On Monday, July 4th thousands will flock to Downtown Evansville to celebrate Independence Day on Evansville’s spacious riverfront.
Festivities will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Riverside Drive with food vendors selling hamburgers, hotdogs, lemon shake-ups, ice-cream, kettle corn, barbeque, giant tenderloins, funnel cakes, nachos, bratwurst, Chicago-style hotdogs, tacos, fudge and a variety of refreshments.
A jaw-dropping, 25 minute fireworks display sponsored by Tropicana Evansville and Tri-State Ford Dealerships will begin at dusk; approximately 8:50-9:00 P.M. Locals watching the fireworks from a distance may tune into 104.1 WIKY to hear the patriotic soundtrack in harmony with the fireworks display.
The Fourth of July Freedom Celebration is absolutely free to attend thanks to wonderful community sponsors including: Tropicana Evansville, Tri-State Ford Dealers, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Hilton Garden Inn - Evansville, 104.1 WIKY, Hafer & Associates, United Companies, TSF, Advanced Disposal and the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:54pm the McCutchanville Baseball Park concession and maintenance buildings on Petersburg Road were burglarized. The burglary was captured on video and the public's help is being sought to help identify the suspect.
Click here to leave a tip or call 812-421-6339.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - June 29, 2016
The Cedar Lake Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Cedar Lake, Indiana. Cedar Lake, Indiana is located approximately 144 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. Larry W. Stover is a 63 year old white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Larry W. Stover was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and jeans. Larry W. Stover was last seen Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST, in Cedar Lake, Indiana, and is believed to be in danger and in need of medical attention. Larry W. Stover is believed to be traveling in a blue with purple tint 1995 Ford F150 with Indiana license plate D878NC. If you have any information concerning Larry W. Stover, contact the Cedar Lake Police Department by calling 219-374-5416.
Indiana State Police News Release - 2:00 p.m. June 29, 2016
As the Fourth of July approaches, it will again be time for some of our friends and neighbors to light fireworks in celebration of the holiday. It is important to remember that while fireworks are great fun for some, they can be an aggravation to others and possibly pose a health threat to those with certain diseases and respiratory issues.
All the pretty colors in fireworks are created from powders containing metal compounds: copper produces blue, barium produces green, strontium produces red, and magnesium produces bright white. When fireworks explode, these metal compounds and other materials are released into the atmosphere creating smoke and particulate matter pollution, eventually landing on the ground and in our waterways.
The smoke from fireworks may be a health hazard to you or your neighbor. During evening hours around the holiday, but especially on July 4th, air quality monitors in the area may detect a spike in particulate matter levels.
People most sensitive to these spikes are children, the elderly, and people with heart or respiratory conditions. Short-term exposure to smoke can aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.
Effective July 1: Removing Your Vehicle from the Roadway after Property Damage Crash Will be Law Once Again
ISP: Removing Your Vehicle from the Roadway after Property Damage Crash Will be Law Once Again. This law becomes effective on Friday, July 1.
A law that had been on the Indiana books as a misdemeanor, and was inadvertently removed, has been reinstated as a class “C” infraction.
Beginning July 1st, 2016, IC 9-26-1-1.2 is added to the Indiana Code as a new section and states, “If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a stop in the traveled portion of the highway, the operator shall, as soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as possible. However, the operator of the motor vehicle shall not move the motor vehicle if the accident involves the transportation of hazardous materials or results in the injury or death of a person or the entrapment of a person in a vehicle.” The previous law only applied to interstate highways. The reinstated law applies to all government maintained roadways.
The intent of the law is to safely remove traffic hazards from the roadway so as to reduce secondary crashes, especially on multi lane highways, that are often more severe and result in more injuries than the original crash. Also, this law ensures that motorists have statutory backing when they move their vehicles. Many times insurance companies tell their clients not to move their vehicle after it has been involved in a crash, even if it’s only a property damage crash, until law enforcement arrives.
Major I-69 Infrastructure Announcement:
Please join us for a major I-69 infrastructure announcement by Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The announcement is expected to affect Southwest Indiana and across the river in Kentucky.
A joint venture of Kyndle (the new organization created from the merger of the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Kentucky Forward) and the Southwest Indiana Chamber, BridgeLink is a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on building a new interstate bridge to link Indiana and Kentucky via Interstate 69.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News Release - June 28, 2016
On June 27, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. Deputy U.B. Smith observed a Gray over Silver 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan traveling Southbound on Interstate 69 at 110 mph. Upon initiating a traffic stop near the 30 mile marker Deputy Smith identified the driver as 24 year old Seth Spain of Evansville, Indiana. After a brief roadside investigation Mr. Spain was taken into custody and transported to the Gibson County Jail.
At the Gibson County Jail Mr. Spain was charged with Reckless Driving. He has since posted a $450 bond.
Gibson County Sheriff's Office News Release - June 28, 2016
The Fourth of July is fast approaching and many area residents are stocking up on bottle rockets, sparklers and firecrackers. We've summarized Indiana's Fireworks Laws below so that you can stay safe and legal this Independence Day.
Indiana Code 22-11-14-6 allows you to discharge fireworks on your property until 11 PM. On a legal holiday (which by statute includes every Sunday) you may discharge fireworks up until midnight.
You may only discharge fireworks on your own property, on property that you have permission to use, or at a special discharge location authorized by the fire department having jurisdiction. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have an adult present in order to possess or use fireworks.
Discharging or possessing fireworks in violation of IC 22-11-14-6 is punishable a Class C Infraction. Damaging another person person’s property with fireworks is punishable as a Class A Misdemeanor. Causing serious injury to another person with fireworks is punishable as a Class D Felony. Under IC 35-45-3-2 a person who places or leaves a spent firework on the property of another person commits Littering as a Class B Infraction.