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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.

Newburgh commemorates its Civil War history

Jul 24, 2017
Mareea Thomas / WNIN

 

It’s a typical July day in Newburgh, a picturesque town on the Ohio River. It’s hot and humid with a slight breeze. It’s also dead silent.

A small group of southerners probably encountered similar conditions as they wrote perhaps the most notable chapter in the town’s history.

As a little kid, I remember hearing about a Civil War skirmish just a few miles down the street from where I grew up. Many residents know the story.

Potential I-69 bridge corridors down to 3

Jul 20, 2017
John Gibson

The number of proposed corridors for an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson has been reduced from five to three.

The 3 finalists include 2 western corridors and 1 central corridor.

I-69 Ohio River Crossing spokeswoman Mindy Peterson says both western corridors would eliminate the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges.

("You would instead have a six-lane I-69 bridge in place of the Twin Bridges")

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