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Deputy’s ‘playful’ groin shot not cause for termination, COA affirms

Deputy’s ‘playful’ groin shot not cause for termination, COA affirms

Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.com        A longtime Bartholomew County merit deputy disciplined after he “playfully shot a fellow officer in the groin with non-lethal training…

NCAA reaches concussion settlement

NCAA reaches concussion settlement

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A settlement agreement by the NCAA, made on Tuesday, will mean a $70 million fund that will diagnose thousands of current…

State pushes students to finish college on time

State pushes students to finish college on time

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers joined 400 Hoosier students and family members for the official launch of the state’s new…

Police questioning gets conviction booted a second time

Police questioning gets conviction booted a second time

Marilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comThe child molesting conviction of a Lafayette man has again been overturned by the Indiana Court of Appeals because of problems with statements he…

USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

USDA Announces Grants to Help Veterans and Minority Farmers Get Started in Agriculture

Partnerships Continue USDA Efforts Supporting New Farmers and Build Greater Diversity in American Agriculture Today, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of over $9 million…

Warrantless search based on smell does not violated 4th Amendment

Warrantless search based on smell does not violated 4th Amendment

Marilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.com   Despite the absence of danger to the public, the strong odor of raw marijuana provided the probable cause a police officer needed…

Analysis: Attorney General is tied by law to defend state statutes

Analysis: Attorney General is tied by law to defend state statutes

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been in the news a lot lately with high profile cases involving marriage and health…

Appeals court to stick with 3-judge panel for marriage, denies ‘en banc’ review

Appeals court to stick with 3-judge panel for marriage, denies ‘en banc’ review

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals court has denied the state’s request that all 10 of its judges consider the constitutionality of…

Commentary: The peace that so often eludes us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, New York – Other than a light dappling of rain, the surface of the lake is as still as a…

Political

DISTRICT 76 CANDIDATE TONY GOBEN ATTACKS MCNAMARA’S VOTING RECORD

DISTRICT 76 CANDIDATE TONY GOBEN ATTACKS MCNAMARA’S VOTING RECORD

Dear Citizens In this troubling age of questionable self-defense cases, school shootings, and unforgivable murders of innocent men and women across the United States, the 2012 Republican…

Pence sends letter to president on immigration crisis

Pence sends letter to president on immigration crisis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing “profound concern” about what the governor called “the federal government’s…

Voicing support for Evansville’s Lincoln and McGary schools

Voicing support for Evansville’s Lincoln and McGary schools

INDIANAPOLIS – I wanted to share with you directly the written comments I recently submitted to the Indiana State Board of Education the day after the “takeover”…

Stand Down the Empire of Violence

Stand Down the Empire of Violence

  Perhaps it’s hard to see errors that we’ve entrenched, multiplied and rationalized across generations. Nobody likes to admit error once it is seen. We tend to…

STATE REP WENDY MCNAMARA TO BE GUEST ON CCO TRI-STATE VOICES TV SHOW

STATE REP WENDY MCNAMARA TO BE GUEST ON CCO TRI-STATE VOICES TV SHOW

This weeks show special guest will be candidate for re-election to District 76 State Representative seat Wendy McNamara. The Tri-StateVoices show was created by the City County…

CITY OFFICIALS MAY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF STATE OPEN DOOR MEETING LAW

CITY OFFICIALS MAY HAVE BEEN IN VIOLATION OF STATE OPEN DOOR MEETING LAW

  It looks like the EVANSVILLE CITY CODE makes reference to the establishment of the Salary Administrative Committee and is subject to the requirements of the Indiana Open Door…

A History of Congressional Ineptitude

A History of Congressional Ineptitude

As the Congressional August recess rapidly approaches, signs are pointing to a Congress that is once again failing to solve major national issues. Sadly, this is not…

REP. RIECKEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS AUG. 16

REP. RIECKEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS AUG. 16

INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Gail Riecken (D-Evansville) announced she will host three Town Hall meetings throughout her district on Saturday, Aug. 16. “I wanted to make the Town Hall…

New Amendments To Redevelopment Commissions And Authorities State Law Approved By Governor‏

New Amendments To Redevelopment Commissions And Authorities State Law Approved By Governor‏

Yesterday we posted an article about 6th Ward Evansville City Councilman Al Lindsey asking City Council Attorney Scott Danks to revisit a proposed ordinance and update it…

Community

Teens Not Working Doesn’t Work for America

Teens Not Working Doesn’t Work for America

Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of…

RENOVATED HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME TO OPEN AS ART GALLERY AND STUDIO SPACE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS 

RENOVATED HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME TO OPEN AS ART GALLERY AND STUDIO SPACE FOR LOCAL ARTISTS 

  22 Jefferson Art Studios and Gallery will host its Grand Opening group exhibition Our Art’s District on August 1, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery and studio space, located in…

