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Child molesting charges filed against Evansville man accused of sexual abuse

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - An Evansville man has been arrested after accusations that he sexually abused a 5-year-old. Jason James Peasley, 26, allegedly abused the child multiple times when the child was four and then five years old. Peasley is charged with one count of child molesting as a level 1 felony

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-03-19 18:57:27

HPD: Local man charged after robbing alleged drug dealer

HENDERSON - A Henderson resident has been arrested for allegedly robbing his neighbor, who is facing charges related to drug dealing. City police charged Darryl A. McCray Jr., 26, Lawndale Apartments, with the first-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a handgun after he allegedly held

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-03-19 13:49:18

Car crashes into Evansville house

Eyewitness News is on the scene of yet another accident involving a vehicle crashing into a house. This is at the corner of Stinson and Freemont Streets in Evansville. Our crew on the scene saw at least one person on a stretcher. Witness tell Eyewitness News a car heading east on Freemont t-boned a

WTVW - 2018-03-19 00:11:03

Evansville teen pleads guilty to armed robbery

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - An Evansville teenager accused of shooting a friend in the leg and then stealing another friend's X-Box pled guilty Monday to three felonies in the case. Marlon McLaurin, 16, pled guilty to two charges of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and one charge of robbery resulting

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-03-19 17:37:23

Coroner releases name of person found dead after mobile home fire in Buckskin

The Gibson County Coroner has released the name of the person found dead after a mobile home fire in Buckskin on Friday. We're told 62-year-old Samuel Keith Bethe, of Buckskin, was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. at the scene of the mobile home fire at 875 South 850 East. [PREVIOUS: Sheriff: One person

14NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 17:06:31

HPD: Conversation about case turns into drug arrest

HENDERSON - Police officers responding to a home on South Green Street to talk with a man about another case ended up making an arrest after drugs and a gun were found. According to a news release from the Henderson Police Department, on Saturday at about 8:30 a.m., "officers responded to 1759 S. Gr

GLEANER - 2018-03-19 19:58:23

Evansville to vote on City Council term limits

Evansville City Council members will vote on terms for city officials on Monday. There are currently no limits to how long officials can serve, but one city council member wants to change that. City council member Justin Elpers, who proposed the change said the proposal would not affect terms held

14NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 20:56:16

Jail population continues to rise as county looks for solutions

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The search for a solution to Vanderburgh County's jail overcrowding problem led Sheriff Dave Wedding and a delegation to Florida on Monday. Wedding, jail commander Major Chad Ferguson and architectural representatives toured the Putnam County, Florida jail for ideas on designing a

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2018-03-19 19:25:21

Dispatch: Dead body found inside Evansville home

Dispatch confirms a dead body was found inside an Evansville home. The body was found at 1618 West Missouri Street. There's no word how the person died. We have a crew heading to the scene. Anyone with information should call the police. Follow us online at 14NEWS.com and on Twitter. Click here to


2 more arrested, charged in East End anti-drug effort

HENDERSON - Two more people have been arrested and charged in connection with an ongoing drug interdiction effort in Henderson's East End. A press release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force said that officials arrested two women on warrants for alleged


Truck crashes into Evansville house

A truck crashed into the front porch of a house in Evansville Friday evening. It happened on East Virginia Street west of Highway 41. EPD arrested 33 year old Eric Latham after he ran from the scene. He will be charged with reckless driving and hit and run. Follow Eyewitness News Leanne Stuck on Twi


Twin bridge lane closures set for Tuesday, Wednesday

HENDERSON - Over-the-bridge commuters, be on alert for lane closures both Tuesday and Wednesday. According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation, lane restrictions are set for the southbound U.S. 41 Ohio River Bridge between Evansville and Henderson for pavement maintenanc

GLEANER - 2018-03-18 12:41:08

Crews respond to vehicles on fire at Evansville salvage yard

Our crew on the scene said a group of vehicles in the salvage yard are on fire. We are working to get more information. Follow us online at 14NEWS.com and on Twitter. Click here to download our 14 News mobile app to get breaking news alerts and the latest headlines from around the Tri-State.


Truck flipped, landed on front porch of Evansville home

Neighbors say the people that live in the home were in the back room and were not hurt. There's no word on what caused the truck to flip and leave the road. Police say the driver took off running and they cannot find him. Anyone with information should call the police. Follow us online at 14NEWS.com


Over 1k attend Evansville's first Donut Festival

On Saturday, over 1,000 attended Evansville's first ever donut festival. "The ice cream filled donut. Phenomenal. Game changer." said EPD Chief of Police Billy Bolin. Along with the ice cream filled donut, attendees were also treated to several other kinds of pastries, coffee, and milk. However, it


Henderson Co. Sheriff investigating complaint against HPD officer

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office says it's looking into a complaint filed against a Henderson police officer. The sheriff's office says it opened the investigation about two weeks ago. Once the investigation is complete, the sheriff's office says it will present its findings to the prosecutor's


EPD: Suspect arrest; used money from bank robbery to pay taxi

Police arrested the suspect who robbed a bank in Evansville. The call came in just before 2 p.m. that someone robbed Fifth Third Bank on Diamond Avenue. The suspect was taken into custody without incident int he 1600 block of West Missouri. Police were able to track him down after they say he used a


Suspect in Evansville bank robbery identified

Evansville police have arrested the suspect in a bank robbery. The 911 call about the robbery came in just before 2 p.m. that someone robbed Fifth Third Bank on Diamond Ave. The suspect, now identified 19-year-old Derrick Faria, of Evansville, was taken into custody without incident int he 1600 bloc


Henderson men indicted on alleged child-related crimes

HENDERSON - Two Henderson County men have been indicted by a local grand jury for their alleged sexual interest in or assault of children. James Tompkins, 31, Corydon, was indicted on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The Henderson Police Department opened


Ex-ECHO Housing director TenBarge used ECHO funds to pay personal property taxes

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The former director of ECHO Housing Corp. paid her personal property taxes using the nonprofit's money, the Courier & Press discovered Thursday. ECHO's attorney could not say whether Stephanie TenBarge's use of the nonprofit's funds for personal taxes played into her departure fro