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Evansville CVB Considering a Multi-Million Dollar Baseball Facility

It appears as if a foregoing plan by the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau to construct a softball/baseball mega facility might get another opportunity to run the bases.

Earlier this year, the bureau hired VPS Architecture to administer a study for the pur

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Evansville Man Shoots Himself in the Leg Showing Off His Quick-Draw Routine

It should be taken into consideration, at least somewhat, that when performing the old “quick draw” routine with a handgun in the middle of a liquored up living room sideshow and idiot circus, you might want to make sure the safety is on

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Indiana Dodges the Whooping Cough Bullet

In the wake of the worst year of whopping cough cases in the United States since 1959, it appears as if Indiana may have dodged a bullet.

Recently, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that nearly 18,000 reported cases have emerged in 20012 thus far, which is more than double from last year’s numbers

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Man Claiming to Be ‘King of China’ Threatens Evansville Police

Over the weekend, the wild, wild world of Southern Indiana exposed an incident that nearly led to two-fisted international affairs, after Evansville Police say a man claiming to be the “King of China” threatened an officer

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Indiana Reviewing New Guidelines That Could Change State Welfare Policies

While the Federal Health and Human Services administration is offering states the opportunity to participate in a new wavier process as a means for resourcefully transitioning families from welfare into the workforce, state officials say that it still may be too soon to know whether Indiana will participate

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Indiana State Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspect

A Mount Vernon woman has turned herself in to authorities in connection to the April 25 hit and run incident that left a 23-year-old Princeton man seriously injured.

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Local Law Enforcement Receives Federal Assistance to Help Combat Violent Crime

Over the course of the last couple of years, there has been a concentrated effort by the United States Attorney’s Office along with some other federal organizations to form an Evansville-based grand jury, as well as a Violent Crime Initiative that would allow the use of federal resources to offer support to local authorities in prosecuting habitual, violent offenders

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Police Say Counterfeit Money is Circulating in the Tri-State

It is probably a good idea for area businesses to monitor their cash a little more closely -- authorities in Kentucky are reporting that counterfeit money is being circulated throughout the area.

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Vanderburgh County Health Officials Seek the Power to Fine Property Owners For Not Cleaning Up After Meth Incidents

In yet another effort to combat to combat the meth epidemic, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is working to implement an ordinance that will give them some recourse over property owners that do not clean up their properties after meth related occurrences

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New Survey Says 1 in 5 Hoosier Children Are Living in Poverty

In the wake of hard economic times for Hoosiers, a new survey has emerged revealing that one out of five Indiana children is living in poverty - What’s more is that figure is up nearly 30 percent since 2005

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