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  • EPD Reports Evansville News featured Accused Police Impersonator Arrested

    Accused Police Impersonator Arrested

    An Evansville man allegedly pretending to be a cop finds himself arrested by real cops. Some of what the suspect said when he was arrested also has police concerned. EPD arrested 26-year-old Derrick Thompson on charges of impersonating a police officer. Officers say Thompson repeatedly tried to interfere with an unrelated arrest He also claimed to be a “moofi officer” although police aren’t sure what that means. Sergeant Jason Cullum was one of the arresting officers. “Because of his insistence […]

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  • Evansville News featured Former Teacher Facing Child Seduction Charges Agrees to Plea Deal

    Former Teacher Facing Child Seduction Charges Agrees to Plea Deal

    A former teacher facing child seduction charges agrees to a plea deal. Beau Hobson, a former teacher and girls basketball coach at Castle High School, agrees to a plea deal. He will serve six months in jail and two years on electronic home monitoring. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s office tells us Hobson pled guilty to performance harmful to a minor, which is a D felony. Hobson will not have to register as a sex offender, but will lose his teaching […]

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  • Evansville News featured 100 Million Gallons of Sewage Spills In Ohio River

    100 Million Gallons of Sewage Spills In Ohio River

    One hundred million gallons of sewage have been diverted straight into the Ohio River. “Well you know, nobody wants to bring turds into their water system,” said Valley Watch President John Blair. It all started Wednesday. An electrical fire and power outage occurred at Morris Forman treatment plant in Louisville, causing sewage to seep into the waterway. By Saturday, it will be in Evansville. “Massive amount of water, also its traveling 180 miles. It’s expected to get here around 8 […]

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  • Evansville News featured Tri-State Man Accused of Child Solicitation

    Tri-State Man Accused of Child Solicitation

    A man from Chandler, Indiana is facing charges of child solicitation. The man, 44-year-old Bruce Powell, was arrested after a complaint that he solicited a child for sexual contact and allegedly exposed that child to pornographic material more than once at his home in Chandler. Sheriff’s department officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

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  • Evansville News featured NWS Confirms Tornado in Perry County Tuesday

    NWS Confirms Tornado in Perry County Tuesday

    The National Weather Service now says the system that ripped through the area Tuesday dropped at least four  tornadoes in the Tri-State area.The latest to be confirmed happened just north of Branchville in Perry County, Indiana. The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado cut a path of about 2.5 miles. Its maximum winds reached upwards of 90-95 mph. An estimated 100 trees were uprooted with snapped trunks. The Perry County tornado lifted just east of St. Croix Road.  

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  • featured UConn coaches won’t attend Final Four due to controversial Indiana law

    UConn coaches won’t attend Final Four due to controversial Indiana law

    The controversial Indiana law that’s made national headlines over the past few days — known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — has now directly affected college basketball. University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst announced Tuesday night that UConn’s men’s basketball coaches — including head coach Kevin Ollie — will not fly out to the Final Four this year because of the bill in question. The Final Four, aside from being the culmination of the college basketball season and the […]

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  • Evansville News featured Angie’s List Cancels $40 Million 1000 Jobs Indiana Expansion Over Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

    Angie’s List Cancels $40 Million 1000 Jobs Indiana Expansion Over Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

    Popular local business review and search site Angie’s List is canceling its expansion plans in response to Indiana’s “religious freedom” law. Since the year after its 1995 founding, Angie’s List has been headquartered in Indianapolis,Indiana. The $315 million corporation which lets users review local businesses, especially home improvement professionals, has been planning a $40 million renovation of its own, moving its headquarters across town and adding 1000 new jobs over five years. But thanks to state lawmakers and Republican Governor […]

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  • featured Indiana News Pence orders short-term needle exchange to stop HIV epidemic

    Pence orders short-term needle exchange to stop HIV epidemic

    Gov. Mike Pence Thursday declared the HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana a public health emergency and gave local authorities the OK to begin a short-term needle-exchange program to help fight an outbreak that now includes 79 cases all linked to intravenous drug use. But Pence added that his order does not sway his long-held opposition to needle exchange programs. “I do not enter into this lightly,” he said. “In response to a public health emergency, I’m prepared to make an […]

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