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Man dies weeks after fight; Owensboro man facing manslaughter charge

An Owensboro man is facing a manslaughter charge after the man he was involved in a fight with died. According to OPD, early in the morning on March 4 officers went to check out a report in the 3300 block of Wandering Lane about a man bleeding from his head. Police say the man, identified as 59-year

14NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 16:15:06

Man killed by in incident with KSP trooper identified

The man who was fatally shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper Monday evening on farmland in Utica has been identified. Rueben T. Ruffin Jr., 24, of Frankfort, was shot by KSP Trooper Blake Owens shortly before 5 p.m. Monday on a farm in the 300 block of Hill Bridge Road. The incident is under inve


Kentucky State Trooper fatally shoots man who approached him with a gun

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Authorities said a Kentucky trooper fatally shot a suspect who had a weapon after a chase with a stolen vehicle. Kentucky State Police announced Daviess County Sheriff's deputies and a trooper responding to a report of a Jeep performing "donuts" Monday evening found the vehicl

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-20 22:50:00

Man dies after being shot by KSP trooper in Daviess County

There were more questions than answers Monday night after a unusual incident that concluded with a man being fatally shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper on a farm on Hill Bridge Road in Utica. The man was pronounced dead Monday evening at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, said Trooper Corey Ki


Man charged with driving more than 100 MPH in Spencer County

Courtesy: Indiana State Police Police have arrested a man in Spencer County, accused of driving more than 100 mph intoxicated. According to Indiana State Police, a trooper noticed car going 110 mph on State Road 66. The section of road near County Road 550 East is listed as a 55 mph speed limit zone

WTVW - 2018-03-20 17:28:01

Two juveniles charged in Owensboro vandalism investigation

Source: MGN Owensboro Police have charged two juveniles in connection to multiple complaints of vandalism around the city. According to OPD, reports of car, home, and business windows being shot at came in on Saturday. The reports all involved a bb gun, and were spread throughout various parts of to

WTVW - 2018-03-19 16:00:18

OBKY Project costing Owensboro $40,000

Developing and now implementing Mayor Tom Watson's OBKY Project will cost the city of Owensboro $40,000. That may seem like an extravagant amount of money to help identify low-cost solutions to some of the city's greatest challenges, but Watson and other city officials contend that it's a crucial pa


Evansville man dies after fall from balcony

EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - Authorities say an Evansville man fell several stories to his death early Tuesday morning. The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office along with the Evansville Police Department responded to 717 Cherry Street just before 1:30 a.m. to investigate a man falling from a balcony. The cor

WTVW - 2018-03-20 17:03:10

Owensboro celebrates Saint Patrick's Day with major block party

Many in Owensboro were feeling lucky this Saint Patrick's Day as they celebrate with one of the cities largest block parties. The Saint Patrick's Day Block Party kicked off at 11 a.m. Saturday morning and lasted until 11 p.m. Frederica Street between Second and Third streets in downtown Owensboro is


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


Chase ends after suspect crashed into OPD officer

We have a crew on the scene of a police chase in Owensboro. The chase ended near the Dollar General at Highway 60 and Benttree Drive after the suspect crashed into an OPD officer. Traffic is being redirected westbound on Highway 60. There's no word if anyone was hurt. We are working to gather more i


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


Police Reports: March 17,2018

The following list is compiled from reports to area law enforcement agencies: Owensboro Police Department Joshua E. Thompson, 19, of Charlestown, Indiana, was charged Friday with driving under the influence. Matthew P. Simmons, 34, of the 2400 block of Bolivar Street was charged Thursday with firs


Suspect crashes into deputy during chase

A wanted man is arrested in Owensboro following a chase across town that involved a crash with a Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy on the highway. The Sheriff's Office tells Eyewitness News that the Owensboro Police department was searching for Michael Drake, 63, of Owensboro. Authorities said he made


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


OPD: Bomb found at Beaver Dam park

Police say a bomb was found at a park in Beaver Dam. According to Owensboro police, they were contacted by the Beaver Dam Police Dept. Wednesday to get help from the OPD Hazardous Devices Unit to check out a report of a pipe bomb in Oldham Park. Authorities set up a perimeter around the suspicious o


Freddy's coming to Owensboro

According to a company public relations specialist, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is planning to open a restaurant in Owensboro. The building process is slated to start near the end of March on Fredrica Street. Freddy's says the new restaurant will be across from Towne Square North where


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


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


Owensboro woman accused of identity theft

Courtesy: MGN Kentucky State Police arrested an Owensboro woman for allegedly using a Tennessee woman's identity on a work application. Troopers said 29-year-old Rosita Cano was using a Chattanooga woman's credentials on a work application to appear as though she was a legal resident. During the inv