a man is arrested after punching a muhlenberg sheriff's deputy multiple times. good evening - welcome to 44news at ten - i'm chelsea koerbler. thanks for joining us tonight. deputies were called to the truck after it was reported an unconscious man was sitting in it. muhlenberg county sheriff's deputies and indiana state police found the unconscious man in his truck near state routes 181 south and 890. deputies were able to wake up wendell shelton - who deputies say had a alcoholic drink in his hand. deputies say - as shelton woke up he took his foot off the brake and the truck began to roll forward - almost running over trooper. once the truck was stopped - deputies say shelton yelled curse words and threw his alcoholic drink at a deputy - and punched him 3 or 4 times. deputies tased shelton to get him under control and arrested him. shelton is being held in the muhlenberg county detention center. now here's weather forecaster chris mastrobuono with a first check of the forecast. chris? good evening tri-state. it was a winter-like day with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s under mostly cloudy skies. freeze warning in effect until 9am sunday, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s. gradual clearing. winds will be 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. will see some more sun on sunday but still chilly with temps in the upper 40s to around 50 in some spots, especially in our south and southwest counties. monday will be in the mid 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. halloween looks dry but chilly with temperatures in the low 50s. next system will bring rain on wednesday. the jet pushes northward as that system pulls away, winds will be more out of a southerly direction rising temperatures to the upper 60s to low 70s... overcoming poverty is the mission of many people in the evansville area. dozens brought awareness to the cause during the 44th annual hunger walk. hunger walks - are organized by volunteers to raise money to end hunger at home and around the world. according to indiana's public data utility - more than 17 percent of people in vanderburgh county live below the poverty line.
"to me you know the gospel teaches us to help the least of these to be with those who are hungry and thirsty , sick, in prison, and those who need clothes. this helps me express what i try and do everyday which is to lookout for the least of these and to practice love for thee ones that needs it." the money raised from the hunger walk benefits - church world service, the tri state food bank and the evansville emergency food pantry consortium. for the first time the tri-state food bank holds a mac and cheese festival. professional and amateur chefs competed in 3 categories -- appetizer, main dish and dessert. tickets to the festival were 75 dollars - with proceeds going right back to the tri state food bank.
"we serve 33 counties and we distribute over the course of the year the equivalent of 7 million meals. and we need lots of volunteers to help us do that. this is another way we can bring people in and get to know us and volunteer" the festival was an effort to introduce the community to the food bank and the services they offer. pets and their owners kick off halloween weekend in a charitable way at oak hill cemetery.. 44 news reporter melanie zayas has the story. plenty of dogs showed off their fancy halloween costumes at oak hill cemetery - while pet owners gathered to remember a very special dog from a tragic time. it was a cold and frigid day. but it did not keep people away from coming out to honor lost and loved pets .
"i'm a big rescue guy myself, i had a rescue dog that passed away five years ago this august and upon his passing i really wanted to do something that would help you know promote adoptability and stuff like that in the community. so it was a way to get motivated after i lost him." this event - started just five years ago - is in honor of spirit - a dog that was found covered in gasoline and left for dead in oak hill cemetery 17 years ago.
"as city council at large, we would just like to remind the community that we have a lot of wonderful animals that need loving homes at the city animal shelter and also encourage them to donate generously to the spirit medical fund." all kinds of dogs and owners showed their support - even evie - the mascot for keep evansville beautiful made a surprise appearance. and for people who did not own a four legged friend - they had a chance to check out pets from several local animal rescue groups.
"the goodwill from the evansville area was far greater than the medical bills ended up costing so at the end of that ordeal they took the money that was left over and created the spirit medical fund and that's a fund that has no over head no administration every dollar goes into that fund goes right into the immediate medical attention of the animals that it serves." at the end of the walking tour, a candle light vigil was held to remember lost pets. chris cooke says the event itself has raised thousands of dollars in the past years. all of the proceeds from the walk will go toward the spirit medical fund. melanie zayas, 44 news. there are sharks in evansville - and they've been spotted at evansville vanderburgh public libraries. the newport aquarium's 'wave' on wheels exhibit was on display at several library locations. the shark cart brings living sharks anywhere! the program talks about common misconceptions about sharks - and gives an up close and personal look at the creatures.
''it makes me sad when we see sharks always portrayed as these really really mean animals when they're just trying to survive just like us. they need food they need safe space and everything just like us . so... sure a long time ago there were sharks who had teeth like this.. those aren't around anymore.'' people were also taught how important shark conservation is in protecting this species. coming up on 44news at 10 - a federal grand jury in washington approves the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. where the investigation stands.
