As the popularity of short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO has increased, local governments across the country have stepped in to regulate when and where their residents can lease their homes to temporary guests. Indiana cities have been no exception, but the 2018 General Assembly limited the extent to which municipalities can regulate the local short-term rental industry.
With a population of 119,477, Evansville would be the smallest city to welcome the national competition since Wilmington, Delaware, with a population then of 72,657, hosted it in 2007. But state and local legal community leaders are confident the tight-knit legal community in Evansville would be the catalyst for getting many members of the bench and bar to volunteer to make the event a success.
A 24-year-old Evansville man convicted of two counts each of murder and robbery for killing two people has avoided a life sentence but still could spend his remaining years in prison. Tippecanoe Superior Judge Randy Williams ruled Friday a life sentence for Deshay Hackner would contradict the penal system’s goals of rehabilitation.
Jurors have deadlocked on whether to recommend a sentence of life in prison for a 24-year-old Evansville man convicted of murder and robbery in the 2017 slayings of two people in southwest Indiana. Jurors were dismissed Thursday after deadlocking on the question. They convicted Deshay Hackner on Wednesday in the deaths of 29-year-old Dewone Broomfield and his girlfriend, 28-year-old Mary Woodruff.
A popular social media app contributed to a man’s conviction, which he argued portrayed him in the wrong light under Evidence Rule 404(b). However, the Indiana Court of Appeals rejected his argument when it found the video was not meant to target his character, but rather the evidence of his crime.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a public reprimand of an Evansville attorney and accepted the resignation of a Brown County attorney who was facing multiple professional misconduct and trust account violations.
A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside an Evansville strip club has been sentenced to 82 years in prison. A Vanderburgh County judge ordered the sentence Friday for 35-year-old Clarence Miller, who was convicted last month on murder and other charges for the April 2017 shooting.