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5 hrs ago | WEHT

Rise In Violence In The River City

Some officials say they're seeing a disturbing increase in violence stemming from domestic disputes.

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6 hrs ago | Evansville Courier & Press

Old Courthouse restoration could begin as early as Monday | GALLERY

DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS The recently refurbished Vanderburgh Superior Courtroom in the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse was renamed the Randall T. Shepard Courtroom in April of 2011.

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11 hrs ago | Evansville Courier & Press

Prescription 'Drug Take Back Day' set for Saturday

State police posts in both Indiana and Kentucky will be participating in the event, which is normally held about once every six months.

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Related Topix: Evansville, IN, Gibson County, IN

23 hrs ago | Evansville Courier & Press

County seeks new approach to road maintenance after years of "playing catchup" | VIDEO

After years of "playing catch-up" with road repairs, Vanderburgh County officials say they want to devise a new system of caring for their roads.

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Yesterday | The Tribune

Column: Lawmakers all talk, no action on meth crisis

After several years of fretting over Indiana's ongoing methamphetamine problem, the Indiana General Assembly continues to struggle for a solution.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Companies propose settlement to end county lawsuit over bumpy portion ...

A tentative settlement agreement is being reported in a lawsuit Vanderburgh County filed in October against five engineering and construction companies accused of botching a $26 million project to widen and elevate a portion of North Green River Road.

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Related Topix: Belgium, World News

Evansville Courier & Press

Feds approve aid for winter storm clean-up in some Indiana counties, but not Vanderburgh

The state had appealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's original decision to deny the state's request for assistance for the Jan. 5-9 storm.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Local, state unemployment rates drop to levels not seen since 2008

In its March 2014 employment report, released Monday, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Indiana's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 5.9 percent was at its lowest point since July 2008.

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Related Topix: Vermillion County, IN, Hamilton County, IN

Evansville Courier & Press

8-year-old thrown from ATV in accident

An 8-year-old Evansville boy was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle after it was hit by a car in Northern Vanderburgh County Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Evansville, IN

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

LETTER: Thanks to all who volunteer for CASA

Every year thousands of children in Indiana are abused and neglected and become involved in the Juvenile Court system.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Commission candidates share their perspectives

Both Republicans facing off for the Vanderburgh County Commission's second district seat in next month's primary say they want to make Vanderburgh County a thriving community.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

FireHouse.com

Change of Venue Sought in Fatal Ind. Fire

April 18--A defense attorney is asking that all but one of the arson charges be dropped against an Evansville man accused of starting a fatal fire in a West Franklin Street apartment house.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Evansville, IN

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WLKY-TV Louisville

Death row inmate sentenced to 65 years in 2nd killing

I'M VICKI DORTCH. A CONVICTED KILLER SAY QUIETLY IN COURT - AS HE WAS SENTENCED FOR ANOTHER MURDER.

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Related Topix: Prison, Clarksville, IN, State Prisons, Death Penalty

WEHT

Former EPD Officer's Appeal Moved to Gibson Co.

A former Evansville Police officer who was fired last year, takes his appeal to court not in Vanderburgh County.

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Evansville Courier & Press

Police: Man shattered glass door inside Civic Center during chase

He has been identified as Tyler M. Stokes, a 23-year-old Evansville man. The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. and Stokes was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail at 7:15 p.m., according to records.

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Related Topix: Evansville, IN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Child care centers getting new grant aimed at boosting opportunities for low-income families

Five Vanderburgh County child care centers were named Wednesday as recipients of a new state grant aimed at expanding education opportunities for low-income families.

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WEHT

Sugar Mill Creek Arson Suspect Appears in Court

The woman who allegedly set fire to her apartment at Sugar Mill Creek last week makes her initial court appearance.

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Related Topix: Fire

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Good Friday a day off for some, but not for others

However, area students will be in school for the day. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., and Warrick County students were originally scheduled to have Good Friday off, but they will be headed to school then instead, thanks to all the cancellations they had earlier this school year because of the winter weather.

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Related Topix: Warrick County, IN, University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville law enforcement arrest Texas man suspected of distributing meth in the Tri-State area

According to a Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office affidavit, members of the city-county drug task force arrested 31-year-old Joseph K. Izbell late Wednesday night at Tropicana Evansville.

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Related Topix: Evansville, IN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Journal

Harsh Indiana winter straps county budgets

The harshest winter in decades has forced highway departments across Indiana to look for money to pay off snow-related overtime and repair roads.

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