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Two Main Street- Girl Scouts

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Tommy Housman

Enjoy the conversation as David talks leadership, challenge and of course, cookies with local Girl Scout leaders and a scout whose international project helped out people in Haiti.

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A long-time champion of mental health services hopes to see a new psychiatric center in Evansville. 

During Monday’s discussion involving sheriffs, state legislators, and other officials at the Vanderburgh County Jail, a frequent topic was mental health.

"I know that they are looking at the opportunity for us to eventually build a new Children's Psychiatric Center on the grounds of the Evansville State Hospital," said Indiana State Senator Vaneta Becker. 

The new center would replace the 52-year-old facility on East Morgan Ave.

Photo Essay: Evansville River Front

May 22, 2018
Austin A. Lewis

Only some of the most hard core Hoosiers made it out to Dress Plaza on the Evansville riverfront Tuesday.

Air conditioned buildings called the majority of the masses inside during the near 90 degree weather. Not a single kite was flying over the water as the blistering heat took the wind away from the day.

Still, that didnt stop the few dozen or so people who made their way out to the river to soak up some sun while taking a jog, or enjoying a good book with their lunch. 

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Take a look at the corrections page. We're making the same kinds of mistakes over and over. Names. Numbers. Titles. We're getting those, and other things, wrong.

This month has been especially busy. From reporters to producers to editors, it's clear that we aren't always double-checking the basics.

The result is that some great stories have corrections notes attached to them. That's a shame.

So, once again:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper did not "admit there was spying" on Donald Trump's campaign in 2016.

The former spy baron has been making public appearances all week as part of the tour for his new book, and interviewers have been asking him about the latest news in the Russia imbroglio. President Trump mischaracterized what Clapper said as part of his ongoing political counterattack against federal law enforcement and the intelligence community.

The daughter of an ex-double agent who survived a nerve agent attack in the U.K. earlier this year says she and her father are "lucky" to have survived the assassination attempt and that she hopes to return eventually to her home in Russia.

Yulia Skripal and 66-year-old Sergei Skripal spent weeks in critical condition after they were found unconscious at a shopping center in Salisbury, England, on March 4. A lethal nerve agent developed in Russia during the Cold War was blamed for the attack.

North Korea Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site In A 'Huge Explosion'

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North Korea closed its nuclear test site in spectacular fashion Thursday, blasting the site in what one observer described as a "huge explosion."

A newly unveiled Trump administration proposal would not just block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds. It also could pave the way for a host of previously ineligible organizations — some of which oppose contraception — to receive funds through the federal government's family planning program.