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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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Brittany Bauman
Gibson County Sheriff's Department
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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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Indiana State Police Are Handing Out Tickets for Cigarette Littering

Indiana State Police are fired up with those people who throw their cigarettes and other lit tobacco products out while driving - and they are combating the problem by handing out tickets.

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Evansville Police Give a Drunk Driver a 50,000 Volt Taser Chaser

There are a couple of things that can make a night of heavy drinking a less than desirable experience – hitting parked cars and being Tased by police officers is definitely high on the list.

Just ask Simon Johnson Jr

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Nettie Luckett
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Indiana Grandmother Sentenced to 30-Years for Murder

A New Albany, Indiana grandmother will likely spend the rest of her life in prison after receiving a 30-year sentence on Thursday for the murder of her son in law.

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