Floyd County

Home catches on fire in New Albany

The house fire was reported in the 1100 block of West Market Street Friday morning.

Indiana Mayors: Mike Moore re-elected in Jeffersonville; Jeff Gahan wins again in New Albany

  Drug roundup puts more than 50 in jail

Lane closures set for Sunday on Sherman Minton Bridge for inspection

UPDATE: Indiana DNR confirms body found in Ohio River as missing woman Shanaira Selden

  3 candidates vying for votes in New Albany mayoral race

Neighborhood patrol in New Albany leads to stolen vehicle, drug charges

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  Body found in Ohio River puts family of missing woman on edge

Autopsy conducted on woman whose body was pulled from Ohio River on Sunday

  Southern Indiana homeowner set to lose entire backyard of trees due to power lines

New Albany receives safety grant to add more first responders

Fairfield Inn & Springs now open in Summit Springs development

  Women inspiring other women to join male-dominated fields through Paint it Pink event

Mass shooting training takes place in New Albany

First responders participated in training in New Albany on Thursday, preparing for a day they hope never comes.

  Boil water alert issued for IU Southeast campus

Repairs are expected to take 24 hours.

Southern Indiana interstate ramp closed due to accident

The accident happened in the ramp from I-265 West (the Lee Hamilton Highway) to I-64 West in Floyd County.

  Harvest Homecoming fights cause ride shut down, safety concerns

An incident involving teenagers at the Harvest Homecoming festival caused a temporary shutdown in the ride area on Saturday night.

Senator Todd Young backs Mark Seabrook for New Albany mayor

Police investigating after New Albany jewelry store robbed

  Pumpkins fly high for Harvest Homecoming’s ‘Pumpkin Chunking’ event

Harvest Homecoming festival brings spirit of autumn through New Albany

  Ribbon-cutting signals end to New Albany’s Market Street renovations

  Crews begin demolition, work on New Albany Shoreline Project to improve riverfront

Judge orders suspect convicted of murdering IU student Jill Behrman released from prison

A man who was charged with murder of Indiana University student Jill Behrman in 2000 has been ordered released from prison by a federal judge on Monday.

  Indiana University Southeast holds walk to bring awareness to suicide

On Saturday, Indiana University Southeast held a walk on campus to bring awareness to the large number of people that die by suicide.

  New Albany neighbors believe same man tried to break in to multiple homes

People in New Albany are fed up with the crime in their neighborhoods.

Ribbon-cutting expected soon for New Albany’s newest hotel

The spot on a hill above State Street in New Albany has stayed in the public eye for years, first with issues over tree clearing, then over problems with stormwater runoff and an area retention pond.

  Redevelopment commission approves building new medical facility near Purdue Polytechnic in New Albany

Purdue Polytechnic along Charlestown Road will soon have a new neighbor, bringing high-paying jobs with it.

  Floyd County teen sentenced for starting fire that killed his uncle

Adam Hersker was just 14 years old when he started the fire at the home of his aunt and uncle in Floyds Knobs, where he lived with his two siblings. Hersker has been charged and convicted as an adult in the case.

Hall of Fame luncheon at New Albany High School honors former students

The cafeteria of New Albany High School was packed with previous graduates Sunday afternoon as new members were inducted into the New Albany High School Hall of Fame.

Floyd County groundbreaking aimed at luring new businesses, 400 jobs

The Novaparke Innovation & Technology Campus will be a 60-acre business park that will bring 400 new jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to Southern Indiana over the next decade.

  Deadly, rare, mosquito-borne virus is now in Indiana

Public health officials in Northern Indiana said the virus was found in three horses and a cluster of mosquitoes in Elkhart County.

Hospital receives grant to help babies born addicted to drugs

Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany has been overwhelmed with the number of pregnant mothers on drugs then giving birth to a newborn dependent on those drugs.

Georgetown police chief, sergeant put on paid administrative leave

Chief Denny Kunkel and Sgt. Charlie Morgan both are being investigated for misconduct, according to the council.

