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Teens accused of firing gun at houses

Jul 26, 2017

Two teens are arrested for allegedly shooting a gun at homes in Melody Hills.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Saint George and Oak Hill roads after receiving multiple 911 calls concerning shots fired early Tuesday morning.

 

A news release from the sheriff’s office says deputies tracked footprints in the grass, which led to a home where several juveniles were located.

An investigation revealed that two 16-year-old boys had fired a .357 revolver into two different homes, one on Rode (ROH-dee) Road and one on Memory Lane.

Online scam affecting local business

Jul 25, 2017
bbb.org

Online pirates are causing major headaches for an Evansville business.  

The Better Business Bureau is reporting that Swift Athletics, located in Evansville, is the victim. According to a release, several websites have pirated the Swift address and phone number to try to gain shoppers confidence that the site is local.

The Evansville City Council has given the go-ahead for an assisted living housing complex. 

 

The City Council unanimously approved a $17 million bond for the $23 million apartments to be built by Chicago-based Vermillion Development.

The city has no obligation to the bond, but the deal gives the developer a better tax rate and a tax-exempt bond.

Crews to kill mosquitoes

Jul 25, 2017

Officials are taking on mosquitoes in Evansville. 

The Vanderburgh County Health Department says it will spray to reduce the mosquito population Wednesday evening in a near-downtown neighborhood.

The spraying or fogging – called adulticiding – is planned for the area bounded by Washington Avenue, Highway 41, S. Garvin St., and Covert Avenue.

The health department says the area is seeing “significant mosquito activity.”

Deputy charged in child seduction case

Jul 24, 2017
Gibson County Sheriff

A Gibson County school resource officer is arrested on child seduction charges. 

A Gibson County sheriff’s deputy is facing felony charges in the case for alleged sexual relations with two boys.  29-year-old Daniel Greer of Princeton was arrested Monday afternoon.

According to a release, the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint earlier this year and asked Indiana State Police to investigate. Detectives learned that between January and March, Greer is alleged to have had sex with the boys while off-duty, on two separate occasions.

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A national fair housing group says Deutsche Bank and two other businesses are less likely to maintain foreclosed, bank-owned homes in majority-black areas of 30 cities, including Indianapolis and Gary.

A new version of a federal complaint, out this week, expands the investigation.

The National Fair Housing Alliance and 19 local organizations first filed a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development against Deutsche Bank in 2014.

Gov. Eric Holcomb continues to avoid specifics when it comes to the impact federal health care reform could have on the state.

Holcomb sent a “Letter to Hoosiers” Monday to outline what he wants from federal health care reform. That includes greater state control over the issue. But he declined to share specific data on how federal health care legislation debated in the Senate would affect Indiana.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the creation of a new state cabinet position to focus on talent development and recruitment. LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will become the state’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

Holcomb says Milo, in her new role, will work with state agencies, the business community, and higher education institutions. The goal is to ensure workforce development priorities are aligned to help meet future job needs.

Rep. Luke Messer Officially Joins Senate Race

Jul 26, 2017

U.S Rep. Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville) will seek to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Granger) in 2018.

The announcement of Messer’s entrance into an increasingly crowded GOP field was understated: a Tweet with the simple message “We’re in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th.”

Below the message, his chosen logo: a partial outline of the state on a red field with the slogan “I Like Luke: U.S. Senate 2018.”

Blood, Lead & Soil: A Year In East Chicago

Jul 26, 2017

One year ago, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland told residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.

The announcement sparked a year of frantic action from residents, public officials, activists, and lawyers that’s still ongoing.

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