City Announces End of Pool Season

City Announces End of Pool Season

The following Neighborhood Pools close for the season on Sunday, August 3: Anthony Oates Garvin Helfrich Lorraine Mosby Rochelle-Landers Anthony Oates, Garvin, Helfrich and Lorraine pools will…

MAINTENANCE MYTHS

MAINTENANCE MYTHS

Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwine Every now and then some enterprising American entrepreneur will come up with a scheme that changes our world for the better, or…

The Arts Council Announces Brown Bag Summer Schedule

The Arts Council Announces Brown Bag Summer Schedule

Evansville, IN: The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to the community by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The summer series are held…

ST. MARY’S AND KOHL’S TO SPONSOR “CELEBRATE SAFETY WITH THE EVANSVILLE OTTERS”

ST. MARY’S AND KOHL’S TO SPONSOR “CELEBRATE SAFETY WITH THE EVANSVILLE OTTERS”

Kohl’s Department Stores to donate more than $97,000 to St. Mary’s Children’s Services 
for Helmet and Car Seat Safety As part of our ongoing commitment to keep…

A play in one act by Michael Diton-Edwards

A play in one act by Michael Diton-Edwards

Join the Arts Council in welcoming STAGE, a new nonprofit theatre organization, to the Arts Council family. STAGE will be performing “On and In the Air” at…

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden hosts Family Fun Day and Dash for Donna 5K this Saturday

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden hosts Family Fun Day and Dash for Donna 5K this Saturday

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden invites the community to participate in an action-packed Saturday at the zoo. Get started early with the annual Dash for Donna…

The Lost Sounds of Summer

The Lost Sounds of Summer

Exclusive Excerpt from: “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” by Tom Purcell
 I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid.…

Local and County News

Indiana judge talks about Evansville’s smoking ban in Gibson Co.

Indiana judge talks about Evansville’s smoking ban in Gibson Co.

Judge Steven David An Indiana Supreme Court Justice spoke at the joint Kiwanis and Rotary Club meeting in Gibson County Monday. Judge Steven David made the trip…

Tax Sale Listing Now Available Online

Tax Sale Listing Now Available Online

The Vanderburgh County’s tax sale listing is now available online at www.sri-taxsale.com.…

JULY 26-LETTER TO THE EDITOR CONCERNING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

JULY 26-LETTER TO THE EDITOR CONCERNING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Dear CCO Editor; I wanted to offer CCO readers an update on what is going on with the FOIA requests that I filed with the Mayor’s Office,…

EPD and Shoe Carnival hosting Saturday cookout to help two great causes

EPD and Shoe Carnival hosting Saturday cookout to help two great causes

Several Evansville Police Officers will be grilling out to help two great causes on Saturday, July 26th. The cookout will be held at the Shoe Carnival store…

Sheriff’s Explorers attend National Conference

Sheriff’s Explorers attend National Conference

Explorers from Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #82 recently returned from a national conference in Bloomington, Indiana. This past June 14th through June 19th our Explorers…

Registration Open for EPD Citizen’s Academy

Registration Open for EPD Citizen’s Academy

The Evansville Police Department will be presenting its Fall“Citizen’s Academy” Sept 9 through Nov 12, 2014. The Academy sessions will run from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each…

NEW RESTAURANT TARGETED FOR DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE

NEW RESTAURANT TARGETED FOR DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE

  Southwest Indiana Chamber Announces Launch of Restaurant Challenge to Attract New Downtown Eatery EVANSVILLE, Ind. (July 23, 2014) – The Southwest Indiana Chamber today announced the…

Traffic Collision near USI results in Fatality

Traffic Collision near USI results in Fatality

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at approximately 12:05pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident with injuries on the Lloyd Expressway at the University Parkway.…

Health

Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Tammy Hargett, FNP-C, Deaconess Clinic Mt. Pleasant Family PractitionerIf you have kids, you’re likely dealing with some safety worries associated with summer activities. Tips to help your…

West Nile Virus Activity Update

West Nile Virus Activity Update

Two sample pools of mosquitoes from a surveillance trap collected within the City of Evansville have tested positive for West Nile Virus. So far this summer there…

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most therapies for…

Education

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

USI breaks ground on Griffin Center

Center made possible through generous gift of the Robert E. Griffin family The University of Southern Indiana broke ground Monday, July 21, 2014, on a new $5.75…

Public Hearings to Gather Information Planned for Lincoln, McGary

Public Hearings to Gather Information Planned for Lincoln, McGary

On July 17, representatives from the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education will be conducting a public hearing at Lincoln K-8 school, and…

State Board and IDOE to Gather Information at Public Hearings

State Board and IDOE to Gather Information at Public Hearings

Representatives from the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education will conduct public hearings at Lincoln School and McGary Middle School – two schools…

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