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The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) has received a grant to improve the lives of people with dementia, according to a press release from the university. 

The money comes from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). The nearly $800,000 will fund training for nursing home workers in the care of dementia patients.

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke brought a special guest to Monday night’s Evasville City Council meeting in a push to secure financing for the Deaconess Aquatic Center.

The crowd stood up and cheered when the council announced its vote tally, and Lilly King and Mayor Winnecke shook hands and gave high-fives to the people around them.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Evansville native was at the meeting to convince council to issue the bonds needed to build Lloyd Pool’s replacement.

Deputy hit by car driven by shoplifting suspect

Sep 10, 2018

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy escaped serious injury when he was hit by a car driven by a fleeing shoplifter.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the deputy was working a uniformed off-duty job at Eastland Mall Saturday night when a 911 call came in regarding a shoplifter.

The deputy spotted the suspect vehicle driving without headlights and tried to stop it in the parking lot of the nearby Wendy’s.

The release said the car initially stopped but then took off and drove over a curb.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon brought tornadoes and heavy rain to the Tri-State. 

The National Weather Service said an EF-1 twister hit the Stanley, Kentucky area Saturday afternoon.

The weather service estimated the tornado’s winds at 110 miles an hour, its width 200 yards, and its path two-and-a-quarter miles long.

One wall of a home was nearly destroyed, roofs were torn off a few homes, and the storm caused lesser damage to several homes.

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced Friday morning the new name for Lloyd Pool’s replacement. It comes just two days after he unveiled its proposed location in Garvin Park. 

Winnecke said the new facility will be called the Deaconess Aquatic Center. He made the announcement with two Deaconess executives by his side.

The hospital system has committed $2.5 million over fifteen years to receive naming rights, which is only a portion of the total projected cost of $28.4 million. Additional money would come from the Jacobsville TIF fund and the riverboat fund.