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Dispatch confirms reported fire at Ellis Park

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Crews are responding to a reported fire at Ellis Park. According to dispatch a fire has been reported at Ellis Park. You can see smoke coming from a part of the park on our SkyVision HD Camera: Twin Bridges/Ellis Park Camera.


No one hurt in overnight Henderson Co. fire

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - Everyone is okay after a house fire in Henderson County. The fire happened around 1:30 Wednesday morning on Highway 416 West, near Robards. Crews were able to knock that fire out quickly.


Year-long death investigation continues in Henderson Co.

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - A year-long death investigation continues in Henderson County. Human remains were found last February near Corydon and investigators are still waiting on a positive identification.


ISP: 14 lbs. of synthetic pot found inside Evansville home

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A big drug bust in Evansville. According to Indiana State Police, 14 pounds of synthetic pot was found inside a south side home Wednesday. State police say they have identified the suspect and the investigation is ongoing.


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


Henderson man facing rape charge

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - A Henderson man is charged with rape. Henderson Police say 34-year-old Kurt Roberts was arrested in Hardin County. They say he’s accused of raping a 13-year-old in 2018.


Henderson attorney accused of burglary moved to new jail

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - An attorney facing a burglary charge has been moved to a different jail. [First Report: Attorney accused of stealing guns from Henderson home]. Robert Brian Ousley, 39-years-old, who was being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail since his arrest last week, is now in the He


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


EPD Seizes Several Firearms From Evansville Man’s Home

An Evansville man is arrested on after leading Evansville police in an unnecessary confrontation. Kenneth Haynie Jr., 67, was arrested by EPD VIPER Unit as he was taking out the trash.


14lbs of synthetic marijuana seized in Evansville

Indiana State Police have seized 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana. On Wednesday, the All Crimes Policing Squad was assisting parole agents with serving several warrants. While tracking down one of the suspects, troopers found a stolen handgun inside a north side home.

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Update: Suspect booked in jail following pursuit involving stolen vehicle in Evansville

The suspect involved in an alleged carjacking and chase has been booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. Joshua Ray Scherretz, 36, of Henderson, is charged with resisting law enforcement, armed robbery, hit and run accident, and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


Former aide at Evansville nursing home accused of drugging residents with own meds

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Two employees have been fired after reports of an incident at an Evansville nursing home. Gloria Welborn was booked into jail Tuesday afternoon on neglect and other charges. She has been released on a $500 bond.


2 Kentucky dogs caught on camera stealing owner's Amazon package

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Kentucky pups are on their owner's naughty list after being caught on camera making off with an Amazon package. Ashley Craig Hymer of Lexington posted Nest video to her Facebook page. She said she knew Amazon had delivered something, but when she got home, she couldn't


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


EPD: Man propositions officer in attempt to avoid going to jail

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man is facing a bribery charge after police say tried to proposition and officer. Police say they were called to an E. Franklin Street home because Daniel Bellm called 911 several times throughout the day. They say he was upset over some court papers.


Police chase ends after pursuit through Evansville east side

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - One person is in custody following a police chase on the east side of Evansville. According to dispatch, the chase started at Shoe Carnival when police responded to a stolen vehicle in progress report. The suspect then went to southbound US-41.


‘Abortion Reversal’ Policy Surfaces In Kentucky Legislature

Doctors would be required to tell patients seeking a medically-induced abortion that the procedure can be reversed, under a bill advancing through the Kentucky legislature despite warnings from medical professionals.


Cellphones Hurting 911 Call Centers

Whether it’s day or night, 911 dispatch centers are ready to respond. Although, in some states, if you cut your landline you are cutting the budget for your local 911 call center.