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Vanderburgh Co. authorities asking for help finding person involved in deadly hit and run

The sheriff's office is now asking anyone who might have witnessed the hit and run to call its tip line at (812) 421-6297. Residents, business owners, and property managers are also being asked to review their security camera footage from 10:45 p.m. onward.

WTVW - 2018-06-23 20:12:37

White County, Ill. sheriff removes federal inmates from Carmi jail; cites security issues

Three inmates, including one being held for federal authorities, escaped from the single-story facilityin the early morning hours last Saturday.


Carmi man arrested after high speed pursuit

A Carmi man was taken into custody by the Mount Carmel Police Department after leading an officer on a high-speed car chase a week ago.Gregory A. Williams, 56, was placed under arrest on June 13, after being the subject of a pursuit by the department throughout Wabash County. Williams reached a top


Wadesville woman tells 911 she shot her husband

“Got a call, says there's something going on, we thought maybe it was our neighbor.” Robert Redman has lived on Wade Road for nearly 30 years, and it doesn’t get much traffic.

WTVW - 2018-06-22 21:09:45

Fireflies: Common, benign little creatures a favorite of kids

Now that summer has officially started, fireflies — also known as lightning bugs — are likely to grab your outdoor attention with their bright, harmless fluttering.

TRIBUNE-STAR - 2018-06-24 02:04:51

Three Individuals Accused of Spending Counterfeit Money Arrested - 44News | Evansville, IN

Authorities say that a third suspect, Chelsea Hager, came inside to get the cash then took off with Uppencamp.

WEVV.COM - 2018-06-22 21:49:30

Illinois Escapees: Sighting, Stolen Boat Reported

CARMI, IL — The manhunt for two White County Jail inmates continues as a tip came in Wednesday from a New Haven man who said he spotted the pair on the Wabash River. WEHT reported resident Hubert Clifford said Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton came "roaring" down the river as he was fishing, around th


Man in critical condition after incident in Carmi, IL

According to police, a 911 call came in around 9:30 Monday night from a man saying two drunk men had attacked him at a grocery store on 5th street. That man said the suspects, Leif Harper and Artice Ivy, had broken out the windshield of his truck in the area of 5th St. and 5th St. Market.


Posey County Sheriff identifies victim of domestic incident

Higgenson's wife, Peggy, is in the hospital. She called 911 Thursday night and told dispatch she shot her husband.

WTVW - 2018-06-22 15:39:19

Judge rules on motion to dismiss murder charges after debate over victim's phone

Martin was accused of killing Bradfield, who was his girlfriend at the time of her death, and attempting to hide her body. He is charged with murder and obstruction of justice in her death.

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-06-22 22:21:00

Search Continues For Two White County Jail Escapees - 44News | Evansville, IN

The chase is still on for two White County Jail escapees. Day five of the White County jailbreak is coming to a close, but the chase for the two escapees is not. Saturday three men escaped from the facility, but only two remain on the loose Zachary Shock and Johnny Tipton.


Man shot, killed by wife after domestic dispute in Posey County, police say

WADESVILLE, Ind. -- A man is dead after a fatal domestic shooting in Wadesville late Thursday evening, Posey County officials said.


Grayville police officer cited for bravery in action

Grayville Chief of Police Roy Mann said, “I want to recognize Officer Mike Brown’s actions and bravery in this event. Even after being rammed twice by the subject and struck a couple of more times he continued to pursue the subjects in a professional way. Job well done!” Mann thanked all the agenci


Sheriff says escapees might be out of White Co.

It has been five days since Zachery Shock, an accused murderer, and Johnny Tipton escaped from the White County Jail in Carmi.


Woman gets prison in fatal motel beating of boyfriend

The Evansville Courier & Press reports55-year-old Cheryl Rumsey was sentenced Thursday to 20 years, including five years of probation, after earlier pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. She originally was charged with murder in the August 2017 death of 53-year-old Paul Phillips.

WTHR - 2018-06-22 15:44:50

Family asks for escaped Illinois murder suspect to surrender

CARMI, Ill. – The stepmother of a man charged with murder is calling on him to surrender to police after escaping from southeastern Illinois county jail over the weekend.The White County sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Zachery Shock was among three men who used a pipe to break through an outside w


Manhunt for S. Ill. escapees shifts westward after another spotting

Zachery J. Shock, 25, of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Johnny Tipton, 61, of Campton, Kentucky, were spotted early Monday evening by a local resident near the community of Dahlgren, Illinois. The men were several miles west of a sighting the day before between the White County communities of Omaha and


Southern Ill. farmer electrocuted in farming accident

Steve Brookes, 61, died of apparent electrocution Monday night at a farm near the small eastern Wayne County community of Ellery, Illinois.


Cops: Murder suspect, 2 other inmates bust hole in jail wall to escape

CARMI, Ill. --Deputies in southeastern Illinois have captured one of three inmates who escaped from the White County jail early Saturday, but the other two -- including a murder suspect -- remain on the run.CBS affiliate WEVV-TV reportsJustin Bray, 28, was picked up late Saturday near Crossville, Il


Veterans voice health care questions at Harrisburg VA town hall

Back in Harrisburg, some say they receive great care, but more say improvements need to be made and soon.