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Things You Need to Know in Evansville IN Today – July 20, 2012


Need a quick update on what’s going on today? From weather to local/national news, to what’s trending to local entertainment – we’ve got it all just for you!

Breaking News

  • Batman Mass Shooting OvernightGunman Kills 12 at Midnight Showing of Dark Knight Rises at Denver Theater. For updates, stay tuned to www.newstalk

Local News

  • Satellite Provider Direct TV struck a deal with Viacom, all channels restored.
  • Brian Powers, who has been accused of stabbing three Evansville homeless people is due in court today.
  • The Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept will be spraying parts of the county for mosquitoes today to thwart West Nile Virus.


  • Tri-State Weather – Sun & Clouds. Not as Hot & Less Humid with Isolated Storms Developing Southeast of Evansville. High Around 90.

Local Entertainment

  • This weekend, a benefit for Jessica Whetstine, the teen who was severely injured by a pallet while riding a motorcycle on Evansville’s east side will be held by her boyfriend and family. For more information, click here.
  • Get ready for back to school tomorrow at the Back 2 School Expo at Eastland Mall from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Giveaways, stage shows, supply lists and more! The expo is sponsored by Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and Townsqaure Media.
  • More local entertainment from corespondent Mike Adams

National News

Dark Knight Rises- The popular movie opened at midnight last night.

  • Have you seen it already? What were your thoughts? Will you be seeing it this weekend? How many times will you see it in a theater?

British Open 2012 – The British Open began earlier today, and it will end on Sunday.

  • Brandt Snedeker is the leader. He’s at a10 under par.
  • Adam Scott is in second at 6 under par.
  • Tiger Woods is in a tie for 5th at 3 under par.

Father Refuses to Allow Daughter to Go on Make-A-Wish Trip to Disney World Because She Is Cured of Cancer — Is It Fair? –

  • Father claims wishes should go to terminally ill kids
  • Mother says he’s doing it for spite
  • Fund has been created so people can donate to help send the girl on the trip

What Are the Best Cities for Young Newlyweds? –

  • Texas lands three cities on the list
  • List created by analyzing cost of living, mean annual income, unemployment rate and rental inventory
  • List is not made in a particular order

Taiwanese Gamer Dies After Marathon 40-Hour Diablo III Session  –

  • Teen died after playing in an Internet café
  • Cause of death remains unknown
  • Game’s manufacturer issues statement urging moderation in playing

Filtered Tap Water – NYC has been known for having great tap water, and now it is available for purchase at an East Village shop.

  • ‘Molecule’ sells filtered NYC tap water in a variety of sizes. It costs $3 to fill up your own container, or you can purchase a16 ounce to-go cup for $2.50.

‘Lettuce-Stomper’ – Photos of the anonymous Burger King employee stomping on lettuce have been traced back to Cleveland, OH.

Chick-Fil-A- Chick-Fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, told the Baptist Press on Monday that his company does not support gay marriage.

  • He said: “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
  • The company has always been strong Christian values. The restaurant chain remains closed every Sunday.

Finding Nemo 2 – The project for ‘Finding Nemo 2′ is advancing with Andrew Stanton, the film’s original director

  • The movie could be looking at a release during the summer of  2016.

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