Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the police chief there will host a community meeting tonight about the dramatic increase in police calls about shots being fired. The meeting tonight at 5:30 at the Boy's and Girl's Club was called after a weekend of gunfire. Evansville Police quickly released footage of the body cam worn by the officer who was involved in a shooting at 3:30 Sunday morning. It reportedly doesn't show whether 25 year old Teronta Booker was shot by police or another gunman, but does indicate that he was armed and firing at someone at the time. 27 year old David Jeron Simpson has since been arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon. Police believe the two were arguing at a bar before the shooting occurred.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says work will gear up on the US 41 construction project near the truck stops in southern Gibson County this week. Starting Monday the intersection improvement project for 41 at Warrenton Road will move into high gear as crews begin to install concrete barriers there. 41 will remain open to two lanes in each direction, but the dedicated right turn lanes will be closed for the first phase, and motorists should expect delays. Eventually the intersection will have new dedicated right turn lanes on Warrenton Road, a 2nd left turn lane from 41 north turning west, and resurfacing Warrenton road so it better lines up through the intersection.
The FBI is now reportedly looking into a laser being aimed at a plane - possibly in the skies over Pike County. The green laser light was reported to Indianapolis Air Traffic Control Tuesday night around 10:15, with the pilot flying at altitude saying he was approximately 20 miles northwest of the Huntingburg Airport at the time. That would put the aircraft in the air near Petersburg. Petersburg Police initially looked into the matter, but our partners at Eyewitness News now report that investigation has been turned over to the FBI.
Vincennes University will break ground Friday on a new student center. Officials say the two story, 4-point-3 million dollar building will become the center for University social activities and events. It will connect to the current P-E complex and bolowing alley and will site on the site of the former baseball field. Construction is expected to be complete some time next year.