"it's been 10 years since the n-f-l games first kicked-off in london. i'm teri okita - we'll show you how the gridiron has grown in popularity and if the rumors of a u-k franchise are true." there's intense speculation tonight after it was revealed yesterday that a grand jury has agreed on criminal charges in connection with special counsel robert mueller's investigation. no one knows right now who's charged and what they're accused of because the indictment was sealed. cbs news correspondent wendy gillette has more on what we do know from new york. cbs news has confirmed the federal grand jury hearing evidence pertaining to special counsel robert mueller's investigation has approved the first criminal charges. mueller is investigating alleged meddling by russia in the 2016 us presidential election and whether anyone connected to the trump administration colluded with the russian government. a federal judge ordered the indictment to be sealed. sot: (renato mariotti/former federal prosecutor) "what i suspect given that the investigation appears to be ongoing is that mueller has decided to indict certain individuals in the hope that they will what we call, flip. in other words that they will agree to cooperate with the investigation." renato mariotti says the most obvious potential targets are former national security advisor michael flynn and president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, whose virginia home was raided by the fbi in july. president trump has denied any wrongdoing and has called the investigation a witch hunt. russia has also denied the allegations that it interfered in the election. former trump campaign manager corey lewandowski downplayed the significance of the charges saturday on fox news channel. sot: (corey lewandowski/former trump campaign manager) (cg already on screen) "the speculation is so insane right now. what we should be focusing on are the continued lies of the clinton administration. the continued lies they continue to perpetuate." the indictment is expected to become public as early as monday when whoever is facing charges could be taken into custody. wendy gillette, cbs news. the cold weather has moved into the tri-state but is it here to stay? weather forecaster chris mastrobuono is here with a check of what's ahead in the full forecast. good evening tri-state. it was a winter-like day with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s under mostly cloudy skies. freeze warning in effect until 9am sunday, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s. gradual clearing. winds will be 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. will see some more sun on sunday but still chilly with temps in the upper 40s to around 50 in some spots, especially in our south and southwest counties. monday will be in the mid 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. halloween looks dry but chilly with temperatures in the low 50s. next system will bring rain on wednesday. the jet pushes northward as that system pulls away, winds will be more out of a southerly direction rising temperatures to the upper 60s to low 70s... weather forecaster chris mastrobuono is here with a check of what's ahead in the full forecast. good evening tri-state. it was a winter-like day with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s under mostly cloudy skies. freeze warning in effect until 9am sunday, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s. gradual clearing. winds will be 5 to 10 mph out of the northwest. will see some more sun on sunday but still chilly with temps in the upper 40s to around 50 in some spots, especially in our south and southwest counties. monday will be in the mid 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. halloween looks dry but chilly with temperatures in the low 50s. next system will bring rain on wednesday. the jet pushes northward as that system pulls away, winds will be more out of a southerly direction rising temperatures to the upper 60s to low 70s... american gridiron has gone global. the n-f-l is marking 10 years of football in london. while attendance and t-v ratings are reportedly down in the u-s - football is playing to sellout crowds and more european viewers than ever before. teri okita has the details on if the league is still considering a franchise in london. nats...drums (shots of fans) "we hope you enjoy your day at twickenham, folks!" (track 1) football may be king in america, but the n-f-l is setting its sights on a british invasion.
"wooo, go pack go!" (track 2) these friends traveled 400-miles to see this game in london. (sot - rene grabner florean fierhaus/nfl fans) (flo) "soccer is main in germany, but uh" (rene) "the n-f-l is coming up. they go higher and higher." (standup: teri okita/cbs news/london) "the n-f-l says football is the fastest-growing sport in the u-k - so popular, that they've already promised 4 games here each year for the next decade." (track 3) and the league is laying the groundwork for a permanent gameplan - inking a deal to share a soccer stadium being built in london. it invested almost 13-million dollars so the locker rooms and turf could be converted specifically for n-f-l use. (sot) (teri) "how close are we really to getting a franchise in london?" (alistair) "i think, we're obviously closer than we've ever been, but i would argue that we're still quite a bit away." (track 4) the n-f-l thinks it can handle issues like scheduling and visas, but it's yet to tackle the biggest obstacle. (sot - kirkwood) "you'd need to feel good that having a team playing over here, they would not be disadvantaged by having to do very long road trips." (track 5) these lads from luton, england, say they'd buy season tickets, if a franchise ever kicked off here. not to mention, they love to tailgate. (sot - ed harrison/nfl fan) "more atmosphere. it's a whole day out - where, a soccer game, you just go, watch the game, that's it...with the nfl you've got all this." (track 6) (family in 3 different team jerseys//then people posing with lombardi trophy) for many fans - it's less about team rivalry ---- and more about the nfl experience. teri okita, cbs news, london. coming up in sports ... plenty to show you ... including lots of high school soccer as four tri-state teams compete for a state title. today was a roller coaster ride if you're a fan of tri-state soccer. with four teams from the s-i-a-c playing for a state championship ... there was plenty to follow on a jam-packed saturday. all of the games in indianapolis this morning and afternoon ... but we start with the castle knights taking on west lafayette harrison at i-u-p-u-i. a great start for castle ... rolando may-see-us puts the knights on the board ... and they have an early lead. but ... that would quickly change. a few minutes later ... max miller for the raiders ties it off a free kick. it's one a piece as they kill the knights momentum. and they score one more before the half ... as jacob hall nets the second goal of the game. castle just like that finds themselves trailing. they couldn't get it going in the second half as harrison added onto their lead ... this is hay-zeus hernandez who makes it three to one. castle would score again late ... but it was not enough as they fall three to two. their miraculous season ends in indianapolis.