Floyd County auditor resigns

According to our partners at the News and Tribune, Clark cited health issues in his resignation letter.

  Floyd County votes ‘no confidence’ in auditor after audit finds he’d accrued thousands in penalties, interest to IRS

Concerns over fines accrued by the Floyd County Auditor’s Office are boiling over.

Landmark Dental Care to host free dentistry day on Saturday

During Free Dentistry Day, cleanings, fillings, and extractions will be provided to patients on Saturday, September 14, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 411 LaFollette Station N. in Floyds Knob.

Ruling: David Camm lawsuit can proceed

Camm is suing several investigators claiming they falsified evidence and trusted the opinion of someone who was highly unqualified.

Locals react to New Albany Council support, Keep Sherman Minton open

Nearly 90,000 people cruise over the Sherman Minton Bridge daily. When construction starts some of those drivers don't want to find another route.

  Indiana reports state’s first vaping death; cases of mysterious lung illness climb

The Indiana Department of Health said the victim, identified only as a person over the age of 18, died on Sept. 5.

New Albany Police conducting death investigation

The 20-year-old's body was found around 3:30 Friday morning.

Indiana reports state’s first vaping death

The Indiana Department of Health says the victim, identified only as a person over the age of 18, died on Sept. 5.

Melinda Loveless, 1 of 4 teens charged with brutal 1992 murder, released from prison

The last of four women charged with the murder, torture and burning of a New Albany teen more than 27 years ago has been released from prison.

20 kittens expected to be put up for adoption after being found on roadside

Twenty 6-week-old kittens may have been dumped on the side of a local road.

Indiana says farmers in all counties can seek disaster aid

Gov. Eric Holcomb says farmers in all 92 Indiana counties are eligible for disaster assistance from the federal government after excessive rain and flooding

West Nile Virus discovered in mosquito sample in Floyd County

The West Nile Virus has been discovered in a sample of mosquitoes in Floyd County.

  Parvo Virus hits Southern Indiana Animal Rescue trying to help puppies

The Southern Indiana Animal Rescue is struggling to keep up after 12 of the puppies they’ve taken in have been diagnosed with the virus.

  Local educators agree with state leaders’ call for hold harmless as ILEARN results loom

Students in the Hoosier state last spring all sat down to take a new kind of assessment test, ILEARN, leaving their traditional test, ISTEP, behind.

Floyds Knobs teen pleads guilty to arson that killed family member

Adam Hersker, 14, was charged earlier this month with a level 2 felony for arson causing bodily harm after he told police he purposely poured gasoline on the carpet in his home and set it on fire on June 19, following an argument.

DUI suspect drove drunk through cemetery, police say

Diego Perez, 20, was arrested Friday at a small cemetery in Greenville after a witness called police.

Officials: Man drowned in Ohio River trying to save girlfriend

Officials say the call came in around 9 p.m. Saturday night, of kayakers in distress.

Sen. Todd Young promotes Tobacco To 21 Act at Floyd Central High School

U.S. Sen. Todd Young on Monday stopped at Floyd Central High School to talk about his efforts to reduce teen vaping.

AMBER Alert for 16-year-old Indiana girl cancelled

Officials say Madison Elizabeth Yancy Eddlemon was last seen Saturday at 9 a.m. in Crown Point, Ind. and she’s believed to be in extreme danger.

  Floyd Central football pushing back practices, requiring water breaks to beat the heat

They practice on a turf field, which gets much hotter than grass. A device tracks how hot it is outside and what the temperature is of the ground below the device.

  Indiana senator calls for tougher gun background checks, red flag laws

His position is similar to that of other Republicans, including President Donald Trump. But Braun said he draws the line at imposing checks on private sales or closing the so-called gun-show loophole.

ISP: Facebook tip leads to man’s arrest in connection to bank robbery

The news release from ISP says detectives got a tip on Facebook from someone, which helped them identify the man as the suspect

Ivy Tech students selected for NASA internship

Two southern Indiana students were selected to intern with NASA.

