On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:08pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Broadway Avenue west of Strueh Hendricks Road upon report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.
On scene investigation and statements taken from the driver and other witnesses indicated that a black 2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV had been traveling west on Broadway Avenue before striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian had just entered the roadway from the University of Southern Indiana Broadway Recreational Complex.
Prior to the collision, the pedestrian was running on the grounds of USI before she entered the roadway and continued running west in the westbound lane of Broadway Avenue. The pedestrian sustained multiple injuries (to include possible broken bones) and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital for drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure for a crash involving serious bodily injury.
Thousands of job openings in the Evansville area are currently posted on Indiana Career Connect at www.indianacareerconnect.com. The following are just a few of the employment opportunities:
• General Labor – Material Recycling
• Production Associate
• CNC Operator
City of Evansville
• Swonder Ice Arena Assistant Manager
• Building Commission Inspector III
• Mets Bus Operator
• Swonder Ice Arena Office Manager
• Water & Sewer Engineering IOCP Projects Manager
Clean Evansville volunteers will target areas in Ward 3 on Evansville’s East Side during the monthly trash pick-up Saturday, May 7, from 9 to 11a.m. The teams will gather at Wesselman Park, 551 N. Boeke Road.
Teams will start at the entrance of Wesselman Park and move north on Boeke Road to Morgan Avenue. Other teams will begin in the area of Morgan Avenue and Stockwell Road and move south on Stockwell Road to Division Street. Another set of teams will be in the area of Division Street and Boeke Road.
Teams will meet at the front parking at Wesselman Park to deposit trash collected during the clean-up. Clean Evansville has partnered with Republic Waste to depose of all trash.
Keep Evansville Beautiful coordinates volunteers for the monthly clean-ups. Anyone interested in joining or forming a team should contact Amanda Green at 812-425-4461, or go online to register at www.cleanevansville.org.
UPDATE: Due to wet weather conditions, the contractor is unable to continue with the construction work on Broadway Avenue at Johnson Lane. Broadway Avenue is now open to through traffic. The road will close again Wednesday, May 4th at 8:00am through Friday, May 6th. Another update will be sent as new information becomes available.
ORIGINAL NOTICE: Broadway Avenue at Johnson Lane will close to all traffic from Thursday April 21 until Monday May 2, and then again on May 4 continuing until May 13. Broadway Avenue will be temporarily reopened on May 3 for election day. This road closure is required in order to complete the Broadway Avenue bridge project at Johnson Lane. The remaining work on this project includes ditch and shoulder grading, paving, guardrail installation, and striping. The signed detour route for this project is Red Bank Road and Nurrenbern Road.
Evansville police are trying to identify a man who injured a loss prevention officer at the west side Walmart on April 24th.
The suspect assaulted the employee when he was stopped for shoplifting. During the assault, the employee suffered several broken vertebrae in his back.
Anyone who recognizes the man shown in this attached photo is asked to call Detective J. Hands at 812-434-8262 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Evansville Police Department News Release - April 27, 2016
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) will be conducting a teen driver safety event called “Rule the Road” on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Sgt. James W. Harlan Reserve Center located at 2900 E. Division Street. Although registration for this event is now closed, the news media is invited to attend.
Taught by certified emergency vehicle operators from the Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department, Rule the Road provides teen drivers with exposure to experiences not traditionally covered in driver education courses. These valuable hands-on driving lessons offer teens the chance to practice lifesaving skills on a series of closed courses set up at Roberts Park. Skills and topics covered will include: controlled skidding, controlled braking, collision avoidance, the dangers of texting behind the wheel, and the seriousness of impaired driving. Two computerized driving simulators will allow students to practice crash avoidance skills. A representative from AT&T will be on hand with "It Can Wait" virtual reality goggles for the students to wear.
“Nationally, traffic fatalities claim more teenage lives each year than any other cause of death,” Sheriff Dave Wedding stated. “Young drivers are simply not as experienced and are less able to cope with the unexpected. Add to the mix a smart phone, loud stereo and a car load of friends and it’s not hard to imagine why crash statistics for underage drivers are so dismal,” Sheriff Wedding added, “Driver training like ‘Rule the Road’ is a great way for us to make a potentially lifesaving impression on young drivers.”
EPD: Unlicensed alarm company soliciting in Evansville (UPDATE: EPD says company has obtained proper license)
The Evansville Police Department has received several reports about an alarm company soliciting door to door in the area.
The solicitors are operating under the business name of Fluent Home LLC. They list a Draper UT address as their home office. Although the individual solicitors have received an City of Evansville Peddlers Permit, the company is not licensed to do business in Evansville.
The EPD has made numerous attempts to speak with a representative from Fluent Home LLC, but they have not been willing to provide information about their company or complete the licensing process. Fluent Home LLC solicitors have told residents that their company bought out Vivnit and is taking over their accounts. We have contacted Vivnit and they said that is not true.
During the door to door sales, residents have provided their personal information and credit card numbers. The EPD is advising anyone who is contacted by a solicitor from Fluent Home LLC to refuse to do business with them. Do not provide any personal information, credit card information or sign any service contracts.
At about 6:10 p.m., CDT, the US Coast Guard received a call that fleeted barges had broken loose on the Ohio River just downstream from the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson. Strong winds generated by thunderstorms in the area blew 29 empty barges upstream where they struck a pier on the Twin Bridges.
The Coast Guard contacted the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Operations Center in Frankfort. The center contacted KYTC District 2 and a certified bridge inspector was dispatched to check for possible damage. The inspector ran a safety check on the bridge and found no signs of damage.
According to the Coast Guard Ohio River Operations Center in Louisville, the 29 barges were tied up at mile point 787.6. Gusty winds apparent pulled them free from the Kentucky shore fleeting area and blew them upstream where they struck the bridge at mile point 787.0.
The Coast Guard çredited the Motor Vessel Lois Elaine and the Motor Vessel Vivian B with retrieving the barges, returning them to the fleeting area, and assuring that they were secured.