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EPD introduces mounted patrol

Nov 9, 2017
John Gibson

The Evansville Police Department has put two officers on horseback. 

The EPD introduced its mounted patrol at The Boys and Girls of Evansville, where kids had an opportunity to meet the horses named Blondie and Speck.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said it’s not only about public safety, but building relationships. 

(He said seeing children petting horses in the heart of the city is something you don't see every day.)

Police Chief Billy Bolin said the animals provide a boost…

Mayor cautious on more gaming revenue

Oct 23, 2017
John Gibson

Now that Tropicana has opened its land-based casino in Evansville, will the city and county see an increase in gaming revenue? 

The lively 75,000 square-foot casino replaces Evansville’s gaming boat, which opened 22 years ago as the state’s first floating casino.

Tropicana is predicting more revenue with the new casino, but Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke told WNIN the city is not taking it for granted…

Tropicana opens land-based casino in Evansville

Oct 20, 2017
John Gibson

A ribbon is cut, opening the state’s first land-based casino in Evansville. 

People waited in long lines to be among the first customers at the new single-story Tropicana casino, built between the Tropicana Hotel and the Le Marigot on Riverside Drive.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke noted it’s the first land-based casino to open in Indiana.

("That's as a result of a lot of hard work by the Indiana legislature, specifically the local legislative delegation, the state gaming commission had to approve this, so a lot of things had to happen to get to this day.")

¿QPM? 3: Being Afro Latina en el Medio Oeste

Oct 18, 2017
Paola Marizan / WNIN

After Trump's election, Lydia got punched in the face at the mall because of her dark skin and afro-like hair.

  En este episodio, exploramos lo que significa identidad -we talk to Lydia about being Mexican and African American in the Midwest - dealing with the issues of Inmigración and racial profiling - and about the threats her father received after Trump’s election.

Featured music from Flor de Toloache - Mariachi Femenino when they came to our studio.

Suspect arrested in Birdseye blaze

Oct 17, 2017
ISP

A suspect is in custody following a suspicious fire in Dubois County. 

 

Police arrested 36-year-old Adam Hensley of Birdseye for the fire at the Koerner Block Building on State Road 145 in Birdseye.

Hensley is also a suspect in a residential break-in and theft in the Birdseye area.

A news release from Indiana State Police says a joint investigation by police and the State Fire Marshall’s Office led officers to Hensley.

He faces preliminary charges of Arson, Residential Entry, and Criminal Mischief.

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IDOE Asks Public To Comment On Federal Waiver Request

21 hours ago

Graduation rates at some Indiana high schools could plummet due to a new federal definition of regular diplomas. It would prohibit schools from including students who earn the general diploma in calculated graduation rates. Instead, federal guidelines would only count students who earn the Core 40 diploma or above.

General diplomas require fewer math, social studies and science credits – and less testing.

Indiana's First Food Bank Based Health Clinic Now Open

Nov 17, 2017


Krystal Cheatham is a CMA at the new clinic. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)

Indiana’s first food bank-based health clinic is now open in Indianapolis. The clinic is operated through a partnership between Gleaners Food Bank and the St. Vincent hospital system.

The new clinic location is right next door to the pantry inside Gleaners in Indianapolis. If a client comes in to get food and also has a health issue, they can see a provider right there.

The Hoosier unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent in October to 3.9 percent, its highest level since March.

And while the increase wasn’t as large as it’s been the last couple of months, it’s the first time in six years the number has gone up four months in a row. And the increase over that span – nearly 1 percent – is the largest four-month spike since 2009, at the height of the recession.

The FDA has approved a device developed in Indiana that helps reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms. The NSS-2 BRIDGE is a nerve-stimulating device placed behind the ear which sends electrical pulses to the brain.

It’s been shown to reduce severe effects of opioid withdrawal, such as nausea and vomiting. Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) says the technology fills a gap in treatment.

Indiana Senate Democrats Unveil 2018 Agenda

Nov 16, 2017

Indiana Senate Democrats’ agenda for the upcoming legislative session is a retread of many past agendas: expanded voter access measures, a proposed minimum wage increase, and a push for a bias crimes law.

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¿Qué Pasa MidWest?

Paola Marizan / WNIN, QPM

¿QPM? 1: Pulque en América

Pulque , an ancient Mexican drink, is milky, slightly foamy and somewhat viscous. T he Aztecs made this drink by fermenting the nectar of a cactus plant, llamada Maguey, para curar todos los males. The drink of the gods is at least 2000 years old and is seen as a cultural resistance to today’s political divide by those from the native land of Pulque. Por su contenido, this symbolic drink does not lend itself to long-term storage, making it difficult to commercialize and find so we wanted to...

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