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Police: watch out for phony pavers

16 hours ago

Authorities in Vanderburgh and Gibson Counties are warning residents to beware of asphalt scammers.

Authorities say the fraudulent pavers have been going door-to-door trying to pass themselves off as legitimate contractors, offering services at a substantial or unrealistic discount. 

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says in a news release that few reputable contractors sell their services door-to-door.

Jail officer arrested, loses job

May 23, 2017

A confinement officer at the Vanderburgh County jail has found himself on the wrong side the bars.

A news release from the sheriff’s office says investigators learned 24-year-old Officer Trent Dean Nolan was providing tobacco to work release inmates.

The release states detectives initiated an investigation and learned that Nolan had also agreed to meet a work release participant at an off-site location to sell a prescription medication.

With the cooperation of the inmate, detectives set up a controlled buy.

Sentencing in church embezzelment case

May 22, 2017
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A Henderson woman has been sentenced for embezzling funds from a local church. 

The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church in Henderson was sentenced Monday in federal  court in Owensboro to 21 months in prison and was ordered to pay over $200,000 in restitution.

Under a plea agreement Delanie L. Tillman will also serve three years of supervised release following her prison term.

New traffic light on Epworth activates Tuesday

May 22, 2017

A new traffic light is about to be activated near the Vanderburgh-Warrick county line.

Officials say the new signal at 4200 Epworth Road – next to the Ohio Township fire station -- will begin normal operation Tuesday morning at 9:00.

The signal has been installed and has been on flash in recent days.

The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office says the new light will be “interconnected” with existing signals at the Gateway Hospital Entrance and at Epworth and Lincoln.

Police: man kills burglar "within the law"

May 22, 2017

Evansville Police are investigating a shooting that killed an alleged burglar.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 Block of Washington Avenue at about 4:00 a.m. Sunday.

Officers were flagged down by a pedestrian who told them a man had been shot.

A news release from the EPD says officers found 25-year-old Malcolm Tyler Payton on the ground.

He appeared to be wounded and as officers rendered first aid, they found a gun under Payton.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Early 2001

May 19, 2017

The unemployment rate declined in April for the second consecutive month, down 0.3 of a percent to 3.6 percent. That’s the biggest single month drop since late 2010. And 3.6 percent is the lowest rate since February 2001.

But the Hoosier private sector lost 9,300 jobs last month. That’s the largest single month decline since June 2009. The losses were led by the manufacturing and private educational and health services sectors. And the private sector has now shed jobs four of the last five months.

McCormick: ‘Concern’ 2 SBOE Seats Still Vacant

May 18, 2017

As two seats sit vacant on Indiana’s education policy-creating body, the state’s highest-ranking education official is concerned.

As Gary Community Schools prepares for a state-hired emergency manager to take control, the seat on the state education board that represents the district remains vacant.

The same goes for East Chicago Schools as it faces a lead contamination crisis in the community.

Planned Parenthood wants a court to halt portions of a new Indiana abortion law. It’s the fifth lawsuit over abortion legislation in seven years.

Friday marked the official end to Indianapolis-based Anthem’s bid to merge with Cigna, and the second time in recent months a major health insurance merger has failed.

It underscores the uphill regulatory battle that big health insurers face in trying to join forces.

Anti-trust officials blocked mergers between Humana and Aetna, and Anthem and Cigna this year. Those four have something in common: they’re among their industry’s biggest, top-earning companies.

Girls of color are much more likely than white girls to be suspended from Indiana schools and schools nationwide, according to a new report.

Indiana schools suspend about one in nine black girls, one in 29 Latina girls and one in 50 white girls, according to the report from the National Women’s Law Center.

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