrong, president of Evansville’s Downtown Economic...

Gibson Southern WR Rory Heltsley named POTW following 3-TD performance

FORT BRANCH, Ind. (WFIE) - Gibson Southern wide receiver Rory Heltsley was crowned the Touchdown Live Player of the Week for Week 5 on Thursday, earning 8,557 total votes. Heltsley posted 162 yards on seven receptions in the Titans’ dominant 63-9 win over Southridge last Friday, finding the end zone three separate times throughout the contest.