"" so castle not quite able to take home the hardware. how about the memorial boys soccer team? they were in action before castle ... and andrew cross was making plays early. the goal less than 10 minutes in ... and that is three goals in the last two championship games. he had two in the tigers state title last year ... and how about two today? the pretty finish puts memorial up two to nothing with 25 minutes until halftime. that would be all they needed ... as the andrew cross show strikes again. the memorial boys are back to back state champions!
"" "" so the memorial boys take home a trophy ... could their female counterparts do the same? the tigers lead south bend saint joseph one to nothing at the half ... and in the second half they add one more. the star freshman on this tigers team showing up big ... hope lensing with the tally ... and that made it two to nothing. but here is saint joe trying to make a match of it .... they score to bring it within one. however ... this is where that senior leadership comes in. over a dozen on the team ... and it's grace lensing with the goal. she puts the tigers up for good in the second half. three to one is the final ... as memorial has a great day on the pitch ... both the boys and girls soccer teams win a state title.
"" "" so two for three if you are keeping score on state titles for the tri-state if you are keeping score at home. but we saved the best for last. this was actually the first game of the day ... and boy did it not disappoint. mater dei girls and wheeler in a scoreless tie ... but wheeler with a chance to change that. however ... the shot goes wide ... so we are still scoreless. nobody would score in this game until the second overtime period. and here is that championship moment everyone talks about ... this time the freshman ... miranda nosko puts it in. that was with only a few minutes left in the second overtime ... and mater dei would hold from there. this is the first-ever state championship for wildcats girls soccer ... after finishing runner-up twice in the five years prior.
"" "" high school soccer wasn't the only sport in action this afternoon. the illinois high school playoffs started saturday and number two fairfield was at home ... looking to go 10 and oh for the first time in school history. this is not how the mules wanted to start the game. a strip sack gives vandalia the ball with great field position ... and a few plays later thomas ritchey punches it in for the touchdown. vandalia leads 7 to nothing. fairfield has a chance to force a three and out here ... but trevor smalls slips through the defense and has a long touchdown run to give vandalia a 14 to nothing lead. smalls would be a thorn in the mules side all game ... but it was not him running it in this time. marcus zimmerman runs in for the valdalia score. and after fairfield allowed less 40 points all year ... they found themselves down 21 to zero in the first quarter. in the second quarter now a sign of life from the mules ... the long completion and subsequent run after the catch has fairfield in business. then a few plays later fairfield gets on the board. theron stewart with the touchdown run and jayden lewis with the two point conversion ... makes it a 21 to 8 game. but vandalia was not done in the first half ... it's zimmerman again this time with a long touchdown grab. the extra point was no good ... but the vandals lead 27 to 8. that was the score at the half ... and vandalia only added to their lead from there ... 41 to 14 is the final as the mules' season ends at nine and one. the apollo eagles have been on a tear this season ... winning seven games and looking to make it at eight at home against davis county. rain canceled the game last night ... so a saturday edition of kentucky high school football. only problem for apollo was davis county jumped out to a 7-0 lead. eagles responded by driving into the red zone ... but came up short on fourth down ... giving d-c-h-s the ball. but the panthers turned it over on downs as well ... as apollo tries to flip the momentum. same story once again though as the drive stalls out in the red zone. davis county would have some success on the ensuing possession ... the big gain through the air has them in eagles territory. the deep ball is snagged after a spectacular effort ... and the panthers are fired up. then one play later they hurry to the line and find marquel tinsley for the touchdown reception. they take a 14-0 lead and the panthers would go on to win the game 26 to seven. picking up a tough road win on the other side of town. and how about some hockey? it was fright night at the ford center as the thunderbolts ... wearing the dark unis hosted the macon mayhem. but to start the season what's been scary is the number of goals allowed by evansville they found themselves down two to nothing in the second period here. and it was almost three nothing ... the great stick-handling leads to a chance but it falls short of the net. so now the bolts have a chance later on the power play ... and blake thompson's shot squeaks through for a goal. it was two one after he lit the lamp ... but that's all the bolts would get. they fall four to one. there you go! thanks, nick! kids at the carver community center interested in broadcast journalism got a first hand look at how news is produced - right here in our 44news studio. 44news anchors melissa schroeder and shelby coates talks to the 'carver reel tv' group about what a normal day at work is like and how the news is broadcast over air. the group - is part of carver's youth program and it runs every saturday for six weeks. the programs teaches the kids how to shoot video, conduct interviews, edit video and even put on a newscast.
"for those students to be able to come here and see what they've been doing in their capacity and carver real tv and see it for real you know that's a real special thing." "it's really cool i like it especially because your station is part of cbs and fox because most of the shows on there i watch." for more information on the programs offered at carver community center - visit our website, wevv.com. wow! cool! neat! thanks for watching... remember, 44 news is always on