  Floyd County cheer coach accused of taking from the team accused another coach in 2017

According to court documents, Bryson was in charge of the Scribner cheer program for 10 months beginning in May 2018.

School safe room installed to protects students, staff in severe weather

When storms kick up and children are still in school, there are protocols in place to make sure students are as safe as possible. But in some cases, high wind or tornadoes can still cause significant damages to the building, putting safety at risk.

First responders undergo HAZMAT simulation

The simulation involved a mix of private and public entities working together in a situation they might not otherwise be prepared for, like a train derailment.

  Indiana’s red flag law successful in preventing violence, amid national call for similar policies

The red flag law allows officers to seize weapons from someone shown to be dangerous, at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

Sentence relief denied for woman convicted in New Albany arson that killed 3 children

Kylie Lin Jenks was driving the car from which a flare was fired into a home on Ealy Street during the early morning hours of January 4, 2014.

  Back to school brings new opportunities, career beginnings at Prosser

It’s back to school Monday for students at New Albany-Floyd County. And at Prosser Career Education Center, coming back to class is anything but typical.

New Albany, Floyd County students head back to school Monday

Superintendent for Middle Schools Dr. Steve Griffin spent a few minutes with WAVE 3 News on Friday. He said while it seems unusual to be going back to school in July, the amount of time off is balanced.

  State superintendent’s Facebook post highlights need for Indiana teacher pay increase

It's back to school in a few weeks for many school districts in southern Indiana. Or Monday, for students in New Albany-Floyd County’s district.

  New Albany grandmother pleads for justice in death of her grandchildren

The 2014 fire started when a group of teens in a passing car shot a flare through front window of the small frame house on Ealy Street.

  Several Floyd Co. schools to debut building improvements granted through referendum

With the return to the classroom comes a fresh start, as construction projects wrap up or near completion as part of a referendum package approved in 2016.

  Salvation Army hosts back to school clothing giveaway in southern Indiana

Students can get eight articles of clothing for free.

  Animal shelter uses facial recognition app to reunite pets with families

The Finding Rover app uses facial recognition technology to identify lost cats and dogs.

The Salvation Army to open Southern Indiana cooling centers

With the heat index forecasted to be in the triple digits this weekend, The Salvation Army has announced the opening of cooling centers in three Southern Indiana counties.

Driver killed in fiery crash on I-64 West near I-264

A crash led to a vehicle catching fire just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, closing westbound I-64 just before I-264 heading toward New Albany.Around 5:30 p.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the lanes would remain closed for up to four hours for a death investigation.

New affordable housing coming to New Albany

Owners say building affordable housing is their number one goal.

Indiana man wanted by authorities for burglary, impersonating police officer captured

Officials say an Indiana man is at large, wanted for burglary and impersonating a police officer.

Missing Jeffersonville woman found safe

Friday around 6 p.m., police said she was found and is safe.

  Clarksville Fire describes diver’s heroic rescue of boat crash survivor

On Monday night, two boaters were sucked into the gates of the McAlpine Dam after their boat malfunctioned and capsized on the Ohio River.

  Body of missing man pulled from Ohio River 2 days after boat crash at McAlpine Dam

Friends and rescue crews have been searching the river for 26-year-old Donnie Watson since the crash Monday night.

Sculpture honors runaway slave, Civil War hero outside New Albany church

The art honors Lucy Higgs Nichols in front of 2nd Baptist Church on E Main Street.

Indiana man accused of authorizing illegal hunting on someone else’s property

Investigators said Branden Fischbach called in a wild turkey for an unlicensed Michigan hunter, who killed the animal on Indiana property.

  2nd day of search for man whose boat capsized in Ohio River unsuccessful

The 18’ fiberglass boat capsized by the McAlpine Dam around 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to witnesses.

USPS worker honored after stopping scam

Tuesday Bertie Faulkner received the Postmaster General Hero Award, which honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.

  New Albany’s new city hall taking shape through redevelopment

New Albany's future city hall is in the midst of an extreme makeover.