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Bond set for suspect in Owensboro triple murder case

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - Bond has been set for one of the suspects in a triple murder case in Owensboro. In court Tuesday morning, bond was set at $250,000 for Cylar Shemwell. Shemwell and Arnett Baines are charged in connection to the triple homicide on Audubon Avenue in Owensboro earlier this year


Owensboro airport, Allegiant celebrate major milestone

A western Kentucky airport and a national airline are celebrating a major milestone. It’s the 10th anniversary of Allegiant Airlines flights landing and leaving Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport.


Owensboro to buy downtown property for parking

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - The empty Roberts Brothers Auto Mart property will most likely solve a major problem in downtown, parking. “Parking is the issue," Mayor Tom Watson said. "So we’re trying to cobble together different lots for sale.”


Allegiant to add more flights from Owensboro to Orlando

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Allegiant marks their 10 year anniversary in Owensboro with the expansion of summer service to Florida. An additional flight each week to Orlando/Sanford thru June and July will be available from Allegiant to meet summer travel demand to Florida.


Plan approved to buy old auto mart for parking

An old car dealership may become another part of downtown Owensboro's parking plans. City commissioners plan to turn the old Roberts Brothers Auto Mart into a new parking lot. It used to be where people bought cars. It could soon become a place where people park them.


Prosecutor: Shemwell could still face death penalty in Audubon Avenue triple slaying

Daviess County Commonwealth's Attorney Bruce Kuegel said Tuesday that Cylar L. Shemwell could still face the death penalty for his role in a January shooting on Audubon Avenue that resulted in the deaths of three people.


Shocking video shows several people hit by bull during 'Bull Bash' in Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) - Over the weekend, several people were hit by a bull during a 'Cowboy Pinball' game at the "Bull Bash" in Owensboro. The event was held at the Sportscenter Saturday night.


New Hospice CEO celebrates six months at the helm

Belinda Blair loves serving people. After a career in the healthcare industry, she retired from Owensboro Health in 2018, but felt like she still had more to give. So in her retirement, she became a CEO.


OPD: Blue Bridge closed at request of Spencer County

Owensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess confirmed the bridge has been reopened. Owensboro Police Department Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess confirmed that the Blue Bridge in downtown Owensboro is closed at the request of Spencer County. Boggess said they did n


40 dead in Kentucky Hepatitis A outbreak

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - While the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak has hit Ohio hard since it was declared by state health officials last June, Kentucky has been ravaged by the disease over the last two years.


Nearly 800 students line Frederica Street for Black History celebration

Afternoon commuters may have been surprised Monday while driving down Frederica Street. Nearly 800 high schoolers — the entire Owensboro High School student body — braved the cold and lined the sidewalk in front of OHS for a Black History Month celebration.


Kentucky State Police asking for help to find missing teen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teen. Authorities are searching for 17-year-old Hailey Brown, of Liberty, Kentucky, which is about 30 miles east of Campbellsville in Casey County.


Scam Alert: Police Warn of Scams Circulating in Owensboro

Two new scams are circulating in Owensboro and authorities are working to track down the people behind them. Receiving an email from someone you know asking for money is the first type of scam. Authorities say to contact that person directly to test the legitimacy of that email.


Cowboy Pinball! The wild new thing this rodeo is doing...

"Bull Bash", a local rodeo event in Owensboro, Kentucky, left numerous people injured and sent to the hospital after trying "Cowboy Pinball". "Cowboy Pinball" is a game where players stay within these white circles that are drawn on the ground inside the rodeo pen and they have to try and grab the $


Body found in creek in Knox County, Kentucky

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WVLT) -- Kentucky State Police received a call Monday morning of a body found in a creek in Knox County, Kentucky. KSP identified the body of 43-year-old Shannon Harkins of Flat Lick, Kentucky. Harkins was reported missing to the Knox County Sheriff's Department on February 12 by


Kentucky bill could allow third-graders not proficient in math, reading to be held back

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - Third-graders in Kentucky could be held back if their reading and math skills aren't up to par. A bill in the Kentucky House would require students not proficient in the subjects at the end of the school year to complete an intense remedial program. If not, they having to rep


PHOTOS: Flooding across Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the state of Kentucky Wednesday morning have led to localized flooding. In Lexington, High Street and Broadway was blocked off due to high water.


Second half lifts Red Devils

Once the Red Devils got rolling Tuesday night, they didn't slow down. Owensboro High School's defensive pressure broke the contest open in the second half, allowing the Red Devils to recover from a slow start and take a 60-40 victory over Apollo in the first round of the Boys' 9th District Tournamen


Mattingly still seeking solution to rickhouses location

O.Z. Tyler Distillery wants to build six 20,000-square-foot rickhouses -- warehouses for bourbon -- to house 90,000 barrels of aging bourbon. And Daviess Fiscal Court wants to see the rickhouses built.


Wintry precipitation possible late today into this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Daviess County. Precipitation will move into southeast Missouri and west Kentucky by late this afternoon, and continue north this evening into southern Illinois and southwest Indiana. There may be a brief period of sleet in west